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Duck Island Ice Cream

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You’ve got to visit the homeland of Duck Island ice cream. Duck Island ice cream has no stabilisers, no food additives to perk up artificial flavours, added colour and no artificial syrups. Just honest to goodness flavour with delicious melt in the mouth quirky combinations.

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Duck Island Ice Cream highlights

  • Fairy bread for kids (plus a few adults but we are not telling anyone)
  • Peanut butter cookie dough ice cream
  • Salted coconut caramel cacao crumb – a quirky deliciousness
  • A culinary gift to the visitor experience – must-do for foodie lovers

Hamilton East, the original store is easy to find. Just look for the queues out the door.


Steele park playground is nearby and a great place to think about popping into DUCK ISLAND ice cream to road test another flavour

Duck Island ice cream is the brainchild of three restaurant guru’s, Morgan Glass, Kimberley Higgison and Cameron Farmilo. A former underwear factory is where quirky or odd sounding flavours were launched in 2015.

The benefit of visiting a Duck Island scoop shop is the privilege of trying out every flavour in a sampling cup. And if you are travelling around New Zealand in a motorhome or got several days in accommodation with a fridge, freezer purchase tubs to go.

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Waikato is dairy country and Duck Island ice cream continues to support the local industry with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients as much as possible. Waikato’s Anchor milk and cream is the creamy base. Whittakers chocolate (New Zealand manufacturer) chocolate and strawberries from Punnet, a Waikato strawberry farm.

Check out Odd, quirky and unusual things to do in the Waikato and not sure what else to do in Hamilton. Want to know more about what to do in Hamilton, Scroll through your Hamilton, what to see and do — travel guide & itinerary.


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