Reykjavík Ice cream: A new kid in town

Summer is finally here in Reykjavík. Today has been sunny and gorgeous and I believe I collected a freckle or two during my afternoon stroll with the boyfriend. When the weather is this nice in Reykjavík there are two things us Reykjavíkians do: We run to the pools and we have some ice cream. Today, we did the latter.


The new YoYo in Snorrabraut


Ice cream is a serious matter in this town, almost as serious as hot dogs. Everyone has their own opinion on where you will find the best ice cream and new shops pop up like mushrooms. One new player on the Reykjavík Ice Cream scene is YoYo that recently opened up their second shop  in Snorrabraut after a successful launch in the suburbs.


In YoYo you serve yourself your own mix of ice creams

In YoYo you serve yourself some fresh yoghurt ice cream and you pay based on weight. You can also add some sweets from the sweets bar to the mix or some fresh fruit. They have loads of different flavours and the ones I’ve tasted are all pretty good in their own unique way. YoYo also claims that all their flavours are 100% natural which is pretty cool if true.


The sweets bar

Although I’m quite traditional when it comes to ice cream I welcome this new addition to the neighbourhood and thank the stars that they didn’t plant this delicious sin house any closer to our home! We bought of a couple of boxes, with little bit in each, because we wanted to taste a lot of different flavours and the grand total for the two boxes was around 900 ISK. Not too bad but I can see how people can go overboard and end up paying a lot more.


I went for muted colours and some strawberries and grapes


The flavours you see there are apricot, pineapple, cappuccino and Tiramisu. Of course I added licorice because ice cream without licorice is like bread without the bread and then some strawberries and grapes. Yummy!



So, YoYo… you should GoGo and try some!
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