5 most requested ice cream treats at Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! And when there are 40-plus flavours to choose from, including delicious Kāpiti Ice Cream, there’s always room to try some of them, right?

That was a rhetorical question, of course, but one question that the staff at Lady Janes Ice Cream Parlour in Rotorua often hear – and take very seriously – is “Where do I start!?”
If you find yourself in a similar situation when faced with so many choices, not to mention how the treats are topped and served, here are two solid options to go with: ask the Lady Janes crew for help selecting, or go in armed and ready to try one of these five most-requested Lady Janes desserts.

Most popular after-dinner treat

Warm dessert waffle sundae

As soon as you smell the toasted Belgian waffle, the senses do a little happy dance. Try this with two scoops of Kāpiti Blackcurrent and Blackberry Ice Cream, add wild berry topping, fresh whipped cream and chopped peanuts. Yum!

Most popular with the kids

Pebble Pot

Pebble Pots are as yummy as they fun to say and look at, and the kids are here for it. This is a pot of creamy vanilla soft serve ice cream piled with colourful rainbow sprinkles and colourful chocolate Pebbles. Pebble Pots change pouts to smiles – including those on adults!

Most popular dairy-free/vegan option

Sorbet in a Danish waffle cone with dairy-free toppings

Sorbets are so popular and they’re a great option if you’re looking for an alternative to dairy. Lady Janes has several sorbet flavours to choose from and all their cones are vegan (dairy-free and egg-free).
Every Danish waffle cone is served with a complimentary topping and sprinkle. Owner Ruth’s top pick is to pair mango and plum sorbets together with strawberry topping and peanut sprinkles. 

Most popular traditional treat

Banana split

Doesn’t this sundae brings back memories of times gone by? It’s still so satisfying for any ice cream craving. Banana splits are made with three scoops of ice cream, topping, whipped cream, and sprinkles. The pink wafer on top is a nod to the early days of Lady Janes, which has been satiating sweet-tooth cravings for more than 40 years.

Most popular if you want to try something different


This Italian-style dessert is perfecto for coffee lovers. An affogato is made with a double shot of espresso poured over a scoop of creamy Kāpiti Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Request a swirl of fresh whipped cream on top to make it extra special. Buon appetito!


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