Top Choice Sweets in Colombo

Bombay Sweet Mahal

Galle Rd boasts many vendors of Indian sweets but this tiny open-fronted shop is the best. An array of treats sits colourfully in the display cases. We especially like the thick and chewy nut musket. Buy by weight t…
Ice Cream in Colombo


Unchanged in decades, you don’t visit Carnival for the ice cream (which is more icy than creamy) but rather for the timeless ice-cream-parlour surrounds. Still, where else can you get a banana split for Rs 200? And …
Ice Cream in Weligama

AVM Cream House

For dessert head to this wildly popular ice cream cafe opposite the bus station in the town centre. There's a huge range of fresh fruit flavours; a big glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice is a mere Rs 20.
Ice Cream in Jaffna

Rio Ice Cream

For a typical Jaffna treat, head to the trio of popular ice-cream parlours behind the Nallur Kandaswamy Kovil. Rio is the local favourite, though local tastes are very sweet.