It all started with our crisp, buttery waffles, made fresh off a gas-fired cone cooker imported from Denmark in 1982

Our flagship store opened its doors in December 1983 on The Corso in Manly, serving up creamy, satisfying scoops to an eager crowd, and that is something we’re still proud to offer today.

The Regular

We started with one product – a giant, freshly baked waffle cone with two delicious scoops of Danish-style ice cream, all made fresh and in-house every day. It was called The Regular and it is still the most popular choice among our customers today.

We went from a humble ice cream shop to a burgeoning franchise quickly, with our second outlet opening in 1984 on Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise. Much like our very first store, it still provides locals and tourists with the flavours they crave in our signature waffle cone, after 40 years. Since then, we’ve grown with stores across Australia around similar hotspots, sharing our delicious ice cream and bringing that moment of joy to our customers.

Dreamy, creamy ice
cream and more

Today, the waffle cone and our freshly made ice cream remains the focus of what we do, even as we continue to develop new products and flavours to satisfying your cravings. From junior cones to waffle baskets, shakes and take-home packs, there’s plenty more for you to discover and savour at Royal Copenhagen.

While we’re growing and expanding, we believe some good things should stay the same – like our free extras! This means you can customise your order – from a dollop of fresh cream to choc-dipped indulgence or anything you fancy from our Self-Serve Toppings Bar. It’s all yours to sprinkle, decorate and create at no extra cost.

For the love
of flavour

Whether you’re after the classics or new, yummy flavours (think Toffee & Sesame, Pina Colada or Chilli Chocolate), there’s plenty to choose from in our stores. Our franchisees make their ice cream using our exclusive and ever-expanding list of recipes and add their own dose of inspiration to create new, unique flavours. If we all love them, they go on the menu – adding to our recipe list that’s now brimming with over 65 flavours!

Beyond the scoop

At Royal Copenhagen, we’re known for our delicious scoops of ice cream and freshly made crunchy cones, but the every day for us goes beyond that. It’s about the moment you step through our doors and find yourself in a world of fun flavours and childlike joy. It’s about creating a delightful and memorable experience no matter the occasion.

So the next time you spot us, come in for a cone and a chat with our ice cream connoisseurs (aka our team members).

We can’t wait to serve you!

Made from plants, not oil

Enjoy your ice cream or coffee with peace of mind knowing that our packaging is produced by BioPak.

This means our cups and tubs are plant-based PLA Bioplastic Lined Paper. Our clear cups are plant-based PLA Bioplastic. And our wooden spoons are made from sustainably sourced FSC™ 100% certified birchwood. Even our Jumbo Red Stripe BioStraws are made from 3-ply premium grade FSC™ Mix certified paper. All of which are certified compostable.

Ice cream
for your best
friend too!*

We have added a special sugar-free and lactose-free doggie ice cream to our range, so your pup never has to be left out of the fun!

*Not available in all stores. Please check availability.