Who we are

Hello, we're Little Lato, a little gelato company. We’re pleased to meet you.

Being little is a surprisingly big deal when it comes to making gelato.
It means we can hand select the finest seasonal ingredients, hand make our gelato with love, and be hands-on in inventing all kinds of delicious flavours. 

At the heart of our flavour philosophy is curiosity and surprise, and the imaginative fusion of ingredients.
A season, event or occasion of any kind is a wonderful excuse to acquaint unexpected ingredients with each other. Think spiced gelato loaded up with chunks of Christmas pudding, pink champagne paired with pink macarons.
Our extraordinary gelato flavours for those on gluten free, nut free, or vegan diets are also out-of-this-world delicious, made with as much imagination as our other creations.

No matter what you decide, each and every small batch of Little Lato is handcrafted and churned to velvety, silky perfection.
For a curious twist or a familiar flavour, no matter your dietary requirements, indulge in a Little Lato.


See winning flavours


We love partnering with other cool businesses out there, especially ones that are like us and NZ local!
A whole bunch of collabs have been completed to date – partnering with some of our favourite local producers to create products showcasing both brands. Here is a snapshot of a handful:


Little 'Lato on TV3

Hitting the big screen!

A new report suggests ice cream could become New Zealand's next big export success and we were interviewed by Newshub to tell our story!

Urban List - Auckland's best ice cream

Urban List - Auckland's best ice cream

These guys are bringing some seriously incredible flavours to the table, including a few life-changing seasonal offerings (we're looking at you, Christmas Pudding) and even vegan alternatives.

This working life - hannah wood

Field Days

We were asked to share our story for 2021 Fieldays TV. Here is the video talking about how we started and what we do - have a watch!

2021 champion free-from product!

Best Free-From Product - 2021 Outstanding New Zealand Food Producers!

Our Mango Lassi took the top spot - Champion Free-From Product in the 2021 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards! In the judges comments: "So bloody nice! Totally, utterly, delicious!” We'll certainly take it - feeling mighty chuffed!

Little 'Lato on the AM show

New Zealand's Top Gelato

Best gelato in the country - we'll take it!

Woman's Weekly

Hannah’s Gelato Dream

We were lucky enough to be approached by Woman’s weekly to feature in the March edition of the magazine.Click here for a snapshot of the article, written by Ciara Pratt.

More articles

Where you can find us!

Pre-Packed Pints!

Our pre-packed pints are our newest offering! See below for stockists throughout the North Island:

Little 'Lato Online Shop -

Supie Online Supermarket / 455ml Tubs -

Farro Fresh Auckland Locations / 455ml Tubs -

Moore Wilson's (Stores in: Wellington, Porirua, Lower Hutt, Masterton) -

Frats Pizza / 255ml Tubs (Mount Albert, Auckland) Frat's - Pizza - Menu - Takeaway - Good Pizza - Mt Albert, Auckland (

Crave Cafe (Morningside, Auckland) - Welcome to Crave Cafe, your new favourite local eatery.

Dusty's Depot (St Johns) - The Dusty Apron

Henry & Ted (Papamoa Beach) -Henry & Ted | Facebook

The Burrow (Whanganui) - The Burrow Wanganui | Deli food, pantry and gift ideas

Ripe Deli (Smales Farm, Richmond Rd) - Ripe Deli - Catering & Cafe - Delicious food to takeout or delivered

Daily Bread (Ponsonby, Belmont, Pt Chev) - Daily Bread

The Island Grocer (Waiheke) - The Island Grocer | Daily Provisions and Specialty Foods

RAW Food Market (Waiheke) - RAW at Waiheke - Fresh Fruit & Vege Market | Facebook

Stoneybridge Market (Karaka) - Stoney Bridge Market - Stoneybridge Market

Vetro Mediterranean Foods (Rotorua) - Rotorua Mediterranean Food Store - Vetro Mediterranean Foods

The Foodies Pantry (Whangamata) - Foodies Pantry | Facebook

The Nest (Kingsland, Auckland) - The Nest

Bossi (Commerce St, Auckland) - BOSSI Restaurant - Coming Soon.

Essential Deli (Mt Eden, Auckland) - Essential Deli Mt Eden

Paddock to Pantry (Karaka, Auckland) - Paddock To Pantry I For The Best Gift Baskets & Groceries

St Kilda Store (Cambridge) - The Store | Facebook

New locations are being added regularly so watch this space!

Pt Chev

506 Point Chevalier Road, Point Chevalier

We’re thrilled to work with the team at Pt Chev Beach Cafe to bring a vibrant and shiny new gelato bar and coffee hub to life just a short stroll from Point Chevalier Beach. A full cabinet is stocked up with the classics and plenty of new soon-to-be favourites. Grab a scoop - beachside!

We also recommend you try their epic vegan french toast served up with our Vegan Hazelnut Gelato!

You can find out more here

(09) 815-6636

Titirangi Rise

490 South Titirangi Road

Little 'Lato has hit the west!

This time we are teaming up with the legends at Wen & Yen Dessert Bar - two gals with a love of good food, good coffee, and a good yarn.

Waffles, vegan donuts and all sorts of sweet delicacies are on the menu, alongside a bunch of the Little ‘Lato favourites!

You can find out more here

Rotorua Polynesian Spa

1000 Hinemoa Street, Rotorua, New Zealand

Premium gelato alongside a dreamy Rotorua experience!

We have just launched a gelato bar within the Polynesian Spas in Rotorua - a geothermal bathing retreat, recognised as one of the top 10 spas in the world. Amidst a range of mineral hot pools and spa treatments, you can also treat your taste buds to a bit of Little 'Lato pampering!

Find out more here.

07 348 1328

Kohi Beach, Kohimarama

Kohi Beach Corner, 237 Tamaki Drive

Kohi Beach Corner has just re-launched after some fresh renovations... trust us when we say this corner is looking absolutely epic!
It is now stocked up with a full Little 'Lato freezer (with the favourites you know and love), plus has a range of freshly baked breads and goods to die for.

Situated right opposite Kohi Beach, you can devour your gelato goodness with some of the best views of Rangitoto Island you can find.

You can find more about Kohi Beach Corner here.

09 528 8335

Orewa Beach

6 Moana Avenue, Orewa Beach

Just a hop, skip and jump away from Orewa Beach, you can grab yourself a scoop of your favourite Little 'Lato gelato and mosey on down to the beach to devour!

We have partnered with Bakeaboo Boutique Cakery to bring this hub to life - a small business run by Elina and stocked with some insanely delicious cakes.

You can find out more here.

021 473 492

Hahei Beach

46 Hahei Beach Road, Hahei

Hahei is the holiday destination for your favourite treat, scooping up all summer long!

This gelato hub is in partnership with Shane and Danae, the awesome duo behind the Hahei General Store.

You can them find on the main road, a hop skip and jump away from the beautiful Hahei Beach.  

Find out more here.

07 866 3885

Little 'Lato Wynyard Quarter

Good Karma Coffee, Auckland Fish Markets, 22 Jellicoe St, Freemans Bay, Auckland

Our central city hub is in Wynyard Quarter, partnering with our friends Good Karma Coffee. Like Good Karma Coffee, we believe that life is all about connection and we believe that great food (and coffee) create the space and time for that to happen!

You can find out more about Good Karma Coffee here!

027 270 6617