This summer is here and it’s shaping up to be a very typical British summer. However, when the sun does show itself, a cool and refreshing ice cream is always a welcome treat. Take a look at our ultimate ice-cream parlour guide so you can keep cool and get your taste buds tingling.
As the temperature soars, the pleasure is all yours at the Magnum Pleasure store in Soho, London. Flex your creative muscle and put your own twist on this ice cream classic by creating your own Magnum. Pick your perfect ice cream flavour, dip in your favourite chocolate, and then go wild with the toppings. Open between 30th June and 22nd September, it’s the perfect treat for the summer months.
The Minghella family have been making the Isle of Wight’s award-winning ice creams and sorbets for over 60 years, proving a huge hit for locals and tourists alike. With over 200 delicious flavours, including traditional favourites like signature vanilla, rum soaked raisin, and mint choc chip, to twists on the classics such as peaches and cream, there are literally hundreds of reasons to visit for a scoop.
What could be better than soaking in the beautiful view of the Yorkshire Dales this summer? How about soaking up that view with a mouth-watering home-made ice cream? Sounds good right? Head over to Billy-Bob’s ice cream farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales to see for yourself why their creations are the talk of the town. Locally sourced milk and cream (and a lot of imagination!) go into every flavour to give you a great tasting refreshing treat.
Cardiff’s Science Cream brings ice cream making firmly into the 21st Century at its innovative parlour. Watch as owner Carly Karran dons a lab coat and goggles and blasts the cream mix with -321 degrees of liquid nitrogen. The results are a deliciously creamy texture and a spectacular show of ice cream theatre with clouds of dry ice pouring out around you. As well as a spectacular technique, the flavours are also just as innovative. Everything from traditional strawberry, to the quirkier tastes of bacon & egg, maple syrup & sea salt are on offer for those seeking a refreshment with a difference.
Everything from mouth-watering flavours to jaw-dropping ice cream works of art, Mr B’s has it all. Visit his parlour in the centre of Hayle and taste for yourself the locally-sourced Cornish produce and the finest Italian ingredients that make this spot a local favourite. Great flavours on offer include everything from Jaffa Cake to Turkish Delight and beyond. The special ‘Mario’ creation comes adorned with a figurine of the cartoon icon, and is comprised of two flavours: squishy – tropical vanilla, and squashy – gummy sweet.