Location: 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GY
Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sunday 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
While the mere shape of the ice creams here might resemble a Mr Whippy, once you’ve chosen your flavour, added your toppings, and then some more on top of that, the offering at Soft Serve Society is anything but. Premium flavours and fun-loving extras are what this parlour’s all about. Whether you go for a sundae, a freakshake or a simple soft serve, your eyes and taste buds are in for a treat.
The Sloane Bros. Frozen Yoghurt Co
Location: 214 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Those who prefer fro-yo to ice cream won’t be disappointed with the offering at this trendy little East End store. Four different flavours of colourful yoghurts are available, plus toppings including some of the relatively healthy variety — think nuts, fresh fruits — as well as sugary biscuits and local specialities.
Location: Various locations including Marble Arch, Soho, Oxford Street, Bayswater and South Kensington.
Location: Available in select stores (Stratford Fine Foods, Kent Frozen Foods, Whole Foods Market UK).
be hard pressed to name anything more desirable than frozen alcoholic
juice on a stick. Although not sold exclusively from one location, you
can find their delicious frozen dreamsicles in various grocery stores
across the UK. Their book Poptails: 50 Sensationally Intoxicating Cocktail Lollies is available to order now.
Location: Pop up shop inside Siam Eatery 24 Wellington Street, Covent Garden
Hours: Saturday - Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM
ultimate food fusion has finally arrived, gracing both our Instagram
accounts and our taste buds. Macaroon ice cream sandwiches are available
at the independently run pop up, with new ice cream flavours every week
including Cinnamon Toast, Creme Brûlée, Raspberry Ripple and Matcha
Location: In & Out Club, 94 Piccadilly, Green Park
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 12PM - 5 PM, Friday - Saturday 12 PM - 9 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 7 PM
dreams you never even knew you had are being made possible at food
truck Nosteagia, which features egg waffles (popularized in 1950s Hong
Kong), ice cream, and various toppings. Never worry about losing a scoop
again - your ice cream is kept safely nestled in a layer of edible
bubble wrap. Available in flavours like Marshmallow Chocolate,
Bananarama and King Chocolate.
Location: 44 Bedford Street, Covent Garden
Hours: Monday - Sunday, 1:00PM - 9:00PM
most Instagrammable ice cream in London, and therefore the world,
probably, Milk Train's cones comes surrounded by a cotton candy cloud
and seemingly float down the street. Featuring matcha and yuzu flavours
and additional toppings to create the ultimate Sunday Instagram.
Location: 130 Wardour Street, Soho
Hours: Monday - Wednesday 1 PM - 10 PM, Thursday - Sataturday 11 AM - 12 AM, Sunday 12PM - 10PM
the call of the chocolate chip, shun butterscotch and turn your nose up
at pistachio. Joking of course. And now with Yorica!, the UK's first
vegan, free from ice cream parlour, everyone can enjoy. Also on Wardour
Street, all their ice cream is free from wheat, gluten, dairy, lactose,
eggs, nuts, GMO and artificial sweeteners – and everything is fully
vegan, yes even the cookies and cream.
Location: 3 Warf Road, Kings Cross and 118 Fortress Road, Tufnell Park Parlour
Hours: Monday 10 AM - 7PM, Tuesday - Sunday 10 AM - 10 PM, both locations
sorbets and gelato in posh flavours like pistachio, rosewater and
masala chai.This Tufnell Park ice cream begins in London’s Victorian
Dairy with local, fresh ingredients. It’s all very yummy mummy, but it's
Location: Food truck, varies.
Hours: Track them down on Instagram to find out!
in the world's most delicious urban scavenger hunt by keeping tabs on
Blu Top, the ice cream truck that's bringing delicious deserts to a
street corner near you.
Location: 103 Gloucester Road, South Kensington
Hours: Monday - Saturday 12 PM - 11 PM, Sunday 12 PM - 10 PM
Winters has opened a new branch in Gloucester road, bringing its ice
cream revolution to the West side of London. Why revolution? Because
Four Winters freezes its ice cream with liquid nitrogen, resulting in a
deliciously smooth cream, free of tiny bits of air and ice. Capturing
the season's best ingredients, Four Winters creates interesting twists
to our favourite flavours, such as Spicy Mango Pineapple and Blue
Location: Borough Market
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5PM
exclusively with British goat's milk, Greedy Goat is a Borough Market
staple. Enjoy a variety of flavours guilt-free – their ice cream comes
in unexpected flavours such as Honeycomb, Gin and Tonic and Raspberry
Dum Dum Donutterie
Location: Various locations including Brixton, Shoreditch, Croyden and Harrods.
for some reason, egg waffles don't appeal to you, try Dum Dum
Donutterie's doughnut cones. Dum Dum's has once again proven their
innovation at the forefront of the artisan baked doughnut market by
reshaping their signature doughnuts into edible, ice cream holding
Location: 29 The Pavement, London, SW4 0JE
Hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
cutesy neighbourhood ice cream, parlour perched on the edge of Clapham
Common, often has a crowd swelling outside its doors. Keeping things
traditional with genuine Italian ice cream, Nardulli has a friendly
family atmosphere and a wide variety of flavours sold in cones, cups or – for those looking for something a little more hearty – on crêpes or
Location: Various locations, including Hampstead, South Kensington, Battersea, East Dulwich and Chiswick
too short to eat bad ice cream” say the folk at Oddono’s Italian Ice
cream parlour. We couldn’t agree more, so enjoy the absolute best, made
with love from authentic recipes, at Oddono’s South Kensington flagship,
or pop into its other branches in Hampstead or East Dulwich. No flavour
will disappoint, but we have a soft spot for the pistachio.
Location: Various locations including Covent Garden, Soho, South Kensington and Brixton.
Covent Garden, Soho and South Kensington ice cream parlours are the
best stop for luxury ice creams in Central London. For serious cocoa
indulgence, their chocolate fondant ice-cream can’t be beaten. There’s
even a chocolate fondant sorbet for the dairy-avoidant among us! Mop up
melting pools of ice cream with deliciously doughy waffles, crepes and
Location: 187 Upper Street Islington, 24 Earlham Street Covent Garden
Times: Varies, typically 11AM - 11 PM in both locations
Udderlicious ice cream is, we’re pretty sure, made by wizards. Made
fresh by smiley wife-and-husband duo, this Islington institution has a
tempting pastel-coloured selection of gelatos. Bored of vanilla?
Udderlicious’ flavor combinations are a foodies’ delight. The strawberry
and basil sorbet is like a mouthful of summer, and for all its cool
creaminess, the apple crumble summons warm and cosy thoughts of
Location: 49-50 Camden Lock Place, 54 Greek Street
Times: everyday 12-7pm, everyday 1-9pm
2010, Chin Chin Labs were the original nitro freezers; seven years on,
idea might have lost its freshness but their ice-cream certainly hasn’t.
catalogue of avant-garde flavours (strawberry and hay springs to mind)
continual rotation, a visit to these mavericks guarantees a surprise.
theatrical experience complete with nitrogen tanks, goggles and lab
coats. A new Chin Chin Club arrived in Soho earlier this June.
Location: 5 Voyager Estate South, Spa Road
Times: selected Saturdays, 9am-2pm
Travers’s hand-made flavours are nothing if not wholesome: made with organic
milk and strictly seasonal fruits, these are ice creams coaxed from her
ex-greengrocers shop in North Lambeth. To feel virtuous as you indulge, try peaches, crème fraîche and
tarragon, or apricot and chamomile sorbet. Travers sells at Spa Terminus on
selected days but her ice creams can be bought by the tub all year round from Leila's Shop on Calvert Avenue or the General Store on Bellenden Road.
Location: Borough Market, 4 Park Street
Times: Wednesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5PM
For an experience as authentic as it gets, try Gelateria 3Bis, a permanent fixture at Borough market. These are ingredients – mascarpone, pistachios, figs, liquorice – flown in directly from Italy and shared by the only other two 3Bis gelaterias in cobbled coastal Rimini. That batches are made on-site every morning is just one sign of the parlour’s trademark dedication to craftsmanship.
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