Chill out! Here’s all the places to get a brrr-illiant ice cream in York

25 Jul 2019 @ 12.45 pm
| Food & drink

With the heatwave continuing, what better excuse is there for ice cream?

Here’s our guide to the amazing range and variety of ices in York.

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Luxury Ice Cream Company

Photographs: Rachel Rogers
  • 20 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD
  • 01904 637373
  • Website

This beautiful vintage-style ice cream parlour (also known as LICC) is a must visit. Enjoy a daily selection of homemade ice cream and fun toppings. Take a seat inside and admire the quirky interior or outside in the sun! Very generous portions too.

The [N]ice Cream Factory

  • 15 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA
  • Website

“An ice cream parlour with a twist!” Made to order liquid nitrogen ice cream with a variety of changing specials and vegan flavours. Sit in or takeaway.

Debbie’s York

  • 14 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS
  • 01904 620523
  • Website

Make a stop for ice cream at this bespoke independent shop on one of the most charming streets in York. Also selling homemade fudge and chocolate. What’s not to like?


  • 27 Bishopthorpe Rd, York, YO23 1NA
  • 01904 640104
  • Website

On the award winning Bishopthorpe Road lies this modern and friendly cafe bar that serves a “variety of different flavours of artisan gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt”. Also enjoy their daily menu of traditional and handmade Sicillan dishes.


  • St Mary’s Square, Coppergate, York, YO1 9NT
  • Website

At the heart of Coppergate Shopping Centre take a break from shopping at this lovely ice cream kiosk. With a choice of at “least eight flavours daily” and also milkshakes and coffee to choose from, this is an oasis admist the busyness of the city centre.

Ice Cream Rescue

  • Museum Gardens, Museum St, York, YO1 7FR

Situated right at the entrance to Museum Gardens, this contemporary ice cream stand is the perfect pit stop before lounging in the sun. Dairy free flavours also available!

Two Hoots Ice Cream Boat

  • York YO10 4FZ
  • 07903 813701
  • Website

Situated on the riverbank by Millennium Bridge is this “unique and charming floating ice cream van”. Ideal for a sunny afternoon walk by the riverside.

Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato

  • 3 Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LJ
  • 01904 849500
  • Website

Enjoy authentic and homemade gelato in this cosy cafe. Choose from a variety of unusual flavours like Orange Blossom and Passion Fruit Cheesecake. Sit in or takeaway for a stroll along the city walls. Savoury treats also available.

The Full Moo

  • Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP
  • 07979 523076
  • Website

Enjoy a stroll down the river and stop at this ice cream boat! Serving a variety of local dairy ice cream and sorbets, this one is perfect for those lazy sunny days.

Lotte The Baker

  • Spark:York
    17 – 21 Piccadilly, York, YO1 9PB
  • Website

What does a baker know about ice cream? Quite a lot as it happens. Reader Robert Burton tells us: “It’s the best ice cream in York made by Lotte and her team themselves. Really wonderfully fruity. Have it in a crepe as well!”

Tom’s Dairy

  • St Sampsons Square, York, YO1 8RR

Join the queue at the delightful St. Sampsons Square for Tom’s Dairy ice cream “straight from the farm!”

Fresh For You Daily

  • Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

You can find this beautiful ice cream trailer at Exhibition Square. Choose from a variety of different ice cream and sorbet flavours. Extremely friendly service, and the Raspberry Sorbet and Cream Tea Ice Cream is a must try!

Delicious Yorkshire Ice Cream

  • King’s Square, York

If you’re near King’s Square this is the place to go. You can get a single cone for £2, or try the £3 cholcoate waffle cone.

Yorkshire Ice Cream

  • Duncombe Place, York

Want to glory in the majesty of the Minster while licking a raspberry ripple? Then all you need is here. Twin-cone it, you know you want to.