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
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
“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.
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?
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.
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
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
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
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
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!”
- 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.