It’s always a good time for ice cream – and there are so many great places in York to get your fix of this sweet treat.
Here’s our updated guide for 2023 of 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.
- 20 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD
- 01904 637373
Diana’s Café York
This cafe and ice cream parlour combines science and art to create specialty liquid nitrogen ice cream! Made to order and instantly frozen, this creamy and velvety ice cream comes in flavours such as Eton mess, Malteser, Chai Latte and more.
- 15-16 Fossgate, York, YO1 9TA
- 01904 636716
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 Sicilian dishes.
- 27 Bishopthorpe Rd, York, YO23 1NA
- 07516 563022
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 amidst the busyness of the city centre.
- St Mary’s Square, Coppergate, York, YO1 9NT
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.
- York YO10 4FZ
- 07903 813701
Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato
Enjoy authentic and homemade gelato in this cosy café. 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.
- 3A Goodramgate, York, YO1 7LJ
- 07795 533851
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.
- Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP
- 07979 523076
Join the queue at the delightful St. Sampsons Square for Tom’s Dairy ice cream ‘straight from the farm!’
- St Sampsons Square, York, YO1 8RR
Here’s the Scoop
You can find this funky ice cream trailer at Exhibition Square. Choose from a variety of classic ice cream flavours and then relax and watch the city go by in front of the beautiful York Art Gallery.
- Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW
Yorkshire Ice Cream
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.
- Duncombe Place, York
Woody’s of York
After a busy day in the city why not head to King’s Square for your ice-cream fix! With classic flavours and chocolate dipped cones, this will be a yummy treat. Vegan magnums are also available.
- King’s Square, York
‘The most instagrammable café in York’ serves up crazy and colourful desserts – and that includes ice cream! Try one of their ice cream sundaes like the Choccy Horror Picture Show or the Cake It Easy.
- 6 Stonegate, York, YO1 8AS
- 07534 524167
Relax in the beautiful Dean’s Park and take in the glorious view of the Minster while tucking into an ice cream. What could be better?
- Dean’s Park, 2 Minster Yard, York YO1 7JJ
Treat yourself to a scoop at Loopy Scoops. Try one of their deluxe sundaes with your favourite sweet treat such as Oreo, Kinder Bueno and Biscoff.
- 3 Church St, York YO1 8BA
- 01904 672141
The little sister of Luxury Ice Cream Company, Fabulously Rich, serves up delicious sweet treats on Shambles. As well as baked goods, the also have perfect gelato in flavours like lemon curd, peach & cherry ripple, strawberry cheesecake – and even Irn Bru.
- Shambles, York
Try authentic bubble waffles at Meow. Waffles served hot filled with ice cream and then your choice of toppings such as fruit, brownies and chocolate sauce. Yum!
- 76 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF
There are so many tasty treats to choose from at Heavenly Desserts and one of them is ice cream sundaes. Choose from Cookie Crunch, Strawberry Surprise, Double Pleasure and more.
- 19-21 Blake St, York YO1 8QJ
- 01904 349581
Desserts of York
Relax in the sunshine at Coppergate with an ice cream! Choose from flavours like clotted cream vanilla, rhubarb and custard, lime sorbet, cookie dough, coconut, and unicorn…
- Coppergate Walk, York YO1 9WY
As you stroll through the beautiful Museum Gardens, it’s not complete without an ice cream in hand! You can expect the usual flavours as well as more unique ones like gin and lavender and wild blackcurrant. The kiosk also does coffees, sandwiches and toasties so you’re all set for a picnic.
- Museum Gardens, Museum St, York YO1 7FR
Jacksons of York
When you’re wandering around the city, make sure to make time for an ice cream at this friendly cart.
- High Ousegate, York YO1 8RZ