Coolest places to buy an ice-cream this summer

Coolest places to buy an ice-cream this summer

Food & Drink

It's officially the hottest British summer since 1910 and we are loving it! 

And what better way to cool down than with an ice-cold, sweet and delicious treat? We're talking ice-cream of course.

From the decadent three scoops piled high in a waffle cone with technicoloured toppings, to the humble single scoop of vanilla in a wafer cone with a flake, we all have our favourites.

Luckily we are spoilt for choice with an array of ice-cream shops, parlours and vendors, in some amazing locations.

Here are a few of our top picks....


1. South Hams and South Devon

Arguable one of the most beautiful areas in South Devon; South Hams boasts a shimmering coastline and picturesque towns and villages. Here you will find some of the best ice-cream shops the region has to offer. We love The Good Intent in Dartmouth and the famous Salcombe Dairy Ice-cream shop.

2. Isle of Wight

Well-known for its unspoilt beauty, the Isle of Wight is perfect for getting away from it all and for its amazing beaches - perfect for sunny summer days. Our top ice-cream shops to tempt you with their marvelous creations are Crave in Ventnor and Bliss Ice-cream Parlour in Cowes.

3. East Devon

From sand and pebble beaches at Exmouth and Branscombe, to the dramatic valleys of the Exe, Otter, Sid and Axe, East Devon offers the ideal family holiday destination. Our favourite places for ice-cream include Orange Elephant near Exeter and Otter Valley Dairy in Honiton.

4. Cornwall

Cornwall is home to quaint harbour villages and seaside resorts lining the north coast. When it comes to noteworthy ice-cream vendors there are just too many to name. Our top two are Perran Dairy Ice Cream Parlour in Perranporth, and Moomaid in the Field kiosk in St Ives.

5. Dorset

If you're looking for a beautiful and welcoming destination with wonderful beaches and miles of unspoilt countryside to explore, then Dorset is the perfect destination for you. We love Rossi's and Boho Gelato in Weymouth, and Frank and Beans Gelateria in Lyme Regis.
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