Planning on making the most of the Bank Holiday sunshine? We don’t blame you. It’s a rare occurrence, after all, with the British weather usually storing up days worth of torrential rain whenever we have a three-day weekend planned. From beach-side farms, to the perfect places to cool off in the city, we’ve rounded up the best ice cream parlours in Yorkshire to try while the sun is roaring.
1. Mr. Moos, Skipsea
A beach-side ice cream parlour known for its Skipsea-made ice creams, Mr. Moos is home to over thirty flavours – providing a little bit of something for everyone. We’re talking banoffee, salted caramel, Irish cream, marzipan, Oreo vanilla and even chocolate orange, as well as drool-worthy desserts including pancakes, waffles, sundaes and cookie/ice cream stacks. Mr. Moos, Hornsea Rd, Skipsea, Driffield, YO25 8SY.
2. Yummy Yorkshire, Denby Dale
A popular spot found near Denby Dale, Yummy Yorkshire not only serves up seriously tasty ice creams, but they also house a fantastic restaurant – which is beautifully decorated with cosy-yet-industrial touches. The ice cream is made on site at their very own dairy farm, with endless flavours including Yorkshire Parkin, Jaffa Cake, rhubarb ripple and Dime Bar. Guests can also enjoy proper traditional puds in the restaurant, as well as huge burgers, sandwiches and so much more. Yummy Yorkshire, Delph House Farm, High Flatts, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8XY.
3. Billy Bob’s Parlour, Skipton
Billy Bob’s Parlour is a fantastic place to visit – particularly if you have children. Boasting a very well executed retro theme, which nods right back to the 1950s, the venue is part parlour, part diner, with tons of ice cream desserts to try, lots of flavours, and even nostalgic American grub such as hot dogs, burgers and fries. Billy Bob’s Parlour, Calm Slate Farm, BD23 6EU.
4. Pastures Moo, Wath-upon-Dearne
A small, yet mighty, parlour and cafe in Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, Pastures Moo offers a fantastic selection of flavours – with unique creations including the Bakewell tart, Jaffa Cake, Nutty Ella and strawberry cheesecake. Whether it’s in a tub, lathered on top of waffles, or by the two-litre tub, the parlour has plenty on the menu. Pastures Moo, 10 Church St, Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham, S63 7QY.
5. Kendall’s Ice Cream Factory, Halifax
Whipping up proper good ice cream for almost a century now, Kendall’s specialises in creamy vanilla ice cream, however, flavour lovers can also enjoy a variety of flavours, too. Whether it’s the classic 99 that floats your boat, the screwball or even a Nougat wafer, Kendall’s offers a number of ways to enjoy yours. If that wasn’t all, they also serve up ice cream cocktails, knickerbocker glories – basically, any dessert made with ice cream, they serve it. Kendall’s Ice Cream Factory, Denholme Gate Rd, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8JQ.
6. Brymor Ice Cream, Masham
Proud to be ‘Yorkshire through and through’, Brymor makes all of their ice creams on their very own farm, using local milk and cream milked from Yorkshire Dales cows. The result is proper creamy ice cream, with flavours such as clotted cream, honeycomb, raspberry ripple and classics such as chocolate and mint chocolate chip. At the parlour, visitors can expect dog-friendly frozen yoghurt, ample seating inside their barn-style parlour, and classic soups and sandwiches. Brymor Ice Cream, High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham, HG4 4PG.
7. Wensleydale Ice Cream Parlour, Leyburn
Tucked away in the stunning Yorkshire Dales, Wensleydale Ice Cream is a wonderful place to cool off after a stroll through the Dales, with tons of tasty flavours to try including strawberries and champagne, salted caramel, black cherries and cream and even Malteasers. In addition, guests can also enjoy a spot of lunch – including tasty stuffed toasties with proper Yorkshire fillings, waffles, scones and more. Wensleydale Ice Cream, Barn, Hardbanks, Thornton Rust, Leyburn, DL8 3AS.
8. Sunnybank Gardens, Hatfield Woodhouse
An ice cream farm situated within the South Yorkshire countryside, Sunnybank Gardens has a large outdoor area for guests to enjoy an ice cream in the sunshine, with creative flavours such as Jammy Dodgers, Snickers, Crunchie and more to choose from. If that wasn’t all, they also serve up tons of proper grub, too, including Afternoon Tea, burgers, and hot dogs. Sunnybank Gardens, Bawtry Rd, Hatfield, Doncaster, DN7 6PH.
9. Balderson’s Ice Cream Parlour, Thornton-le-Dale
A traditional ice cream parlour in picturesque Thornton-le-Dale, boasting a vintage British vibe, Balderson’s has been making homemade ice cream for absolutely decades, with tons of rotating flavours to try. We’re talking Kinder chocolate, limoncello sorbet, Amaretto cherry and New York cheesecake, to name a few, all of which can be taken away to enjoy while you potter around the stunning village. Balderson’s Ice Cream Parlour, Chestnut Ave, Thornton Dale, Pickering, YO18 7RR.
10. Our Cow Molly, Sheffield
Delicious ice cream made on a proper working farm, Our Cow Molly serves up creative ice cream flavours with a view, with tables sitting right next to their pleasant cows. Watch them graze and relax as you enjoy tasty flavours, which include all the classics, with more fun flavours such as Panna Cotta, chocolate with cookies, Malteasers and marshmallows, and even Ferrero Rocher. Our Cow Molly, Cliffe House Farm, Hill Top Rd, Dungworth, Sheffield, S6 6GW.
11. Archer’s Ice Cream, Richmond
Located within Richmond’s fantastic The Station, a converted Victorian railway station which is now used for community enjoyment, Archer’s Ice Cream offers luxury artisan ice cream – made with their very own milk which is produced in the Durham countryside. Using Northern-sourced produce to create their flavours, visitors can expect all the classic flavours, as well as bubble waffles, sundaes and more to try. Archer’s Ice Cream, The Station, Station Rd, Richmond, DL10 4LD.
12. Luxury Ice Cream Company, York
Just a few minutes stroll away from the iconic York Minster, the Luxury Ice Cream Company is the perfect stop-off on a hot day, offering handmade ice creams, sorbets and more, with over 300 flavours to try. The team go above and beyond to create unique flavours for their customers, with the likes of Strongbow Dark Fruits, Mint Aero, Custard Cream and Wagon Wheel stealing the show. LICC, 20 Back Swinegate, York, YO1 8AD.
13. The Groovy Moo, Malton
Home of artisan gelato in the centre of Malton, The Groovy Moo is a great spot to try if you like a bit of variety. The cosy parlour serves up 24 flavours, with seasonal rotating flavours to try. If that wasn’t enough already, there’s brownies, sundaes, waffles, pancakes, milkshakes and so much more to set your sweet tooth loose on, as well as dairy-free ice creams for the vegans among us to enjoy. The Groovy Moo, 3 Talbot Yard, Malton, YO17 7FT.
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