Where to find the best ice cream in Yorkshire
Summer may be just around the corner but the weather is already proving to be glorious, meaning ice cream season has arrived a little earlier than usual this year.
If you're looking to cool off with a deliciously creamy treat, here are some of the best ice cream parlours around Yorkshire where you can indulge in a scoop or two and satisfy that sweet tooth.
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This retro American diner in Bolton Abbey serves up a variety of tasty icy treats, from decadent sundaes and super thick shakes, to floats, cones and sorbets, and there's a great choice of homemade sauces and sprinkles for that extra something.
Visit: Calm Slate Farm, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6EU - billybobsparlour.com
Charlottes Jersey Ice Cream Parlour
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Boasting a menu which features more than 30 different flavours of ice cream, which is all made on site using the finest real Jersey cream, visitors can enjoy plenty of choice at this popular parlour.
From cinder toffee to blackcurrant ripple, there's a flavour for every taste bud and with an outdoor playground, complete with rides, crazy golf and a host of animals, there's lots to keep you entertained too.
Visit: The Meadows, Whitely Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0NQ - charlottesjerseyicecream.co.uk
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Paying homage to staple favourites with a menu of classic flavours, there's also an array of seasonal and unusual creations to be enjoyed at this ice cream parlour, including black garlic and dark chocolate, jaffa cake and marmalade cheesecake.
Visit: Delph House Farm, High Flatts, Denby Dale, Huddersfield, HD8 8XY - yummyyorkshire.co.uk
Brymor Ice Cream Parlour
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Nestled in the rolling hills of lower Wensleydale, there are more than 25 flavours of ice cream and sorbet to be enjoyed at this parlour, along with some deliciously indulgent sundaes.
Try the honeycomb crunch, made with a large waffle cone, with honeycomb and Cinderella ice creams, drizzled with caramel sauce, honeycomb pieces and whipped cream.
Visit: High Jervaulx Farm, Jervaulx, Masham, HG4 4PG - brymordairy.co.uk
Dixons Milk Ices
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This family run business has been producing traditionally made milk ices since 1961 and boasts a range of speciality treats, including the Seven Sins - a tub featuring five scoops of milk ices, two portions of cream, four 99 flakes and two fudgerydoo sticks, topped with sauce and marshmallows.
Visit: 18 Swan Lane, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3UB - dixonsmilkices.co.uk
Mr Moo's Ice Cream Parlour
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Serving more than 30 flavours of real dairy ice cream, Mr Moo's parlour in East Yorkshire is the perfect place to experiment with new flavours.
From apple crumble and Turkish delight, to Irish cream and biscotto, the selection will spoil you for choice.
Visit:Â Southfield House Farm, Skipsea, YO25 8SY - mrmoos.co.uk
A Month of Sundaes
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All of the ice creams and sorbets are hand made at this parlour in Marsden and are crafted using cream, rather than milk, with a range of 18 tasty flavours always on offer.
While scoops and cones are available, the parlour's speciality sundaes are the standout on the menu and you can even design your own if nothing on the menu tempts you.
Visit: 9 Peel Street, Marsden, HD7 6BR - amonthofsundaes.com
Kendall's Ice Cream Factory and Cafe
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This ice cream factory and cafe serves a variety of sweet treats, from shakes and waffles, to cones and tubs, with flavours including rum and raisin, bubblegum, Maltesers and fruit salad.
Visit: Denholme Gate Road, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8JQ - kendallshalifax.co.uk
Archers Ice Cream Parlour Richmond
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Indulge your sweet tooth at this inviting parlour in Richmond where you can tuck into more than 30 different flavours of ice cream, decadent sundaes, milkshakes, floats and filling ice cream cakes.
Visit: The Station, Station Road, Richmond, DL10 4LD - archersjerseyicecream.com
Birchfield Ice Cream Farm
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Ideal if you're keen to try more unusual ice cream flavourings, this ice cream parlour in the valley of Nidderdale offers an array of scrumptious options, including rhubarb crumble, maple and walnut, ginger cookie and liquorice.
Visit: Oakmount House, Birchfield Farm, Summerbridge, Harrogate, HG3 4JS - birchfieldicecream.co.uk