Where to Get the Best Ice Cream in Leeds

· Darcie Hewitt-Dudding · Food and Drink

Grab your spoon, we’re going scooping.

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When the temperature’s high, only ice cream will do. These are the best places in Leeds to get your frozen dessert fix.

Craving a creamy scoop? Whether in a crunchy cone, going solo in a tub or in a glorious sundae covered with sprinkles and sauce, there are a whole host of ways to eat ice cream in Leeds. You could be heading to a dessert parlour with a menu bigger than a knickerbocker glory or salivating over the homemade flavours in an authentic Italian gelato shop. Which flavour will you go for?

Ice Scoop Gelato

Ice Scoop Gelato

Ice Scoop Gelato is an old school dessert parlour that serves up some of the best ice cream in Leeds. They’ve got three different locations across the city, so you’re never too far away from their delicious frozen desserts. They’ve got gelato, sorbet and frozen yoghurt on the menu, as well as sundaes, shakes and even waffles and cookie dough. You can choose from classic gelato flavours like strawberry, French vanilla and chocolate, but why not push the boat out and try red velvet or Ferrero Rocher?

Ice Scoop Gelato, 41 Queen’s Road, Hyde Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1HY; Clock Building, Roundhay Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2SH & 43-45 Station Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 5DT.

Amorino

Amorino

Looking for a real treat? Amorino in Victoria Gate offer some of the prettiest gelato in Leeds. Each cone is topped with an ice cream flower – it’s so beautiful you might even forget to eat it! But that would be a crying shame because they use high quality ingredients like Isigny butter, Mawardi pistachios and Ecuadorian chocolate to create an unparalleled scoop. You could be licking the likes of mascarpone & fig, stracciatella or salted butter caramel. Vegan? They have a range of vegan sorbets to choose from (including chocolate) as well as vegan cones.

Amorino, Victoria Gate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.

Heavenly Desserts

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If you like your ice cream in an epic sundae, head to Heavenly Desserts on Otley Road. There are five different sundaes on the menu, ranging from sorbet to decadent chocolate extravaganzas. Why not go for a classic combo with their strawberry surprise sundae? Scoops of chocolate ice cream are paired with strawberries and cream gelato, then covered with fresh berries, melted chocolate and crispy cone pieces. They don’t just do sundaes either, with waffles, cheesecakes, tarts and more gracing the menu.

Heavenly Desserts, 30 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UE.

Deneco’s

Denco's

Whether you’re overcome with desire for ice cream or need a sweet treat to break up your shopping, Deneco’s in White Rose Centre is waiting to hand you the gelato of your dreams. They serve Joe Delucci’s gelato and it comes in all sorts of flavours. From bubblegum and mango to cookies and cream, you could be tucking into rich, delicious ice cream in a matter of minutes. You can also fuel up with Dutch pancakes piled high with toppings or slurp a yummy milkshake made fresh before you eyes.

Deneco’s, White Rose Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 8LU.

Berry’s Grillhouse & Gelato

Berry's Gelato

With 10 different flavours of gelato, plus sorbets and frozen yoghurt, you’re spoilt for choice at Berry’s Grillhouse & Gelato. You can wrap your tongue around everything from French vanilla and chocolate heaven to strawberry cheesecake and Oreo cookies. Top your scoops with extra marshmallow, fresh fruit or a flake to delight your tastebuds even more. If you want to go all out, try Berry’s gelato special – a waffle made with Ferrero Rocher chocolate, drizzled with Nutella and whole Ferrero Rocher. Berry’s, you’re spoiling us.

Berry’s Grillhouse & Gelato, 479 Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7NR.

Ecco Pizzeria

Ecco Pizzeria

Known for it’s authentic Neapolitan pizza, Ecco Pizzeria also makes delicious gelato. There are 18 different flavours of gelato and sorbetti to choose from, made from fresh fruit and quality ingredients. We’re talking coffee, cookies & cream, Nutella and more. You can have them just as scoops, whipped up into yummy milkshake or on one of their mouthwatering desserts. The banoffee waffle is particularly good – soft, crispy waffle piled high with sliced banana and banoffee gelato, all drizzled with homemade toffee sauce.

Ecco Pizzeria, 93 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3PS & 90 Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2AL.

Ice Stone Gelato

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Got a sweet tooth? Ice Stone Gelato is one of the best places in Leeds for gelato and desserts. Their gelato menu spans the usual flavours like strawberry, mint crisp and coffee, but you can also get more indulgent options like Snickerz, Reese’s peanut butter and Kinder Bueno. Pile up to four scoops in a tub, or if you’re feeling creative, you can make your own sundae with your choice of three scoops, two toppings and two sauces, as well as fresh cream and a wafer. With so many options, you can try something different every time.

Ice Stone Gelato, Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8LQ.

Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato

Roberto Authentic Gelato

Nestled in Kirkgate Market, Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato make their ice cream fresh everyday. They combine ingredients from Italy and Yorkshire, and often have new flavours for you to try! You could be tucking into tiramisu, lemon basil, mint chocolate or even layered options that combine several delicious flavours. And it’s not just gelato, there are authentic Italian desserts here too, like cannoli, semifreddo gelato cake and sweet treats. Leave extra time to ponder your options – vanilla or pistachio cream, chocolate crepes or sweet robertones?

Roberto Authentic Italian Gelato, Unit O, Leeds Kirkgate Market, Market Hall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HJ.