From knickerbocker glories to gelato, check out these brilliant ice cream bars in Leeds.
There’s no shortage of great places to get ice cream in Leeds, whether you’re in the city centre or out in the suburbs. So where should you go the next time you’ve got a craving for a scoop or two? These 13 shops and cafes all have an abundance of flavours and they’re renowned for their quality ice cream…
Ice Scoop Gelato
Ice Scoop Gelato is one of the best places for ice cream in Leeds. They have a slew of flavours, all made in house on the day, like Ferrero Rocher and Kinder Bueno. If you fancy something a little bit adventurous go for the salted caramel, or how about one that’s a bit fruity? The mango & passionfruit will do the job. It’s not just ice cream that you’ll want to order – alongside your favourite scoop, you can get milkshakes, crepes, waffles, cakes and cookie dough.
Ice Scoop Gelato, 41 Queen’s Road, Hyde Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1HY, 8 Easterly Road, Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 3AA & 43-45 Station Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 5DT.
Amorino’s reputation precedes it. They’re famous for their traditional Italian gelato, which comes in a range of weird and wonderful flavours. You can try the likes of Banana del Brasile and Dulce de Leche, all served up in epic style – their Conos promise a chocolate cone with your choice of flavours presented in the shape of a gelato flower. If you’re not feeling the ice cream, they also do waffles, macarons and crepes.
Amorino, Victoria Gate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7AU.
Afterz Dessert Parlour
During the day, Afterz is the perfect place to get some refreshing ice cream with the kids. But, it’s also a late night cafe, which means you can go in and satisfy your midnight munchies with some incredible ice cream flavours – think Curly Wurly, Toffee Crisp and Skittles. That’s not all, as they do a pretty tempting menu of candy shakes, waffles and majoun, a Moroccan jelly-like sweet.
Afterz Dessert Parlour, 63 Queen’s Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1HY.
Fusion Gelato is a treasure trove of ice cream. They serve up traditional Italian gelato, and have loads of flavours. From mango to cherry, Snickers to cookies and cream, you can mix and match up to four scoops. Want something a little bit more extravagant? Choose from a mouthwatering selection of sundaes, like the Tropical Paradise, which is packed with banana, coconut and passionfruit gelato, fresh fruit and syrup. They also do cookie dough, waffles and cake if you fancy something different.
Fusion Gelato, 111 Chapeltown Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 3HY.
The Ice Cream Parlour
If you’re at White Rose Centre and get a sudden urge for some ice cream, you’re in luck. The Ice Cream Parlour has around 20 flavours for you to work through. From mint chocolate chip to raspberry ripple, bubblegum and pistachio, they do the classics and they do them well. They also offer milkshakes, smoothies and a chocolate fountain, which you can pour over your ice cream.
The Ice Cream Parlour, White Rose Centre, Dewsbury Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 8LU.
Berry’s Gelato is the place to go for traditional Italian ice cream. They’ve got some incredible flavours that will make it hard to choose – think cookies & cream, chocolate heaven and strawberry delight. You can top it with a Flake, marshmallows or fresh fruit, but that’s not all. You can also get one of their special sundaes like The Great Knickerbocker Glory, which comes with sliced fruit and strawberry, vanilla and chocolate gelato, drizzled with strawberry syrup. To go with your ice cream, they’ve got treats like Belgian waffles, cookie dough and cakes also on the menu.
Berry’s Gelato, 479 Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7NR.
Kaspa’s is a haven for ice cream lovers. They have 23 different sundaes to tempt you in, from classics like the Banana Split, with strawberry slices, vanilla ice cream, syrup and sprinkles, to the Mango Mania, with Alphonse mango ice cream, fruit pieces and mango syrup. Got room for more? Their Birthday Extravaganza promises 12 scoops of ice cream on a bed of waffles with whipped cream, syrup, sprinkles and wafers – might want to bring a couple of pals along with you for that one.
Kaspa’s, The Core, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6JB.
Have you ever tried Thai-style ice cream before? Now’s your chance. Thai Khrim specialises in hand-crafted ice cream, which they make to order right in front of you. They drizzle their special mix onto a freezing steel plate, then scrape it up into pretty ice cream rolls which are placed into a tub. Whether it’s vanilla or one of their more adventurous options like Jammy Dodger, Aero and Eton Mess, you’ve got loads of flavours to choose from. Finish it off with fruit, sauce or marshmallows and you’re good to go.
Thai Khrim, Trinity Kitchen, 27 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5ER.
Gelato Passion have 20 different flavours of ice cream to choose from at their Leeds stores and they’re all made fresh each day. Their most popular ones are bubblegum, cookies & cream, Oreo and Ferrero Rocher, or you can try something a little more unusual like Nutella or Milky Bar. Want a treat to go alongside your ice cream? They do warm waffles and cookie dough too.
Gelato Passion, 148a Cardigan Road, Hyde Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1LU & 342 Dewsbury Road, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 7DJ.
Did you know that Ecco Pizzeria is also a gelateria? To the right of the main entrance, you’ll find its own dedicated doorway which will lead you to a selection of good old-fashioned gelato, which you can eat in or takeaway. They have 18 different flavours, all made by their in-house ‘maestro’. You can indulge in everything from chocolate fudge to peanut butter, summer berries and sea salt caramel – or why not try their sorbets and sundaes?
Ecco Pizzeria, 93 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3PS & 90 Street Lane, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 2AL.
Northern Bloc doesn’t have its own shop and yet, they’re the biggest name in ice cream in Leeds. Luckily, you can get their ice cream at places like Temple Coffee & Donuts, The Tetley and even Leeds Grand Theatre. It’s not just any old ice cream either – they’ve gone to town on their options to give you something different. Ever tried ginger and caramel together before? Or how about hazelnut with tonka bean? They’re pushing the boundaries with exciting and innovative flavours.
You can get Northern Bloc at various Leeds venues.