The sun is out in London and that calls for a celebratory scoop or two at one of London’s best ice cream places. Though we do have a soft spot for the classic 99 flake, we’ve put together a curated guide to some of the most interesting, innovative and halal-friendly ice creams in London.
Milk Train Cafe
What: Cotton candy soft serve ice cream cone. Choose from three flavours: vanilla, matcha and hojicha.
Where: 44 Bedford St, London, WC2E
What: Macaron ice cream sandwiches made in house using free range eggs. Four different flavours weekly.
Where: 40 Great Windmill Street, Soho, WC2E 7DD, London, United Kingdom (open on Saturdays & Sundays from midday, usually sold out by 2pm)
What: Traditional Italian Gelato – create your own Amorino rose and combine as many flavours as you want
Where: Click here to find an Amorino near you
Magnum Pleasure Store
What: Customise your Magnum ice cream by dipping it into chocolate and choosing from a range of toppings.
Where: 56 South Molton Street, London, W1K 5SG (open Mon-Sat 11am-9pm and Sun 12pm-6pm. Running from Wednesday 1st June to Sunday 11th September 2016)
Chin Chin Labs
What: Europe’s first liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour
Where: 49-50 Camden Lock Place (open Mon-Sun 12pm-7pm)
What: Traditional Japanese tea brand serving matcha sundaes with layers of crispy toasted rice
Where: 47 Rupert St, London, W1D 7PD (open Sun-Thurs 12pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 12pm-10.30pm)
Dum Dum Donutterie
What: The ‘Crone’ – an ice cream cone made from baked croissant doughnut dough
Where: Camden Market and Boxpark Shoreditch
Blu Top Ice Cream
What: Hand made ice cream sandwiches
Where: KERB Camden Market, West Yard, Chalk Farm Road (Mon-Thurs 11am-6pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-7pm)
Soft Serve Society
What: Matcha Madness – a sundae made with matcha soft serve ice cream and served with a sweet azuki bean paste and mochi.
Where: Unit 35, Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6GY (open Mon-Sat 11am – 9pm and Sun 11am- 8pm)