Brave the brain freeze with a cone of classic vanilla, salted caramel or even apple cider flavoured ice cream, with Gloucestershire being home to an array of delicious parlours to indulge your sweet tooth this summer.
From unique flavours to crazy sundaes and goat’s milk gelatos, SoGlos has scooped up 9 of Gloucestershire’s finest spots to enjoy an ice cream in the sunshine.
Based in the charming village of Elmore, right on the banks of the River Severn, take a trip to Wholly Gelato for a cone or tub of deliciously local gelato. Handmade on the Hobbs family farm using milk from the dairy cows on site, its ever-changing range of flavours includes caramelised nut chocolate, white chocolate lavender and even chocolate marmite!
Having opened in 2018, Wholly Gelato is proving to be one of the most popular ice cream producers in Gloucestershire. It’s also a big hit with kids, who can meet the cows while they enjoy a cone on the farm.
Winstones Ice Cream
If you’re looking for an ice-cream parlour with a view, make a beeline for Winstones Ice Cream perched on the edge of Rodborough Common – a picturesque National Trust site, near Stroud.
The award-winning, family-run business has been making ice cream for more than 100 years and serves up to 17 flavours, including dairy-free ice creams and sorbets, which can be devoured in-situ or bought to take home. With doggy ice creams available for four-legged friends, too!
The Ice Cream Cottage
Tewkesbury’s desert and ice cream takeaway parlour, The Ice Cream Cottage, offers a range of delightful soft-serve trays and sundaes in flavours such as Biscoff, Twix blondie and Jammie Dodgers.
Open Wednesday through to Sunday, it also has a great range of vegan and gluten free options, so there’s something to please everybody on a sunny day!
Oh My Goat
Oh My Goat specialises in goats milk gelato, made with premium milk from its very own herd of happy and healthy goats.
Based in Mitcheldean, the ice cream company produces all kinds of delicious flavours such as salted caramel brownie, raspberry ripple and mint Stracciatella – with specials and flavours changing frequently throughout the year.
Harriet’s Jolly Nice
Scooping up every flavour from banoffee and espresso to Madagascan vanilla and peanut butter, ice cream enthusiasts can beat the heat with Harriet’s Jolly Nice ice cream.
The delicious ice creams are made from the purest ingredients and are exclusively sold at the Jolly Nice farm shop and café – and can be picked up through its quirky drive-through, too.
With 24 flavours spanning gelato, sorbet and frozen yoghurt, Cirencester-based Dolcetti has plenty to tempt you, whether you’re a fan of fruity creations or utterly decadent chocolate delights.
The family-run business crafts its artisan gelato from locally sourced ingredients, while a visit to the parlour also offers the chance to observe the production process of the Italian-style ice cream.
Situated on a family-run farm in the Forest of Dean, ice cream lovers can take a trip to Hillbrook for a taste of its award-winning ice creams and dairy-free sorbets.
Call in to stock up on tubs, with flavours such as raspberry pavlova, lemon meringue and apple cider to choose from – not to mention Pimm’s flavoured sorbet! Hillbrooks can also create tailor-made ice creams if you have a hankering for a specific flavour combo.
Clementine Café in Cheltenham is paving the way with its unique flavours and combinations of Milkbar artisan gelato – whether a shot of white rum and coconut gelato tickles your fancy, or you’d prefer to cleanse your palate with a cooling watermelon sorbet.
Customers can also treat themselves to a flavoursome milkshake, decadent desert or tasty brunch from the café, whilst enjoying an ice cream out in the sunshine.
Cherry Moo Ice Cream
Selling its luxury ice cream online, sweet tooths can order a midweek pick-me-up from Cherry Moo Ice Cream, with its tubs available for home delivery or collection.
With up to 21 flavours to lure you in, the award-winning company sells everything from lemon curd to peanut butter fudge and birthday cake flavour. Its ice cream is also available from the Over Farm Market, if you need to satisfy your cravings pronto!