Top 7 Ice-Cream Parlours in the East Midlands by Molly Dixon

It’s nearly hitting 30 degrees here in the East Midlands so it’s time for beer gardens and an ice cream sundae! This is the UK’s longest summer on record since the 60’s so we need to make the most of it.

Here, we’ve put together 7 of the best Ice Cream parlours where you can enjoy any flavours you like topped with any extra ingredients! There’s really not a better way to stay chilled this summer.

Johnny Custard

56 Narborough Rd
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE3 0BR

This place is at the top for a reason!

The Johnny Custard philosophy is based around their passion for artful food and commitment to quality and experience. To them, that means using the best and finest ingredients to create amazing desserts with perfect execution every time – no compromises.

Their online menu is vast and full of tasty deserts and treats you’ll just be wanting more of!

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Brü Coffee and Gelato

20-22 Granby St
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 1DE

Brü is a boutique café owned by Hamza Bodhaniya, and a welcome sight in Leicester. In a city populated by large coffee chains, Brü is a new independent offering a very different experience.

Bru’s deliciously different menu is proper coffee (a specially crafted blend), freshly made food (lovely sandwiches made with locally baked bread), gorgeous gelato (made in Leicestershire to an Italian recipe – creamily delicious) and heavenly Liege Belgian waffles.

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Sundaes Gelato

43-45 Granby St
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 6EH

At Sundaes Gelato, they’re always setting out to make sure the food, desserts, drinks and service is of the best quality. From the fruit that goes on top of your waffles, to the dairy that you can taste in your milkshakes, Sundaes Gelato always want to make sure you’re getting quality that really stands out.

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Gelato Village

2 Saint Martins Square
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 5DF

Gelato Village is the product of the passion for food held in the hearts of two Italians, natives of the Piedmont region which is the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement. Opening in the heart of Leicester in August 2014, Gelato Village has been committed to creating true Italian gelato with a unique sense of place.

They have over 10 different flavours of gelato which you can double up and have with anything!

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Creams Cafe

12 Trinity Square, Nottingham, NG1 4AF

4-8 Granby St, Leicester, LE1 1DE

“The Creams story is one of passion, commitment… and big flamboyant desserts. It took many years of research and tasting gelato, waffles and crepes (tough job but someone’s got to do it) to perfect the concept. But we persevered and, when we opened the first Creams in 2008 and soon had queues stretching out of the door, we knew we’d got something right.

We want every visit to Creams to be an indulgent adventure for the senses and we see our desserts as ‘every day celebrations’. Once you’ve experienced Creams desserts we reckon you’ll be looking to celebrate something – anything! – every day.”

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Dolcino

4 Cattle Market
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
LE11 3DJ

Founded by a local Italian family descended from three generations of gelato makers, Dolcino brings you authentic Italian gelato, lifestyle and a whole range of waffles and crêpes to add a touch of sweetness to your life. Quality is at the heart of what we do and we make our gelato every day on site, in small batches, where possible using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, in order to guarantee a fresh and quality product.

We are a friendly, hard-working and fun-loving bunch of people who are passionate about quality and hospitality. So if you’re in Lough borough or Nottingham why not drop in and enjoy the funky, retro feel of the place; enjoy the warm welcome, sit back, relax and sample a touch of la Dolce Vita!

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Yumi Ice Cream Parlour

116 Radford Rd
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 5FW

Mohammed Abbas from Nottingham had a dream to open the first Ice cream parlour in the City for 10 years​ . So to make his dream come true he took over his dads clothes shop and began transforming it into Yumi Ice Cream Parlour!

Using his flair as an Interior Architect and Design student, he created a retro 1950s style American Diner. He wanted to offer the people of Nottingham to have somewhere they could go in the evening as an alternative to bars and pubs.

With an 11 pm closing people regularly come in after dinner at home or local restaurants to enjoy one of Yumi’s many desserts offers 55 flavours of ice cream – from traditional vanilla to the best selling Ferrero Rocher – you won’t find a wider choice anywhere in Nottingham!

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