top of page

Where to get an ice-cream in Edinburgh

Hello dear Readers and Curious Visitors !


It's summer! And it's hot even here in Edinburgh! ☀️☀️

After a long walk through the streets of the city discovering its history and monuments, what better way to relax than in a park or wandering in town with a nice ice cream?

Here's a guide to help you finding your way to the icy reward! 🍦🍨🍧☀️🧊


gif


First, a few good addresses in the city centre for a fresh and sweet break:

- Gladstone's Land ice-cream parlour: A historic building from the 17th century, it is now an ice cream parlour run by the National Trust for Scotland

The + : its location on the Royale Mile in a historic building that you can visit and an impressive number of flavours !


- Mary's Milk Bar: The must-go in Edinburgh, there is always a queue but you'll see it's worth it!

The +: a selection that changes every day for more and more surprises!


- Over Langshaw Farmhouse Ice Cream: Below Victoria Street at the entrance to Grassmarket this ice cream parlour is ideal for those who want to walk around with an ice cream in hand!

The + : don't look for a shop, this ice cream parlour is in a police box!



For the more courageous who wish to wander outside the historic centre and discover new areas:

- S Luca: a very good ice cream parlour in the heart of a charming and lively area called Morningside where you will meet many locals on the way!

Address : 16 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DB



But among all these perfumes it is difficult to make a choice!

If you want to taste something truly Scottish, this list is for you :

- Scottish Tablet Ice-cream (really REALLY sweet)

- Fudge Ice-cream (Sugar, cream, a slight taste of caramel, you would think you were in Brittany!)

- Traditional Dairy Ice-cream (you can never go wrong with the classics)

- Seasalt Chocolate (we are on an island after all)

- Strawberry (Strawberries here are delicious)

- Irn Bru sorbet (yes... like the the drink)



Or maybe you would like to try local's favourites instead?

- 99 Flake a classic British cone ice-cream to have in Summer - some peoplesay that it comes from Portobello next to Edinburgh

- Mint choc chip - I never understood the combo mint and chocolate but I'm the only one apparently !

- Strawberry or Raspberry ripple (yummy)

- And for children: Bubblegum of course! The neon blue colour will make many adults sceptical but not children!