With summer just around the corner, warmer weather is a great excuse to indulge in some top-quality ice cream – and in Yorkshire you’re spoiled for choice.

From the big cities to the small farms, you’ll find interesting flavours and top-notch ingredients being used in parlours throughout the county.

We’ve rounded up the cream of the crop.

Billy Bob’s Ice Cream Parlour, Bolton Abbey

Get a retro ice-cream experience at Billy Bob’s, an American diner set in the grounds of Bolton Abbey. Here you’ll find a variety of cool treats, from decadent sundaes and super-thick shakes to floats, cones and sorbets.

Yummy Yorkshire, Huddersfield

At Yummy Yorkshire, staple classics like vanilla and chocolate are paired with a variety of creative and seasonal flavours like “black garlic”, “jaffa cake” and “marmalade cheesecake”.

The [N]ice Cream Factory, York

If you like a little performance with your ice cream, check out this York ice cream parlour, where ice cream is made-to-order using liquid nitrogen. The flavours regularly rotate, and ice creams can be made vegan on request.

Brymor Ice Cream Parlour, Masham

There are over 25 delicious flavours to be enjoyed at this quaint ice cream parlour nestled in the rolling hills of lower Wensleydale. For the extra-hungry, indulgent sundaes are also on the menu.

Harbour Bar, Scarborough

A seaside visit isn’t complete without an ice cream, and Harbour Bar is the one of the best spots in Scarborough. The business has been running since 1945, and has maintained both the retro decor and excellent ice-cream making.

Dixons Milk Ices, Huddersfield

This family-run business has been open since 1961. Head here for speciality treats like “the Seven Sins”: a tub featuring five scoops of milk ices, two portions of cream, four 99 flakes and two fudge sticks, topped with sauce.

G&T’s Ice Cream Parlour, Ripon

The artisan ice cream at G&T’s is produced on the premises using organic whole milk and double cream, with delicious results. Flavours rotate depending on season and availability.

Mr Moo’s Ice Cream Parlour, Skipsea

From apple crumble and Turkish delight to Irish cream and biscotto, Mr Moo’s serves more than 30 flavours of delicious dairy ice cream that will have you holding the queue up as you struggle to choose.

Roberto Authentic Gelato, York

If you’re looking for a real taste of Italy, Roberto Authentic Gelato in York city centre is a safe bet. The gelato is made on the premises daily and it’s raved about regularly by locals as the best ice cream in the city.

A Month of Sundaes, Marsden

At a Month of Sundaes, the “cream” part of ice cream is taken very seriously indeed, with ice cream crafted in-house with cream instead of milk. Scoops and cones are available, but the parlour’s speciality sundaes are not to be missed.

Kendall’s Ice Cream Factory and Cafe, Halifax

From shakes and waffles to cones and tubs, this Halifax ice cream factory and cafe serves a variety of sweet treats in all sorts of delicious flavours.

Archers Ice Cream Parlour, Richmond

Some of Richmond’s best ice cream can be found in this gorgeous little parlour, which serves up more than 30 different flavours of ice cream for you to enjoy. Eat in a cone or try a delicious sundae or ice cream sandwich.

Birchfield Ice Cream Farm, Harrogate

Ideal if you’re looking for more adventurous ice cream flavours, this ice cream parlour in the valley of Nidderdale offers an array of scrumptious options, including rhubarb crumble, maple and walnut, ginger cookie and liquorice.

Balderson’s Ice Cream Parlour, Thornton Dale

Tucked away in one of Yorkshire’s prettiest villages, Balderson’s is an independent ice cream parlour with 25 year’s experience behind their delicious soft-serve ice cream, which comes in a wide variety of flavours.

Amorino, Leeds

For an unusual serving style, head to Amorino in Leeds where ice cream is served in pretty gelato roses. Flavours are weird and wonderful, but waffles and crepes are also available to those who don’t fancy ice cream.

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