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The Inside Scoop: The Best Places to go just for an Ice Cream

By Laura Burke

Some places are worth visiting simply for the ice cream, and we’ve made up a list of our absolute favourites. These parlours pack a punch and range from our home town of Dublin to smaller neighbourhoods in Berlin. We’ve done the research for you, here’s how to stay sweet on holiday.

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Best Places for an Ice Cream

1. London: Chin Chin Labs

With a relatively small menu compared to some of our other favourite Ice Cream parlours, Chin Chin Labs is made lovingly using the freshest ingredients possible for a taste sensation. Here you can have your ice cream frozen to order in liquid nitrogen – pretty swanky, I know. Chin Chins also got some social media attention recently for their decadent hot chocolates which are not only silky and sweet, they’re also served with a toasted marshmallow topping. 

Best Place to go for Ice Cream


2. Rome: Gelateria Come il Latte

This sweet little ice cream parlour sits on a quiet side street in Rome and serves some of the most delicious Gelato in Italy. Made of locally sourced produce, the cones are first filled with warm dark or white chocolate before being topped with your choice of 30 flavours of smooth gelato. Flavours feature classics but also have more unusual flavours which include Mascarpone, Banana and Chili Pepper. This Gelato shop is a must do during any city break to Rome. 

Best Place to go for Ice Cream


3. Dublin: Scrumdiddly's

Choose from one of two locations outside of Dublin, Scrummdiddly’s has shops both in Dun Laoghaire and Donabate for you to enjoy. Known for their Ice Cream sundaes, Scrumdiddly’s serves up real dairy ice cream layered with whatever fillings you want, from fruit to jellies, chocolate or cereals. For a fiver you can get one of their mouth-watering specials while for €2.50 you can grab a scrummy tub, ice cream with your choice of three toppings, Delicious!!

Best Place to go for Ice Cream


4. Berlin: Vanille & Marille

Sitting prettily in Berlin’s quirkiest neighbourhood is Vanille & Marille, a small pink ice cream parlour which serves the best Sorbets, Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream in the city. Getting the balance right between crazy flavours and classic favourites, scoops are only €1.20 meaning you can indulge on a budget. Flavours range from Madagascar Vanilla to Blackcurrant and Apricot with white pepper, go wild with combinations and find your new favourite!

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5. Barcelona: Belgious

Home to over 30 flavours of ice cream, this ice cream parlour uses quality ingredients and fresh fruit to make each of its tasty ice creams. The parlour nicknames them high[definition ice creams because of how filling and compact they are. With a huge variety of interesting flavours, a favourite is the cannabis ice cream, not your every-day scoop. Located near the gothic area of Barcelona, the shop is easily located during a day of sight seeing. 

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Whatever your flavour, tub or cone, flake or sprinkles, these ice cream parlours are so good they’re worth taking a flight for a bite. Keep it cool and with the inside scoop on cones to try during any of your summer city breaks.

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