Your Definitive Guide to Ice Cream in Bristol

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream! In the words of Eddie Murphy, “remember when the ice cream man used to come to town when you were little, and no matter what you were doing you would stop and lose your f*cking mind?” – if you haven’t seen his Ice Cream sketch then lookey here – well apparently that continues into adulthood. Don’t correct me, you know it’s true!

Lucky for you, Bristol has some exceptional offerings that’ll have you doing a happy dance, and part of what makes #SummerInBristol so epic! Here’s where to find them…

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Disclaimer: I was invited by Visit Bristol to be part of the #SummerInBristol campaign. As part of the campaign, I received a Media Pass to experience the highlights of the city, including a scoop of Gelato from Swoon – but no payment was exchanged for this article or any related posts. All opinions expressed are my own.

Sundae Saturdays at Zara’s Chocolates

Combining a taste of sunshine with her award-winning chocolate, Zara is bringing limited edition ice cream sundaes to enjoy every Saturday throughout the summer. From Caramel Nut Feast to Cherry Bakewell and Peach Melba, keep an eye on her Facebook page for upcoming flavours.

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Thatcher’s Ice Cream from Oliver’s

Spin the wheel of ice cream dreams at Oliver’s, and if you’re lucky, you might just get a taste of the oh so delicious Thatcher’s Sorbet! The Thatcher’s Sorbet isn’t available all the time, so if you’re looking to have some just send them a message and they promise to try and ensure they have it!

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Seasonal Flavours at Swoon Gelato

Choose from Sorbetti or Gelati, and keep an eye on the monthly changing flavours such as Banoffi and Blueberry Sorbet.

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Kakigori at Izakaya Bristol

Kakigori is a popular Japanese summer treat involving shaved ice with syrup. In Bristol, it’s served up at Izakaya – a casual Japanese restaurant and Park Street’s newest addition.

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Brozen Lab’s Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream 

Made using liquid nitrogen, Brozen serves up these steamy delights within St Nicks Market. Teasing the usual flavours Vanilla, Stacciatella, Salted Caramel and more, as well as some more exotic – like Banana and Muscovado and Mango and Lime. Why not check out the Brozen Bar for some frozen cocktails

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Soft-Serve at Pinkmans

If the sourdough doughnuts weren’t enough to get you through the door, the  soft-serve might just do the trick – especially when combined with pizza and beer for £12! When are they going to add ice cream fillings to their sourdough doughnuts?

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Vee Double Moo

Setting up shop on College Green from April to October, keep an eye out for pastel shades of the vintage 1973 VW camper that serves up all manner of frozen dairy treats. The award-winning vanilla soft serve ice cream is available with dark chocolate, real strawberry, salted caramel or blackcurrant and liquorice sauces. Go classic with a cone or opt for a cup instead!

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Mrs. Potts ‘Summer’ House

Oh don’t worry, Mrs. Potts hasn’t strayed too far from her chocolate roots with the summer menu. Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches, popsicles, ice-creams and frappes are all ready and waiting at the Park St cafe.

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And don’t forget Sprinkles Gelato, Kaspas and Creams available all year round.

Get active! Check out the activities and events happening in Bristol this Summer.

Strawberry & Elderflower Vegan Sorbet. Image credit: Pinkmans Bakery

Image credit: Pinkmans Bakery

Sundae Saturday at Zara's Chocolates, Bristol

Image Credit: Zara’s Chocolates

Ice cream from Izakaya

Kakigori from Izakaya

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