With London outposts from Camden to Chelsea, this international gelato chain is a big presence in the capital, famous for its highly photogenic ‘flower cones’ (thin slabs of ice cream artfully arranged like petals). Expect a mash-up of reworked classic flavours and more exotic options – from coffee, salted caramel and chocolate to banana, passion fruit and amarena cream with black cherries. Also check out novelties such as their ice-cream waffles, crêpes and gelato burgers (two scoops in a sweet bun).
So you like ice cream? You’re not special. We’re all just big children waiting for a little bit of sweet, cold milk to numb the pain of navigating adulthood. (Even if for some of us it does have to be dairy-free milk.) It’s no wonder there are often massive queues for our city’s best ices. Especially when a heatwave hits.
Want to make sure the cone you’re standing in line for is worth the 30-minute wait ahead of you? Look no further. We've asked ice cream experts from around our office for their favourite places to lick 99ers, chomp on ice cream sarnies, feast on sundaes and neck a scoop or two of premium gelato. The resulting list? Your ultimate guide to ice cream in the city, featuring Yolkin (best known for its ace ice-cream sandwiches), Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream (a Filipino take on the subject) and much-loved Gelateria Danieli in Richmond.
Check out our sticky-fingered guide to the best cold stuff in the capital. If you’d rather tuck into another cold snack then why not check out our lists of best frozen treats, scoops, ice lollies and ice-cream sandwiches?