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Top Ice Cream Spots in Bury St Edmunds & Beyond


There's no better way to cool down on a warm sunny day than with a delicious ice cream!

What better way to cool down on a sunny day than with a delicious ice cream. Whether you opt for a 99, a lolly or a tub or your favourite is strawberry, chocolate or vanilla, pay a visit to these ice cream purveyors in Bury St Edmunds and Beyond!

Lotties Artisan Waffles & Coffee

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Ice cream lovers are spoilt for choice at Lotties. Alongside brunch and fresh bagels, there's a mouthwatering selection of bubble waffles, belgian waffles, churros and ice cream to choose from.

Toppings include 'Cookie Monster' with Oreo gelato, crushed Oreo pieces with white chocolate and chocolate sauce; 'Unicorn Magic' with candyfloss gelato, chopped nuts and Nutella sauce; and 'All About the Biscoff' a vegan based waffle with Biscoff spread, vegan vanilla gelato, sliced banana and crushed Biscoff.

Really Rather Good

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Really Rather Good Coffee House not only boasts an impressive menu of teas and coffee, you can also enjoy a tub or ice lolly made locally at Alder Carr Farm in Needham Market.

The unique award-winning fruit cream ices include toffee apple, pear & vanilla, strawberry, gooseberry & limoncello, blackcurrant, stem ginger & rhubarb, damson and gooseberry & elderflower - all made from locally sourced ingredients!

Hendo's

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Ice cream may not be your first thought when you visit Hendo's fish and chip shop in Abbeygate Street but they offer a tasty selection of Jersey ice creams from their ice cream cart!

Choose from vanilla, chocolate and twisted vanilla and chocolate. Waffle cones and tubs are available and you can add a flake! Grab one while you wander down to the Abbey Gardens. Don't forget the sunglasses!

Grounds Cafe - Abbey Gardens

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You can grab a delicious ice cream from Ground's Cafe in the Abbey Gardens

Gelato is softer, lower in fat & more intensely flavoured than regular ice cream, this is because gelato uses less cream and is churned at a much slower speed which introduces less air into the product giving it a dense, rich consistency. Gelato is best served at a slightly higher temperature than ice cream which ensures that is it perfectly soft when eaten.

Grounda Cafe gelato is made at their company kitchen on the outskirts of Cambridge, the machines that slowly churn the gelato to ensure a perfectly soft consistently are powered by the sun from the solar panels on their roof. All of the milk and cream used to make the Gelato are sourced from local businesses.

There are many delicious flavours to choose from like bubblegum, chocolate, vanilla, very berry, strawberry, mint choc chip, and salted caramel and many more.

Hadley’s Ice Cream Parlour in Lavenham

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Situated in the historic village of Lavenham, Hadley's Ice Cream Parlour is a must-visit for ice cream lovers, and the perfect way to cool down on a warm day!

The Parlour serves a wide selection of ice creams, sorbets and lollies, all made on the family farm in the beautiful Colne Valley in Essex. Flavours include caramel & pecan, elderflower & lime, chocolate, espresso coffee, hazelnut, lemon curd, passion fruit curd, piscatchio, raspberries & cream, rum & raisin, salted caramel and vanilla.

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