Six amazing places to buy ice cream in Cambridge now


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After a lacklustre summer, Cambridge is experiencing a true heatwave, which means plenty of opportunities for a sweet treat to cool you down.

Whether your favourite choice is mint chocolate chip or even an Italian gelato, you’re spoilt for choice between Cambridge’s many speciality ice cream vendors. The city is even home to more than one gelato shop!

And you are guaranteed to have loads of flavour options so you’re not just stuck with chocolate or vanilla.

Below are some of the best ice cream spots in Cambridge:

Jack’s Gelato

Jack’s Gelato hatch in Cambridge (Image: Lottie Limb)

Jack’s is a great option for gelato connoisseurs and traditionalists alike. Its library of flavours is enormous, from roasted banana or dark chocolate and sea salt to Japanese Nikka whiskey.

For real gelato geeks, you can even watch the newest batch being churned at the counter.

Check on Twitter regularly to keep up with secret flavours not on the menu, but available for those who ask.

There are now two sites to choose from, either the 7 All Saints Passage or 6 Bene’t St in central Cambridge.


Aromi has three branches in Cambridge (Image: Cambridge News)

Expect traditional Sicilian recipes from closely guarded family recipes at Aromi – and perhaps a little bit of a queue.

Popular with locals and tourists alike, Aromi offers Italian classics such as pistachio, stracciatella and Sicilian lemon, alongside delicious and generous slices of pizza and focaccia.

It’s perfect fodder for an on-the-go picnic while walking around the city centre.

Address: 3 Pea’s Hill, CB2 2PP

Hotel Chocolat

Ice cream on offer at Hotel Chocolat (Image: Evening Gazette)

Hotel Chocolat calls its in-house ice cream recipe ‘the Ice Cream of the Gods’ and with a boast like that it’s really worth a try.

Rather than classic chocolate ice cream, it has created a soft serve that’s infused with pure roasted cocoa.

The shop may be located in the Grand Arcade, but it’s a short walk to Christ’s Pieces to enjoy this unusual and sophisticated scoop in the sunshine.

Address: Grand Arcade, 14 St Andrew’s Street

Benets Cafe

Benet’s reputation as an absolute institution is more than justified, but it is a future-looking classic. Its homemade gelato can be ordered via Deliveroo in half and one-litre quantities (Amaretto being a personal fave), as can all its shakes and puds.

If you can’t face the bustle of Cambridge town centre in the height of summer, but don’t want to miss out on your favourite flavours, this seems like the perfect compromise.

Address: 21 King’s Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1SP

Toni’s Ices

Toni’s Ices has carts dotted around the centre of Cambridge. Try King’s Parade to start with, where they can be found serving banana, toffee crunch and raspberry ripple ice cream among other flavours.

There are a variety of stalls and vans, even one serving jacket potatoes if you feel you must have a main course before your chilled-out dessert.

This family-run business has been a firm favourite for over 30 years. Head to their stalls for all the classic British ice cream flavours.

Ed’s Easy Diner

For something a little different, head to Ed’s Easy Diner for one of their famous blended ice cream shakes. Indulgence is the watchword, with Lotus Biscoff, Oreo, Nutella and chocolate brownie on the menu.

It is available in a single size just for you and there is also a larger one for sharing. The diner is the perfect place to finish off a day of shopping.

Address: Grand Arcade, 14 St Andrew’s St, Cambridge, CB2 3BJ

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