Located in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, the Italian artisan parlour promises freshly made ice-cream in their infamous ice cream ‘lab’. Receiving milk and cream from a local Sussex dairy, customers are invited to see where the magic happens – just above the shop. Combining fresh flavouring and fresh fruit, the milk based-product proves healthier than your typical ice-cream, resulting in richer flavours and a smoother texture – all that deliciousness with fewer calories, what more could you want? But that’s not all, they also offer vegan options using a variety of oat, nut and soya-based milk substitutes for a great tasting, dairy free alternative. Also known for their Award Winning sorbetto and ‘weekly waffle specials’, the gelato parlour has created 200 scrumptious flavours to choose from, such as Sea Salt Caramel, Banoffee Pie, Pink Grapefruit, Cherry Cola and even Prosecco. So, what are you waiting for?
SCOOP AND CRUMB
5-6 East Street, Brighton BN1 1HP
An independent café located on East Street, Scoop and Crumb believe that sweet and savoury complement each other – and we do too! Their menu offers a variety of ice creams, sundaes and waffles for you to sink your teeth into, with the option to add up to five scoops of their vibrant flavours, as well as additional sauces and toppings for an extra 50p. You can enjoy their range of Crème Caramel, Beautiful Blueberry, and Proper Chocky Wocky in their retro style dining area, perhaps alongside one of their freshly made, open-style sandwiches.
6 Pool Valley, Brighton BN1 1NJ
Listed in the top 10 ice cream parlours in the UK, Boho Gelato certainly brings a taste of Italy to the sunny streets of Brighton. With two Brighton locations, you can now enjoy their ever-growing array of Gelato in both ship street and on Brighton’s seafront. Since their grand opening in 2010, the independent store has created over 500 flavours to serve to its hungry customers, sourcing the best quality ingredients from places like Sicily and India –impressive. Collaborating with Brighton’s food and drink businesses twice a year, Boho offers exceptional, creative new flavours such as Cold Brew Coffee Sorbet, Gin and Tonic with Orange Peel and Charcoal and Maple Waffle, providing an extensive menu of flavours that are sure to tickle your taste buds.
BRASS MONKEY ICE CREAM
16 Kensington Gardens, Brighton BN1 4AL
Established in 2017, Brass Monkey is a more recent addition to Brighton’s ice-cream scene. Known for its rather obscure but mouth-watering flavours nonetheless, the quirky parlour handcraft organic ice creams, sorbets and dairy free alternatives day-to-day, as well as an eye-opening window display of their finest cakes. Whilst their menu may not be extensive, they do offer unusual flavours such as sweet masala chai and dark chocolate sorbet, saffron and rosewater and cardamon. Having recently opening a new store in April, you can now delve into these peculiar flavours in their beautifully designed North Laine parlour, decorated by actual brass monkeys.
15 Brighton Place, Brighton BN1 1HJ
Famously known for creating the UK’s first ‘rainbow cake’, Cloud 9 offer an assortment of tantalising cupcakes and ice-cream, from giant cupcakes to mini cupcakes, Frankenshakes, Giant Cookies, Sundaes and Layer cakes. Whilst their menu primarily consists of a delicious range of cupcakes, such as After Eight, Caramel Apple and Oreo, the colourful and cheerful Brighton Place store serve 16 flavours at any one time but are constantly creating new and exciting flavours to try. You can indulge in their handmade ice-creams on the side of a melting hot fudge cake, create a mouth-watering Sundae with a brownie, cookie or fruit base, slurp it up in the form of a milkshake, or simply enjoy a few scoops in a tub – the choice is yours.
8 Kings Esplanade, Hove BN3 2WA
Gracing the streets of Hove from as early as 1969, Marocco’s is a family-run Italian restaurant serving authentic Italian Pasta, Seafood and of course, ice cream. The winding queues that can often be seen flooding Hove’s beaches in the summer months prove just how tasty these ice creams are and is certainly why Marrocco’s has made our ultimate top 10. Located on Hove Seafront, you can delve into their selection of Pistachio, Raspberry and Mango sorbets, as well as numerous other flavours on their outside promenade, enjoying every mouthful whilst soaking up the sun.
LA MUCHA NERRA
15 Madeira Pl, Brighton BN2 1TN
Just a short walk away from Brighton’s beaches is La Mucca Nera – an authentic Italian gelato shop on St James’s Street. With a selection of 12 gelato flavours on offer at one time, happy customers are served a sample of familiar vanilla and chocolate ice-creams, to Stracciatella and even Crème brulee. One of their true, authentic specialities, however, is the affogato, taking a scoop of ice-cream and submerging it in freshly made Illy espresso coffee and transporting its customers to the streets of Italy. The perfect place to wind down with one of their refreshing Italian cocktails.
THE WORLD FAMOUS PUMP ROOM
121-122 Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 2FN
Situated opposite Brighton’s Beach Volleyball Courts, the World-Famous Pump Room Café is in a prime location to devour its 22 flavours of traditional farmer’s ice cream. Open all year round, the bustling café serves summertime smoothies, toasties and pizza’s, as well as their morello cherry, honeycomb and cappuccino ice-creams. Its vibrant beach atmosphere certainly makes it one of Brighton’s best.
123 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2AD
Providing a more intense flavour than your typical ice-cream, Jojo’s offers a stunning display of over 50 mouth-watering gelato’s and desserts. With a large range of flavours to choose from, such as Kinder Bueno and Ferrero Rocher to Figs and Ricotta, they really do cater for all their customers. Situated on Western Road, the popular Brighton store promises a unique, stylish dining experience alongside their tried and tested sundaes, waffles and crepes.
MAMA BRUMS CAFÉ
146-147 Kings Road Arches, Brighton BN1 1NB
With its choice of over 22 flavours of ice-cream and 5 sorbets, Mama Brum’s Café doesn’t disappoint, ranging from rum and raisin, pistachio and mint chocolate chip. Their real dairy ice creams undoubtedly compliment their warm Belgian waffles, and also hit the spot in their ice cream sundaes. Located on Brighton Beach, Mama Brums is an ideal place to slurp up their fresh fruit smoothies and tuck into a selection of flavourful ice creams (before it melts, of course).
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