Visit a Yorkshire Ice Cream Parlour this summer

Written by: Little

Now the weather is hotting up what better way than to enjoy the summer sunshine by visiting your local Yorkshire ice cream parlour. Over the past two decades as milk prices have plummeted farmers have diversified into ice cream and wherever you live in Yorkshire there is bound to be one near you.

Brymors, Masham has to be our number one favourite for their delicious ice cream (over 35 flavours) and is a favourite stopping off after a walk in the hills or an afternoon spent messing around by a river. There is a safe children’s play area so you can relax watching the kids enjoy the climbing frame and our John Deere tractors and new for this year a children's indoor play area.

G&T’s Ice Cream Parlour, Home Farm, Risplith, Ripon HG4 3EP

If you are travelling from Ripon to Pateley Bridge then two miles further up the road from Fountains Abbey, is G&T’s ice cream parlour which is a welcome pit stop on your travels. This ice cream parlour produces some fabulously inventive flavours.

The latest being an ice cream for dogs! HOT dogs can now cool off in the sunshine with a new canine culinary treat – gravy flavoured ice cream. It’s the brain child of ice cream parlour manager Lynsey Harker, who decided to take inspiration from her previous job working at a dog kennels. “I came up with the idea to put gravy bone flavoured dog biscuits into an ice‐cream and added more gravy in,” said the 26‐year‐old. “I love dogs and just wanted to give them a special flavour, and it has been going down really well.” Other unusual flavours for the two legged customer are gin and tonic, bubblegum, and for Easter she created hot cross bun ice cream and chocolate egg flavoured ice cream!

Billy Bobs,  Halton East, Bolton Abbey, BD23 6EU.  The Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Parlour near Skipton is fitted out as a 50s style diner and is very popular with families for trips out or for stopping off after a day at Bolton Abbey. As well as delicious ice creams there is a great children's play area to keep the little ones happy, that is if you have not tired them out already by playing by the river or a walk first!

Archers Ice Cream which is situated at The Station, DL10 4LD in Richmond is another farmer who diversified into making ice cream from their herd of Jersey cows their farm at Walworth near Darlington where they have a cafe as well. They also make wonderful ice cream cakes which you can check out on their website.

Ryeburn of Helmsley, Church Farm, YO62 5AE

For a fabulous day out why not visit the North York Moors National Park and if you are passing through Helmsley we would recommend stopping off for an ice cream at Ryeburn's of Helmsley. This award winning ice cream maker has picked up numerous awards for their tasty ice cream at many shows including the Great Yorkshire Show and Gold Medal in the National Ice Cream Awards. Try their winning butterscotch flavoured ice cream its simply delicious!

Beacon Farm Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe, YO22 5HS, is tucked away in the village of Sneaton near Whitby and serve traditional homemade ice cream. It is a family concern and all the ice cream is made at Beacon Farm using fresh whole milk and double cream delivered fresh every day from farms around Yorkshire. No artificial colourings or preservatives are used and they only real fruit pastes for the tangy taste of real fruit. In the summer they are so busy that they can get through 11,000 cones per day!

Near Driffield in East Yorkshire, is Mr Moos Ice Cream Parlour Southfield House Farm, Hornsea Road, Skipsea, Driffield, East Yorkshire Y025 8SY

Mr. Moos prides itself on serving old fashioned ice cream without artificial colouring or man-made flavouring and using mostly local ingredients. The parlour also serves delectable ice cream sundaes including a cow pat sundae and the six-scoop Mega Moo for those with enormous appetites or stomachs! There is also a farm walk which leads down to the beach where you can sit and enjoy your ice creams.

Yummy Yorkshire in Denby Dale Delph House Farm, Denby Dale, Huddersfield HD8 8XY

Yummy Yorkshire started in 2007 when the Holmes family decided with the milk prices being so low to diversify and create home-made artisan ice cream. Since then they have expanded to add on the parlour, cafe and a Yorkshire Garden for children with a sandpit, bouncy castle and toys to entertain their younger customers for hours whilst Mum and Dad can relax and enjoy their ice creams!

Charlotte’s Ice Cream Parlour – Whitley Road, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, WF12 ONQ

This popular ice cream parlour is another favourite famous for their delicious jersey ice cream as well as offering a children's play area with lots of animals, a miniature train and crazy golf.

Our Cow Molly is situated just outside Sheffield between Stannington and Bradfield and is very popular spot for locals. My son and daughter in law will confirm this as they visit frequently living just down the road in Stannington. They swear that the ice cream is amongst the best in Yorkshire and with over 35 flavours this delicious ice cream made from their beautiful Friesian herd is well worth a detour. While you enjoy your ice cream you can admire the wonderful views and for the little ones there are plenty of animals to see and pet.