These are some of the best ice cream and gelato spots in Leeds

Manage the heatwave the right way.

Whether you’re a fan of a classic Mr. Whippee or after something a bit more artisanal, we’ve got you covered in this list of the best ice cream places in Leeds.

It’s hot enough to warrant a treat, we’d say, and if you’re going to do it you might as well go the whole hog and truly indulge in the best ice cream the city has to offer.

Keep reading to discover the very best ice cream spots in Leeds.

Roberto’s Gelato

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Freshly churned and offering an abundance of flavours, there you can grab gelato by the scoop, fresh cannoli, coffees and other sweet treats from the Kirkgate Market stall, in Driffield, York or at a local pop up.

In addition to your usual, but nonetheless exciting, pistachio cream, salted caramel and hazelnut, you’ll find unique combos like passionfruit cheesecake and Guinness stout. If that’s not enough, there’s even a “Bownana” made specially for your four-legged friend to cool off during the summer heatwave.

Find them inside Leeds Kirkgate Market LS2 7HJ. 

KULT Artisan Gelato and Coffee

Inspired and created by machinery straight from the motherland, KULT Gelato makes all of its Italian treats in-house, with a keen focus on producing and preserving fresh gelato.

Serving up authentic Italian flavours like pistachio and hazelnut with bueno, as well as unique additions like blueberry cheesecake, charcoal-infused vanilla and ube (that’s a purple sweet potato to you and I), there’s only eight flavours available at any given time.

Find them opposite Leeds Kirkgate Market, LS1 6DG.

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House of Fu

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The non-vegan ice cream sandwich is made up of a Matcha cookie, raspberry ripple and white chocolate, but you only have a few days to grab this ex-special before it disappears on the menu indefinitely.

Washing all this down with a gassy pint or can of something fizzy might be your usual go-to drink for a sunny day, but House of Fu’s frozen cocktail selection will have you seriously reconsidering.

Find them on The Headrow, Leeds City Centre.

Read More: The Leeds restaurant serving ice cream sandwiches and frozen cocktails

Mr Whippy Leeds

Mr Whippy Leeds has been around for thirty five years, and before that he sat in his dad’s Mr Softee van / Image: Mr Whippy Leeds

Mr Whippy Leeds is, simply put, iconic. The fleet of vintage ice cream trucks, painted pink, white and blue, are gorgeous to look at and serve just as wonderfully pleasing ice creams. In recent years, they’ve noticed a shift from 99p cones to more extravagant options – now they are creating thee ‘super Sundaes’ which you can pick up from one of the trucks around Roundhay Park.

Find them at Mansion Ln, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2HH.

Ecco Pizzeria

A pizzeria that also has a gelateria, it’s a perfect heatwave day out if we ever heard one. After your Neapolitan pizza, get stuck into their gelato flavours – all of which are made in house by their very own gelato ‘maestro’. Italian’s take their gelato very seriously, so we think you’ll struggle not to be impressed.

Find them at 93 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3PS.

Ice Scoop Gelato

From Ferrero Rocher to Kinder Bueno, if you fancy a naughty chocolate ice cream Ice Scoop Gelato has you covered. Honestly, there’s a whole host of amazing flavours here. All are available to enjoy by the scoop or in a cone, or alternatively push the boat out and order yours with a crepe or waffles.

Find them at 8 Easterly Rd, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 3AA.


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This authentic Italian gelato spot is famous in Leeds and for good reason. Scoops come served in a chocolate cone, with gelato presented in the shape of a flower and the option to add on macarons. Find flavours like Banana del Brasile and Dulce de Leche here alongside more traditional choices.

Find them at Victoria Gate, George St, Leeds LS2 7HY.

Afterz Dessert Parlour

This day to late-night cafe bar serves ice cream non-stop, making it just as perfect for midnight munchies as a trip in the day with the little ones. Order an epic knickerbocker glory-style sundae drenched in hundreds and thousands, or simply grab a few scoops in a tub. Flavours include the likes of Curly Wurly, Skittles and Toffee Crisp.

Find them at Hyde Park Tea Room, 63 Queen’s Rd, Leeds LS6 1HY

Heavenly Desserts

Image: Heavenly Desserts

You’ll find fifteen different flavours of ice cream at Heavenly Desserts at any one time, ranging from Caribbean coconut to Madagascan vanilla. Pair it with cookie dough, waffles, or brownies – or opt to have it in a Sundae. You can’t really go wrong here, everything looks amazing.

Find them at 30 Otley Rd, Headingley, Leeds LS6 2UQ.

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