July 20, 2016

It’s hot, it’s sticky, we can’t sleep and we really don’t want to be at work right now. While we’re desperately trying to make the most of our three-day-summer window, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best ice creams in town. And by ice cream we also mean sorbet, ice pops, frozen yoghurt and cookie sandwiches.

Cookies and Scream

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The one-stop shop for all things vegan in Camden. Not only do Cookies & Scream serve up ice cream cookie sandwiches that look that THAT (^^^) but they also sell a range of other dairy free goods including brownies, cookies, pies and shakes. * Hyperventilates *

Details: The Market Hall, Camden Lock. Open seven-days-a-week 10am – 6pm

Sloane Brothers

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Based on Brick Lane, this froyo joint is next level yumminess. Choose your yoghurt flavour: natural, strawbs, choc, dulche de leche (we don’t really know what that last one is but it’s guaranteed to be amazing). Add your toppings – and we’re not talking about mere sprinkles. Think jammie dodgers, brownie chunks, raspberries, blueberries, custard creams and party rings. It’s a Willy Wonka type scenario here.

Details: 214 Brick Lane, London. Open seven-days-a-week 11am to 8pm.

Blu Top

Think you know ice cream? You’ve tasted nothing until you’ve got your hands on one of Blu Top’s delicious mouth-watering ice cream cookie sandwiches. Whether you want this bad boy bejeweled in lucky charms or dunked in chocolate chips, you can also choose two different cookie types for your outer layer and pick your ice cream flavour.

Details: Find this baby blue ice cream van at KERB, Kings Cross on Thursdays, West India Quay on Fridays and Druid St Market on Saturdays. More info here. Oh, and we stopped by Blu Top’s HQ in Deptford for a look at where the sugary magic happens.

La Grotta Ices

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Smooth and creamy, La Grotta Ices is a fruit-lover’s haven. Kitty Travers’ ice cream pop-up serves up fresh seasonal flavours, from strawberry with dill seed ripple to rhubarb and nectarine custard.

Details: 36 Crimscott Street, London

Ice Kitchen

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Thought you knew an ice lolly from an ice lolly? Enter: Ice Kitchen. Reinventing the popsicle circa 2010, Nadia Roden and her nephew Cesar Roden bring next level ice pops to the streets of London.

From orange cheesecake and mint dark chocolate to earl grey and mojito, these are the Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour beans of the ice lolly world. And if that wasn’t enough, they have a selection of gluten and dairy free options too!

Details: Find Ice Kitchen at Whole Foods, Cook and the Southbank Market