Licked – our favourite ice cream parlours

Nothing says it’s summer better than a delicious ice cream on a warm day.

La Gelatiera, London

Get your gourmet gelato in this popular Covent Garden shop that makes the most of traditional churning techniques.

Aromatherapy meets ice cream with award-winning flavours such as honey, rosemary and orange zest, and basil and chilli.

Top treat: Cornish blue and walnuts

Nearest tube: Leicester Square

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Science Cream, Cardiff

Frozen treats emerge from clouds of billowing fog at Wales’ first liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour.

The science is not merely for show as the liquid nitrogen creates a smooth velvety texture and creaminess that you won’t find elsewhere.

Top treat: Peanut butter and banana caramel

Nearest station: Cardiff Central

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Mr B’s, Hayle

Established in 2004 in the scenic centre of Hayle, Mr B’s offers a dizzying number of flavours, from apple crumble to white chocolate and pistachio ripple.

This Cornish-Italian crossover is perfect during the summer.

Top treat:Turkish delight

Nearest station: Hayle

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Verdi’s, Mumbles

This family café and ice cream parlour offers spectacular views out over Swansea Bay, to be enjoyed while savouring a strawberry sundae.

Complementing the vast array of different ice creams are plenty of authentic pizzas, pasta and pastries.

Top treat:Hazelnut basket with hot chocolate fudge sauce

Nearest station: Swansea

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G&D’s, Oxford

The brainchild of former Oxford University student George Stroud, G&D’s now has 3 cafes in the city of dreaming spires.

They all use a special ‘slow turn, quick freeze’ ice cream-making technique, adding in ingredients like Mexican vanilla and Belgian chocolate.

Top treat:raspberry sorbet

Nearest station: Oxford

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PJ’s, Weston-super-Mare

Proper seaside ice cream parlour with a huge array of flavours. As traditional as buckets and spades. Kids will love the Minion flavour (not made with real Minions).

Top treat:Toffee fudge ice cream

Nearest station: Weston-super-Mare

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Moomaid of Zennor, St Ives

Ice cream that lives up to its beautiful and exotic name. Fresh milk comes from Moomaid’s own Friesian herd and is combined with Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream for added richness.

Top treat:Salted almond praline

Nearest station: St Ives

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Tutti Frutti, Reading

Rated one of the country’s favourite ice cream parlours, Tutti Frutti has been keeping passengers at Reading Station cool for years.

Delicious ice cream served with a smile.

Top treat:Frozen Greek yoghurt with lemon curd.

Nearest station: Reading

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