Five of the BEST places in Edinburgh for an Ice Cream

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5 of the Best Places in Edinburgh for Ice Cream

Whatever the weather, Ice cream is always a top choice for a snack, dessert or just a treat.  Here are 5 suggestions for the best places in Edinburgh for Ice Cream.  Let us know any others we need to check out.

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1. Mary’s Milk Bar

Mary’s Milk Bar is famous and for good reason.  Amazingly delish ice cream and it’s a quirky little ice cream parlour as well.  Each day there are different flavours, so an excuse to return again and again and again!

Where: Mary’s Milk Bar 19 Grassmarket, Edinburgh


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2. Affogato

You wouldn’t think that the bustling Queensferry Street in Edinburgh is one of the best places to go to for an ice cream.  Deliciously creamy ice cream.  If you ask nicely they will give you a sample before buying.  Vegan Ice Cream is available as well.

Where: Affogato 236 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh


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3. The Chocolate Tree

Chocolate lovers heaven here.  Ice cream and sorbet made with chocolate and the sorbet is vegan as well!

Where: Chocolate Tree


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4. S. Luca Ice Cream

S. Luca has been making ice cream in Edinburgh since the 1890’s.  The ice cream is still made in the same factory in Musselburgh as it was originally.  Visit their Morningside branch for something tasty.

Where: 16 Morningside Rd


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5. Over Langshaw Farmhouse

Another one for the Grassmarket.  Over Langshaw Farmhouse “Cool As” is cool as.  In an old Police box and making ice cream with their own organic milk.

Where: Police BoxGrassmarket


Anywhere else you would recommend?  Let us know below!

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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1 Comment

  1. Silpa

    Wow ice creams are looking amazing. Love your post. Keep up the good work.

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