When visiting Bristol this summer, you’re sure to be a stone’s throw away from a classic whippy or frozen yoghurt.

Helen Salter gives us a run down of Bristol’s best treats for a warm day...

Swoon

Swoon 

If you’re looking for authentic Italian gelato then a visit to Swoon, the gelato bar perched at the bottom of Park Street, is an absolute must.

Churning fresh gelato daily, with flavours such as strawberry lemonade, dairy-free mango and amarena cherry cheesecake (keep an eye to their Twitter feed for the latest vote on which flavour to do next), Swoon has become a favourite in the Bristol foodie scene, with hungry customers queuing along the street on hotter days.

Choose from a tub or cone, wander over to College Green and enjoy!


Source: Swoon

Oliver’s Ice Cream at Cargo 2 

Down at  Cargo 2 you’ll find Oliver’s Ice Cream parlour, a small but sweet hideout selling artisan ice cream with exciting flavours.

Using locally sourced natural ingredients, you can choose from a variety of flavours such as Thatcher’s Gold cider, Marzipan or Italian custard, all served in tubs or cones half-filled with chocolate. 

Served in impressive portions and reasonably priced, Oliver’s is becoming a must for sunny days in Bristol’s harbour.

Source: Wapping Wharf

The Parlour 

Over at the bottom of Gloucester Road you’ll find The Parlour, a '50s inspired ice cream bar serving the tastiest of sundaes and artisan treats.

With endless choices on offer, you can indulge in their salted caramel sundae with hot brownies, strawberries and hot Nutella sauce, their banoffee ice cream sandwich or a monster cone – a huge serving of ice cream, tasty toppings and cream.

If you fancy some serious indulgence and a cool place to escape the heat, The Parlour is the place to be!  

Source: The Parlour

Woky Ko at Cargo 

Wokyko at Cargo is a casual Asian diner serving ice cream which will surprise anyone who makes a visit.

Their deep fried, salted caramel ice cream bao is a mouth-watering bite of heaven, a great alternative dessert which will leave anyone wanting more!

Source: Woky Ko

Vee Double Moo 

Vee Double Moo are here to bring award-winning, soft serve ice cream to the sweet-toothed masses.

Usually parked on College Green, Vee Double Moo serve delicious scoops straight from a vintage VW camper van, giving Swoon a serious run for their money with their soft servings.

Try their vanilla swirl, paired beautifully with an elderberry ripple scoop and topped with mixed berries.

Source: Vee Double Moo

Flour & Ash 

Flour & Ash over on Cheltenham Road are known for their award-winning sourdough pizzas, but their impressive range of ice creams and sorbets, all of which are made in house, are seriously worthy of praise and attention too.

The menu changes daily, with fresh new flavours such as peach, passionfruit or coconut sorbet gracing the board, ready and waiting for your eyes to feast on.

Source: Flour & Ash

Brozen at St Nicholas Market 

Amid the hustle and bustle of St Nicholas Market you’ll find the cool and collected Brozen, a food stall serving liquid nitrogen ice cream made right in front of your eyes.

The team behind Brozen turn the process of ice cream on its head, freezing it instantly which results in a creamier, fresher and smoother taste. Using locally-sourced produce and ingredients free from any preservatives, these treats are truly made from the good stuff.

Source: Brozen

Looking for other ways to keep cool? Take a look at our Top Al Fresco Spots in the city, or if you've got a sweet tooth, make sure you read our guide to Bristol's Most Sumptuous Cakes.

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Swoon
Café
Swoon

Authentic artisan gelato bar with a dash of Italian swagger and style. Handmade treats including sorbetti, gelato sticks and individual gelato monoporzioni. Providing locally roasted coffee and baked pastries, hot and cold drinks.

St Nicholas Market
Café
St Nicholas Market

This vibrant and buzzing market place can be found in the heart of the old city, which is full of fantastic examples of Georgian Architecture and is only a short walk from all of the hotels in central Bristol.