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

Here are some of Bristol’s best treats for a warm day...


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. They also have a cafe next to the harbour in Wapping Wharf.

Churning fresh gelato daily, with flavours such as strawberry lemonade, dairy-free mango and amarena cherry cheesecake (keep an eye to their social media feeds 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, or try one of their gelato cakes or sundaes, and enjoy!

Gelato in cones at Swoon - credit Swoon
Image: Swoon


Ever wanted to blend your favourite cocktail with ice cream or sorbet? The genius team at Brozen have done just that! Will you go for a frozen Margarita, Pimms, Pina Colada or one of their sweeter ice cream concoctions?

Person using liquid nitrogen at Brozen Bar in Bristol
Image: Brozen Bar


Panunzio's Kitchen Gelati Italiani on Cotham Hill serves up a multi award-winning range of gelato and sorbets, as well as cakes, shakes and smoothies.

Taste of Napoli

This Italian cafe in Broadmead does a range of gelato during the summer months alongside its popular selection of cannoli, tiramisu, pastries and cheesecakes. Pick up some of their delicious pizza slices, arancini or filled panini while you're there. They also do a range of vegan treats, both savoury and sweet.

Gelato at Taste of Napoli in Broadmead, Bristol - credit Taste of Napoli
Image: Taste of Napoli


Located in the East Bristol suburb of Brislington, Tarr's is a local family-run institution, which has been selling ice cream for over 100 years. Choose from over 17 flavours in tubs, cones, lollies and even cakes.

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