16 of the best places to get ice cream in Scotland

On warm sunny days, who doesn't love an ice cream?


With the warm weather set to continue, we take a look at the best places for ice cream and gelato in Scotland.

A waterfront institution, Aunty Bettys holds a prime spot in Stonehaven, from where it serves ice-creams and snacks. The ice-cream spans regular flavours such as Mint Choc Chip and more adventurous flavours such as Irn-Bru.
If youre looking for ice cream in the heart of Edinburghs west end then look further than Affogato. Using all natural ingredients and offering gluten and dairy free options, Affogato is the place to try some hand-crafted Gelato.
This family run business is onto to its third generation and they have been making ice cream since 1908. The company has won various awards and the queues outside of both cafes come rain, wind or shine testify to its popularity.
They do say that variety is the spice of life and with Big Licks thats certainly what you get as their modern take on the old familiar dessert caf offers endless combos of frozen treats.
Standing on Aberdeens busy King Street, Casa di Gelato offers up to 16 flavours of traditional Italian-made ice-cream at any one time.
Crolla's on The Shore in Leith serves delicious, traditional Italian gelato ice cream.
Cones & Candy serves up flavours such as Scottish Tablet, Snap Mallow Pop and Lime and Chocolate.
A firm favourite in the picturesque town, Jeanettas has been creating wonderful flavours for over 100 years.
The UKs first ice cream and churros bar opened in Glasgow's west end in 2017 and is a very popular place.
Whether the sun is shining or not, pay a visit to Marys Milk Bar. This retro ice cream parlour offers homemade gelato in traditional and flamboyant flavours (such as fig and hazelnut and Goats cheese and pickled beetroot).
Newly updated with Coias range of modern ice-cream flavours (think tablet, Irn-Bru and Kola Cubes), the selection at Newlands Cafe also includes traditional favourites such as vanilla.
Recently opened, Novelli's ice-cream parlour serves freshly made ice-cream and sorbet in 18 different flavours.
Located within a Post Office, this popular ice cream shop serves flavours such as Bounty, Ferrero Rocher, Creme Egg and peach melba sorbet.
Serving up freshly made Ginesis gelato, some the flavours are more modern than the cafe. Think salted caramel, bubblegum and Kinder Bueno. But theres always a place for good old fashion vanilla topped with raspberry sauce.
A Scottish institution, this famous ice cream parlour is ideally located by the waterfront in Largs and is a haven of sweet treats and art deco elegance.