Where to find the best ice creams on your travels

ice creamIce cream is great all year round, however visiting a great ice cream parlour can really make your holiday or day trip stand out. Ice cream was first consumed in China many years before being introduced to Europe. The original Chinese ice-cream recipe contained buffalo milk, flour and camphor. Even today each country has its own variation of ice cream and toppings but if you are visiting any of the following destinations this summer, be sure to check out these parlours for some of the best ice cream in the world!

Salt and Straw – Portland and Los Angeles

If you’re heading to America, Salt and Straw will definitely tickle your taste buds. When it comes to flavours they really like to mix things up as well as introducing tantalising seasonal specials, you will never be short for choice. Some of the classic flavours offered in Portland include Honey Lavender, Pear and Blue Cheese and Chocolate Gooey Brownie. Alternatively, if you choose to visit a shop in L.A their classic flavours include Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate, Black Olive Brittle & Goats Cheese and Avocado & Oaxacan Fudge - now that's different!

Berthillon – Paris

Looking for a romantic ice cream with someone special? Why not visit Berthillon and experience luxury ice cream and sorbet in a range of flavours. The perfect way to cool down in the summer heat whilst exploring the local attractions.

Gelato Messina — Australia

With twelve stores in Sydney alone, you are bound to find one if visiting this popular destination. Dislike process foods and additives? Gelato Messina is perfect for you, only using raw and natural ingredients.  Their motto is to make ice cream as it would have been done 100 years ago! They have a diverse range of over 40 flavours with 5 specials which change weekly. If you happen to have a birthday while visiting, why not consider one of their ice cream cakes!

Gelupo - London

Visiting London or just fancy an ice cream on your way home from work? Visit Gelupo in Soho and experience ice cream at its finest. Carefully designing and tested in-house, Gelupo has appeared in many magazines and newspapers as the best place to grab an ice cream in London. Flavours change on a regular basis but some of the most popular include Pistachio, Honeycomb, Tiramisu, Ricotta and Sour Cherry.

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Date Created: 26 June 2017