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The Best Ice Cream In Chelsea

Cone, cup, stick, box or tub… However you prefer your ice cream, our guide to the best places to get your fix of frozen treats in Chelsea is full of unexpected flavours, extravagant serves and take-home delights.

Ice Cream Union (image by @apetitemiro)

Ice Cream Union

With its mission to radically change people’s expectations of ice cream, Ice Cream Union has been supplying ice cream to London’s best chefs for more than 15 years. At its parlour on Pavilion Road, you’ll find all the classics from their existing range of flavours, as well as flavours like Honeycomb (made with honey from The London Honey Company), Cornflake, Lemon Pie, and seasonal treats like this summer’s Pimms Sorbet, and Aperol Spritz Sorbet, and two vegan ice cream flavours. 

Hot tip: you can order take-home punnets of ice cream to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa. 

Ice Cream Union, Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0AX

NATASHKINOltd matcha vegan ice cream at Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols x NATASHKINOltd

Fashion designer Natasha Zinko’s souvenir and takeaway cafe, NATASHKINOltd, has opened a pop-up kiosk at Harvey Nichols, serving gluten- and dairy-free cookies, cakes, and other treats. Echoing Zinko’s conscious ethos, the vegan matcha soft-serve ice cream is crafted using vegan, gluten-free ingredients and adheres to a zero-waste policy. And it’s delicious, with a complex, sweet and creamy, yet refreshing flavour profile.

Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ

Amalfi Sundae at Harry's Dolce Vita (image: Jodi Hinds Food Photographer, London)

Harry’s Dolce Vita

They take sundaes very seriously at Harry’s Dolce Vita. There are three on the dessert menu, each as tempting as the others. 

The decadent Gianduia Sundae has milk and bitter chocolate gelato is topped with Piedmontese hazelnut brownie, whipped cream, and warm salted caramel sauce, the Amalfi Sundae has lemon sorbet topped with candied lemon, milk gelato, meringue, lemon sauce and sugared rosemary; and the grown-up Grappa Zabaione has Grappa flavoured mousse and lemon sorbet trimmed with raspberries, pistachio, and white chocolate pearls. 

Harry’s Dolce Vita, 27-31 Basil Street, SW3 1BB

Hotcake ice cream at Granger & Co.

Granger & Co.

Granger & Co. has turned its best-selling Ricotta Hotcakes into an ice cream flavour. Genius. Inspired by the breakfast favourite, you’ll now find Hotcake ice cream gracing the “Sweet” list on the lunch and dinner menus. 

Granger & Co., 237 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

Colbert Banana Split

Colbert

What could be more thoroughly indulgent than a classic banana split? At Colbert, the banana is caramelised and topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, raspberry purée and flaked almonds. Warm chocolate sauce is added at the table (so you can have as much as you want…). 

Colbert, 50-52 Sloane Square, SW1W 8AX

Festok ice cream at Harvey Nichols

Festok at Harvey Nichols

At the Foodmarket on the 5th floor at Harvey Nichols, you can pick up a box (or two) of Festok’s artisanal ice creams. There’s Festok classics like Pistachio and Rose, as well as surprising bespoke flavours including Turmeric, Halva, Date and Meghli, a vegan rice cream inspired by a traditional Lebanese dessert and made of rice milk, spiced with aniseed, caraway, cinnamon and garnished with coconut and nuts. 

Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ