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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

With its mission to radically change people’s expectations of the soft serve, 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, as well as newer flavours such as honeycomb (made with honey from The London Honey Company), cornflake, lemon pie, and seasonal treats including this summer’s Pimms sorbet, and Aperol Spritz sorbet, and two vegan ice cream offerings. You can also order take-home punnets to enjoy from the comfort of your sofa.

Ice Cream Union, Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AX | 020 7237 9042

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, including vegan soft-serve ice cream.

Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ | 020 7201 8088

Harry’s Dolce Vita

They take ice-cream sundaes very seriously at Harry’s Dolce Vita. There are three on the dessert menu, each one equally tempting. The decadent gianduia sundae features milk and bitter chocolate gelato topped with piedmontese hazelnut brownie, whipped cream, and warm salted caramel sauce; the Amalfi Sundae has a zesty lemon sorbet base topped with candied lemon, milk gelato, meringue, lemon sauce and sugared rosemary. The grown-up grappa zabaione serves up Grappa flavoured mousse and lemon sorbet trimmed with raspberries, pistachio and white chocolate pearls.

Harry’s Dolce Vita, 27-31 Basil Street, SW3 1BB | 020 3940 1020
Photography: Jodi Hinds Food Photographer London

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 | 020 3848 1060

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 | 020 7730 2804

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 including pistachio and rose, as well as surprising bespoke flavours including turmeric, halva, date and meghli, a vegan rice cream inspired by the traditional Lebanese dessert, made of rice milk spiced with aniseed, caraway and cinnamon and garnished with coconut and nuts.

Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ | 020 7201 8088

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