It’s National Ice Cream Day (18 July) which Is the perfect day to sample some of the region’s best ice cream shops.
It’s also set to be a scorcher in Lancashire today- what better way to cool down than with an frozen treat?
Using Tripadvisor, we have tracked down some of the best-rated ice cream parlours and businesses across the region, detailing some of the popular items on the menu and why people seem to love them so much.
6 great ice cream shops in Lancashire
The Milking Parlour
Address: Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth
This parlour has an impressive 4.9 rating on Google, with people praising the variety of flavours of Italian ice cream on offer.
On Trip Advisor, one person wrote: “Alerted to this place by the queue. Superb quality, friendly service and good value. Sweet how the local school kids seemed to pile in to get another dose after school was over every day.”
According to their website, they “make all of their Artisan Ice Cream at the parlour to a traditional Italian Gelato recipe, giving you an authentic taste of Italy in beautiful Kirkby Lonsdale.”
Peanut butter, elderflower and tiramisu are just some of the gelato flavours they serve here.
Notarianni Ice Cream
Address: Waterlook Road South Shore, Blackpool
This small family run ice cream parlour has served home =made vanilla ice cream since 1928 to a secret family recipe handed down 4 generations.
This parlour has a 4.5 rating on Trip Advisor.
One person wrote: “Wow…..amazing ice cream, so glad we have found this place, fantastic ice cream and Great value.
“Son’s small cone was huge, and our sundaes were amazing. Will definitely be back.”
Fredericks Ice Cream
Address: Bolton Road, Chorley
According to the company website, this business serves “award winning” and “luxury” ice cream.
Cherry bakewell,, Koppaberg sorbet and rainbow ice cream are some of the frozen delights on offer.
One Trip Advisor reviewer wrote: “The ice cream is amazing. It’s absolutely incredible, it really is. “The Maltesers in my ice cream were crunchy and delicious and the ice cream itself was smooth. The cone was also delicious.”
Scoop Ice Cream bar
Address: Central Promenade, Blackpool
There are more that 44 flavours to choose from here and over 100,000 ice cream combination ideas too.
Daim bar, Twix, mint Aero and white chocolate are just some of the flavours on offer.
If you don’t fancy plain ice cream, slap it on a waffle or in a milkshake.
One reviewer wrote: “Great selection of sweet treats, the waffles are huge! Friendly staff, small outdoor seating area and they do vegan options too.”
Downham Ice Cream Shop
Address: Downham, Clitheroe
Downham Ice Cream Shop was founded in 2014 by Michelle & David Brown in the very heart of the picturesque village of Downham.
It has a five star rating on Trip Advisor and one person wrote: “Lovely little shop selling the most amazing ice cream in this lovely village.
“Good choice of flavours, you can also buy coffee and cakes.
“Beautiful sat in the sun on the green outside by the stream and ducks.”
Address: Marine Road Central, Morecambe
This quirky business specialise in pizza and gelato.
They have 18 regular flavours and four ever changing guest flavours.
Some of their regulars include the award winning ‘crema’ (vanilla alternative), tiramisu and salted caramel.
One impressed customer wrote: “The best ice cream that I have tried and believe me I have tried a lot.
“The white chocolate is my favourite but I would high recommend that you try various flavours as the prune is equally as good.”