Hello to all our readers, new and regulars! Today we are writing something a little fun in honour of #NationalIceCreamDay. We wanted to share with you some of our favourite ice cream shops in Devon. Why? Because what is a holiday to the Southwest without delicious ice cream!
A residing favourite among our accommodation providers is that of Hockings Ice cream, the delicious, very creamy ice cream is made here in North Devon. The company that is situated in Appledore has been making ice cream since 1936 and now have 16 vehicles that travel across North Devon selling their famous ice creams. If you want to get yourself one of these delicious icecreams then see their van locations below:
- Appledore, Bideford, Torrington and Westward Ho ! 1st week March – last week October
- Ilfracombe May to September
- Sainsbury’s Barnstaple June to September
- Braunton Burrows school holidays
Salcombe Ice Cream
Another popular choice among our South Devon members is that of Salcombe Ice Cream. The ice cream shop is located in Salcombe and makes their own ice cream using a traditional method and using milk from the local farm. The Ice Cream company is run by two families and started back in 1979. There are lots of delicious flavours available some of which include Peppermint Chocolate Flake, Popcorn, Honeycomb, Chocolate orange, Bubblegum and so many more, plus if you are not a fan of ice cream then they also sell sorbet! To find their locations see below:
- Island Street Salcombe
- Boat Float Dartmouth
- The Quay Kingsbridge
Dartmouth Ice Cream
A great place to visit for all things sweet while in South Devon is Dartmouth Ice Cream. The shop has been making and selling ice cream since 1928 making it one of the oldest ice cream companies in the Southwest! The ice cream is made on their onsite dairy and sold in their quaint shop in Dartmouth. If you like to be spoilt with choice then you are in luck as at Dartmouth Ice Cream they have a recipe book of 50 different ice cream and sorbet flavours. As well as ice cream the shop also sells scones, fudge, biscuits and hampers.
Otter Valley Ice Cream
If you are near Honiton, then Otter Valley Ice Cream and Field Kitchen needs to be on your list of places to visit. It is a family run business which runs their own farm and started an ice cream shop back in 2010. 8 years later they opened their Field Kitchen. Both their ice cream menu and their kitchen menu is filled with delicious options.
Another great place to get delicious and very creamy ice cream is the Surfing Cow near Plymouth. There is an excellent range of flavours including Rasberry Ripple, Mascarpone and Caramelised Fig, Honeycomb and so many more. The scrumptious ice creams are made on their farm where they milk their own Jersey Cows. You can buy their ice cream from their farm shop.
Fleur and Mimis
For those wanting something sweet then Fleur and Mimis near Barnstaple is an excellent choice. It serves everything from delicious ice cream to waffles! There is most definitely something for everyone at this amazing sweet shop.
We hope you have enjoyed today’s post. If you know of anymore ice cream shops that you love in Devon be sure to give them a shout out and tag is in your post using:
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