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Posted on 07/06/2017 by David

Love ice cream? You're never far from a delicious, icy treat wherever you are in North Wales!

This week we round-up the best places for ice cream in North Wales. From boutique parlours to small home producers, there's a thriving ice cream scene here - you're going to have a dilemma though, there are so many delicious flavours to choose from! 

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North Wales Ice Cream World

You'll be spoilt for choice with 48 different flavours to choose from at North Wales' newest ice cream parlour at North Wales Garden World, near Rhyl. 

Must-try: Bogey-Cola, if you're brave enough!

Find it: St Asaph Avenue, Kinmel Bay, LL18 5TU. Tel: 01745 338 222. Opening hours: Mon - Sat 09:30-17:00, Sun 10:30-16:00.

Forte's

One of the most established names in ice cream in North Wales, Forte's ice cream is sold in many outlets across the region including their flagship ice cream parlour on Llandudno's high street. 

Must-try: Great Taste gold award winner 2011, Rum & Raisin. 

Find it: 1 Mostyn Broadway, Llandudno, LL30 1YL. Tel: 01492 471 193.

Cadwalader's 

As synonymous with Criccieth as the castle itself, Cadwalader's is another ice-cream producer with a proud Welsh heritage. With parlours in Betws-y-Coed and Porthmadog too, you don't have to go far to try a Cadwalader's cone.

Must-try: Cadwalader's Classic Vanilla.

Find it: The Iris, Castle Street, Criccieth, LL52 0DP. Tel: 01766 523 665.

The Looking Glass

From cones to crepes and milkshakes to monster sundaes, this Alice In Wonderland-inspired ice cream parlour takes the frosty dessert to a whole new level. 

Must-try: flavours change every week, take your pick!

Find it: 100 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, LL30 2SW. Tel: 01492 860 793. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 11:00-18:00.

Parisella's of Conwy 

An award-winning family-run business, Parisella's supply restaurants and hotels across North Wales and has its own outlets in Llandudno's Happy Valley and hometown, Conwy. 

Must-try: decadent Triple Chocolate.

Find it: 12 High Street, Conwy, LL32 8DE. Tel: 01492 592 770.

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Red Boat 

Italian-stye gelato ice-cream made with the finest Welsh ingredients is top of the menu at Beaumaris' most popular ice cream parlour. 

Must-try: Seabuckthorn, as recommended in the June 2017 edition of Jamie Oliver magazine!

Find it: 34 Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8BB. Tel: 01248 810 022. Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 08:30-18:00, Fri-Sat 08:30-19:00.

Glaslyn Ices 

Another award-winning local producer with a mouthwatering range of dairy and non-dairy ice cream flavours to choose from, eat-in or takeaway! 

Must-try: refreshing Melon & Ginger sorbet.

Find it: Stryd Gwynant, Beddgelert, Caernarfon, LL55 4YB. Tel: 01766 890 339. Sun-Fri 09:30-17:30, Sat 09:30-20:30.

Y Gegin Fawr 

Enjoy Welsh ice cream in historic surroundings. This iconic 700-year-old Aberdaron building, whose names translates to 'The Big Kitchen', used to feed hungry pilgrims travelling to Bardsey Island.

Must-try: a taste of childhood, Rhubard Crumble.

Find it: Aberdaron, LL53 8BE. Tel: 01758 760 359. 

Plas Farm

Anglesey ice cream producers, Plas Farm, supply the region with their delicious varieties that include traditional ice cream and soft Mr Whippy. We recommend you try it Mr Softee UK, an ice cream truck that visits a different venue with its crazy ice cream creations.

Must-try: Mr Softee's Millionaire Shortbread sundae.

Mon ar Lwy 

Multi-award winning Anglesey ice cream producers that can be sampled at some of the best restaurants and attractions across the region. These include Dylan's restaurants, Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, the Black Boy Inn, Surf Snowdonia and Penrhyn Castle. 

Must-try: Bursting Blueberry, Great Taste award winner 2008. 

Where do you get your Welsh ice cream? If you know of a parlour or producer that you think should be on our list, share it on Facebook or Twitter and we might add it here!

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Images courtesy of: Shari's Berries, via Flickr 2015. Stevepb via Pixabay.