London’s most instagrammable ice cream

SOME WEATHER WE ARE HAVING, AMIRITE?! The only way to survive is to eat ice cream at every meal. A doctor told me this. I don’t know if they were a medical doctor. Why do you have so many questions? Anyway. I hear you, this can’t just be any old ice cream, it’s got to be the most beautiful/unusual/ridiculous ice cream going because you need those numbers on instagram. ??? Here’s my list of the most instagrammable ice cream in London right now. Dig in and get instafamous in the process! ??


1. Jude’s Black Coconut ice cream, Battersea

Who knew ice cream could be sexy? This stuff looks like it just rolled out of a one night stand with amazing bed hair and is now casually smoking a Gauloises. One for all the sex fiends and summer goths out there, this incredible cone gets its colour from coconut ash. You can nab Jude’s Black Coconut ice cream at The Pear Tree Cafe in Battersea park.

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2. Taiyaki Soft serve at Bake, Chinatown

This unassuming bakery on Wardour Street, sells these adorable taiyaki soft serves in both vanilla and matcha (don’t tell anyone but I am not into matcha even though green ice cream would get me more favs. This is where I draw my line in the sand).

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3. Candyfloss softserve at Milk Train cafe, Covent Garden

Obviously this is a debacle of an ice cream, which is almost impossible to eat without it going everywhere but just look at it. It’s like staring into the face of god. People generally recommend eating these beasts in Milk Train Cafe but head outside if you want a decent shot, fyi everyone else is doing the same thing.

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4. Macaron ice cream sandwiches at Yolkin Ma Ice Street Food Union Soho

Aren’t these just the cutest ice cream sandwiches you’ve ever seen?! These are deeply kawaii to me. They’re only available at the weekend from Yolkin’ ma ice and the flavours change every fortnight so head down before they change again and you miss out on your fav. 

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5. Unicorn Freakshake at Maxwell’s Covent Garden

Maxwell’s are kind of renowned for their ridiculous creations (they’ve got this one burger that they just pour a jug of liquid cheese over) so if you’re in the market for a unicorn freakshake then this is the place to go. FYI I couldn’t finish mine, it was just OTT but think of the numbers. Unicorn stuff always does decent numbers. Mmm numbers.

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6. Banana Jam Pie at Chin Chin Labs Soho

Chin Chin Club Soho do an array of beautiful ice cream based desserts but I’m really feeling this Banana jam pie with burnt butter, it’s just so gooey and such a perfect colour. Chin Chin also serve up delights in Kerb’s Camden and Streetfeast’s Hawker House but it’s their soho pop up where they’re really doing amazing stuff.

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7. Caramel Affogato at Soft Serve Society Shoreditch

Soft Serve Society’s ice cream looks like magic to me (these guys do freakshakes as well, by the way), it’s not like a Mr. Whippy, the ice cream curls out of their machine in a perfectly cylinder that looks amazing in a cone. OK, sort of like the poop emoji but stop hating on the poop emoji like it isn’t your most used emoji. You can’t beat their caramel affogato though which only comes in a cup, it’s delicious AND beautiful.

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8. Ice-clair Melba at the Savoy The Strand

These eclairs with an ice cream centre have just launched at Melba and they’re an especially upmarket affair as you would expect. There’s a huge variety of toppings and sauces to adorn your ice-clair too so you can create your own unique ice cream work of art.

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9. Frozen S’more at Dominique Ansel Bakery Victoria

Oh god. I love Dominique Ansel so much, everything concocted there is a dessert you once had in a dream. I want to make Dominique Ansel the godfather of my child. So good. These s’mores are just unbelievable. Honey marshmallow wrapped around Tahitian vanilla ice cream with chocolate wafer crisps, served on a smoked willow wood branch and torched to order. Expensive for about 4 bites but each bite is *love heart eyes emoji*.

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10. Rose shaped gelato from Amorino various locations

Amorino know what they’re doing, there’s always a queue at most of their branches because who doesn’t want gelato in the shape of a rose with a macaron squished into its centre? No one. Everyone wants this. Put a ring in the middle of one of these bad boys and go propose to someone now.

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11. Rolled ice cream at Pan n Ice Selfidges Bond Street

These guys will chop up whatever you want (within reason, what’s wrong with you?) and make ice cream out of it in front of your very eyes. It’s quite an experience. They’re also in Stratford, Westfields.

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12. Ice cream sandwich at Blu Top various locations

Blu top’s ice cream sandwiches having been trending for like two years on instragram for good reason. The sandwiches are perfect, the ice cream is lovely and they have that cute little van. They’re at different locations throughout the week and they sell out fast so like they say, the earlybird gets the ice cream sandwich.

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13. Little Moons Mochi at Whole Foods Piccadilly

Aren’t these little mochi  from Little Moons just the cutest? Yes, they are. The coconut ones are the best and you can pick them up on the way home from work if you’re near Picadilly. Along with a bunch of other glorious groceries that will probably bankrupt you because Wholefoods.

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14. Cocopops and Frosties ice cream from Cereal Killer Cafe Camden

Maybe not the most photogenic ice cream on this list but hey, this is good stuff. The Frosties ice cream is just delicious. I understand that as a progressive person I am meant to despise the Cereal Killer Cafe for somehow being a symbol of gentrification but I can’t and I won’t because yummy. I am a sell out. Don’t hate the ice cream, hate late capitalism. Also, top tip – the Shoreditch branch does NOT do ice cream.

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15. The bubble waffle at Bubble Wrap Chinatown

The biggest hitter in instagram ice cream fame at the moment is the bubble waffle. And it’s good BUT is it wait for an hour in a long snaking queue good? I’m not convinced. You can choose your own ingredients here to make your waffle as aesthetically pleasing as possible (I don’t think I got my combo right but I wasn’t going back to queue again, I got pooped on by a pigeon in the queue, it was a bad time). Little tip, if you want the condensed milk sauce like I did, then get a dark coloured gelato so you can see the sauce drizzle in your pics.

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