Featured • August 08, 2023 • Author, Sharon Watkins
Indulging in a scoop of creamy, delightful ice cream is one of life’s simplest pleasures. Anglesey, with its picturesque landscapes and warm vibes, offers a variety of ice cream shops that promise a memorable treat for locals and visitors. From traditional flavours to creative concoctions, here’s a list of the top ice cream parlours to explore on this beautiful island.
Chaplins Ice Cream Parlour and Cafe, Rhosneigr
You’ll find Chaplins on the high street in the lovely village of Rhosneigr. The store often voted as one of the best on the island offers an extensive list of ice cream flavours (delicious handmade gelato), sorbets, Mr Whippy and milkshakes.
The ice creams are delicious and there’s even a hot chocolate sauce to pour over if you desire. The blackcurrant sorbet is also amazing – it’s tart and delicious.
Open 10-6 in the summer and 10-4 on certain days during the winter months.
Red Boat Ice Cream – Llangefni, Beaumaris & Menai Bridge
Red Boat Gelato is made fresh in Llangefni. The company specialises in Italian Gelato Ice Cream with the highest quality flavours. The owner Tony went to the world-famous Carpigiani University of Italy and received extensive training in the art of making ice cream. This explains why the Gelato tastes amazing.
Whether you visit one of their parlours scattered around the island or their production hub you’ll receive a warm, friendly welcome and can choose from an exciting range of flavours. To make your decision difficult you can choose between classic flavours like Madagascan vanilla or strawberries and cream or something more adventurous like Bakewell tart or mango and passionfruit.
You can grab some Red Boat Gelato in one of the many stockists around the island or one of Red Boats Ice Cream parlours.
Red Boat Ice Cream Parlours
- LLANGEFNI – the ice cream production lab in the heart of Anglesey. The viewing windows allow you to see ice cream being made. There are also talks of an exciting visitor attraction being added in the future. Enjoy a Poblado Coffi (coffee) whilst savouring your sweet treat.
- BEAUMARIS – Indulge in your ice cream while overlooking Beaumaris Castle and the Menai Strait at Red Boat’s original shop.
- MENAI BRIDGE – This is possibly the smallest ice cream shop in the world. It’s located in an old ticket office owned by the Menai Bridge Heritage Trust and was ranked as one of the 17 coolest places to get ice cream in the whole of the UK! Find it on the corner of St Georges Road and the Promenade. It’s open all day between Easter and September. Fair weather only.
Hufen Iâ Ynys Môn Anglesey Ice Cream – Moelfre
This amazing ice cream parlour has been selling fresh, homemade ice cream since 2016. Crafted on-site using local Anglesey Jersis ‘Maelog’ Jersey milk, their ice cream is a treat to savour. The renowned Sea Buckthorn flavour stands out as a definite favourite.
The view from the prime seaside location in picturesque Moelfre is the most splendid view of any ice cream parlour. It offers an exceptional experience.
Môn ar Lwy – Taste of Anglesey
Indulge in real ice cream with a rich and satisfying texture… savour every delightful flavour! Môn ar Lwy is committed to sustainability and promoting local producers. Their milk is sourced from a dairy situated within a two-mile radius of the ice creamery. Their ice creams are perfect for gluten-free diets, free from eggs and palm oil, and the sorbets cater to lactose-free preferences (suitable for vegans).
A selection of places to taste Mon Ar Lwy.
- Mon ar Lwy at Aberffraw Beach – Find their mobile hut on the beach.
- Llynnon Mill – Llanddeusant
- RSPB Café – South Stack
- Hootons Farm Shop – Brynsiencyn, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
- Anglesey Circuit – Ty Croes
- Restaurants such as the Oyster Catcher and a number of shops around the island
Edwardian Ice Cream Parlour At The Sea Shanty Cafe
Experience pure pleasure with a visit to the Sea Shanty, where you can revel in the goodness of Kelly’s Ice Cream from Cornwall. Don’t miss the playful pairing of Candyfloss and Bubble Gum flavours – it’s a truly wicked combo! The warm and welcoming atmosphere, coupled with friendly staff, adds to the charm of this fantastic spot. And if you’re in for a delightful surprise, the Smarties cones are an absolute treat you shouldn’t miss!
The Bell Cafe and Ice Cream Parlour – Cemaes Bay
Indulge in a range of scrumptious ice creams while soaking up the coastal charm of this beautiful location. Whether you’re enjoying a classic flavour or trying something new, the café’s welcoming atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for a memorable ice cream experience. Serves Red Boat Gelato for humans and dogs.
Harela’s Benllech – Parlwr Hufen Iâ/Ice Cream Parlour
A superb ice cream parlour selling Snugbury’s ice cream, Ice cream Shakes, Posh Puds Cheesecakes, Scoops Dog Ice Cream and Tango Ice.
Trearddur Bay Ice Cream
A lovely ice cream van that’s been parking between the Lifeboat Shop and Ocean’s Edge in Trearddur Bay since 2002. Look at that beauty below. It looks delicious! They sell gluten-free and wheat-free cones as well as having an immense range of toppings. They even sell lickable frozen yoghurt for dogs.
How Many Of Anglesey’s Ice Creams Are You Going To Try?
From quaint shops in charming villages to seaside spots offering picturesque views, Anglesey’s ice cream parlours are a testament to the island’s charm and flavour. Whether you’re a dedicated ice cream enthusiast or simply looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, these ice cream shops are a must-visit when you’re out and about doing one of the many fun things there are do on Anglesey (discover all the fun Anglesey activities). So go ahead, treat yourself to a scoop or two and experience the joy of a delightful ice cream adventure on this enchanting island.