Where: Pan-n-ice in Westfield Shepherds Bush and Stratford
Ice rolls are a unique take on traditional ice cream. These handcrafted ice rolls are made right in front of you off of ice pans, watching how these ice rolls are made are half the fun. What makes these ice rolls special are the flavours on offer, there is everything from mango, avocado, Oreos to Kinder Bueno. You can even take these ice rolls up a notch by adding them between a taco topped with a layer of whipped cream and fruits.
Where: Snowflake – various locations across London
It has been all about the Avocados recently but Snowflake in London is taking this fad up a level. They are offering an avocado ice cream which is actually shaped like an avocado. It is made from 60% Avocado and is also vegan and gluten-free. This is what you call an unique ice cream.
Where: Milk Train in Covent Garden
The Unicone at Milk Train in Covent Garden London is one for the sweet tooths. It comes with candy floss, ice cream of your choice, topped with rainbow sprinkles and wafer. It is one of those Instagram worthy ice creams.
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Charcoal and Matcha Ice Cream
Where: Soft Serve Society in Liverpool Street
Black ice cream? Yes, that’s correct. The Soft Serve Society is serving the eye-catching charcoal ice cream. This blend of coconut ice cream and activated charcoal comes with a variety of toppings like a toasted marshmallow, popcorn, rice cakes and much more.
Where: Yolkin in Chinatown Soho
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwichs are as delicious as they look. Yolkin in Chinatown Soho has proven to be a hit with Londoner, you are almost always guaranteed to find a queue outside. The flavours change regularly some of the previous ones have included Milk & Cookies, Mint Brownie, Green Tea, Red Velvet and even cornflakes. The Yolkin team update their Instagram with the flavours they are working on so it is worth keeping an eye on their Instagram page.
Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
Where: Chin Chin Lab in Camden and Soho
Chin Chin Lab is miles away from your traditional ice cream parlour. The first thing you will notice is the smoke-filled industrial themed room. At Chin Chin Labs your scoop of ice cream is frozen right in front of you using clouds of liquid nitrogen. The liquid nitrogen means your scoop is softer and sweeter than a regular ice cream. One of the standouts on the menu are the ice cream sandwiches. Choux Bun Sandwich is definitely worth a try. On the menu, you will also find some really unique weekly changing flavours, some of the previous ones have included black tahini halva, beetroot and rose.
Taiyaki Ice Cream
Where: Bake in Chinatown London
Bake in Chinatown has put a spin on the popular Japanese fish-shaped cakes called Taiyaki which is usually filled with red bean paste or custard. Bake are serving these fish-shaped waffle cones with a scoop of matcha ice cream and it’s simply delicious!
Where: Dominique Ansel Bakery in Belgravia
Dominique Ansel Bakery is known for its creative desserts so it doesn’t come as a surprise to find the ever so unique Frozen S’mores on their menu. Located between Victoria and Belgravia this gem is serving up Frozen S’mores with a centre of Tahitian vanilla ice cream coated in crispy chocolate feuilletine, wrapped in honey marshmallow torched to order and served on a smoked willow wood branch.