Best ice cream in Edinburgh

Check out the top ice cream in Edinburgh, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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305 local reviews
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh
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0131 552 7171
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Trudi
One of the best in the world. It has got to be one of the most rememberable few hours of tranquility you can f…
Sophie
Beautiful gardens, a wonderful place to go walking, exercise, sit and read on a park bench or just enjoying th…
Roman
Beautiful Gardens go see the the Rock Garden and the Glass Green House
1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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305 local reviews
20 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 552 7171
Trudi
Trudi
One of the best in the world. It has got to be one of the most rememberable few hours of tranquility you can find in Edinburgh and only a 10…
Sophie
Sophie
Beautiful gardens, a wonderful place to go walking, exercise, sit and read on a park bench or just enjoying the art of the flora and fauna p…
Roman
Roman
Beautiful Gardens go see the the Rock Garden and the Glass Green House
2. The Chocolate Tree

2. The Chocolate Tree

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25 local reviews
123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 228 3144
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Gabriella
The Chocolate Tree has something for everyone. Aside from their delicious chocolates, in the summer try their …
Natalie Alexandra
A must see (and taste). On a sunny day, try their ice creams. On a rainy day, try their hot chocolate and take…
Vroni
Chocolate, pralines and ice cream all made in Scotland... Any flavour you can think of... My favourite are Bai…
2. The Chocolate Tree

2. The Chocolate Tree

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25 local reviews
123 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 228 3144
Gabriella
Gabriella
The Chocolate Tree has something for everyone. Aside from their delicious chocolates, in the summer try their fruity ice creams, while in wi…
Natalie Alexandra
Natalie Alexandra
A must see (and taste). On a sunny day, try their ice creams. On a rainy day, try their hot chocolate and take back home some for a naughty …
Vroni
Vroni
Chocolate, pralines and ice cream all made in Scotland... Any flavour you can think of... My favourite are Baileys chocolates...
3. Luca S

3. Luca S

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14 local reviews
16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh
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0131 446 0233
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Ruaridh
Another Edinburgh institution that sells some of the best Italian Ice Cream you will ever try. Small Cafe ups…
Hannah & Steven
Lucas of Edinburgh is a family owned ice cream and cafe location. Highly recommended for an ice cream, they r…
Michael
Fabulous Ice cream and Sundaes! Watch yourself though, its easy to eat a LOT of ice cream at this place!
3. Luca S

3. Luca S

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14 local reviews
16 Morningside Road, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 446 0233
Ruaridh
Ruaridh
Another Edinburgh institution that sells some of the best Italian Ice Cream you will ever try. Small Cafe upstairs is also family friendly.
Hannah & Steven
Hannah & Steven
Lucas of Edinburgh is a family owned ice cream and cafe location. Highly recommended for an ice cream, they rotate a couple every week so y…
Michael
Michael
Fabulous Ice cream and Sundaes! Watch yourself though, its easy to eat a LOT of ice cream at this place!
4. The Beach House

4. The Beach House

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17 local reviews
57 Bath Street, Edinburgh
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0131 657 2636
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Laura
Best ice cream in Portobello for a stroll along prom! Gluten and dairy free too!
Nicolas
If you like coffee/tea and cakes, don't think twice and go to The Beach House. Or grab one of their homemade …
Isabelle
After a stroll along the beach this is the best cafe with glorious homemade cakes and coffee.
4. The Beach House

4. The Beach House

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17 local reviews
57 Bath Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 657 2636
Laura
Laura
Best ice cream in Portobello for a stroll along prom! Gluten and dairy free too!
Nicolas
Nicolas
If you like coffee/tea and cakes, don't think twice and go to The Beach House. Or grab one of their homemade ice cream and eat it on the be…
Isabelle
Isabelle
After a stroll along the beach this is the best cafe with glorious homemade cakes and coffee.
5. S.Luca of Musselburgh

5. S.Luca of Musselburgh

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4 local reviews
32-38 High Street, Edinburgh
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0131 665 2237
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Elliott
Take a trip down to the seaside and sample some delicious ice cream from the famous S Luca shop.
Mhairi
Ice cream amazing! Does café lunches all day and child friendly
James
Folk drive from Edinburgh to enjoy Luca's ice cream
5. S.Luca of Musselburgh

5. S.Luca of Musselburgh

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4 local reviews
32-38 High Street, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 665 2237
Elliott
Elliott
Take a trip down to the seaside and sample some delicious ice cream from the famous S Luca shop.
Mhairi
Mhairi
Ice cream amazing! Does café lunches all day and child friendly
James
James
Folk drive from Edinburgh to enjoy Luca's ice cream
6. Princes Street Gardens

6. Princes Street Gardens

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84 local reviews
Princes Street, Scotland, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 332 2368
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Fraser
Right in the centre of the city, the gardens are a nice place to relax right underneath the sights of the cast…
Al
A valley of green in the middle of a capital city, with Princes Street to one side, and the Castle towering ab…
Andrew
Great place for a stroll away from the crowds.
6. Princes Street Gardens

6. Princes Street Gardens

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84 local reviews
Princes Street, Scotland, Edinburgh
Closed now
0131 332 2368
Fraser
Fraser
Right in the centre of the city, the gardens are a nice place to relax right underneath the sights of the castle. A nice place to enjoy a co…
Al
Al
A valley of green in the middle of a capital city, with Princes Street to one side, and the Castle towering above. If you're there at 1 o'cl…
Andrew
Andrew
Great place for a stroll away from the crowds.
7. Portobello Beach

7. Portobello Beach

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76 local reviews
Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Dan and Alex
Edinburgh's Seaside. Lots of sights to behold on a rare sunny day. Great for a bike ride and to stop off for a…
Caroline
Great for shopping (lots of second hand shops), places to eat, coffee shops, bars, ice cream by the beach, th…
Emma
Edinburgh's seaside town! Get and ice cream and play at the amusements then jump the waves on the beach. Swimm…
7. Portobello Beach

7. Portobello Beach

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76 local reviews
Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland
Dan and Alex
Dan and Alex
Edinburgh's Seaside. Lots of sights to behold on a rare sunny day. Great for a bike ride and to stop off for an ice cream or a pint.
Caroline
Caroline
Great for shopping (lots of second hand shops), places to eat, coffee shops, bars, ice cream by the beach, the Espy and Dalriada pubs are o…
Emma
Emma
Edinburgh's seaside town! Get and ice cream and play at the amusements then jump the waves on the beach. Swimming in the North Sea is only f…
8. Cramond beach

8. Cramond beach

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25 local reviews
Establishment
Sarah
Also known as Silverknowes Beach, walking distance from my home. There are nice walks along the promenade and…
Derek
If you walked or biked from my place, is kind of a halfway house. This is a great place to grab some lunch, c…
Mhairi
Cramond beach is popular in Edinburgh and has an ice cream shop too!
8. Cramond beach

8. Cramond beach

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25 local reviews
Sarah
Sarah
Also known as Silverknowes Beach, walking distance from my home. There are nice walks along the promenade and in the good weather there is …
Derek
Derek
If you walked or biked from my place, is kind of a halfway house. This is a great place to grab some lunch, coffee or maybe an ice cream be…
Mhairi
Mhairi
Cramond beach is popular in Edinburgh and has an ice cream shop too!
9. Bruntsfield Pl

9. Bruntsfield Pl

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8 local reviews
Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh
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Mark
Many nice cafes and restaurants on this street. Artisan Roast serve great brewed coffee. Chocolate Tree have v…
Tanya
A lovely area to visit with a unique vibe. Local boutique and craft shops, cornucopia of bakeries and desert p…
Mark
Many nice cafes and restaurants on this street. Artisan Roast serve great brewed coffee. Chocolate Tree have v…
9. Bruntsfield Pl

9. Bruntsfield Pl

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8 local reviews
Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh
Mark
Mark
Many nice cafes and restaurants on this street. Artisan Roast serve great brewed coffee. Chocolate Tree have very good choc products and ice…
Tanya
Tanya
A lovely area to visit with a unique vibe. Local boutique and craft shops, cornucopia of bakeries and desert places, great drinking night sp…
Mark
Mark
Many nice cafes and restaurants on this street. Artisan Roast serve great brewed coffee. Chocolate Tree have very good choc products and ice…
10. Mary's Milk Bar

10. Mary's Milk Bar

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43 local reviews
19 Grassmarket
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Kelly
Mary’s Milk Bar is a cosy space for you to enjoy the best quality gelato and chocolate. The key to all Mary’s …
Leslie
Mary is very good at experimenting with different flavours ice cream. Give it a try when you are in Grassmarke…
Danielle & Roland
The best ice cream in town! Mary trained at the Gelato University in Bologna, Italy-for real! Wonderfully fres…
10. Mary's Milk Bar

10. Mary's Milk Bar

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43 local reviews
19 Grassmarket
Closed now
Kelly
Kelly
Mary’s Milk Bar is a cosy space for you to enjoy the best quality gelato and chocolate. The key to all Mary’s products is freshness. Mary ma…
Leslie
Leslie
Mary is very good at experimenting with different flavours ice cream. Give it a try when you are in Grassmarket. Limited seats inside and qu…
Danielle & Roland
Danielle & Roland
The best ice cream in town! Mary trained at the Gelato University in Bologna, Italy-for real! Wonderfully fresh, original flavours-love the …
11. Queensferry

11. Queensferry

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28 local reviews
Queensferry, Queensferry
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Rowan
See our famous bridges up close, get some ice cream and walk along the coast to Cramond if you feel energetic.
eileen
Great day out to see the rail and road bridges. Boat trip to Inchcolm Island. Nice cafes and bars with Orkney …
Sarah
Go to South Queensferry for great views of the bridges, sample local seafood in the restaurants or enjoy an ic…
11. Queensferry

11. Queensferry

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28 local reviews
Queensferry, Queensferry
Rowan
Rowan
See our famous bridges up close, get some ice cream and walk along the coast to Cramond if you feel energetic.
eileen
eileen
Great day out to see the rail and road bridges. Boat trip to Inchcolm Island. Nice cafes and bars with Orkney ice cream at The Forth Bridge …
Sarah
Sarah
Go to South Queensferry for great views of the bridges, sample local seafood in the restaurants or enjoy an ice cream in the sun.
12. Affogato

12. Affogato

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11 local reviews
36 Queensferry St
Closed now
0131 225 1444
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Chris
Best ice cream, gelato, in Edinburgh
Anna
Wonderful daily made ice cream and great coffee!
Alexandros
*A must try!* If you come to Edinburgh, you have to stop here. It's a gelatoria with truly unrivaled gelato …
12. Affogato

12. Affogato

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11 local reviews
36 Queensferry St
Closed now
0131 225 1444
Chris
Chris
Best ice cream, gelato, in Edinburgh
Anna
Anna
Wonderful daily made ice cream and great coffee!
Alexandros
Alexandros
*A must try!* If you come to Edinburgh, you have to stop here. It's a gelatoria with truly unrivaled gelato (creamy ice cream - but I don'…