On those rare occasions when the sun smiles on Dublin there’s no better place for an ice cream and a stroll. While delicious ice cream is certainly not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Dublin, the city can boast a surprisingly wide range of ice cream parlours serving up everything from classic 99 ice cream cones to premium Italian gelato.
In this post, we share the best ice cream parlours in Dublin.
Map of Ice Cream Parlours
The following map shows the location of every ice cream parlour mentioned in this post:
Teddy’s Ice Cream
Source: Teddy’s Ice Cream
Teddy’s Ice Cream has been a Dublin institution since its first ice cream shop opened in 1950 in Dun Laoghaire. Since then, Teddy’s Ice Cream has opened two more locations in Dun Laoghaire and one in Bray, County Wicklow.
No visit to the Dublin coast on a hot summer’s day is complete without a 99 ice cream cone, and Teddy’s Ice Cream has truly perfected the art of the 99.
Location: 1a Windsor Terrace, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
Arctic Stone Ice Cream
Taking inspiration from the rolled ice cream vendors of Asia, Arctic Stone Ice Cream serve up Dublin’s finest rolled ice cream. From zesty berry and citrus flavours to indulgent chocolate, caramel and cookie delights, this shop has a freshly made ice cream roll to suit everyone’s tastes.
Undoubtedly, part of the treat of visiting Arctic Stone Ice Cream is watching in amazement as the friendly and skilled staff whip up the rolls of tasty ice cream right in front of your eyes. Ice cream doesn’t get any fresher than that.
Location: Blackrock Market 19A Main Street, Blackrock, Dublin
Cloud Nine Temple Bar
Next on our list is Cloud Nine, in the Temple Bar neighbourhood of Dublin’s city centre. Conveniently located in the heart of Dublin, Cloud Nine is the perfect place to stop for a cool treat after a day of wandering the city streets.
Cloud Nine also serve up a range of other tasty treats, including waffle cones and decadent donuts.
Location: 46 Temple Bar, Dublin
Website: More information can be found here.
Located in Dublin’s quaint Ranelagh neighbourhood, Scoop is worth a visit for its charming shop-front and interior alone. However, once inside you will without a doubt be wowed by the range of desserts on offer, from sundaes to gelato sandwiches to milkshakes.
Scoop have recently opened a second location called Scoop Dessert Parlour on Aungier Street in Dublin city centre. Either location is a must-visit for those with a sweet tooth and a love of old-timey ice cream parlour decor.
Locations: 22 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin; 82 Aungier Street, Dublin
Pappagallino’s Ice Cream
Nestled in the centre of the stunning seaside village of Malahide, Pappagallino’s Ice Cream parlour is one of the best locations in the city to sit in and enjoy a delicious dessert. This retro ice cream shop serves up waffles and crepes in addition to ice cream.
Thanks to the plentiful outdoor seating, Pappagallino’s Ice Cream is the perfect spot for a sweet treat in Malahide rain or shine.
Location: Marine Court Centre, The Green, Malahide, Dublin
Website: More information can be found here.
In terms of sheer extravagance, Scrumdiddly’s ice cream parlour in Dun Laoghaire is head and shoulders above the rest in Dublin. Serving up a huge range of ice cream and toppings, as well as crepes, no sweet tooth will be left unsatisfied.
The often lengthy queues outside the shop on summer days speak to the popularity of Scrumdiddly’s, however we’re sure you’ll find it’s worth the wait.
Location: 4 Crofton Road, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin
With several locations scattered across the city centre, Gino’s is indisputably the king of Irish ice cream parlours. Gino’s popularity is down to its unparalleled variety of classic Italian gelato, however they also offer excellent milkshakes, crepes, and waffles.
Of the city centre locations, the parlour at 90 South George’s Street is the cream of the crop, with plenty of seating and a funky interior sure to bring a smile to your face.
Location: 90 South Great George’s Street, Dublin
Murphy’s Ice Cream
In terms of pure quality and taste, there is only one contender for the best ice cream in Dublin – Murphy’s Ice Cream on Wicklow Street in Dublin city centre. Established in Dingle, County Kerry in 2000, Murphy’s Ice Cream still make their handmade ice cream using only eggs, fresh cream, milk, and cane sugar, flavoured with real ingredients.
Among the standout flavours to try are the Dingle Sea Salt and Irish Brown Bread flavours – trust us!
Location: 27 Wicklow Street, Dublin