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Artisan ice cream

Ryeburn Ice Cream, HelmsleyRyeburn Ice Cream, Helmsley

Cool off with the best artisan ice cream

Ryeburn of Helmsley makes the most amazing award-winning ice cream with a myriad of flavours. You'll find it on the menus of tearooms and pubs throughout the area too. Continue an ice-cream tour of Helmsley with a trip to Porters Coffee Shop, for their gelato made on the premises while Hunters of Helmsley import their lovely ice cream all the way from the Yorkshire Dales (actually only 30 miles away!).

If you're visiting Yorkshire's Food Capital, Malton, you'll find sublime Italian gelato made using Yorkshire cream at Groovy Moo in Talbot Yard.

Elsewhere we have Suggit's, a local institution in Great Ayton serving its homemade ice cream since 1925. Its queues are legendary but definitely worth the wait while Baldersons in Thornton le Dale are mere youngsters having only been crafting their award winning flavours for just over 25 years.

Beacon Farm Ice Cream Parlour at Sneaton near Whitby is a working dairy farm making ice cream from the cows' milk grazed in the North York Moors.