Even on a cold, windy day, a delicious scoop of ice cream makes a fantastic afternoon treat. When the sun is shining and the sky is clear, an indulgent ice cream is even better. Luckily for your taste buds, Norfolk is home to some of the best and most unique ice cream sellers in the country, and even in the very heart of the beautiful Broads, you’re never too far away from tasty scoop.
The Ice Cream Boat
If you’ve hired a boat for a day out on the broads, this is the perfect way to get your ice cream fix. Normally found around Salhouse and Barton Broads, these petite vessels cruise the local waterways in search of hungry customers. The selection varies, but there’s always something tasty on offer, so whether you’re on a boat or relaxing with a picnic by the water, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for these unique floating retailers.
Dimascio Ice Cream, Gorleston-on-Sea
Though it may be just outside the Broads, Dimascio Ice Cream in Gorleston-On-Sea is well worth the trip. Located right on the beach, it’s the perfect place to stop for a delicious frozen treat on a hot Norfolk day. There is a fantastic menu to choose from ensuring there’s something for all the family.
The Ferry Inn, Stokesby
Set in the heart of the Broads in the picturesque village of Stokesby, the Ferry Inn is the ideal place for a pub lunch or afternoon pit stop. There are lots of picnic tables out in the garden, making the pub the perfect choice for a hot summer’s day. Indulge in their classic banana split, get stuck into a simple ice cream cone or, if you want to go all out, opt for the Kid’s ice cream candy shop and let your little ones create their very own frozen delight.
The Bridge Inn, Acle
Located right on the water, this pub is an excellent choice for visitors travelling by boat and those who want to enjoy great views with their ice cream. All kids’ menus come complete with an ice cream tub while adults can indulge in one of the pub’s famous ice cream sundaes.
BridgeStones of Potter, Potter Heigham
This riverside restaurant offers a great choice of dishes and a fantastic location. As well as mouth watering ice cream sundaes, it also dishes up a selection of homemade cakes, cream teas and traditional meals.