Just picture this; walking through Galway’s winding cobbled streets with the sounds of people enjoying the city in the air. Lively Irish music drifting onto the street through ajar doors of the many pubs. The sun shining down while you watch the street performers and make your way to sit in the warmth at the Spanish Arch. What could make this experience even better? Ice cream. Ice cream makes everything better. I am so excited to tell you about my favourite, and the best ice cream in Galway City.
The Best Ice Cream in Galway City
Scrumdiddys – Definitely some of the Best Ice Cream in Galway City
Scrumdiddlys is my absolute favourite place to grab ice cream in Galway currently. They serve absolutely deliiiightful ice cream with more toppings to choose from than you could ever imagine. In fact, there are 7000 combinations you could pick from in total – I hope you’re good at decision making!
I am going to admit something that will make you question the type of person I am. I don’t like 99s – there I said it. To explain, what is a 99? Whip (Soft serve) ice cream in a cone – with a Cadburys flake. I don’t like plain ice cream.
However, Scrumdiddlys has converted me! My favourite is the “Scrum Fiteroles” special. It’s whip ice cream with fresh cream profiteroles, strawberries and heavenly Cadburys melted sauce. My mouth waters just thinking about it. Take a look at the featured image of this post and feast your eyes on this beauty!
There will be queues, but it’s worth it for the big portions, affordable prices, and delicious ice cream with whatever topping you wish. It’s no wonder Scrumdiddlys is spreading across the country.
Where is Scrumdiddlys Galway?
Scrumdiddlys is in the Latin Quarter on middle street. Less than a minutes walk from Shop Street.
Opening hours of Scrumdiddlys Galway
Scrumdiddlys generally open 12 am – 8 pm. 9 pm on weekends. For up to date opening hours however, always check facebook.
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Ginos Gelato – Delicious Gelato in Galway City
Ginos Gelato is an Irish owned ice cream parlour that makes fresh authentic Italian ice cream inspired by their Italian roots. Indeed, Ginos Gelato came to be in the 1960s as an ice cream stand. They are now nationwide and ever-expanding.
With every flavour you could ever dream up, from creamy chocolate rocher to berry cheesecake. Not only that, there are also waffles, crepes and milkshakes to choose from too. I’ve recently started getting the milkshakes and they are just heavenly on a warm day and so full of flavour.
Be it blue skies or a rainy day in winter, there is always a queue for Ginos Gelato and that says it all!
Where is Ginos Gelato in Galway?
It is perfectly situated at the Eyre Square side of Shop Street. The ideal place to stop off and grab some gelato before going exploring the city.
Ginos Opening hours?
Ginos Gelato tends to be open late – until 10 pm most nights. In fact, for full opening hours of Ginos Gelato, always check the facebook page.
Murphys – one of the best places for Ice cream in Galway city
Ah Murphys, everything about this place screams Irish. From the uniforms complete with a Paddy cap, to the crazy unique flavours Murphys is known for. That’s right, flavours include Irish Brown Bread, Irish Coffee and Dingle Gin! Yep, get ready for an unforgettable and quirky experience.
Irish Brown Bread ice cream may sound disgusting but I can hand-on-heart assure you it’s delicious! Brown bread coated in sugar and caramelized, and mixed with ice cream. Mmmmm I’ll take 5.
The staff are known for being so incredibly friendly and polite (the gift of the gab just be a CV requirement for applying for a job here!) and are always found outside offering samples of the distinct flavours. Murphys opened it’s doors in 2000 in Dingle and is now in 5 locations.
Murphys Ice cream is made in Dingle with milk from Kerry cows and the company are staying close to their goal of “making the best ice cream in the world”.
Where is Murphys Icecream in Galway?
Murphys is in arguably the best part of the city. Surrounded by pubs and delicious restaurants on High Street.
Want to know more? For Murphys Ice Cream opening hours and anything else you need to know, here is the link for their Facebook.
Kenny Joes Gelato – Galway City
Kenny Joes Gelato has a flavour to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Including crunchy caramel, black oreo and Jaffa cake. There’s also a whole menu to choose from with ice cream, smoothies, shakes, crepes and mmmm freshly made doughnuts!
The premises is little more than a stone archway but you won’t miss it. Especially after dark with it’s fun colourful decor and neon signs.
Where is Kenny Joes?
Kenny Joes can also be found on High street
For more information see the Facebook page.
Bubble Bee – My wild card for Ice cream in Galway
Bubble Bee is my wild card. OoOoOh! It isn’t actually an ice cream parlour but a cafe known for their stunning and exquisite desserts. The menu includes coffee, bubble tea, food, milkshakes and of course the one worth mentioning here, is the very popular bubble waffles with ice cream.
Check out their Facebook page to see images of their wonderful creations as well as opening hours.
Where is Bubble Bee Galway?
So there you have it
5 of the best ice cream places in Galway city. Enjoy making your way through these! Do you think I missed out on somewhere special? Let me know in the comments, I’d be more than happy to go sampling more ice cream places .. for educational purposes of course 😉
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