The Best Ice Cream In Glasgow’s South Side That You Need To Try

Having grown up in the Southside of Glasgow, I’ve tried and tested my fair share of ice cream around the neighbourhoods which make up this side of the city which I call home. I’d even go as far as to say that my local ice cream shop played a huge roll in my up-bringing – in spite of living in a country where the average temperature rarely gets above 16 degrees, we seemed to get through a lot of ice cream. Although, with the heatwave we’ve been having recently, I have been revisiting a lot of these childhood haunts to cool down with a timeless single nougat wafer. Every ice cream shop has its own individual charm, and we’re lucky in the Southside that there is an impressive selection to choose from. Here we have 5 of the places with the best ice cream in Glasgow’s South Side, which continue to attract clientele from all over the city, time and time again!

The Derby Café

The Derby Café is a Southside (and Glasgow) establishment within its own right. Having been in business since 1945, the Derby has been a favourite for generations worth of ice-cream lovers, and not without reason! Their signature vanilla ice cream made a name for itself over 70 years ago in this traditional Netherlee ice-cream parlour where you can find all your old favourites, from a single nougat to a snowball and ice – and don’t forget the famous raspberry sauce! For a real ice cream delight, try the award-worthy Chocolate Fudge Sundae shared between two, or for one if you like a challenge…

Valentini’s Ice Cream Shop

This family-run Southside ice-cream parlour has enough flavours to give Ben & Jerry a run for their money. Located in the heart of Giffnock, flavours range from Jaffa cake, Scottish Tablet, White Chocolate, Mint Choclate Chip, Irn Bru, Ferrero Roche…you name it, they’ve made it! They even have traditional old fashioned sweets by the counter to tempt the nostalgic amongst their clientele! Mix and match the ever-evolving flavours in a cone or a tub, although it can be a difficult decision with so many choose from…

Ginesi’s Gelato at Queen’s Café

This well-kept 50’s style ice-cream parlour takes you straight back in time, featuring art-deco stylings and old-fashioned leather booths! Choose from a wide range of flavours of the artisan Italian-style ice cream, which change daily, at a very reasonable price, each one freshly made on site, for example Salted Caramel, Bubblegum or just classic plain old vanilla. They even have new vegan flavours to choose from – Vegan Peach and Amaretto or Vanilla Bean anyone…? This is one of the cafes with the best ice cream in Glasgow’s South Side!

Newlands Café

Another family run business, the Newlands Café was established in 1973 and holds on firmly to its traditional core values. They offer a wide selection of ice cream flavours, including their traditional signature vanilla, as well their new Coia range of more modern flavours, such as Kola Cubes and Irn Bru. With Uber Eats you can even get Newlands Cafe ice cream delivered to your door! Flavours to look out for: Peanut Butter, White Chocolate and Raspberry, and Nutella – divine! This is yet another one of the places with the best ice cream in Glasgow’s South Side!

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Café Roma

This Clarkston based café offers a delicious range of speciality ice creams, prepared on the premises using the finest of ingredients. Café Roma even offer customers the opportunity to suggest new flavours which they would like to sample at the café, claiming that they might just make your ice cream dreams come true! The sundaes are particularly dreamy, with combos such as Hot Spiced Apple Pie, Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake, and of course the classic Knicker Bocker Glory…a great place to take anyone with a sweet tooth! This is one of the shops with the best ice cream in Glasgow’s South Side!

Which of the places for the best ice cream in Glasgow’s South Side are you going to try? Let us know in the comments.

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Bethan Stirling

A 22 year old foreign languages enthusiast from Glasgow. Lover of all things latino with a passion for travel, writing and photography.

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