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4 of my Favourite Places to get Delicious Ice Cream In Kent

By Kirsty Lavender – 24th July 2020

As we finally have the sunshine back and lockdown is easing my mind has been wandering to my favourite ice cream spots. Now these are not your usual ice cream spots and each offers something a little different but in keeping with tradition each can be enjoyed by the sea!


Morelli’s Ice Cream, Broadstairs


First opened in Broadstairs in 1932 this is the perfect place to head if you are after that authentic ice cream parlour setting. Going here is like stepping back into the 1950s, complete with pink leatherette seating, a soda fountain and a jukebox!

The ice cream is just delicious with an amazing array of sundaes to enjoy. If it’s a beautiful day there are plenty of flavours to choose from (my favourite being hazelnut) to take away and enjoy on the beach!



The Forge, Whitstable


Like you ice cream with a side of freshly baked doughnut? Me too! On the seafront in Whitstable, The Forge serves their doughnut souffle; a scoop of ice cream sandwiched between two doughnuts served with a flake. Amazing! I pair mine with a local raspberry beer.

Doughnuts not your thing? They also serve ice cream in cones with flavours such as butterscotch, banana and rum n raisin, best enjoyed on the beach, watching the world go by!

Sundae Sundae, Whitsable


One scoop of ice cream not enough? Try 8! Don’t fancy a cone? Try a bucket! Sundae Sundae serve their amazing ice creams in a little plastic bucket, complete with a mini spade! (We still have ours and take it to the beach so no need to worry about waste!) choose from a variety of flavours, sauces and toppings!

Now I tried to go this alone but this is definitely one for sharing and in fact, two of us only just managed to finish it.



Melt Gelato Margate, Margate


Vegan? This one’s for you! Just over the road from the beautiful Margate beach, Melt Margate has a huge range of vegan flavours including apricot, pistachio and tiramisu. Now I haven’t been there YET but I have it on good authority from a friend (https://www.instagram.com/theoutspokenblonde/?hl=en) that they are amazing! Charlotte says that this divine ice cream “is the finest vegan ice cream to ever grace her taste buds.” Now how is that for praise? I need to get over to Margate as soon as possible!




I hope you love these delicious ice creams as much as me!


Kirsty x

I hope you love these delicious ice creams as much as me!


Kirsty x


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