Icecream has come a long way from the days of watery Mr Whippys and Mums-Gone-To-Iceland Vienettas. And not forgetting the famous childhood treat, the Screwball (plastic cones with icecream and a bubblegum at the bottom, the type that made your lips blue). Nowadays there are so many unusual flavours and places you can go to get a decent ice cream: from beautiful retro parlours to funky vans and market stalls, traditional Italian gelaterias and modern icecream artisans. We’ve rounded up a few to try above, but, if you fancy making your own, click here for basic recipes for ice cream and gelato. For the record gelato has less fat than icecream, and is normally denser and milkier in texture, whereas ice cream is richer and creamier.