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The weather is hotting up and what better way to cool down than an ice-cream on a sunny summer's day.

If you're stuck for places to go in Suffolk, then here is our list of the six best places in the county for a nice ice pop.

Hadley's in Lavenham. Picture: Google Maps.
Hadley's in Lavenham. Picture: Google Maps.

Hadley's in Lavenham

Found in the high street of one of Suffolk's most idyllic and famous villages, Hadley's is rated 4.9 out of 5 on Google.

However, the award-winning ice cream, as well as sorbets, milkshakes and sundaes and smoothies are actually served out of 'The Ice Cream Parlour'.

For the winter months, the shop offers award-winning hot chocolate as well.

The Little Ice Cream Co in Felixstowe. Picture: Google Maps.
The Little Ice Cream Co in Felixstowe. Picture: Google Maps.

The Little Ice Cream Co in Felixstowe

Found on the Suffolk coastline, The Little Ice Cream Co offers artisan ice cream that is all churned, pasteurised and flavoured in Felixstowe.

There are also over 80 varieties of ice cream to choose from in the shop, which was established in 2003.

And for those who want ice cream during all seasons, they are open seven days a week, 364 days a year.

Ives, Aldeburgh. Picture: Google Maps.
Ives, Aldeburgh. Picture: Google Maps.

Ives, Aldeburgh

You can choose from over 30 ice cream flavours, sorbets and vegan ice creams at Ives.

The parlour, which claims to be the oldest in Aldeburgh, also offers milkshakes, tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

The ice cream is made in Norfolk and Suffolk, so you'll be supporting the local economy as well.

Summer coming means it's time for ice creams. Picture: Pixabay.
Summer coming means it's time for ice creams. Picture: Pixabay.

Stefan's Suffolk Scoop, Woodbridge

Stefan's is Woodbridges's newest ice cream takeaway parlour, using milk from Suffolk cows and, when possible, fruit grown in Suffolk.

The owners' motto is 'You can't buy happiness but you can buy ice cream and that's kind of the same thing' and they offer nine flavours.

They are also keen on recycling, reducing plastic use and limiting their carbon footprint, which they said runs through all their business decisions.

There are plenty of places across Suffolk to go for a great ice-cream. Picture: Pixabay.
There are plenty of places across Suffolk to go for a great ice-cream. Picture: Pixabay.

Suffolk Meadow Ice Cream, The Solar Shed, Old Hall Farm, Walpole, Halesworth

Family-run Suffolk Meadow Ice Cream has been producing luxury ice cream for over 30 years.

Their products are made from Suffolk-sourced milk and the ice creams to original family recipes.

They also sell sorbet, frozen yoghurt, ice cream cakes and plant-based frozen desserts.

The Ground Café at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds

For those who require the more obscure ice cream, The Ground Café may just be the choice for you.

Alongside the more typical flavours such as bubblegum, chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint chocolate chip and more, the café also has one for dogs made with sausage meat.

Their gelato is churned with machines that are powered via solar panels on the company kitchen roof on the outskirts of Cambridge as well, so you'll be helping to save the planet.