Somehow the sun is still splitting the stones and we're making the most of it by sampling the best ice cream that Dublin has to offer.
It's a hard job but someone has to do it.
This ice cream is made on site in the tiny shop on Dawson Street, from fresh Irish milk. We love that they don't use palm oil and that some of the profits go to WWF (the World Wildlife Fund).
Flavour to try: Hazelnut
This is one of our favourite ice cream shops to visit when in France and lucky for us, they've just opened an outlet in Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. Yes, it's a chain but they serve up some seriously good ice cream. Try as many flavours as you like and watch them sculpt it into a rose. Sure it's pure Insta-fodder, but we're ok with it as long as it tastes good.
Flavour to try: Salted Caramel (Caramel Beurre Salé)
Séan and Kieran Murphy started Murphy's Ice Cream in Dingle 18 years ago. The most gourmet option of the bunch, this pair take ice cream making seriously. They use fresh milk, cream, eggs and vanilla and even source their own sea salt... yes really! Check out the store on Wicklow Street.
Flavour to try: Dingle Gin (because why not?!)
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Arctic Stone started by brothers, Tom & Cáolan Cullen, is Ireland's first hand-rolled ice cream. The method originated in Thailand and frankly you have to see it to believe it. The ice cream first came to our attention in the People's Park Market in Dun Laoghaire but they have a full time premises now in Blackrock.
Flavour to try: Berry Necessities
We couldn't possibly do a round up of Dublin ice cream and not mention the institution that is Teddy's. Most of us were brought up on a brisk walk down the pier and the promise of a 99. Nowadays they have multiple vans dotted around the Sandycove seafront but we still like to queue at the shopfront for ours...even if we have to (patiently) wait a while.
Truly, has the summer even started if you haven't had a Teddy's yet?
Flavour to try: An old fashioned 99, without any bells or whistles.