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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine the flavours of Cherry Cheesecake, Chocolate, Apple Pie, Pistachio, Cream Egg and Vanilla tantalise your tastebuds like no other ice cream has ever done. That’s Aran Hufen La Ice Cream for you. These are just a few flavours I’ve tested in big gorgeous double...scoops on sugar cones. It’s like an orchestra playing in your mouth with each lick! Creamy and creative with new flavours popping up all the time. Best Ice Cream. Great location - Grab an Aran Hufen La ice cream and go for a walk around Bala lake in the sunshine! You definitely will NOT be disappointed. (Unless you get there late and they are sold out!) Recommend 5 star all the way from me!More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 5 May 2024

Came over to see my family and we popped to Bala, my little brother wanted an ice cream. This happened to be the first place we spotted so we went in. it was so so good, i had white chocolate and raspberry and it was...genuinely one of the best we’ve had! my parents tried a rhubarb sorbet, and she was delighted. You can definitely see why it’s a top rated ice cream shop:)More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 May 2024

Ice Cream soooooo goood! Smooth and tasty normal ice cream and a Dairy free sorbet too…. Well recommended if you’re in Bala!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

Popped in with the better and half and our dog. We got the sharing platter ice cream, which had 6 flavours on. All absolutely phenomenal, home made, and hand made with love. Quite possibly the best ice cream I have ever had.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Wow! I consider myself to be an icecream snob, and always look out for artisan ice cream. If you like ice cream then you must visit here. Our favourites were Pumpkin latte, with a hint of coffee and spice Pistachios and raspberry Toffee apple Liquorice...and raspberry There were loads of other flavours which I will be back to try. Its not just a icecrean parlour, lovely seating area serving hot and cold drinks. Plus a great selection of gifts and clothes. We also met one of the owners, very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

Not just home-made Artisan ice-cream, but super-creamy-knock-spots-off-major-expensive-brands amazing ice-cream! Recently relocated to the centre of Bala high street, the shop is bigger, brighter, air-conditioned and offering not just ice-cream, but drinks, waffles, cakes and a new addition to Bala coming soon (so we're told!). Regularly...visit for the quality and really cheerful and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023 via mobile

Stumbled across this place late on a Saturday afternoon. We had passed a couple of places on the high street which were closed, but so glad this was open. Had 2 lattes, carton of drink, and 3 ice creams. Were made to feel very comfortable...visiting, especially with a toddler! Little play area kept him amused, and he even got to try the ice cream before deciding on a flavour! Ice cream was great quality, creamy, and great selection of flavours. They also stock some nice unusual gifts and clothing. We purchased a BigJigs train, which I felt was very reasonable priced...actually cheaper than Amazon! Fabulous, will call again when we are passing though.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Really lovely ice cream, so creamy and the flavours are just perfect. The Bubble waffle cones a genius. Definitely recommend should be a must when visiting the area

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 August 2023 via mobile

This place has some of the best I cream I’ve ever tasted - it should be in every “top 10 ice cream parlours” list! Well worth making a detour. The waffle cones are amazing.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023 via mobile

We loved all the choices here and wish we could have stayed in the area longer so we could have gone back again. Lovely artisan gifts on sale as well. We had bubble waffles and cones. Lovely flavours and choices for a treat after some...water sports in the rain earlier that day.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 28 July 2023

Delicious ice cream with unique flavours, served with a smile, delicious cones, and an ethical approach (card spoons, eco gifts, local coffee beans etc)

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023

Simply the best! We had vanilla, salted caramel, apple strudel, cherry Bakewell and cherry yoghurt..mmmm all sublime! Still loads more flavours to come back and try!!!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023 via mobile

Really Lovely ice cream. So creamy and the flavours are just perfect. The apple and blueberry and the mint choc chip were very good. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

Gorgeous ice cream - the best I've ever tasted. It was so creamy and the flavours we tried were all delicious. We'll 100% be back!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023

Had the most delicious ice cream on the opening of the new shop - the coconut was just dreamy!! Friendly service, creamy and delicious ice cream and now entertainment for my little one too - what’s not to love?

Date of visit: April 2023
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Aran Hufen Ia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5