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Icestone Gelato will open its doors in Huddersfield town centre today — with a sweet offer for ice cream lovers.

The first 250 customers through the doors receive a free gelato scoop every day for the rest of June.

Icestone specialises in gelato – Italian ice cream – but is much more than an ice cream parlour.

It also serves gateaux, fruit ice, frozen yoghurt, hot cookie dough dessert, sundaes, crepes, and Belgian hot waffles. There are coffees, mocktails, milkshakes and smoothies.

And to celebrate the Huddersfield launch, the company has created two brand new flavours – Red Bull fruit ice and salted caramel gelato.

Huddersfield's new store is the fifth in the chain — so we're going down to see (and taste) what all the fuss is about.

That's all from us

Congratulations to the lucky 250!

We’re signing off now.

One of the lucky 250!

'Strangely satisfying'

Agreed!

Well done guys!

They've even got reassuring wall art

Icestone Gelato opens in John William Street, Huddersfield.
Icestone Gelato opens in John William Street, Huddersfield.

Nobody has to know... when you’ve eaten a day’s calories in one giant sundae

Watch mouth-watering waffles being made at Icestone Gelato

Our reporter Susie says they smell as good as they look!

Waffle video on the way

Susie filmed the waffle-making process and I guarantee you’ll want one when you see it.


Stay tuned...

VIDEO: We had a chat with operations director Paul Morris:

Ice cream for lunch anyone?

Another snap from Susie:

Ice cream at Icestone Gelato
Ice cream at Icestone Gelato

Red Bull ice cream?

Red Bull flavoured ice cream at Icestone Gelato
Red Bull flavoured ice cream at Icestone Gelato

250 customers in less than an hour

Icestone Gelato’s been open for an hour - and 250 have passed through the door!

If you’re trying to swing in for the offer on your lunch break, you’re too late...

And if you don't fancy ice cream...

...THERE’S ALL OF THE CAKE

Icestone Gelato opens in John William Street, Huddersfield.
Icestone Gelato opens in John William Street, Huddersfield.

Imported from US?

Icestone’s method of mixing ice cream on a granite stone is similar to the technique used by US ice cream chain Coldstone Creamery.

If it’s anything like Coldstone, you won’t be disappointed. I visited in San Francisco:


Thumbs up from Susie

Spoilt for choice! Here's some other fab Huddersfield parlours

Huddersfield’s got an impressive number of yummy ice cream parlours already - here’s our guide:

Sweet treats: 8 ice cream parlours in and around Huddersfield

Treat your tastebuds this summer
Treat your tastebuds this summer

It's a tough job but someone's got to do it

Run, guys, run!

Relive your schooldays

As well as ice cream, Icestone does proper school puddings, with proper custard. Huzzah!

There’s cornflake tart, jam roly poly, apple crumble, sticky toffee pudding... this is making me really hungry.

Icestone Gelato opens in John William Street, Huddersfield.
Icestone Gelato opens in John William Street, Huddersfield.

Our reporter Susie took this cool pic:

Icestone Gelato opens in Huddersfield
Icestone Gelato opens in Huddersfield

WATCH: First customers through the door!

Flavour list

Here’s the full list of flavours:

  • Vanilla (obvs)
  • Super Belgium Chocolate
  • Double Strawberry
  • Banana
  • Kulfi
  • Pistachio
  • Honeycomb
  • Creamy hazelnut
  • Mint Crisp
  • Sticky Toffee
  • Bubblegum
  • Mango
  • Jaffa Cake
  • Raspberry Pavlova
  • Bounty
  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Cookies and Cream
  • Passion Fruit Cheesecake
  • Jammie Dodger
  • Cappucino
  • Snickers
  • Amarena Cherry
  • Ferrero Roche
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
  • Chocolate Orange
  • White Chocolate
  • Salted Caramel


Fancy jammy dodger flavour?

Jammie Dodger gelato Icestone Gelato opens in John William Street, Huddersfield.
Jammie Dodger gelato Icestone Gelato opens in John William Street, Huddersfield.

Queue forming...

5 minute warning

Icestone’s due to open in five minutes!

Sneaky peek

We went down yesterday to take a look - these pictures will make your mouth water

Someone's excited

Are you heading to Icestone for free ice cream?

Good morning!

Yes, you read that right — Icestone Gelato is giving free ice cream for the rest of June to its first 250 customers!

Our reporter Susie Beever is in John William Street for today’s 11am opening and whatever ice-cream-related scrum may follow.

Stay tuned for updates on what Icestone’s got to offer, how many people turn out for free gelato and more.