If you haven’t noticed… London is baking at the moment. We’ve consumed far too many cans of Diet Coke that we care to mention, and our love for white chocolate Magnums clearly knows no bounds.

As experts in London’s dining scene, hospitality technology platform, Resy, has compiled a list of ten of the best restaurants with standout ice creams… Expect everything from silky smooth sorbets to layered sundaes and icy granitas that might have been cranked out by Mr Frosty himself. Get stuck in:

For a Sundae: Facing Heaven

The Lowdown: The mala ice cream sundae at Julian Denis’ Facing Heaven (FKA Mao Chow) in Hackney could drive a person wild. A scoop of vanilla – cold and soothing – is slathered with chilli oil – hot and numbing, the yin-yang combo brought together with a slick of salty, sticky soy sauce caramel. The at-home hack, a dribble of Lao Gan Ma on your Häagen-Dazs, is not quite the same.

Where: 1a Bayford St, London E8 3SE

Photo credit: Facing Heaven 

2. For Unique Flavours: Fallow 

The Lowdown: Along with that quivering caramelised whey tart, soft-serve ice cream has become something of a signature at Fallow in St James’s. Resident pastry pro Anna Williams explores the possibilities of the form, introducing Wimbledon-worthy strawberries and cream, and a smart take on retro raspberry ripple that involves cultured crème fraîche, ripe fruit and lemon thyme. Top marks for zero waste go to the sourdough and sea salt flavour. Eat-in or take away.

Where: 2 St James’s Market, St. James’s, London SW1Y 4RP

Photo credit: Fallow

3. For Soft Serve: Kin + Deum

The Lowdown: From London Bridge to Thailand, lickety-split. Kin + Deum’s homemade ice creams take their names from Thailand’s most famous destinations. The Phuket coconut soft serve with coconut flakes and honey is a perfect day on a tropical beach; Chiang Mai chocolate celebrates the home of Thai cacao production; and salted palm sugar takes you to the sweltering streets of Bangkok. New one-woman brand Araw supplies the pandan and Filipino ube flavours. Takeaway available.

Where: 2 Crucifix Ln, London SE1 3JW

Photo credit: Kin + Deum

4. For Filipino Flavours: Bintang 

The Lowdown: The scoops and pandesal ice cream sandwiches at Bintang in Camden are supplied by viral sensation and sister brand Mamasons. Your choice — not an easy one — is between such characteristically Filipino flavours as ube (purple yam), calamansi lime, Milo chocolate malt, guyabano (soursop), black buko (coconut), and queso (cheese). If in doubt, match to your outfit.

Where: 93 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 8NY

Photo credit: Bintang

5.  For Mezcal Ice Cream: Tacos Padre 

The Lowdown: Tacos Padre’s al fresco evening pop-up is back for its third summer season at Borough Market. The menu of Mexican street food is better than ever thanks in no small part to their new ice cream machine dispensing swirls of chocolate and mezcal and black sesame and ginger soft serve. One of each please, obviously.

Where: The Borough Market Kitchen Padre, Winchester Walk, Jubilee, London SE1 9AG

Photo credit: Tacos Padre 

6. For Seasonal Flavours: Rochelle Canteen 

The Lowdown: Prolong a languorous summer lunch at Rochelle Canteen in Shoreditch over spoonfuls of ice cream or cooling sorbet in the garden. The flavours come and go with the seasons. Melon, mango, and strawberry sorbets appear in the heat of summer, with or without a shot of ice-cold vodka. Malt ice cream flecked with dark chocolate ranks among their greatest hits.

Where: 16 Playground Gardens, London E2 7FA

Photo credit: Rochelle Canteen

7. For a Vegan Creation: Rita’s 

The Lowdown: Going straight in at the top of the must-try list at Rita’s in Soho is the new vegan sundae, creation of pastry chef Florence Robinson. Picture sunflower seed ice cream and coconut and oat cream, topped with brownie and snappy sunflower praline and dripping soy caramel with every greedy spoonful. Wow.

Where: 49 Lexington St, Carnaby, London W1F 9AP

Photo credit: Rita’s 

8. For a Decadent Dessert: Imad’s Syrian Kitchen 

The Lowdown: The booza (Syrian ice cream) at Imad’s Syrian Kitchen on the top floor of Kingly Court is sweetened the traditional way, with mastiha, a fragrant resin harvested from mastic trees on the Greek island of Chios. It’s the mastiha that gives the ice cream its distinctive taffy-like stretchiness. Chef Imad Alarnab studs his with pistachios and tops with puffs of cloud-like candy floss.

Where: Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby St, London W1B 5PW

Photo credit: Imad’s Syrian Kitchen

9. For Hand-Churned Ice Cream: Chishuru

The Lowdown: At her contemporary West African restaurant Chishuru in Brixton, Nigerian-born chef Adejoké Bakare churns ice cream daily. The flavours are hers from her heritage, such as plantain and baobab with an icy lime granita, the climax of the £30 lunch or £45 set menu, or breadfruit with caramel and preserved hibiscus.

Where: Unit 9 Market Row, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8LB

Photo credit: Picky Glutton

10. For Classic Ice Cream: Pi Pizza 

The Lowdown: There’s only one dessert to follow pizza, as the Italians well know, and that’s ice cream. At Pi Pizza in Battersea Rise, they make it soft serve in Italophile flavour ways such as limoncello curd, espresso martini and salted caramel chocolate. Indoor seating in the orangery or on the pavement out front where you can watch the world go by.

Where: 4 – 6a, Battersea Rise, London SW11 1ED

Photo credit: Pi Pizza