Top places to enjoy tasty desserts in Renfrewshire

Friday 7th May, 2021

Once you’ve had your fill of Renfrewshire’s savoury offerings, our area’s thriving dessert scene are on hand to provide the perfect conclusion.

Blog by Mill Magazine as part of Paisley Food and Drink Festival 2021.

Depending on your outlook, the prospect of a two course meal could take on two distinct shapes. Either you’re making a beeline for the starters, or you’re tentatively flicking to the back of the menu in order to pinpoint what dessert is on the cards.

From the region’s proud lineage in the confectionary world to the litany of parlours and shops that are innovating on a daily basis, we’ve given you the rundown on the waffles, wafers and wondrous ice cream creations that you need in your life.

Ice Mania, Bridge of Weir

For the team at Bridge Of Weir’s Ice Mania, their shakes and desserts aren’t only crafted with an eye for both detail and maximum delectability, but the entire operation was designed to cater to all ages and carry on their own family tradition of delivering excellence to their community.

“It was always the plan to be part of a village that has been missing something and we wanted to give the kids somewhere to go and sit and enjoy treats,” Ice Mania’s Harry informed Mill Magazine. “Plus, my father has been serving the village with wonderful food from original chillies for 20 years.

“Our plan as a business was always to reach as many areas as possible so that everyone would know what Ice Mania is all about. As a result, we make everything with passion and love and always aim to serve up truly mouth watering desserts.

“It’s always good to be different and experiment and we always want to keep up with what’s new in from suppliers so we can make things interesting and exciting for our customers.”

Porrelli Ice Cream, Paisley


Constructed to the very recipe that founder Gerardo enlisted back when the company was first minted, Porrelli’s has been a Paisley institution since 1925.

Described as “the home of luxury Italian gelato”, the town remains the proud headquarters of the company that brought the ice cream acumen of San Biagio to Scotland.

Having celebrated their 90th birthday back in 2015, Porrelli’s are continuing to hone their craft as they head towards a glorious centenary.

Scoops, Paisley


Situated on Glasgow Road, Paisley, Scoops’ comprehensive menu will ensure that your every sprinkled or cookie dough infused whim can be met.

Having tirelessly worked through lockdown, you’ll find everything from cakes and waffles to sundaes and even dessert munchie boxes at Scoops. Plus, they deliver!

The Merry Baker, Elderslie



Based in Elderslie, this one-woman operation is available to commission for everything from cupcakes to eye-catching creations for all special occasions.

Billed as delicious, beautiful and bespoke, The Merry Baker has the greatest accolade that anyone in her line of work can ask for in that her cakes taste are each and every bit as amazing as they look.

Candy Chele’s, Renfrew


Both nostalgic and yet contemporary all at once, Renfrew’s Candy Chele’s bills itself as a traditional sweet shop and even offers gift bags for wedding party favours and much more.

Allowing their customers to access retro favourites such as MB bars, foam bananas, flying saucers and creamola (Krakatoa) foam as well as sugar free goodies and vegan alternatives, you’d be hard pushed to enter this confectionary wonderland and not leave with a massive smile on your face and a pick and mix to boot.

Sprinkles, Renfrew


Established in 2014, Sprinkles has one of the most diverse and far-reaching menus of any dessert parlour in the district.

Boasting 100 different milkshakes and 22 flavours of scrumptious ice cream, this Renfrew favourite are not if not malleable to your request and they’re always offering special deals across Just Eat and their social media profiles.