Not many things go better than summer and ice cream. Lucky for us the Toronto ice cream scene is pretty sweet (no pun intended). In honour of National Ice Cream Day on July 21st, here is your guide to ice cream in Toronto.
Try the: Ferrero Rocher Gelato
For decades La Paloma has been a Toronto favourite for superior Italian gelato. Made in house, the flavours are authentic and delicious just like you would have in Italy. There are beautiful wall murals and plenty of seating, so feel free to grab a cone and chill out.
Try the: Earl Grey Ice Cream
What is a Toronto summer without Bang Bang’s iconic ice cream sandwiches? The Ossington shop offers a variety of ice cream flavours and cookies to mix and match for the perfect combination. They offer full or half-sized sandwiches, and full pints to take home.
University & Dundas St. W
Try the: Cookie Monster Cone
Fugo Desserts offers frozen treats which draw inspiration from all over. The small shop hosts multiple speciality flavours, like our personal favourite – Cookie Monster. A huge chalkboard wall is coloured with their menu which includes items like bubble cones and mini doughnuts. Fugo is Toronto’s one-stop shop for all of your favourite treats.
Summer’s Ice Cream
Try the: Espresso Ice Cream
After a long day of strolling around Yorkville, satisfy that sweet tooth with delicious ice cream from Summer’s. Since 1984 they’ve been serving Toronto the highest quality treats, that will leave you wanting more. What started as a small family business grew its reputation without compromising its homemade taste and feel.
Try the: Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream
Greg’s Ice Cream is known for its delicious flavours and cute decorations. The small shop is filled with crayon drawings from fans, neon signs and even some poems. Our personal favourite flavour, toasted marshmallow, will leave you longing for summer campfires.
Queen St. W
Try the: Charcoal Soft Serve
iHalo Krunch made headlines last summer for its Insta-worthy black on black charcoal ice cream. This summer it’s back and better than ever. This small, minimalistic spot is the perfect place to drop by in the summer, just beware of long lines! Feeling adventures? Try their other flavours: yam, match and vanilla.
Ed’s Real Scoop
Try the: Mercury Espresso Ice Cream
Ed’s Real Scoop is one of our favourite summer hangout spots. There’s a huge selection of handmade ice cream flavours, ice cream cakes & jars of artisanal sundae sauce. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, and the Mercury Espresso Ice Cream is to die for.
King St. E
Try the: Strawberries and Cream Soft Serve
Roselle Desserts is a gem in Toronto’s King East neighbourhood. The French cafe hosts a number of delicious desserts, but their signature soft serve is another level. Infused flavours and innovative toppings are the reason Roselle makes it on our list for summer ice cream spots you don’t want to miss out on.
Tom’s Dairy Freeze
Try the: Vanilla Soft Serve with Sprinkles
There may not be many reasons to travel to Etobicoke, but Tom’s Dairy Freeze is definitely one of them. The small, window-serve, late-night drive-in complex has been serving up sweet, frozen treats since 1969 and is sure to leave you feeling a little nostalgic.