Nothing satisfies on a hot summer day than a nice ice cream or gelato treat! Let’s face it: every parent has bribed their cranky child with an ice cream cone at the end of a long day. So it might as well be from a local store serving quality goods, right? You can find interesting concoctions across the city, whether you’re in the mood for hard scoop, Thai rolled ice cream, soft-serve or gelato. So, dig into our list of The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in Toronto!

Hard Scoop & Rolled Ice Cream

Arctic Bites
Where: 21 Baldwin Street
Must-try flavours: Ohhh Fudge, My Main Squeeze, Thai To Go

Bang Bang Ice Cream
Where: 93A Ossington Avenue
Must-try flavours: Burnt Toffee, Peanut Butter Reese Cup, London Fog

Brett’s Ice Cream 
Where: 3148 Kingston Road
Flavours: Key Lime Pie, Cinnamon Bun, Banana Nutella

Dutch Dreams
Where: 36 Vaughan Road
Must-try flavours: Cotton Candy, Unicorn, Moose Droppings

Ed’s Real Scoop
Where: 3 locations in Toronto (The Beach, Leslieville, Roncesvalles) and Mimico, Mississauga
Must-try flavours: French Mint, Tanzanian Dark Chocolate Gelato, Mango Sorbet

Roll Me Up Ice Cream and Desserts
Where: Overlea Plaza and Markham
Must-try flavours: Smore’s Campfire Memories, Birthday Cake, Pink Lady

Summer’s Ice Cream
Where: 101 Yorkville Avenue
Must-try flavours: Toronto Pothole, Credit River Turtle, Pecan Chocolate Swirl

Soft-Serve

Eva’s Original Chimneys
Where: 454 Bloor St. West and Mississauga
Must-try flavours: Oreo Chocolate, The Dream Cone, Berrylicious

The Fix Ice Cream Bar
Where: 207 Queens Quay West
Must-try flavours: Love Is Love, Like a Sir, Campfire

iHalo Krunch
Where: 2 Locations in Toronto (Queen St. West) and Vaughan Mills
Must-try flavours: Ube, Matcha, Black Coconut

La Diperie
Where: 9 locations around Toronto
Must-try flavours: Kid At Heart, Après Match, Le Rocher, The Montrealer

Milkcow Café
Where: 2651 Yonge Street
Must-try flavours: Snow Drop, Black Pearl, Santorini

Sweet Jesus
Where: 2 Locations in Toronto (106 John Street, Sherway Gardens) and Mississauga
Must-try flavours: Krusty the Kone, Oh Hungry, Mango Madness

Tom’s Dairy Freeze
Where: 630 The Queensway
Must-try flavours: Flavour bursts, dipped cones, sundaes

Gelato

Bar Ape Gelato Company
Where: 283 Rushton Road
Must-try flavours: Changing seasonal fruits, such as sour cherries, peaches, apricots, melons

Dolce Gelato
Where: 3 locations (Augusta, College, Danforth)
Must-try flavours: Caramel Crunch, Watermelon, Nutella

Hollywood Gelato
Where: 1640 Bayview Avenue
Must-try flavours: Cake Batter, Coconut Cream Pie, Hazelnut, Key Lime Pie

La Paloma Gelateria & Café
Where: Two locations in Toronto (St. Clair Ave. West, Yorkdale Mall) and Woodbridge
Must-try flavours: Over 75 unique flavours

Punto Gelato Toronto
Where: 3 locations (Cumberland, St. Clair Ave. West, Yonge)
Must-try flavours: Pistachio, Tiramisù, Stracciatella, Raspberry

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