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The best places to get soft serve ice cream in Vancouver

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Hanna McLean Apr 12, 2018 10:53 am 3,785

When it comes to ice cream we don’t discriminate.

Put it in a dipped cone, a waffle bowl, a cup, or between two freshly-baked cookies and make it a sandwich – no complaints any way you scoop it.

One of our favourite kinds of this cold and satisfying treat is the soft serve variety. Lucky for us Vancouver has plenty of shops, parlours, trucks, and restaurants making soft serve ice cream.

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Here are the 12 best places to get soft serve in or around Vancouver.

Cacao 70 Dip Shop

You can dip your vanilla soft serve cone into a variety of toppings that come in matcha, chocolate, and Earl Grey flavours.

Address: 433 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-5799

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720 Sweets


With three locations in Vancouver and Metro Vancouver, you’ve got triple the chance to get in on the over-the-top soft serve creations from this spot.

Address: 3278 W Broadway, Vancouver

Address: 2675 Kingsway, Vancouver

Address: Metropolis at Metrotown – 4800 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Virtuous Pie

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This spot makes dreamy plant-based pizzas and ice cream. For the latter, you’ve got a ton of flavours like Hawaiian Vanilla, Turmeric + Black Pepper, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Coffee + Doughnuts to choose from. Recently the UBC location has started serving soft serve.

Address: 583 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-0060

Address: 3339 Shrum Lane, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-1060

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Soft Peaks

Vancouver’s first handcrafted, organic, milk ice cream purveyor has been a dessert staple in Gastown since they opened their first 25 Alexander Street location in 2015. Now they’ve brought their signature Avalon milk soft serve to a new Burnaby location.

Address: 25 Alexander Street Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-2071

Address: 4603 Kingsway, Burnaby

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Kokomo

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The best part of Kokomo has got to be the dessert they brought to Canada all the way from Australia – Cocowhip. This soft-serve frozen treat consists of coconut water, organic bio-fermented coconut powder, vegetable-sourced stabilizers – basically, this stuff is the ultimate guilt-free dessert, and the only place you can get it is Kokomo.

Address: 611 Gore Ave, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-6599

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Milkcow Cafe


This famed South Korean dessert spot is known for its unique organic milk soft-serve ice cream and unreal selection of toppings and cotton candy-topped sundaes.

Address: 105-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond
Phone: 604-238-7561

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The Milkman on Granville Island

Where to get Dole Whip in Vancouver

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No need to travel far and wide to get this refreshing snack, you can head straight to Granville Island’s The Milkman and get involved in some serious Dole Whip.

Address: 139 – 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-7597

The Juice Truck – Yaletown (available during summer months)

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When this spot introduced their vegan soft serve last year, people were pumped. So it’s safe to say we’re excited for summer to come so we can get in on more Juice Truck soft serve at their Yaletown location.

Address: 1022 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-428-7825

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The Praguery (truck)

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The Praguery Chimney Cakes and several varieties of Prague Cones (Chocolate, Strawberry, and Prague’s OG, a combo of a cinnamon sugar cone, chocolate bud, and vanilla soft serve). Follow them @thepraguery and keep up with the Street Food App to find out where the Praguery is heading next.

Address: The Praguery can be located by following the Street Food App

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Poké Time – Robson, Howe

You can head to two of Poké Time’s three Vancouver locations (Robson, Howe) and get Dole Whip in Vancouver.

Address: 1258 Robson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-7187

Address: Robson Court – #150 – 840 Howe Street, Vancouver

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Bells and Whistles

Bells and Whistle’s soft serve is made with real milk from Foothills Creamery. Get this stuff straight up plain or opt for the four other varieties of sundaes up for order: Troy Tulo-whisky, Darryl Strawberry, Coco Crisp, or Twin Sails Stout Float.

Address: 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-7990

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Screamers Soft Serve (available during summer months)

During the warmer months, Steveston’s Screamers offers customers screamers (fruit flavoured slushee, layered with vanilla soft serve ice cream) and most importantly, Dole Whip. The outlet also serves pineapple Dole Whip twisted with vanilla, and can be paired with slushee flavours to create a screamer unlike any other.

Address: Corner of 3rd Avenue and Bayview Street, Steveston, Richmond
Phone: 604-364-8740

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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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