You’re in for a treat because this summer, Montreal has seriously upped its ice cream sandwich game. Gone are the days of simple ice cream sandwiches from Provigo, because now you can get anything from a cookie ice cream sandwich to a donut ice cream sandwich at any one of the delicious eateries listed below.
Whatever you do, don’t let this summer pass you by without sampling from some of our city’s finest ice cream cuisine.
French Canadian cookie connoisseurs, Felix and Norton have been serving up the chewiest, richest, most chocolatey cookies in Montreal since forever. However, in the summertime they seriously up their game. The Felix & Norton food truck that you can find permanently parked in Old Port sells cookie ice cream sandwiches. Choose your favourite cookie (menage a trois is unreal) and the lovely people at Felix & Norton will take a nice helping of vanilla, chocolate, or salted caramel ice cream and sandwich it between the two cookies of your choice.
Where: Promenade du Vieux-Port, for more details click here
Get fancy at Fous Desserts where they will serve you some of their homemade gelato sandwiched between a French macaron. Dainty, beautiful, and oh-so refreshing, Fous Desserts is soon to be known for much more than their flaky croissants.
Where: 809 Avenue Laurier Est
As if you needed another excuse to visit Juliette & Chocolat, they have added a new classic to their summer menu: the ice cream sandwich. No ordinary ice cream sandwich, however, those sold at J&C are made with an ice cream flavour of your choice (options include chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and cookies and cream), and two perfectly baked chocolate brownies. You also have the option of dipping your sandwich in melted chocolate and covering with toppings like sprinkles, nuts, or cookie crumbs.
Where: Various locations
Les Givres is Montreal’s very own artisanal ice cream shop. Offering everything from soft serve to sorbet, Les Givres does not use any additional flavouring or colouring in their ice cream and gets all of their fruity flavours from locally grown Quebec fruit. Although ice cream on its own can be tempting, you’re going to want to try one of Les Givres’ ice cream sandwiches. Les Givres creates their ice cream sandwich concoctions by placing a giant scoop of your selected ice cream flavour between two homemade cookies of your choice.
Where: 334 De Castlenau Est
Leche Desserts is quickly becoming one of the hottest donut joints in Montreal. With quirky flavours like margarita lime, vanilla cake, and chocolate banana bread pudding, you will never have tried anything like it. And thanks to the hot summer temperatures in Montreal, Leche Desserts has introduced a limited edition summer invention: the donut ice cream sandwich. Select a donut of your choice and the fine people at Leche Desserts will cut it in half for you and put a healthy helping of soft serve vanilla ice cream inside. Talk about indulgence.
Where: 640 Rue de Courcelle
This retro burger joint has been serving up some of the biggest and best ice cream treats in Montreal for years. If you can make it past their famed dessert towers and ice cream sundaes, you will make your way to the mouthwatering collection of ice cream sandwiches. Serving up homemade vanilla ice cream between two Joe Louis, May Wests, or Pop Tarts, you will never look at ice cream sandwiches the same way again.
Where: 11798 Boulevard de Salaberry