The 9 best ice cream spots in Montreal

Aug 10 2020, 1:37 pm

The city doesn’t have to be buzzing with its usual array of festivals and events to enjoy summertime’s coolest treat.

Whether you’re just getting off the bike path, finishing a hike, or sitting by the water, Montreal screams for ice cream.

From the classics to vegan-friendly options, and Italian gelato, here are a few of the best ice cream spots in the city to check out this summer.

Classics

La Diperie

 

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From hard ice cream and soft, La Diperie offers a literal double-dose of the tasty treat. You choose your flavour of ice cream and then you get a chance of dozens of toppings to dip your ice cream in, resulting in a hardened shell with ice cream in the middle. Like, come on. 

Ripples

 

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If you’re in the mood for some frozen treats on The Main, Ripples is a classic go-to (but expect lineups). 

The cozy spot offers a wide variety of flavours, frozen yogurt, and homemade sorbet in a quaint location. Real Montrealers will head to Schwartz’s for some smoked meat and Ripples for dessert, you can’t go wrong. 

Le Glacier Bilboquet

 

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Le Glacier Bilboquet is a popular chain across the island. Bilboquet promises to use only the highest available ingredients that are sourced from all over Quebec, the frozen dessert at Bilboquet is made from love and you can taste it. 

Wild Willy’s

 

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From a range of homemade flavours (48 of them), this West Island spot offers vegan options, hard-packed, and soft-serve ice cream. Give the ‘King Kong’ a go if you’re ever in the food for 15, yes 15, scoops of ice cream. Plus, they dish out dog-friendly treats in case your pooch wants to cool off too. 

Le Blueboy: Artisan Glacier

 

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Le Blueboy has ditched the traditional ice cream cone for fried cones (churros) and they fill ‘em up with ice cream and fresh fruit. If you’re in the mood for a sorbet served in a pineapple, Le Blueboy should be on your radar. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try some ice cream in a hollowed-out watermelon.  

Italian Gelato 

Dalla Rose

 

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By using locally sourced organic dairy products and seasonal ingredients, Dalla Rose has an ice cream menus that is ever-changing but it’s always tasty. They also offer pick-up and delivery options because of COVID. 

Gastronomia Roberto

 

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With a great variety of classic flavours to choose from, Roberto has been around since 1983, having perfected simplicity.  for there’s no wonder why this spot has been around for 37 years!

Gélaterie Pierino

 

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Gelaterie Pierino offers a variety of wine-infused gelato for the boozy crowd. You can also order a custom-made ice cream for birthday parties. A little bit of everything for any age at Pierino.

Vegan-friendly

Hoche Glacé

 

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Offering hard-packed and soft serve, this spot is an instant go-to for the vegan crowd who want to cool off. All of their products are dairy-free and obviously tasty.

Swirl

 

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Swirl has been helping vegans cool off since 2018, serving non-dairy soft serve with seasonal flavours made with organic coconut milk.

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