Where to find Toronto's most delicious ice cream bars this summer

Aug 9 2019, 12:45 pm

Ice cream on a stick is raising the bar in Toronto this summer.

From chocolate-dipped gelato bars to frozen dairy-free desserts, here’s where to find Toronto most delicious (and aesthetically-pleasing) ice cream bars.

Bar Ape Gelato Co.

bar ape gelato bar ice cream bar


Bar Ape (pronounced Ap-ay) dishes out soft-serve gelato and chocolate dipped bars in seasonal flavours, which means the selection is always changing. When it comes to gelato bars, look forward to inventive flavours like recent examples: toasted almond and smoked salt, lavender yogurt, anise and almond, and strawberry balsamic.

Address: 283 Rushton Road, Toronto
Phone: 647-223-4931

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La Carnita

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Key Lime Pie, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Cookie Monster, are only a few of the mouthwatering flavours of paletas available at this taco spot. Feature paleta flavours rotate, too, so you can never be sure what you’ll stumble into.

Address: 501 College Street
Phone: 416-964-1555

Address: 106 John Street
Phone: 647-348-1166

Address: 780 Queen Street East
Phone: 647-344-0780

Address: 130 Eglinton Avenue East
Phone: 647-351-0130



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Asian-influenced flavours are the specialty at Kekou, where you’ll find gelato bars that are hand dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in nuts. Look forward to mouthwatering and refreshing flavours like taro coconut, strawberry mango, coconut milk, pineapple coconut, and guava coconut.

Address: 394 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 416-516-0637

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Toronto’s dedicated vegan frozen dessert parlour does frozen ice cream bars without the cream. Dubbed “Nana Pops,” these dairy-free treats are made of all plant-based ingredients and come in flavours like spiced date, rosey pistachio, and chocolate.

Address: 4750 Yonge Street, Unit 134, Toronto
Phone: 416-226-6262

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Sweet Olenka’s

sweet olenka's ice cream bar


Chocolate-dipped ice cream bars from this mini-chain of sweet shops are the best way to sample two of the house specialties – fine chocolates and ice cream – at one time.

Address: 23 Jutland Road, Etobicoke
Phone: 416- 201-9444

Address: 2790 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Etobicoke
Phone: 416-521-7444

Address: 1050 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-350-7444

Address: 225 Augusta Avenue, Toronto
Phone: 647-352-3444

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