11 ice cream joints you have to visit in Toronto this summer

Apr 25 2019, 2:30 am

Here comes the sun, Toronto!

And you know what that means: it’s ice cream season. While oftentimes, any regular old cone will do, sometimes you want to take things up a notch.

Or ten notches.

If you’re in that kind of mood, consult this list for the most outrageous ice cream spots in Toronto right now… and get to your favourite while the sun is shining.

And prep your Insta, because these eats are as much a feast for your eyes as they are for your tastebuds.

Butter Baker

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To start us off, Butter Baker has a rotation of different ice cream flavours that fare beautifully alone, or as a vanilla swirl. Flavours include apricot, lemon poppyseed, and raspberry.

Address: 120 Dundas Street West
Phone: 416-971-8686


iHalo Krunch


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Famous for their Ube Nut ice cream (a twist of ube and coconut charcoal soft serve), iHalo Krunch pops all over Instagram with their purple and black ice cream swirl. Their cones are made fresh daily and have a natural black colour thanks to the addition of activated charcoal.

Address: 831 Queen Street West
Phone: 647-505-3777

Address: Vaughan Mills, 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive, Vaughan  




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Roselle is another mouthwatering bakery worth mentioning. While their specialties lie in cakes and cookies, people reach their King Street East outpost just for a photo of their signature soft serve dotted with candy balls.

Address: 362 King Street East
Phone: 416-368-8188


SuKoi Desserts

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The name SuKoi was inspired by the Japanese term “Sugoi,” which means “amazing.” This taiyaki shop on Queen Street West turns a fish waffle into an ice cream cone and lets you fill it to the brim with one of the many flavours. Whether it’s Thai tea, Not-So-Basic Pumpkin Spice, or Matcha, you’ll be satisfied.

Address: 760 Queen Street West, Toronto
Phone: 647-351-8801


Taiyaki NYC


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Another fish-shaped ice cream cone purveyor on this list, Taiyaki NYC is closer to the downtown core. This chain from New York constantly pushes out adorable holiday features such as their Christmas Tree cone and their Easter special, which are available on limited runs.

Address: 128 Dundas Street West
Phone: 647-347-5957


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How about getting beautiful ice cream made on the spot? Cauldron uses liquid nitrogen and a sweet creamy base to create flower shaped desserts! Flavours are rotated every month, so there’s always something new to try.  

Address: 502 Queen Street West
Phone: 647-352-1881


Eva’s Original Chimney


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Eva’s is known for their chimney cones, which are made from their traditional chimney cakes. Soft serve ice cream is then doused with a variety of toppings. Choose between their signatures like Apple Crumble and White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake!

Address: 454 Bloor Street West
Phone: 416-697-8884

Address: 53 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga
Phone: 416-697-8884

Address: Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Drive, Scarborough
Phone: 416-697-8884

Address: Square One, 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Phone: 416-697-8884


Bang Bang


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Bang Bang has some unreal flavours — ranging from Soybean Walnut to Avocado. When paired with their egg waffle cones, it becomes a must-share for you to post on your Instagram feed.

Address: 93 Ossington Avenue
Phone: 647-348-1900


Fugo Desserts


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Fugo has a signature Cookie Monster cone (that’s two scoops of Cookie Monster ice cream, mini chips ahoy, and an oreo cone) that’s part of every foodie’s feed. But the Insta-worthy ice cream doesn’t stop there. Their Cookies N’ Dreams and S’Mores on S’mores are sure to rack up the likes.

Address: 205 Dundas Street West
Phone: 647-348-3846


La Diperie


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La Diperie is a massive Quebec chain that has three shops in Toronto now. They make some of the highest quality chocolate-dipped cones using pure Belgian chocolate. These chocolates come in a variety of beautiful colours, making it perfect to show off on Insta.  

Address: 372 Danforth Avenue
Phone: 416-901-7130

Address: 923 Queen Street West
Phone: 416-546-2277

Address: 3264 Yonge Street
Phone: 647-461-8542


Dutch Dreams


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One of the more boutique ice cream parlours on the list, Dutch Dreams is a family-owned business that has a massive assortment of flavours. Their indulgent toppings and cones are sure to WOW both your taste buds and your eyes.

Address: 36 Vaughan Road
Phone: 416-656-6959


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