Temps are on the rise, and fewer things satisfy on a warm day like a cool, delicious dessert.
Here are our picks for 6 incredible sweet treats in Vancouver to help you keep your cool.
Organic soft serve from Soft Peaks
Launched at a chillier time earlier this year, Gastown’s Soft Peaks has been swirling up cups and cones of their delectable soft serve made with organic Avalon Dairy milk. Add toppings like fresh honeycomb from the Okanagan, toasted coconut, Tim Tams, or a bright sour-sweet yuzu marmalade for a cup of sheer delight.
Address: 25 Alexander Street, Gastown
Che from Che-Licious
“Che” is the Vietnamese word for dessert, and the West End’s Che-Licious sure does sweet treats right. Cool down with one of their tall cups of drinkable desserts full of house-made jellies, “pearls,” and other texture-riffic bits and bites.
Address: 1120 Denman Street, West End
Snow Cream from Icepik Shavery
If ice cream and shaved ice had a love child, it would probably end up looking like Taiwanese shaved ice. This “snow cream” starts as a block of ice, and you can watch it be shaved down into beautiful ribbons, and then decorated with toppings spanning tastes of the east and west.
Address: 1-3377 Kingsway, Collingwood
Ice cream from Rain or Shine
What’s scooping is always cool at Rain or Shine. With two locations (Kitsilano and Cambie Village) it’s always the perfect weather for some of their fantastic ice cream, whether it’s in a cup, cone, shake, or (on Tuesdays) in a taco.
Address: 1926 West 4th (Kitsilano) and 3382 Cambie Stree (Cambie Village)
Ice cream sandwich from Beta5
Known for their cream puffs, stunningly beautiful chocolates, and innovative flavour combinations, Beta5 has become a warm weather go-to for sweet treats, too, thanks to their ice cream sandwiches.
Address: 413 Industrial Ave
Gelatini from Bella Gelateria Yaletown
This one is for the grown ups only: Bella Gelateria in Yaletown makes full martinis made to pair with specific gelato flavours from their roster of always-impressive gelatos. We’re big fans of the Earl Grey Tea Negroni one. Cheers!
Address: 1089 Marinaside Crescent, Yaletown