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7 Best Ice Cream Pints in Toronto

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7 Best Ice Cream Pints in Toronto

Looking for the best ice cream pints to shop from local Toronto companies?

As much as I love hitting up local ice cream spots in Toronto and grabbing a scoop, it’s nice having ice cream in the freezer at home for when you’re just chillin’ at home.

If you asked Adam how many times in a year I tell him I want ice cream, you’d probably feel sorry for him.

But if you’re here reading this post, you’re probably just as addicted to ice cream as I am, so I’ll leave you to it.

Here are some of the best Toronto companies selling ice cream pints you can take home with you!

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Best ice cream pints in Toronto


Hero Ice Cream pints in Toronto

Hero Ice Cream

Save your summer cravings with some decadent scoops of Hero Ice Cream.

They make their all-natural ice cream in Toronto using fresh 100% Ontario cream, organic fruit, and real chocolate – no additives here!

Since there’s real stuff in there, it’s higher in protein and lower in fat, calories, and sugar than other ice cream pints.

It was started by a former chef, Jason Cherun, who wanted to create good ice cream with better-for-you ingredients.

They’ve currently only got 4 flavours: Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, and Salted Caramel. Simple, yet classic, ya know?

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The Chocolate Covered Strawberry features a house-made strawberry sauce using organic strawberries, and the Salted Caramel features their own house-made caramel sauce using whole ingredients!

They do local delivery here in Toronto, and you can find them in grocery stores across the GTA!


Ed's Real Scoop in Toronto

Ed’s Real Scoop

Ed’s Real Scoop is one of my fave spots to visit whenever I’m in the east end of Toronto – their Burnt Marshallow flavour is a dream.

They make small-batch ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt at each of their locations in the Beaches, Leslieville, Roncesvalles, and Mimico.

Their Beaches location is actually their OG location, and it’s been there for over two decades!

All their ice cream and gelato is made with Ontario milk and cream as well, alongside pure ingredients.

You can grab a scoop and/or take some pints of their ice cream home with you!


Summer's Ice Cream in Toronto

Summer’s Ice Cream

Summer’s is a Toronto gem that’s been in the Yorkville neighbourhood since the 80’s.

They make their ice cream in small batches on a daily basis to keep it as fresh as possible!

It’s always worth grabbing a fresh scoop at their shop, but if you’d rather have pints at home waiting for you, you can buy them at Sobeys and independent grocery stores in the GTA.

There are currently 8 different flavours: Almond Butter Toffee, Strawberry Cream, Vanilla, Campfire Marshmallow, Pistachio, Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, and Espresso!

LOCATION: 101 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON


Ruru Baked

Ruru Baked is a teeny tiny, small-batch bake shop in Bloordale, and they’re known for their ice cream.

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The pint selections change up by the week, and you can peep out their website for the flavours available!

They offer up all kinds of unique Asian flavours like Chrysanthemum, Condensed Milk + Red Bean, and Miso Butterscotch.

If you prefer more simple stuff, they’ve also got flavours like Neapolitan or Pecan Party.

They don’t have many vegan options, but they do offer up seasonal sorbet flavours (which are naturally vegan!)

LOCATION: 659 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto, ON


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iHalo Krunch

You probably know of iHalo Krunch for their charcoal soft serve ice cream, but did you know they also have pints available?

They’ve got locations at Trinity Bellwoods and High Park, and their High Park location also serves up bubble tea and ice cream cakes!

You can get customized pints with multiple flavours, or just go with whatever they’ve got in-store.

These are the pint flavours available:

  • Bean There Done That (vanilla bean)
  • Black on Black (charcoal coconut)
  • Ube All the Way
  • Pandan
  • Matchabean
  • Strawberry Milk

LOCATION: Various locations


Death in Venice Gelato

More of a gelato person than an ice cream person?

Death in Venice has some of the best gelato in Toronto, and you can pick up their pints in-store or at some independent grocers.

Or, you can order for delivery on Skip the Dishes (use my link for $5 off your first order) or Uber Eats (use my code “eats-4nci5” for $10 off your first $20 order).

I love how they have all kinds of super unique flavours, including vegan or plant-based flavours!

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There are tons of different pint flavours you can choose from – go for their Peanut Butter and Croissant, Blueberry and Lavender Lemonade (vegan), or Thai Ice Tea (collaboration with Chef Nuit, who owns some of the best Thai restaurants in Toronto!)

It was founded by Toronto couple Kaya and Maddalena, and Kaya actually studied at the Stratford Chefs School and won Chopped Canada (with his Ricotta Lemon Rosemary ice cream!)

LOCATION: 1418 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


Kawartha Dairy

Of course we can’t forget Kawartha Dairy, an absolute Ontario staple since the 1930s.

I love their classic French Vanilla flavour, and I also love the seasonal flavours they offer – Blueberry Cheesecake (seems like it no longer exists), Pumpkin Pie, and Candy Cane!

They’re not actually from Toronto, but because they’re so fresh and so good, you’ll find them in grocery stores all across the GTA.

I love that they’re still owned and run by the same family that started Kawartha Dairy back then, and they’re still headquartered in Bobcaygeon, which is located north of Peterborough.

They also have their own retail shops across Ontario if you’re looking to get their ice cream right from the source!


Best ice cream pints in Toronto:

  1. Hero Ice Cream
  2. Ed’s Real Scoop
  3. Summer’s Ice Cream
  4. Ruru Baked
  5. iHalo Krunch
  6. Death in Venice Gelato
  7. Kawartha Dairy

These were some of the best Toronto companies selling ice cream pints!

What are the best ice cream pints you’ve tried in Toronto? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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And if you’re looking to try your own hand at making ice cream at home, I’ve also got a super simple 2-ingredient ice cream recipe.

Be sure to check out some of my other posts on Toronto restaurants if you’re looking for even more great places to eat in Toronto!

If you’re planning a trip to Toronto, be sure to check out my posts on the most fun things to do in Toronto and what to wear in Toronto.

Be sure to check out some local tours as well, if you’re looking to do some fun and unique activities.

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