Skip to Content

33 Best Toronto Ice Cream Spots

33 Best Toronto Ice Cream Spots

There’s no shortage of amazing ice cream spots in Toronto to satisfy your sweet tooth.

There ain’t nothing better than a delicious cone of sweet, sweet ice cream, and there’s always room for it no matter how full you are.

If you’re looking for the best ice cream places in Toronto, you’ve come to the right place.

I’ve also got separate blog posts all about the best Toronto vegan ice cream spots, best Toronto gelato spots, and the best Toronto soft serve ice cream spots!

These are some of the best Toronto ice cream spots to satisfy your sweet cravings, not in any particular order.

Be sure to also follow me on Instagram and TikTok – I share a lot more content on those platforms that don’t make it to the blog!


Best ice cream spots in Toronto


Best Toronto ice cream spots | top ice cream places in Toronto | where to get dessert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Toronto foodie travel guide | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

Fugo Desserts

Fugo is another dessert spot that offers Asian-inspired ice creams, and they also offer mini donuts.

Try their vegan Tropical Paradise soft serve, which is a mix of mango and pineapple!

They’ve also got some amazing hard ice cream options (like the Cookie Monster), as well as adorable mini doughnuts.

LOCATION: 205 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery in Toronto

Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery

You’re better off visiting Bang Bang during off times, because the lineups can get pretty long (especially during the summer).

I’ve tried a bunch of flavours over the years, and the avocado and lychee raspberry flavours are by far my most favourite!

If you’re in the mood for a filling treat, grab your ice cream in the Hong Kong waffle or a cookie sandwich.

LOCATION: 93 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON


Wong's Ice Cream in Toronto

Wong’s Ice Cream

This East End gem serves up Asian-inspired ice cream flavours you never would’ve imagined.

Think boozy egg tart and White Rabbit (yes, to my fellow Asian friends, those little candies we used to eat growing up).

LOCATION: 617 Gerrard St. East, Toronto, ON


Ed's Real Scoop in Toronto

Ed’s Real Scoop

Ed’s is a small-batch ice cream shop that serves up some of the best ice cream in Toronto.

Stop by one of their four locations and grab a scoop, or feel free to pick up a whole pint (or two – I always do).

They also serve up amazing gelato, including classic flavours like Espresso or more fun flavours like Red Hot Chile Chocolate or Green Apple.

Their burnt marshmallow ice cream flavour is heaven on earth.

You can find them in The Beaches, Leslieville, Roncesvalles, and Mimico!

LOCATION: Various locations


Summer's Ice Cream in Toronto

Summer’s Ice Cream

Enjoy homemade ice creams at Summer’s Ice Cream in the heart of Yorkville.

They’ve been around since the 80’s, and their ice cream flavours are v good.

You can even find their ice cream pints at some grocery stores around the GTA.

LOCATION: 101 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON


Demetres in Markham, Ontario

Scooped by Demetres

Scooped is an ice cream shop by the popular Demetres dessert chain in Toronto, and you can find them in the Distillery District and by CityPlace.

RELATED POST:
5 Best Toronto Food Apps

While you may know them for their crepes and waffles, ice cream is the star of the show here.

Try their Lemon Curd Blueberry or their Roasted White Chocolate ice cream!

LOCATION: Various locations


Dutch Dreams in Toronto
Dutch Dreams in Toronto

Dutch Dreams

Dutch dreams is literally an ice cream shop filled with Dutch dreams.

If you want an epic cone for your Instagram feed, this ice cream spot in Toronto’s St. Clair West neighbourhood is the place to visit.

Their pancake and waffle cones are made from recipes that have been passed down for generations, and their ice cream is all Kosher.

LOCATION: 36 Vaughan Rd, Toronto, ON


Best gelato spots in Toronto


Kekou Gelato in Toronto

Kekou Gelato

I love Kekou with all my heart.

Their menu is made up of mostly Asian flavours like Black Sesame and Thai Iced Tea, and the flavours rotate by the seasons!

Although I’d love to try new flavours, I pretty much always stick to either the Hong Kong milk tea or Vietnamese coffee flavours.

If you’re in the mood for bubble tea, they’ve got that as well.

They’ve also got vegan ice cream options for my vegan friends out there, like Soursop and Mango.

Kekou’s OG location is on Queen West, but they now have a location in North York by Yonge & Finch.

LOCATION: Various locations


Death in Venice Gelato

Death in Venice is all about unique gelato flavours, and they produce 52 different flavours that change by the seasons.

Some of their wildest flavours include Grilled Cheese & Sourdough, Pad Thai, and Corn on the Cob.

Don’t worry if you’re not too experimental, though – they’ve got “normal” flavours like Turkish Coffee, Nutella & Cookies, and Peanut Butter & Croissant!

Their flavours change daily during the summer, with around 10 to 15 flavours available for scoops.

They’ve also got vegan and dairy-free gelato options, including Pina Colada and Blueberry Lavender Lemonade.

You can also buy pints to take home with you instead!

LOCATION: 1418 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


Bar Ape Gelato

Need a reason to get out of the house every week?

Bar Ape’s unique gelato flavours change by the week, which they usually announce on Instagram.

Some of their recent flavours include Ontario Peach and Roasted Green Tea Caramel, and they occasionally have vegan gelato flavours as well.

Enjoy their gelato soft serve-style, or try one of their ice cream bars.

Bar Ape opens from May through October, and they’re only open from the late afternoon through late evening.

Their shop is actually more of a takeout window, but there are benches around for you to sit and enjoy your gelato!

It’s also cash-only, so be sure to have some on-hand!

LOCATION: 283 Rushton Rd, Toronto, ON


Nani’s Gelato

Nani’s serves up artisan gelato and sorbettos on the daily.

What makes them unique: their flavours are an infusion of Asian, Indian, and Italian flavours!

Enjoy Asian-inspired flavours like Pistachio & Almond Kulfi and Coconut Pandan, or more classic Italian gelato flavours like Espresso.

They produce hundreds of gelato flavours using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and they offer a different selection of 8-10 different flavours in-store every Monday, which they announce on their Instagram.

RELATED POST:
5 Best Restaurants in Toronto’s Chinatown

They actually started out as a food truck, and now they have a storefront in the Yorkville neighbourhood!

LOCATION: 6 Charles St. East, Toronto, ON


Sud Forno

Sud Forno is part of the Terroni Group, a family of Italian restaurants and bakeries in Toronto.

They have multiple locations across the city, but their Queen West location is where you’ll find their authentic Italian gelato.

They have flavours like Limone and Pistacchio, as well as daily special gelato flavours!

LOCATION: 716 Queen St. West, Toronto, ON


Buca

Buca offers house-made gelato in unique seasonal flavours at both their King West and Yorkville locations.

In the past they’ve had summer flavours like Ontario Watermelon & Aperol sorbetto, and winter flavours like Panettone gelato – always super unique and delicious!

Pick up a scoop or grab a pint of gelato to take home with you.

LOCATION: Various locations


Coco Espresso Bar

Get an authentic taste of Southern Italy at this café in Yorkville that also serves up amazing gelato!

They make handcrafted gelato in an old Italian style using organic ingredients, so you’re truly getting the real deal here.

They’ve also got a pretty large menu including both dairy-based and sorbet (which is naturally vegan) flavours, so there’s something for everyone.

Be sure to try their Strawberry 7 Cream or their Banana Milk gelato flavours!

LOCATION: 29 Bellair St, Toronto, ON


Piccolina Gelato E Altra Roba

Piccolina is a chic gelato spot at King & Portland, its adorable European-esque storefront popular on Instagram.

Enjoy classic flavours like Mint Chocolate Chip, or more unique flavours like Banana or Passionfruit.

They also have dairy-free flavours available for my plant-based friends!

You can also order one of their authentic Italian espresso drinks and some freshly-baked goods.

They also have a location on Queen East in the east end of Toronto!

LOCATION: Various locations


SOMA Chocolatemaker

SOMA Chocolatemaker is a small-batch chocolate factory in Toronto, and they’ve also got gelato during the summer months!

They serve up fan favourites, new flavours, and seasonal flavours that you can choose from, including Chocolate (gelato and sorbet), Lilac, and Rhubarb.

Grab a scoop of their gelato at their King West or Distillery District locations!

LOCATION: Various locations


La Paloma

La Paloma is another authentic Italian gelateria, and they’ve been serving up their homemade gelato since the 60’s.

Go with something classic like Chocolate or try more unique flavours like Tiramisu or Dulce de Leche.

They have over 75 different gelato flavours to choose from, with plenty of dairy-free and gluten-free options to choose from!

They’ve also got gourmet espresso drinks to enjoy alongside your sweet treat.

You can find them in both Toronto and Woodbridge, and their Toronto locations are on St. Clair and inside Yorkdale Mall.

LOCATION: 1357 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto, ON


Eataly

Eataly is an Italian grocer with locations around the world, and you can find their Toronto store in the chic Yorkville neighbourhood.

You’ll find their gelateria inside the store, alongside a few other restaurants.

RELATED POST:
Why You Need to Try 7-Eleven Canada Chicken Wings

Their gelato and sorbetto are made in small batches everyday, using local dairy products alongside ingredients sourced directly from Italy.

If you’re looking to take something home with you, definitely get Eataly’s tiramisu – it’s absolutely incredible.

LOCATION: 55 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON


Best Toronto ice cream spots | top ice cream places in Toronto | where to get dessert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Toronto foodie travel guide | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

iHalo Krunch

iHalo’s ube and charcoal coconut twist soft serve is so good, you’ll cry tears of joy.

P.S. don’t be freaked out by your next number two if you eat the charcoal flavour.

You can find iHalo Krunch by Trinity Bellwoods Park or by High Park, and their High Park also has bubble tea (made with their ice cream), ice cream cakes, and ice cream pints!

LOCATION: Various locations


Butter Baker

Butter Baker is a French bakery in Toronto, and they’ve everything from croissants, to cakes, to soft serve!

Some of their recent flavours include Strawberry Vanilla soft serve and Guava Vanilla soft serve!

Their soft serve is actually only available from April through October, and the flavours change up every month.

It’s all handcrafted using natural ingredients and local Ontario dairy and free-run eggs.

They even make their own freshly-baked vanilla waffle cones, if you’re more of a cone than a cup person!

You can find them on Dundas downtown or in Markham.

LOCATION: 120 Dundas St. West, Toronto, ON


WVRST

You might know WVRST for their German sausages and bites, but did you know they also have some of the best soft serve ice cream in Toronto?

Some of their past flavours include Salted Maple Rosemary and Toasted Marshmallow!

You can grab their soft serve at their Union Station or King West locations.

LOCATION: Various locations


Taverne Bernhardts

Taverne Bernhardts is another Toronto restaurant that also has soft serve, and you can find them in the Little Portugal neighbourhood.

Their ice cream comes as a full-on dessert, and they switch up their soft serve flavours every so often.

They’ve had super unique flavours like Strawberry & Lovage Twist (with olive oil and basil), Creamsicle and Lemon Meringue (with candied sunflower seeds), and Rhubarb Currant Sour Cream (on top of jello)!

LOCATION: 202 Dovercourt Rd, Toronto, ON


Roselle Desserts in Toronto, Ontario

Roselle Desserts

Roselle is actually more of a bakery and dessert shop, but they’ve got fantastic soft serve made in-house.

They change up their soft serve flavours every so often, but their earl grey flavour white chocolate pearls and lemon filling is famous and a must for tea lovers!

LOCATION: 362 King St. East, Toronto, ON


Momofuku Milk Bar in Toronto, Ontario

Milk Bar

Hidden on the second floor of Momofuku is Milk Bar, a NYC-based bakery with delicious confections created by pastry chef Christina Tosi.

You’ll find the soft serve machine at the front of the restaurant though, and they switch up the flavours every now and then.

LOCATION: 190 University Ave, Toronto, ON


Milkcow Cafe

Milkcow Cafe is a South Korean dessert chain that’s all about organic and natural milk soft serve.

Their soft serve is made using local and organic milk, and it’s made without preservatives!

You can get their milky soft serve on its own, or choose from one of their specials decked out in all kinds of different toppings.

RELATED POST:
8 Best Chinese Takeout Spots in Toronto

Find them in Midtown Toronto, just north of Yonge & Eglinton!

LOCATION: 2651 Yonge St, Toronto, ON


Best Toronto ice cream spots | top ice cream places in Toronto | where to get dessert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Toronto foodie travel guide | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog
Tsujiri Toronto

Tsujiri

Nothing beats matcha ice cream in Asia, but in my opinion, Tsujiri is as close as it gets in Toronto.

I like it way better than other places I’ve tried in the city.

Their hojicha soft serve is also v delicious.

LOCATION: Various locations


Bunner’s Bake Shop

Bunner’s is a completely vegan and gluten-free bake shop, and they’ve got delicious soft serve made with oat milk.

Their soft serve flavours switch up every so often, and they’ve had flavours including Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Mango, and Cotton Candy.

Find them in Kensington Market or in the Junction!

LOCATION: Various locations


Nanashake

Nanashake’s offerings are also entirely vegan, so you can order anything you want off the menu.

Their ice creams are made exclusively from plant-based ingredients, and they’re all about making ice cream ~healthy~ while keeping it delicious.

They actually work with a registered holistic nutritionist to create desserts that are healthy and nutritious!

Try the Banana Bread or Rosey Pistachio flavours!

You can find them in North York near Yonge & Sheppard.

LOCATION: Unit 134, 4750 Yonge St, Toronto, ON


Tom’s Dairy Freeze

Tom’s Dairy Freeze is a favourite of local Torontonians during the summer.

Summer just ain’t complete without a visit to Tom’s for some fresh scoops of ice cream!

Choose between Vanilla or Chocolate soft serve (or get a twist), and get it dipped or add toppings!

Like Bar Ape, it’s also a takeout window, and it’s actually been running since the 60’s.

Their shop is located in Etobicoke, so you’ll need to drive or take public transit to get here.

LOCATION: 630 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON


The Fix Harbourfront, Toronto

The Fix Ice Cream Bar

If you’re taking a stroll along the Toronto Harbourfront, stop into The Fix for some house-made soft serve ice cream.

Grab the classic Vanilla or Chocolate soft serve ice cream, or try their vegan Peanut Butter or Mango-Pineapple flavours.

Their menu also changes up by the season, so you can peep in every now and then to try their new flavours!

They also serve up hard ice cream from Ontario-based Shaw’s Ice Cream, which they use in their decked out ice cream cups.

The Fix is a sister shop to Joe Bird, a Harbourfront restaurant dedicated to all things chicken and beer.

LOCATION: 207 Queens Quay West #150, Toronto, ON


Eva’s Original Chimneys

Chimneys are a traditional Hungarian treat, and Eva’s Original Chimneys sweetens it up with all of the fixings.

You’ll definitely want to get your chimney cone with soft serve and toppings, and you can choose between a dairy Vanilla or vegan Vanilla flavour.

The cones are made using only 7 natural and mostly-organic ingredients, and each one is hand-rolled and baked-to-order!

Even their toppings are made from scratch, and they even have vegan options for my plant-based friends.

You can find them in the Annex downtown or in Mississauga.

LOCATION: 454 Bloor St. West, Toronto, ON

RELATED POST:
11 Best Mexican Restaurants in Toronto

Sweet Jesus Ice Cream in Toronto

Sweet Jesus

You’ve probably already been here, but if you haven’t, you seriously need to check Sweet Jesus out.

Although they’re probably overrated, they’ve still got the most Insta-worthy cones.

The Red Rapture is my fave – it has everything red velvet in it and red velvet is my life.

Their Krusty the Kone is probably the most Instagram-worthy though!

LOCATION: Various locations


La Diperie Ice Cream, Montreal

La Diperie

La Diperie is a Montreal-based dessert chain with several locations in the GTA, and it’s pretty much heaven on earth for dessert lovers.

Ice cream, ice cream cake, cookies – you name it, they’ve got it!

They’re actually most known for their dipped cones, which is vanilla soft serve dipped in your choice of heavenly Belgian chocolate and toppings.

If you’re a chocolate lover, you absolutely need to visit La Diperie.

LOCATION: Various locations


Best ice cream spots in Toronto:

  1. Fugo Desserts
  2. Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery
  3. Wong’s Ice Cream
  4. Ed’s Real Scoop
  5. Summer’s Ice Cream
  6. Scooped by Demetres
  7. Dutch Dreams
  8. Kekou Gelato
  9. Death in Venice Gelato
  10. Bar Ape Gelato
  11. Nani’s Gelato
  12. Sud Forno
  13. Buca
  14. Coco Espresso Bar
  15. Piccolina Gelato E Altra Roba
  16. SOMA Chocolatemaker
  17. La Paloma
  18. Eataly
  19. iHalo Krunch
  20. Butter Baker
  21. WVRST
  22. Taverne Bernhardts
  23. Roselle Desserts
  24. Milk Bar
  25. Milkcow Cafe
  26. Tsujiri
  27. Bunner’s Bake Shop
  28. Nanashake
  29. Tom’s Dairy Freeze
  30. The Fix Ice Cream Bar
  31. Eva’s Original Chimneys
  32. Sweet Jesus
  33. La Diperie

These were some of the best ice cream spots to visit in Toronto!

What are some of the best Toronto ice cream places in your opinion? Let me know on Twitter or Instagram!

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.

If you’re looking for even more Toronto desserts, you might enjoy these posts:

Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram, TikTokTwitter, Facebook, and Pinterest if you aren’t already!

Feel free to subscribe to my weekly newsletter to get my blog posts delivered straight to your inbox.

Jessica Lam | Toronto lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and travel blogger | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

Best Toronto ice cream spots | top ice cream places in Toronto | where to get dessert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Toronto foodie travel guide | Diary of a Toronto Girl, a Canadian lifestyle blog

FWRD Coupons

Friday 2nd of July 2021

Great content! Keep up the good work!

Jessica Lam

Friday 2nd of July 2021

Thank you!

Riz

Tuesday 4th of October 2016

Oh yum!! It was good meeting you over the weekend, your blog is awesome! (I especially love your page left social media icons, they're nice and cleanly set up!)

Riz Chocolates & Chai

Jessica Lam

Wednesday 5th of October 2016

It was great meeting you as well! Thanks Riz! 😊

missgetaway

Sunday 18th of September 2016

Oh my god they all look absolutely delicious. Now I wanna go to Toronto to try them all. YUMM!

Love, Kerstin http://www.missgetaway.com/

Jessica Lam

Monday 19th of September 2016

Definitely check these places out if you ever come to Toronto! 😋

Chelsea Henriquez

Friday 16th of September 2016

Actually drooling! I think Sweet Jesus was my fave!

xx, Chels www.chelseaasoflate.com

Jessica Lam

Friday 16th of September 2016

Sweet Jesus is really good!

Emma S. Cheng

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

Thanks for the suggestions! I can't wait to try these places out when the weather is still warm and next summer as well!

Jessica Lam

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

I recommend checking Fugo out at the very least! :)