10 Of The Best Ice Cream Shops In Toronto

Yasmine Atallah Yasmine Atallah

ice cream cones and blueberries

Summer heat is officially rolling in and there is no better way to cool down than with a delicious scoop of ice cream.

Here is a list of 10 of the best ice cream shops in Toronto:

1. Butter Baker:

What: This company has a simple menu boasting croissants, brioches, danishes, cookies and ice cream in classic French flavours and cooking techniques.

Where: 120 Dundas St W

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2. Summer’s:

What: This ice cream shop was founded by Len and Helka Tokey in 1984, inspired by Helka’s family homemade ice cream business in Czechoslovakia.  It had been in her family since the late 1930s and she decided to bring that small-town charm to their shop in Yorkville.

Where: 101 Yorkville Ave

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3. Dainties Macaron:

What: This Chinatown shop has Korean-style buttercream filled-macarons and signature macaron ice cream sandwiches.

Where: 235 Spadina Ave, Unit 2

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4. Wong’s Ice Cream:

What: This shop has so many Asian-inspired flavours in their ice cream, including Vietnamese coffee, Strawberry Mochi and ube! And they sell in pints! Don’t we all eat ice cream in pints anyway?

Where: 617 Gerrard St E

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5. Dutch Dreams:

What: One of the most popular ice cream shops in Toronto, this place is a family business.  The Aben family opened it in the 1980s and their menu features Dutch recipes passed down for generations. The Dutch ice cream tradition is to start every recipe with fresh cream. They have a wide variety of flavours, including wildberry cheesecake and a flavour they call “Toronto traffic jam”. Sounds…delicious?

Where: 36 Vaughan Rd

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6. Creamery X:

What: This shop makes locally hand-made frozen custard and vegan ice cream. Their menu features bold flavours such as Earl grey & almond brûlée, Srtawberry balsamic cheesecake, and The Elvis (inspired by the King of Rock & Roll’ love of banana and peanut butter sandwiches).


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7. Ed’s Real Scoop:

What: This shop is a Toronto institution, selling carefully crafted artisanal gelato since 2000.  Ed, the founder, was inspired by his mother’s love for fresh ingredients and his love for Steve’s Ice Cream store from when he lived in Boston in 1971.

Where: 2224 Queen St E (The Beach), 920 Queen St E (Leslieville), 189 Roncesvalles Ave (Roncesvalles), 2370 Lake Shore Blvd W (Mimico)

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8. Spaccio:

What: This Italian restaurant and bakery makes a delicious variety of gelato bars dipped in different flavours.

Where: 22 Sackville Street

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9. Nadège:

What: This shop makes French-style ice cream and sorbet from scratch using local high-quality dairy and fresh fruit.  Mini macarons, one of their most popular toppings, are officially back .

Where: 780 Queen St W

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10. Ice Creamonology:

What: This ice cream shop is run by a professional Chef who is passionate about creating consistent and high quality flavours using the best ingredients.  The most popular flavours include Black sea tea, Blueberry white chocolate cheesecake and Mango raspberry sorbet.

Where: 1184 Queen St W

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