The child in us awakens when summer arrives; Why? Because our favorite places for ice cream are preparing to reopen their doors to satisfy our cravings for icy pleasures. Here is a list of the best shops for ice cream, gelato, sorbet, ice cream cones and other delicacies, for young and old!
Kem CoBa offers fresh ice cream and sorbet made with premium ingredients and no preservatives or artificial flavours. At Kem CoBa you will also find artisan soft ice cream, whose signature flavors concocted by the two chefs (Ngoc and Vincent) change according to their moods. How about Coco-mango or strawberry cheesecake?
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The name Pandan comes from a popular and widely used plant in Southeast Asia, considered to be the Asian vanilla. The owners chose this name by referring to this region and also because this ingredient is used extensively in the preparation of desserts. This type of ice cream is quite special and is found mainly in Thailand; rolled ice cream! A liquid ice cream base is placed on a minus 30-degree plate and then rolled with a "spatula" to be served in a bowl with the fillings of your choice. Can't imagine it? Go see for yourself, you will be more than surprised.
To satisfy your sweet tooth, go to the Diperie! Whether on Mont-Royal Avenue, downtown on Sainte-Catherine street, or in the almost 30 locations that exist on the island, on the north shore or on the south shore. Ice cream, cakes, dozens of choices of Belgian chocolate dips and toppings, milkshake, cookie dough and even vegan options. Everything needed to concoct a dream dessert and add colour to your Instagram!
This creamery in the Plateau with its colourful facade offers ice cream made from custard with vanilla flavours from Madagascar, dark chocolate, Chinese ginger, cardamom, soya milk ice cream, fruit sorbets, and also vegan options! The small bench at the front of the shop is the perfect place to enjoy your cone and the atmosphere of Saint-Denis Street.
A charming little restaurant in Plaza St-Hubert, L'Armoire à Glaces offers homemade ice cream balls and a wide range of desserts and ice cakes. From timeless fragrances to the most audacious such as lavender or mango-coriander, they also have vegan and lactose intolerant options!
Ca Lem has become a popular destination in NDG for fresh ice cream, sorbet, and homemade soft-ice cream. They offer 18 delightful flavours in creamy to fruity, hard to soft, or even a mix, you will never be short on options!
Gelaterie Pierino is gelateria/café located in Little Italy. Their specialty is Gelato & Sorbetto which tells a story with every spoonful! Everything is homemade and produced with pride, their gelato is LOW IN FAT & GLUTEN FREE while their sorbets are VEGAN & LACTOSE-FREE.
Turkish ice cream is unlike anything you've ever tasted. Made to withstand the heat of the Mediterranean, it can last in the sun for hours without melting! Only the finest, all-natural ingredients. Marash also serves Turkish coffee, baklava and other speciality pastries.
Monsieur Crémeux is an artisanal dairy bar that also has a superb turquoise/white food truck. Find all your favorite classics as well as a few that have been revamped, such as “banana little revisited, such as "banana split", sundae, "soft" ice cream cones and other delights that bring us back to childhood. Stay tuned to find out where the truck will be located this summer!
Since it was founded in 1983, Bilboquet’s objective is to manufacture the best ice cream and the best sorbet possible. All their products are manufactured in an artisan way with only raw ingredients of very high quality. Their locations cover the greater Montreal area, with branches in Montreal, Laval and Brossard.
Havre aux Glaces is an artisanal ice cream shop in the Jean-Talon market offering ice cream, sorbet, desserts and other frozen delights. The flavors vary with the seasons to offer fresh and creative compositions. The search for the ideal ingredients for the production of their sweets is their primary goal.
This little gem located in the effervescent St-Henri district offers you frozen products made with love for the pleasure of your taste buds. They also serve cookies, I’m sure we all agree that cookies and ice cream are the perfect combination, right? In addition to offering a variety of products for all tastes, vegan, gluten free and lactose free products are also available!
Jukebox Burgers and Bar Laitier, located in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, is a great place to bring family and friends! Dip into something different! Try their delicious food, you'll love their huge juicy burgers, made from fresh AAA grade meat! Finish your meal with a delicious dessert, choose the "do it yourself" option at the ice cream counter. Go ahead ... Treat yourself!
In addition to offering a wide selection of handmade chocolates, Hartley offers over 40 flavours of hard ice cream! A must in old Saint-Lambert which warms our heart just as much as it refreshes us throughout the summer season.
Les Givrés offers homemade ice cream and also make all the products they serve. Enjoy ice cream, sherbets, frosted cakes, ice cream sandwiches and other frozen delights. Would you love to bring those delights home? No problem, their products are available in certain outlets all over Quebec.
In a setting worthy of the finest surfing beaches, the Shack Attakk located in Mont-Saint-Hilaire serves a wide variety of gourmet burgers, poutine and a delicious dairy bar in a festive and friendly atmosphere.
Cremerie Pineault, an institution located in Laval since the late 1950s, has invented a unique manufacturing process that allows you to insert fruit and sweets of your choice into the soft ice cream and twist several flavors of ice cream in the same cone! One word ... YUMMY! They now have 4 locations, Blainville, Duvernay, Fabreville and Rosemère.
Has the urge to eat ice cream in a fish-shaped cone ever entered your mind? Well at Kamehameha it's possible! This Hawaiian snack bar specializes in typical Hawaiian food, as well as exotic ice cream. You could enjoy flavours such as matcha and coconut, mango and white chocolate, or apple and Hawaiian vanilla. Inspired by the surf culture of northern Oahu Island, this restaurant will also charm you with its fresh dishes and its enchanting decor.
Wild Willy's ice cream parlour offers a selection of over 40 flavours of homemade ice cream. In addition, you can enjoy a variety of delicious treats such as excellent soft ice cream made from real cream, frozen yogurt, banana splits, slush, milkshakes, hurricanes and more!!!
*For vegans or people who are lactose intolerant, try Wild Willy’s frozen tofu*
Residents of Beloeil, Terrebonne, Joliette and Brossard, if you haven't been to Chocolato yet, what are you waiting for? This chocolate factory and creamery offers a variety of delicacies for your sweet tooth. Let yourself be tempted by 20 choices of “dipping sauce” to accompany your ice cream sandwich or the classic soft ice cream cone. Whatever you can imagine, at Chocolato it's probably possible, satisfy your sweet tooth and try all the combinations of ingredients that enter your mind!