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The top 5 new ice cream shops in Toronto

New ice cream shops have popped up all over Toronto in recent months. From dairy free offerings to ice cream sandwiches to affogatos there are plenty of sweet offerings now available to help you cool down this summer.

Here are my picks for the top new ice cream shops in Toronto.

Scoop Shop
This compact ice cream parlour brings all natural, from-scratch ice cream to Dundas West. Flavours change frequently but have recently included dairy-free cashew and coconut options, a kir royale sorbet, and house favourites like the Maldon salted caramel. There are also ice pops, ice cream sandwiches and affogatos.

Bean & Baker
This retro malt shop on Harbord is home to fresh baked goods and ice cream brought in from Kawartha Dairy, Ed's Real Scoop and Coconut Bliss. Get it blended into milkshakes or scooped into floats with homemade soda.

Sweet Olenka's
Now numbering three locations and counting, this confection maker has hit the sweet spot in Kensington Market offering house-made ice cream by the scoop, pressed between cookies (and apple fritters), or formed into chocolate-dipped bars.

Booyah
This sleek ice cream shop on Vaughan Rd. specializes in ice cream sandwiches, crafting halves and whole sammies on house baked cookies with a couple scoops from a choice of over two dozen Kawartha Dairy and Ed's Real Scoop flavours. Also find smoothies, shakes, sundaes and slushies.

Milky Way
This ice cream parlour replaced a Leslieville dive bar earlier this year and is offering a menu that covers coffees, baked goods, and eventually thick slices of pizza. Like others on this list, Kawartha Dairy is on sale here too, though the menu sticks to the staples; cones, floats, sundaes and shakes.

Photo of a cone at Booyah


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