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The Best Soft Serve Ice Cream in Toronto

The best soft serve ice cream in Toronto is something everyone in this city looks forward to every summer, young or old. Some places serve it year-round, but when temperatures climb this frozen treat gets especially popular, and there are lots of great places to get it.

Here's the best soft serve ice cream in Toronto. 


Tom's Dairy Freeze
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Tom's Dairy Freeze

Since 1969, this drive-in-style spot on the Queensway in Etobicoke has been serving up swirls of soft serve piled high on cones and dipped in a whole rainbow of sugary colours.

Bar Ape
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Bar Ape

People line up outside this tiny, semi-hidden gelato joint just off St. Clair West on Rushton for their soft serve in the most innovative flavours like spicy mango, fig apple, toasted walnut and sunflower seed.


La Diperie
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La Diperie

Thank Montreal for this soft serve chain with multiple locations in Toronto that is known not only for their expert dipping technique but also toppings like sprinkles and pretzels.

Roselle Desserts
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Roselle Desserts

The Earl Grey soft serve at this Corktown patisserie is the stuff of legends, with lemon cream, crispy white chocolate pearls and a mini Earl Grey shortbread cookie. They also sometimes do specials like strawberry parfaits.


Butter Baker
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Butter Baker

Flavours change up all the time at this Little Tokyo bakery, but you can expect rotating options like mango, strawberry, pineapple and vanilla, and they can even do a "Baker's Tiramisu" sundae.


Eva's Original Chimneys
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Eva's Original Chimneys

Soft serve comes in cakey cones that are baked on site at this Annex spot and comes with outrageous toppings like salted caramel, shredded coconut, matcha Kit Kat, peanut butter cups and Nutella.

iHalo Krunch
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iHalo Krunch

Purple, black and green soft serve comes in black cones at this empire that now has locations on West Queen West and High Park. The purple colour comes from ube, the green is matcha, and the black flavour is coloured with activated charcoal but actually tastes like coconut.


Happy Sundae
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Happy Sundae

Sundaes get a fresh fruit twist at this place just off King West on Portland that deals in soft serve in colourful cones.

Nani's Gelato
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Nani's Gelato

This joint near Yonge and Bloor is mainly known for its gelato, but their soft serve comes in equally inventive feature flavours like Biscoff, passion fruit, Nutella, mango lassi and pistachio.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Roselle, Butter Baker


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