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The Best Ice Cream in Toronto

The best ice cream in Toronto just tastes like summer. Whether you like cones, shakes or sundaes, no matter what time of year it is a visit to one of these parlours will make you feel like it's a sunny day.

Here's the best ice cream in Toronto.


Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery
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Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery

The flavours at this Ossington shop have drawn lineups for years, and it's tough to resist the option of smashing your favourite between two cookies for a sandwich. Choices like Totaro, London Fog, burnt toffee and cinnamon toast also come in pints.

Dutch Dreams
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Dutch Dreams

Look just past St. Clair West on Vaughan Rd. and you'll see an explosion of colour and kitsch, inside of which you'll find some of the most legit old school ice cream in town. Sundaes are as fanciful and nostalgic as the interior, which you might have to wait in line to see during frequent busy times.


Ed's Real Scoop Roncesvalles
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Ed's Real Scoop Roncesvalles

Ice cream gets packed into cones, pints, sandwiches, and even pies and cakes at this legendary ice cream joint with multiple locations in the city. They have over 150 recipes so you never know what you're going to get, but you might encounter options like burnt marshmallow and French mint.

Ruru Baked
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Ruru Baked

What started out as a pop-up is now one of Toronto's most popular ice cream parlours, located in Bloordale. People have lined up for dreamy flavours that change constantly but might include carrot cake, miso butterscotch, pandan or rosemary.


Creamery X
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Creamery X

Lovers of frozen custard should head to Moss Park to check out this place doing flavours like Dark & Stormy, corn cereal crunch and Portuguese custard tart. They also make ice cream bars.


Good Behaviour Ice Cream
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Good Behaviour Ice Cream

With locations at Yonge and Bloor as well as in Dovercourt Village, this ice cream brand is slowly taking over the city. You can also get subs and donut ice cream sandwiches from them. 

Summer's Ice Cream
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Summer's Ice Cream

If you're seeking a classic ice cream experience, don't overlook this subterranean spot tucked just below street level in Yorkville. They're known for their clever "Toronto Pothole," "Credit River Turtle," lemon meringue, white chocolate and apple cinnamon flavours, plus many others.


Honey's
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Honey's

This Dundas West shop is for the vegans, although you don't have to follow a plant-based diet to enjoy flavours of the month like Tiger Tail and Rocky Road. They do pints, sandwiches, bars and pies.

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Summers Ice Cream


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