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The Best Ice Cream in Toronto

The best ice cream in Toronto brings all the lines to the yard and you best believe the queues will be long. Lining up for ice cream is one of the city's most beloved summertime traditions. When the cones, sammies, and pints are this good it might be worth it.

Here's the best ice cream in Toronto.


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

Toronto's OG ice cream brand has been stirring up its extensive list of all-natural flavours from the Beaches since 2000. Since then, owner Ed Francis has opened up stores on Roncy, Leslieville, and Mimico, all making Ed's famous premium ice cream onsite. 

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

It's been years since this sweet shop opened on Ossington but the lineups are still going strong. Join the masses this summer for Bang Bang's cones or famous ice cream sandwiches with thick wedges of London Fog and other popular flavours inside. 


Dutch Dreams
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Dutch Dreams

Another local institution, Dutch Dreams on Vaughan Road has an interior that's as memorable as their cotton candy-decked out ice cream cones. Every order here basically looks like an explosion of ice cream, fruit, and candy.

Ruru Baked
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Ruru Baked

Toronto's most popular small-batch ice cream pop-up now has a storefront on Lansdowne where you can permanently find their coveted pints of pandan, banoffee pie and Vietnamese coffee. 


Summer's Ice Cream
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Summer's Ice Cream

A visit to this ice cream parlour is a Yorkville rite of passage. This little store has been serving cooling scoops of homemade flavours like apple pie and toasted marshmallow since 1991. 


Churnt Up
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Churnt Up

This ice creamery is making small batches of weekly flavours out of an Eglinton East food hall . Scoops of Froot Loops, Strawberry Pocky, and Viet Java Chip are a few of the flavours you might find on rotation. 

Honey's
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Honey's

Dundas West's dairy-free ice cream shop proves that plant-based sweet treats can indeed be delicious. You'll find plant-based tubs and ice cream bars in flavours like peanut butter and double chocolate chip brownie. 


Good Behaviour Ice Cream
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Good Behaviour Ice Cream

Born out of lockdown is this weekly pop-up turned full-fledged ice creamery with locations on Christie Street, in Kensington Market, and Westmoreland. Popular seasonal flavours include HK milk tea and Earl Grey Lavender. You can also get scoops in house-made donuts. 

Lead photo by

Jesse Milns at Summer's


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