Treat your taste buds to Halifax’s coldest, creamiest, most delicious ice creams this summer.
1. DeeDee’s Ice Cream
North End Halifax – 5668 Cornwallis St, Halifax
This family-run business serves up homemade, small-batch ice cream and gelato with local, fair trade and organic ingredients.
2. The Dairy Bar
Downtown Halifax – 5688 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax
Inside Stillwell Beer Garden
Soft serve, sundaes and nitro coffee created using equal parts seasonal local ingredients and guilty-pleasure junk food.
Located in the Stillwell Beer Garden, Dairy Bar offers up fun, unusual soft serve flavours and a variety of cool treats like ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, and popsicles!
Even better, there’s not an item on their menu that isn’t extra insta-worthy!
3. Saints Supreme Soft Serve
Bedford-Sackville Region – 833 Sackville Dr, Unit 104, Lower Sackville – Inside Apartment 3 Espresso Bar
Saints offers a couple of different flavours of soft serve, plus dairy-free and vegan options – but the real treat is the toppings!
Saints Supreme Soft Serve is a new pop-up from the folks at Apartment 3 Espresso Bar in Lower Sackville.
4. Uncommon Grounds Cafe
Downtown Halifax – 1030 South Park St, Halifax
Inside Horticultural Hall at the Halifax Public Gardens
Gourmet coffee, hand-paddled ice cream, homemade soups and delicious sandwiches are available at the Uncommon Grounds Cafe located in the historic Horticultural Hall.
5. COWS Ice Cream
Downtown Halifax – Waterfront Storefront – 1891 Upper Water St, Halifax
Downtown Halifax – Waterfront Kiosk – 1549 Lower Water St, Halifax
Bedford-Sackville Region – Bedford Storefront – 64 Dellridge Ln, Bedford
An Atlantic Canadian favourite originating in PEI, COWS serves up old-fashioned premium ice cream with cute punny cow names.
You can tell how awesome COWS ice cream is by the line along the Halifax waterfront all summer long!
6. Chicken Little
Bedford-Sackville Region: 1531 Bedford Hwy, Bedford
The Chicken Burger in Bedford is the oldest drive-in diner in Canada and has been a staple in the community for more than 70 years. Chicken Little is an ice cream stand behind The Chicken Burger, surrounded by outdoor picnic benches.
Be sure to peek inside the restaurant for a step back in time and a tune on the jukebox!
7. Sugah! Confectionery & Ice Cream Emporium
Downtown Halifax – 1479 Lower Water St, Halifax
In Bishop’s Landing on the Halifax Waterfront
Hard and soft ice cream, flurries, frozen delights, delicious iced drinks, sweet temptations, and candy galore!
The name says it all. The location on Halifax’s downtown boardwalk is just as sweet as the ice cream.
8. Booza Emessa
Bedford-Sackville Region – 819 Bedford Hwy, Bedford
Try traditional Syrian ice cream, known for its stretchy, ultra-creamy texture. Here is where you’ll find gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan flavours – perfect to suit any dietary needs.
The best part? This super-unique ice cream melts slower than regular ice cream, so it’s perfect to enjoy on the hottest summer days.
9. Better Vibe
Eastern Shore – 204 Conrad Rd, Lawrencetown
This adorable takeout ice cream shop offers soft serve cups and cones, milkshakes, and homemade ice cream sandwiches.
Better Vibe also offers coffee and other delicious espresso-based drinks, so you can recharge with an affogato.
10. Pane e Circo
Downtown Halifax – 1515 Queen St, Halifax
Downtown Halifax – 1475 Lower Water St, Halifax
Cool off with some authentic Italian gelato or sorbet, served from Pane e Circo’s whimsical gelato carts on the Halifax Waterfront or just off Spring Garden Road.
11. Fun & Shakes
Downtown Halifax – 1365 Hollis St, Halifax
North End Halifax – 5552 Kaye St, Halifax
Look no further for out-of-this-world ice cream, sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, and more.
12. Rousseau Chocolatier
Downtown Halifax – 5151 South St, Halifax
Straight from the South of France, this chocolate shop offers a rotating menu of artisan soft serve ice cream with big flavour.
13. Selby’s Bunker
Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Region – 1090 Cole Harbour Rd, Dartmouth
This charming café and shop offers fun, gourmet soft serve ice cream creations all summer long.
Stretch out on Selby’s spacious patio with a cone for the perfect post-beach treat.
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