It's July and summer is in full swing across the country.  What better way to cool off than with a tempting frozen treat.

Canada's Favourite Frozen Treats

By Food Bloggers of Canada

Our Restaurant Roundup Crew are sharing their favourite stops for ice cream & gelato. We suggest if the heat’s too much that you sample one of these & find an ocean, lake or kiddie pool to cool off!

  • Quebec City: Tutto Gelato

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    "They make over 60 varieties, including crowd favorites like pistacchio, nocciola (hazelnut), and bacio (milk chocolate & hazelnuts), or inventive flavors like avocado, Matcha green tea, figs..."

  • Toronto: Ed's Real Scoop

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    "Ed’s Real Scoop is always trying new recipes...changing daily reflecting seasonal themes & flavours. You can expect to find really neat seasonal flavours such as Ginger, Strawberry Rhubarb..."

  • Winnepeg: Eva's Gelato

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    "Eva is from Argentina but don’t let that fool you. The gelato that she has been serving up for years at Eva’s Gelato in Winnipeg compares with any that we have tasted in Italy."

  • Calgary: Cucina

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    "Their house-made espresso gelato packs a nice, coffee punch and when you pour some of the warm vanilla cream over top it is pretty much like heaven in your mouth."

  • Calgary: Lic's Ice Cream

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    "While there’s no shortage of ice cream shops in Calgary, my favourite spot is Lic’s Ice Cream in Parkdale. It’s been around for over 30 years & is the perfect place to grab a cone on a hot day."

  • Vancouver: Leonidas

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    "I recently fell in love with their Frozen Noisette. It’s made with Leonidas’ Gianduja (which is the same chocolate used in hedgehogs) frapped into frozen yogurt with hazelnuts."

  • Vancouver: Bella Gelateria

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    "Bella makes some of the smoothest and inventive gelato and sorbetto flavors I’ve ever had & with the small batch creation the menu is changing constantly."

  • Vancouver Island: Old Country Market

    By Food Bloggers of Canada

    "Their Ice Cream Shoppe has 69 different flavours of Vancouver Island ice cream & some non-traditional entertainment–live goats on their roof."

Our Restaurant Roundup Crew are sharing their favourite stops for ice cream and gelato.  We suggest if the heat's too much that you sample one of these and find an ocean, a lake or a kiddie pool to dip your toes in and cool off!

Our Favourite Choices for Canadian Frozen Treats

Starting on the west coast this month...

Vancouver Island's Favourite Frozen Treats

Gwen from Devour & Conquer chose Old Country Market's Ice Cream Shoppe in Coombs:

Coombs Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream

Tucked into the edge of Coombs’ famous Old Country Market, their Ice Cream Shoppe has 69 different flavours of Vancouver Island ice cream and some non-traditional entertainment – live goats on their roof. I come for the Sea Salt Caramel ice cream piled high a waffle cone, but I stay to watch the goats on the grass-covered roof jockey for top position in tourist photographs. Sweet treats from a kitschy Central Vancouver Island spot that’s well worth a visit.

You can read her entire review on her blog.

Vancouver’s Favourite Frozen Treats

Two picks from Vancouver this month. Let's check out Sean at Sean’s Adventures in Flavourtown‘s choice of Bella Gelateria:

Bella Gelateria | Vancouver

My favorite place in the city for a frozen treats is Bella Gelateria in Downtown Vancouver.  Bella makes some of the smoothest and inventive gelato and sorbetto flavors I've ever had and with the small batch creation the menu is changing constantly.  We really are lucky here in Vancouver to have one Italy’s finest desserts made by someone as passionate about gelato as James from Bella Gelateria.

Be sure to check out Sean's full Bella Gelateria review.  Bella Gelateria on Twitter: @bellagelateria

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Next up is Dee at Gastrofork and her choice of Leonidas for frozen treats:

Leonidas Vancouver

My choice for frozen treats is Leonidas, I recently fell in love with their Frozen Noisette. It's made with Leonidas' Gianduja (which is the same chocolate used in hedgehogs) frapped into frozen yogurt with hazelnuts. Being a huge fan of hazelnuts and chocolate, this is not only a dream but a healthier choice to cool off on a warm summer day!

Be sure to check out Dee's full Leonidas review on her blog.

Calgary’s Favourite Frozen Treats

Two picks from Calgary this month.  First up is Stephanie at Global Dish and she chose Lic's Ice Cream.

Lic's Ice Cream - Calgary

While there's no shortage of ice cream shops in Calgary, my favourite spot is Lic's Ice Cream in Parkdale. It's been around for over 30 years and is the perfect place to grab a cone on a hot day. Or a cold day. Or... well... any day

Be sure to check out Stephanie's full Lic's review on her blog.

Next up is Dan from Dan's Good Side and he went with Cucina:

Cucina Affogato Calgary

I've never been big into slurpees or freezies, so when I want something refreshing and chilled for dessert, I go for Cucina's 'Reverse Affogato'. Their house-made espresso gelato packs a nice, coffee punch and when you pour some of the warm vanilla cream over top it is pretty much like heaven in your mouth

Be sure to check out Dan's review of Cucina on his blog.  Twitter: @EatCucina

Winnipeg’s Favourite Frozen Treats

Kathryne at Food Musings picked...Eva's Gelato  in Winnipeg for her go to spot:
Eva's Gelato Winnipeg

Eva is from Argentina but don’t let that fool you.  The gelato that she has been serving up for years at Eva’s Gelato in Winnipeg compares with any that we have tasted in Italy.

Be sure to check out Kathryne's full review of Eva's Gelato on her blog

Toronto’s Favourite Frozen Treats

Toronto’s Stella at Food Junkie Chronicles picked Ed's Real Scoop
Ed's Real Scoop - Toronto
Ed's Real Scoop is always trying new recipes with store made products changing daily reflecting seasonal themes and flavours. You can expect to find really neat seasonal flavours such as Ginger, Strawberry Rhubarb and Blueberry Pie, just to name a few. My all-time favourite at Ed's Real Scoop is the Burnt Marshmallow - I recommend it to everybody! If you're not in the mood for a cone, the city's favourite ice cream joint also makes their own chocolate, candy, sundaes, floats, milkshakes, affogato and espresso shakes
Be sure to check out Stella's full review of Ed's Real Scoop on her blog.  Twitter: @Eds_Real_Scoop

Quebec City's Favourite Frozen Treats

Marie from Food Nouveau decided to go with Tutto Gelato

Tutto Gelato - Quebec City
credit Caroline Décoste -- www.jesuissnob.com

Quebec City is blessed with many good ice cream shops, but the place to enjoy the city’s very best gelati is Tutto Gelato. They make over 60 varieties, including crowd favorites like pistacchio,nocciola (hazelnut), and bacio (milk chocolate and hazelnuts), or inventive flavors like avocado, Matcha green tea, figs and panna cotta. I love that they also make equally flavorful and sinful lactose-free (soy-based) varieties, that they serve homemade treats like cakes and cookies and that they make, of course, espresso-based drinks. It’s the best place to get your Italian sweet fix!

Be sure to check out Marie's full review of Tutto Gelato on Go Montreal

Big thanks to our entire Restaurant Roundup Crew for sharing their favourite spots for ice cream.  They’ll all be back next month their top picks for food trucks or outdoor lunch spots!

Don’t see your city listed here?  Do you review restaurants on your blog and are you an FBC Member?  Then let us know! We’re still looking for folks in Kelowna, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Fredericton, St. John’s and Charlottetown.  You can reach out to us through our Contact page.

***all images are courtesy of our Restaurant Roundup Crew unless otherwise noted.

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3 Comments

Anne Waters (@amwaters)
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My favourite place for ice cream in the Ottawa area is at La Cigale in Old Chelsea, Quebec. Just a short drive from downtown. For the best gelato, it has to be Stella Luna Gelato Café in Old Ottawa South on Bank Street.

We recently tried gelato at Il Gelato Di Carlotta. It is a new place on Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Lorenzo is in charge of the recipes and he is here from Italy to make sure the gelato is made just right. The hazelnut is to die for.

Cally
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For Montreal you absolutely NEED to add Kem Coba and La Diperie to this list. I can’t wait for them to reopen once it gets a little warmer over here!!

Great list!

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