Looking for some frozen treats to keep the whole family cool this summer? From rosy pistachio vegan shakes to lime and prickly pear paletas, both your taste buds and overheated kids will thank you for giving these creative places a try. Check out our picks of some of the trendiest ice cream spots in Toronto.
Fugo Desserts is a cute dessert shop serving up global-inspired frozen treats that are definitely Instagrammable. Any Cookie Monsters in the family? They’re sure to love this place’s infamous Cookie Monster cone made with an OREO Fugo cone, two scoops of cookie monster ice cream, all topped with mini Chips Ahoy. Yum.
Sweet Jesus calls their offerings “pimped out cones.” Once you see what they have on offer, you’ll probably agree. Get ready to feast your eyes (and belly) on giant soft serve cones drizzled with pretty much anything and everything, from cotton candy and caramel to crumbled pistachios and classic sprinkles.
Nana Shakes serves up 100% vegan, banana-based ice cream concoctions they make on-site with six signature flavours and yummy plant-based fresh ingredients of your choice blended in. It’s nice to know there’s a healthier alternative to other more sugar-laden frozen desserts out there, especially for the vegans among us.
Located right across the street from their originator, the always-popular Seven Lives Taqueria, this brand-new dessert bar tempts palates with paletas. Whether you opt for the creamy Froot Loops popsicle or the vibrant prickly pear sorbet, there’s plenty of colourful treats to satiate. You’ll also find aguas frescas, vegan soft serve and other deliciousness.
Located inside the space formerly known as Constantinople Bakery at 536 Queen Street West, this gelato bar boasts innovative flavours of Italian-style ice cream from the creative mind of chef Kaya Ogruce. Try the Cantaloupe Mint White Wine or Strawberry Thai Basil Juniper! Dairy free and vegan options available.
Any other new ice cream spots in the city you love or have been dying to try? Let us know in the comments below!