Best new ice cream shops in Toronto this summer

This summer is going to be one to remember and that’s thanks to all the exciting and ice cream options in the city! From black soft serve to cake batter cones, there is no shortage of unique ice cream in Toronto. Check out the latest ice cream shops to open in Toronto. [Photo credit: courtesy of iHalo Krunch]

Ihalo Krunch

1
915 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G5

Toronto’s first charcoal ice cream shop, iHalo Krunch has introduced us to one of the most unconventional ways to make ice cream. The black ice cream, which is coconut based, is mixed with other flavours for an Instagram-worthy soft serve cone.

Hollywood Cone Toronto

2
1167 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1J4

Hollywood Cone opened its doors in the city earlier this year and Toronto can’t get enough of the outrageous ice cream concoctions! Hollywood Cone is known worldwide for its massive offerings like 18-inch sundaes and $77 milkshake.

Wong's Ice Cream

3
617 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Y2

Asian-inspired flavours are on the menu at Wong’s Ice Cream. Located on Gerrard, the ice cream shop has a no-frills feel to it, because owner Ed Wong would rather focus on the ice cream. Flavours include Vietnamese coffee, chocolate yuzu, rosewater white chocolate jasmine, and if you’re the adventurous kind, black sesame and salted duck.

Bar Ape Gelato

4
283 Rushton Rd, Toronto, ON M6C 2X6

Already one of the best food trucks in Toronto, Bar Ape has decided to open a brick and mortar shop! The famous gelato bars now have permanent digs in the St. Clair West neighbourhood. They also added soft serve to into the mix!

Brett's Ice Cream

5
1698 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4L 1G6

Brett’s Ice Cream has officially opened its doors and Toronto couldn’t be happier! The star of the show is the cake batter cones, a unique option on the ice cream scene here in Toronto. The flavours are always revolving at Brett’s, and that includes the aforementioned cones, which come in sprinkled birthday cake, red velvet and cinnamon brown sugar!

The Gelato Shop at Coco Espresso Bar

6
29 Bellair St, Toronto, ON M5R 2C8

Yorkville has a new gelato shop! Simply named The Gelato Shop, the flavours are strictly Italian, and include amaretto, lemon, amarena cherry and stracciatella. They are open seven days a week and are an extension of Coco Espresso Bar.

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