Iced treats to help you cool down in Vancouver

Baby it’s hot outside! Vancouver has plenty of unique and delicious ice treats to help you cool down. Here’s the inside scoop for the ultimate chill out.

Glenburn Soda Fountain And Confectionery

4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 2H9

Cool down hasn’t been this fun since the 1940s! Enjoy sundaes, milkshakes, floats and egg creams all in this nostalgic soda shop setting. Glenburn Soda Fountain has retro countertops outfitted with classic milkshake machines, bars and stools. They serve ice cream from Abbotsford's Birchwood Dairy, candies and creamy soda pops. Kids and adults alike will be asking for a whipped cream with a cherry on top!

Rain or Shine Homemade Ice Cream Ltd

102-1926 4th Ave W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5

Whether there is rain or shine in Vancouver, ice cream is always a good idea! Rain or Shine Ice Cream is made without artificial flavours or corn syrup and there are vegan friendly options like coconut chocolate chunk. Tuesdays are for Taco Tuesday – ice cream “tacos” served in a delicious waffle shell. Need we say more?

Bel Café

801 Georgia St W, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7

Frozen treats on a stick aren’t just for kids anymore. No need to wait for the ice cream truck either. David Hawksworth’s Bel Café has delicious seasonal popsicles to thrill your taste buds. All ice treats are made with locally sourced fruits straight from nearby berry farmers and Okanagan orchards. Go grab a refreshing blackberry lime bar today.

Icy Bar

3618 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5M2

The ultimate summer in a bowl! Grab your friends and share a big bowl of icy treats; a bowl of eight toppings is just $10. Choose from your choice of freshly cut fruit, mocha, boba pearls and more. With five locations in the Lower Mainland, there is bound to be one nearby to help you beat the summer heat ASAP.

Soft Peaks Ice Cream

25 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B2

All of the frozen soft serve treats at Soft Peaks are made with creamy Avalon Dairy B.C. Certified Organic milk. There is always room for dessert, especially if it comes with golden Okanagan honeycomb, crushed Tim Tams, matcha and red bean and yuzu marmalade flavours on top. Located at the end of Gastown, there’s plenty of shopping to help you work off the calories.

Earnest Ice Cream

1829 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V5T 2Z3

With locations on Fraser and Quebec, ice cream fans will no long be limited to the old constrained hours at this popular Vancouver dessert bar. Choose from an array of artisanal flavours that often highlight collaborations with local businesses such as the 33 Acres of Malt or Matchstick Espresso Flakes. Want to enjoy these creamy treats at home? No problem, take home pints are only $11.

Beta5 Chocolates

413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver, BC V6A 2P8

They had you at cream puffs, but now they’ve got ice cream sandwiches to tempt your taste buds. Five bucks gets you a blueberry cheesecake ice cream sandwich with graham cracker cookie; cookies and cream with chocolate macarons; or raspberry and jasmine tea ice cream with lemon shortbread. Be sure to pick up a box of Beta 5’s internationally renowned award-winning chocolates too. Guess who’s not sleeping on the couch tonight?

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