Simply good soft-serve ice cream shops in Toronto

Whether fat-free or regular, soft-serve ice-cream is a sweet frozen alternative to pastry and pie. Swirled into a cone or cup, this crave-worthy delight is a summer staple when the warm weather arrives. Here are a few amazing Toronto ice cream parlours that will swirl it and soft-serve it just right!

Summer Sweet Memories Inc

101 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1C1

Enjoy fabulous soft-serve ice cream, made on-site at this Yorkville ice cream parlour. It’s fat-free, natural, and only 50 calories per serving. Customers can enjoy this treat in a cup or waffle cone made in the shop and dispensed at just the right temperature. Patrons rave about its creaminess!

Toms Dairy Freeze

630 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 1K5

Serving authentic soft serve ice cream, old fashioned sundaes, milkshakes and banana splits since 1969, this shop maintains that old school, late-night drive-in feel with lots of parking spots all around, picnic tables and a low window to place your order. Enjoy a piled high and “dipped” treat here!

Bunner's Bake Shop

3054 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1Z7

After a day of shopping for fresh goods while wandering Kensington Market, a swirl of vegan, non-dairy soft-serve ice cream at Bunner’s Bake Shop is well-deserved. The staff is super friendly and the pumpkin and cranberry muffins and red velvet cupcakes are tempting. Cookbooks for gluten-free vegans are also for sale.

Momofuku Noodle Bar

190 University Ave, Toronto, ON M5H 0A3

Toronto is the sixth location of this renowned New York City restaurant chain from celebrity chef David Chang. A fun and interactive space, the second-floor Milk Bar dessert shop stocks plenty of sweet temptations and two different soft-serve options on tap. The signature cereal-milk flavour is always available while the ever-changing seasonal creations will keep you coming back for repeat visits. Past options include a special Tim Hortons themed Double Double flavour and a tasty fried apple pie option.

Vegan Danish Bakery

7718 Yonge St, Thornhill, ON L4J 1W2

Run by friendly, knowledgeable owners, this hidden gem knows that soft-serve ice cream should be piled high and spilling over the sides. Here, vegans and non-vegans alike can indulge guilt-free with this non-fat, non-dairy crowd favourite, making this shop well worth the trip to Thornhill.

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