It’s going to be a hot summer! So what better way to cool off then with some delicious ice-cream?
Before we let ourselves get overheated, let’s go through 15 ice-cream places to try out in town! This is in no particular order, because any ice cream is good ice cream 🙂 .
1. Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt
Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt is by Steveston fisherman wharf, so you can get fresh frozen yogurt + fresh fish = killing 2 birds with 1 stone! Their frozen yogurt is made to order. If frozen yogurt isn’t your thing, they also have a variety of gelatos too. What makes this place amazing is their fresh homemade waffle cones, you can smell the waffles when you’re nearby. But it is cash only!
Location: 3800 Bayview Street, Richmond, BC V7E 6K7
2. La Casa Gelato
La Casa is a well-known gelato store that has been opened for decades. It is an ice cream HEAVEN because they have 238 flavors in store at all times! Meaning it’s harder to decide on a flavor with so many delicious and crazy options. Try sampling the curry or wasabi gelato, if you get the chance. 😉
Location: 1033 Venables Street Vancouver, BC V6A 3R9
3. Tangram Creamery
Tangram is the only ice cream place with cookie cones! The cookie cones almost put waffle cones to a shame.
Location: 2729 Arbutus Street, Vancouver, BC V6J 3Y5
4. 720 Sweets
720 Sweets offers the most Instagram worthy ice cream. Why? Because their soft serves are served with dry ice, giving it a cool effect that your ice cream is smoking!
Locations: 8328 Capstan Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4B6
3278 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2H4
2675 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5H4
5. I-ce Queen
I-ce Queen offers ice cream in a different form, a rolled up way. The ice cream are pan-fried ice cream. It is mashed, rolled and served right in front of you. It’s entertaining to watch the server make the ice cream rolls.
Location: 2355-4000 No.3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X
6. Rooster’s Ice Cream Bar
Rooster’s is a hidden gem, with creamy good gelato! They also offer ice cream sandwiches in donuts?! But they do sell out, so drop by early.
Location: 1039 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5T 1Y5
7. Rain or Shine Ice Cream
Rain or Shine uses fresh, natural and whole ingredients for their ice cream. Making it a somewhat healthy treat. PS, on Tuesdays, it is Taco Tuesday! The taco waffle shell is filled with scoops of ice cream, toppings and drizzles.
Location: 3382 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3K7
1926 West 4th Ave Vancouver, BC, V6J 1M5
8. Earnest Ice Cream
Earnest is a classic ice cream store to check out. They have good ice cream and it’s proven by the line ups that are out the doors in summer!
Locations: 1829 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC V5T 2Z3
3992 Fraser Street Vancouver, BC V5V 4E4
Mister presents a different way of creating ice cream. They use liquid nitrogen to quickly freeze their ice cream from scratch. During the process of your ice cream being made you get to watch the nitrogen smoke up the whole room, making it a pretty cool experience. Adelle loves this place too!
Location: 1141 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3N7
10. Bella Gelataria
Bella Gelataria is pretty famous for their gelatos, so it’s always a must to head downtown during summer. But the lines generally do get really long during summer, especially with all the tourist knowing this is the place to go to beat the heat waves.
Locations: 1001 W Cordova Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B7
1089 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2Z4
11. Pop Bar
Pop Bar takes gelato in a more friendly way, in a Popsicle form. They also offer sorbets if you aren’t into dairy. What makes it more fun is being able to add toppings and drizzles to your gelato bars to make it uniquely yours.
Location: 4700 Kingsway, Unit 1139C, Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1
Magicream uses nitrogen liquid to create their fresh ice cream. Each ice cream is customized to your liking with the toppings and base. The nitrogen liquid turns the ice cream into a dense, silky, smooth texture.
* But sadly this place had been burnt down, hopefully they will open up again by next summer 😦 *
Location: 2009 41st Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6M 1Y7
13. Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery
Glenburn offers an old school, vintage look when you walk into the store. They have killer soda floats, ice cream sundaes and candies from the 90s!
Location: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC V5C 2H9
14. Soft Peaks
Soft Peaks uses Avalon organic milk in their soft serves. If you don’t know what to get, I would recommend the Honey Comb Peak. It’s an organic milk soft serve topped with a piece of local honeycomb, making it a natural sweet delight.
Location: 25 Alexander Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B2
15. Amato Gelato
Amato Gelato offers the more traditional Italian gelato. They are located near Science World and Fraser River, so it’s nice to walk down and enjoy your ice cream.
Location: 78 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A1So these are my top 15 go to places for ice cream! (Narrowing down from A LOT of other ice cream places I have tried out.)