Nothing says summer like a sweet frozen treat. From ice cream to milkshakes, there's no shortage of spots to help you keep cool this summer in your city. For a list of the best ice cream slingers to keep the heat at bay this season, the team at Bentall Kennedy Residential Services brings you this list of great ice cream spots to check out near you, and what to order there.
A much-loved global chain has opened the doors to its first Canadian location in Richmond, BC. Hailing from Korea, this famed dessert cafe is known for its unique organic milk soft ice cream, insane selection of toppings, and other epic eats like Watermelon Soft Serve Sandwiches and Rainbow Cake. Check it out.
Burnaby: Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery
Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery has been a Burnaby favourite since it opened its doors in 2013. Glenburn serves old-fashioned ice-cream, sweets, milkshakes, sundaes, floats, classic egg creams, and rickeys. Find out more.
With multiple locations, and a blinding array of options, Menchies does froyo right. They've got crazy flavours like Green Apple Tart, Banana Bread, and everything in between, and after you've selected your base, you get to garnish it your way with everything from sprinkles, peanuts and mochi, to peanut butter cups. Check it out.
Victoria-Saanich: Cold comfort
Using only quality local and organic ingredients, Cold Comfort makes small batch, quality ice cream, born of "creative force, care and intention". With more than 360 flavours in its repertoire, and a bunch of vegan options, Cold Comfort is a great place to visit in Victoria. Learn more.
New Westminster: Anny's
A small French Canadian Restaurant in the New Westminster Uptown, Anny's is famous for their unique Maple Twist Soft Serve. Find out more.
Calgary: Sweet Tooth
Sweet Tooth Ice Cream delivers unique and exciting ice cream flavours to Calgary. Their ice cream is handcrafted in-store with unique flavours designed to deliver an authentic yet original taste. Best of all, you're welcome to make your own creation with their ingredients, toppings, and add-ons. Read more.
Edmonton: Pinocchio Ice Cream
Pinocchio Ice Cream is made from scratch using locally sourced, fresh dairy, and the highest quality ingredients the owners can procure. Their ice cream is all natural, and they offer a dizzying array of creative flavours that dance outside the box. Get some.
St. Albert: Da Vinci Gelato
Da Vinci Gelato has over 120 flavours that are made entirely from scratch, with no artificial flavours, colours or premixes, and their gelato is completely gluten-free. Check it out.
Toronto: Bang Bang Ice cream
An offshoot of the fabulous Bakerbots bakery, Bang Bang Ice Cream and Bakery offers Instagram-worthy ice cream sandwiches that combine the talents of an inventive ice cream parlor with the cookie-making wizardry of a cult-favorite bakery. Get more.
Markham: Exotique Glace
Markham's Exotique Glace specializes in exotic flavours like avocado and the Asian inspired "purple dream" (taro), in addition to offering mille crepe cakes, milkshakes, slushies, and more. Find out more.
Proudly Canadian, Marylebone is a Cafe + Creamery that serves real, natural food products, including a wide array of ice cream flavours created in a century old tradition of using quality ingredients, starting with 100% Canadian milk. Read more.
The Bentall Kennedy Residential Services blog team hopes that this list helps you stay cool this summer with some sweet ice cream treats in your city. For more information about Bentall Kennedy properties across Canada, please visit our website.