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What better way to forget the Polar Vortex days than with Toronto’s sweltering summer months? During the hottest time of the year, there’s no better way to cool off than trying out a new ice cream shop. However, deciding where to get ice cream in the city can be quite the daunting process. Read on to discover how to track down Toronto’s best ice cream at any of these ten spots.
Eva’s Original Chimneysmixes two of America’s most popular desserts; doughnuts and ice cream. Their specialty, Chimneys, are freshly baked Hungarian pastries with a crunchy outside and a soft inside. Eva’s offers not only a satisfying treat but also a visual experience, as the Chimney Cakes are baked using a traditional-style, open rotisserie grill, just like on the streets of Budapest. Another bonus – the pastries are made using organic ingredients and a vegan base. Try an Original Chimney Cone (aka ‘Doughnut Cone’) filled with real-cream soft-serve ice cream for $8.
Various locations across Toronto. Check website for where to find Eva’s food truck. +1 416 697 8884
Wooffles & Creamhas a unique concept when it comes to ice cream – they serve a selection of sweet and savory Hong Kong–style egg waffles with soft serve ice cream. For the adventurous, Wooffles’ specialty is the highly recommended Lap Cheung waffle ($4.50), which contains Chinese sausage and seaweed. The waffle is fluffy with crisp edges and is said to pair well with ice cream for a mix of salty and sweet flavors. There is a range of waffle choices, all catering to different tastes, from exotic flavors like salt and pepper to more mundane ones like cookies and cream.
Wooffles & Cream, 8360 Kennedy Rd #81, Markham, ON, Canada, +1 647 281 0487
Known for their rich, creamy ice cream, Ed’s Real Scoopis the perfect treat for a sweet tooth. The ice cream is made from Ontario milk and cream and churned at exceptionally low speeds, resulting in a dense texture containing a minimum amount of air. Ed’s offers over 100 flavors to choose from, which change almost every day. There’s something for every ice cream lover, whether they’re craving sundaes, milkshakes, floats, affogatos or sorbets.
Ed’s Real Scoop, 920 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 406 2525