We all Scream for Ice Cream!

What is better than melt-in-your-mouth food? Food that actually melts in your mouth! With a plethora of sweet shops to visit, South Eastern Ontario has a long list of creamy options to choose from, whatever your tastes are.

1. Old Greenhouse Ice Cream Shop 

Open each summer, this ice creamery has a great history, having repurposed its century-old grounds into a flavourful ice cream shop for tourists and locals to enjoy. There are endless options of cold treats including the English Toffee and chocolate flavoured soft serve, Monster Cookie scoops and creamy bubblegum milkshakes!

2. Sunflower Fields

Every summer this charming shop plants fields full of beautiful sunflowers, and if you visit at the right time (mid-July to mid-August) you can choose from 24 delectable flavours of ice cream and summer treats while gazing upon acres of stunning sunflowers that will leave you in awe.

3. Katarina’s Coffee Shop Prescott

Open year-round and serving up homemade breakfast, pastries and caffeine for the locals in Brockville, this family-owned coffee shop scoops up more than just java. Perfect for when you are craving something sweet and creamy, you can grab a pint of Blue Buried Treasure Ice Cream from Kawartha Dairy.

4. What’s Your Scoop

Driving through the Bay of Quinte is always a beautiful trip during the Spring and Summer, why not make it even better by stopping for some ice cream at this scenic spot in Frankford. What’s Your Scoop offers 22 different flavours, milkshakes, ice cream floats, slushies and splits so there is something for everyone!

5. Archie’s

Make some springtime memories with your friends this year with a visit to Archie’s in Cornwall. Play some mini putt on the beautiful green course and then cool down with their huge selection of ice cream flavours! Perfect for a sunny day with your pals.

6. Gaetan’s Chip Truck

Voted the best chipstand for three years in a row, you can stop by Gaetan’s for dinner and dessert! Next time you are planning a road trip, take a detour through Prescott where you can get both sweet and salty treats in one order, just look for the big yellow truck!

7. Ingleside Bakery 

Truly stop for anyone with a sweet tooth, you will want to take a long way home after you visit Ingleside Bakery, just so you can return again and again! While their baked goods are so scrumptious, and their variety of gourmet foods is vast, you have to visit between April and September for some of the creamiest ice cream in SEO! Before we forget, make sure to get some of their Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce on top of your ice cream!

8. The Docksyde

Take the family for a beautiful walk alongside the St. Lawrence River, where you can be greeted by The Docksyde, a local favourite for ice cream and treats in Morrisburg. Open each summer to bring passers-by the joy of ice cream, with monthly specials including their Brownie Sprinkle Sunday!

9. Upper Canada Creamery

Get your next scoop straight from the source at Upper Canada Creamery! They are a family-owned organic dairy farm located in Iroquois, where they make all of their deliciously creamy products on site. Get your ice cream or frozen yogurt by the scoop or by the bowl, and call ahead if you want to know which flavours are available.

10. Stella Luna

Owner Tammy has found the secret to perfect gelato, and she shares it with all of her customers at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe! With three locations in Ontario, you can find a Stella Luna in Merrickville, where you can order curb-side pick-up of their great flavour options including Almond Cappuccino or Creamy Chocolate Truffle!

11. Skiff Cafe at the Ivy Club 

Nothing goes better with ice cream than a fresh waffle cone! The Skiff Cafe offers plenty of great options for all types of foodies, including dairy-free flavours and artisan popsicles. Keep an eye on their Instagram for new flavours and updates into the summer!

12. Food Less Travelled

A one-stop shop for everything local and eclectic, Food Less Traveled in Verona always stocks its shelves with fresh local products, while also offering visitors scoops of scrumptious Kawartha Dairy ice cream in over twenty flavours. We hear they just got a new milkshake machine, so keep an eye out this summer for milk-shaped updates!

If your sweet tooth is not satiated, check out volume one for everything creamy, cold and delicious that you can find in South Eastern Ontario here.