As summer winds down, beat the heat by exploring Niagara’s top ice cream and gelato spots. In this blog, we’ve compiled a list of must-visit destinations, each offering a unique frozen treat experience. But what’s the difference between ice cream and gelato? While both are frozen desserts, ice cream is creamier due to its higher fat content, while gelato is smoother and denser. From classic flavours to innovative combinations, these establishments are ready to tantalize your taste buds and make your summer unforgettable. Gather your friends and embark on a journey to enjoy the finest frozen concoctions Niagara has to offer!
If you’re located in Welland or Fonthill, we highly recommend you give these three close-to-home places a try! Merrittville Big Scoops has a delicious selection of ice cream, milkshakes, and more for you to choose from, all while you can relax and enjoy the sunset on their picnic-style seating! In the mood for gelato? Scoot down to Gelato Village for their endless selection of Gelato flavours! Celebrating a birthday? Visit Cool Licks in Welland for their house-made ice cream cakes, and their variety of flavours from their ice cream bar.
For those located in Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-lake, these three locations have been keeping Niagara cool all summer long, and you have to try them! Starting with Rollz Up Ice Cream’s unique take on a classic, their wide-variety of toppings has been known to satisfy any sweet-tooth. Looking for a great atmosphere and patio to enjoy some sweet treats on? Ronnie Don’s Ice Cream will definitely be your go-to spot this summer! Their fun and colourful cones, cups, and shakes have been a huge hit this year, and they sure do taste delicious. Now, if you’re visiting our local wine country and are looking to enjoy some Ice Cream, Cow’s has been a staple here in wine country and will add the perfect touch of sweet to your Niagara experience.
Last but not least, if you’re located near St. Catharines or Grimsby, you may find yourself becoming a regular at these three locations! Lake Street Subs & Creamery right in the prime on central St. Catharines has been known for their large selection of Kawartha ice cream, served up in their yummy waffle cones! And don’t forget about Hometown Ice Cream, whipping up their dairy treats from scratch, all made right here in Niagara… So delicious! Head downtown Grimsby for another unique take on ice cream with La Maison Rose Ice Cream Shoppe… And yes, they taste as good as they look, if not better!
Don’t let the summer slip away without indulging in the icy delights Niagara has to offer. Whether you’re a fan of traditional ice cream or the velvety allure of gelato, these local favourites are waiting to provide you with a refreshing and satisfying experience. Hurry and make your way to these spots before the season melts away!