When it comes to ice cream, Toronto is rich with options, and they go well beyond the big boys like Sweet Jesus or Ed's Real Scoop. House-made ice cream is being whipped up citywide - and I'm not talking plain old vanilla.
Here are my picks for the top ice cream shops in Toronto you might not know about.
House-made ice cream in tropical flavours like coconut, mango and soursop are favourites on the menu at this West Indian joint in Parkdale.
The salted caramel ice cream at this artisanal chocolate shop on Roncesvalles comes highly praised, but other noteworthy flavours include mint avocado and the "kitchen sink," a chocolate base that's loaded with chopped treats from around the shop.
Extra creamy house-made ice cream and sherbet come in flavours like mango, pineapple and vanilla at this Sri Lankan snack shop in Scarborough.
Ice cream scoops, sandwiches and soft serve are available at this Bloordale Village bakery. Indulge in flavours of mint chocolate chip, banana pudding, and milk and cookies.
While they may be known for their handmade chocolates, you shouldn't pass up the chance to grab a scoop at this Junction shop. Ice cream is available in unique flavours of honey lavender, Quebec blue cheese, and spiced plum.
This Kensington Market restaurant is dishing out ice cream that's entirely vegan. Go basic with scoops in a cone or opt for their banana split or cupcake sundae instead.
Over 10 flavours of ice cream are available at this Danforth shop. Flavours range from your standard to chocolate and strawberry to more unique offerings of roasted marshmallow and lemon yogurt.
Make your way to restaurant near Yonge & Wellesley for dinner but stay for dessert. Your hardest decision will be deciding between their malai kulfi soft serve or donut ice cream sandwich.
by Jaclyn Skrobacky via blogTO