Cool Down With The Best Ice Cream Shops in Montréal
Most can agree, there’s nothing like a cool treat on a hot summer day. Actually, ice cream goes well any day of the year, but summertime is just an excuse to try a variety of flavours and new ice-cream venues. Here’s a roundup of some of the best ice cream shops in Montréal you need to visit, lickety-split!
1311 Bernard Ave., Montréal; 1600 Laurier Ave., Montréal, bilboquet.ca
Located in the heart of Outremont, Bilboquet has been serving handmade ice cream to locals since 1983. No ice-cream tour would be complete without stopping at this legendary ice-cream shop where you can enjoy one of 40 flavours made from natural ingredients. Although it may become crowded on warm days and weekends, it is definitely worth the wait.
Kamehameha Snack Bar
1190 St Catherine St. E., Montréal, kamehamehamtl.com
This new Hawaiian snack bar recently opened its doors in Montréal and everyone is already talking about their special frozen treat: the Taiyaki. The fish-shaped waffle cone is stuffed with Nutella or custard and topped with their exotic ice cream flavours, such as watermelon sorbet and black sesame. This is one place you’ll want to make your return to since their flavours change every two weeks. From the vintage pink decor to the deliciously Instagrammable Taiyaki, Kamehameha Snack Bar has definitely stepped up the ice cream game in the city!
68 Pins Ave. E., Montréal; 5582 Monkland Ave., Montréal, ladiperie.com
If you have a soft spot for soft serve, this is the place to visit. While La Diperie only serves traditional vanilla soft serve ice cream, their treats are anything but boring! Choose from 20 different Belgium chocolate dips, including delicious flavours such as orange, lavender, and cookie dough. We recommend indulging in the perfect combination of dark chocolate dip and pretzel. With more than 20 locations around Greater Montréal, you’re bound to come across one of their shops. Don’t forget to snap a picture of your custom frozen treat in front of one of their signature turquoise walls!
2730 Masson, Montréal; 334 De Castelnau E., Montréal, lesgivres.ca
Indulge now and later at this all-natural ice cream shop. Les Givrés serves up a variety of frozen treats on the spot or takeaway that you can enjoy later. This popular Villeray joint serves up some of the best sorbets, frozen pastries and handcrafted cones. The staff is knowledgeable and extremely pleasant. If you’re planning to indulge right away, don’t miss out on their irresistible signature “Le Roteux Givré,” a hot dog inspired treat. It may just be the best ice-cream dessert you have ever tasted in Montréal!