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Eat & Drink July 10, 2020

Halifax Ice Cream Shops to Visit This Summer

Treat your taste buds to Halifax’s coldest, creamiest, tastiest ice creams this summer!

1 – DeeDee’s Ice Cream

North End Halifax5668 Cornwallis St, Halifax

This family-run business serves up homemade, small-batch ice cream and gelato with local, fair trade and organic ingredients.

Check out DeeDee’s flavours

2 – The Dairy Bar

Downtown Halifax – 5688 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax
Inside Stillwell Beer Garden

Soft serve, sundaes and nitro coffee created using equal parts seasonal local ingredients and guilty-pleasure junk food.

Check out The Dairy Bar’s flavours

Located in the Stillwell Beer Garden, Dairy Bar offers up fun, unusual soft serve flavours and a variety of cool treats like ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, and popsicles!

Even better, there’s not an item on their menu that isn’t extra insta-worthy!

3 – Saints Supreme Soft Serve

Bedford-Sackville Region – 833 Sackville Dr – Unit 104, Lower Sackville
Inside Apartment 3 Espresso Bar

Saints offers a couple of different flavours of soft serve, plus dairy-free and vegan options – but the real treat is the toppings!

Saints Supreme Soft Serve is a new pop-up from the folks at Apartment 3 Espresso Bar in Lower Sackville. Learn more here.

4 – Uncommon Grounds Cafe

Downtown Halifax – 1030 South Park St, Halifax
Inside Horticultural Hall at the Halifax Public Gardens

Gourmet coffee, hand paddled ice cream, home made soups and delicious sandwiches are available at the Uncommon Grounds Cafe located in the historic Horticultural Hall.

5 – Humani-T Cafe

North End Halifax5755 Young St, Halifax
Downtown Halifax1451 South Park St, Halifax

Humani-T’s handmade gelato and sorbetto use natural ingredients that are organic and locally-sourced whenever possible.

Check out Humani-T’s flavours

DIETARY NOTE: There are plenty of dairy-free options available, including Humani-T’s legendary vegan gelato.

6 – COWS Ice Cream

Downtown Halifax – Waterfront Storefront 1891 Upper Water St, Halifax
Downtown Halifax – Waterfront Kiosk – 1549 Lower Water St, Halifax
Bedford-Sackvile Region – Bedford Storefront 64 Dellridge Ln, Bedford

An Atlantic Canadian favourite originating on PEI, COWS serves up old-fashioned premium ice cream with cute punny cow names.

You can tell how awesome COWS ice cream is by the line along the Halifax waterfront all summer long!

Check out COWS’ flavours

7 – Chicken Little

Bedford-Sackville Region: 1531 Bedford Hwy, Bedford

The Chicken Burger in Bedford is the oldest drive-in diner in Canada and has been a staple in the community for more than 70 years. Chicken Little is an ice cream stand behind The Chicken Burger, surrounded by outdoor picnic benches.

Be sure to peek inside the restaurant for a step back in time and a tune on the jukebox!

8 – Sugah! Confectionery & Ice Cream Emporium

Downtown Halifax1479 Lower Water St, Halifax
In Bishop’s Landing on the Halifax Waterfront

Hard and soft ice cream, flurries, frozen delights, delicious iced drinks, sweet temptations, and candy galore!

The name says it all. The ice cream is sweet and so is the location on Halifax’s downtown boardwalk.

9 – Jo’s Old Time Candy & Ice Cream Parlor

Eastern Shore 36 Government Wharf Rd, Eastern Passage
Located in Fisherman’s Cove

This cute little seaside shop doesn’t just serve ice cream (although they certainly do that well!). Jo’s offers ice cream, candy, desserts, and specialty sodas, perfect for enjoying as you stroll the boardwalk of Fisherman’s Cove.

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