Treat your taste buds to Halifax’s coldest, creamiest, tastiest ice creams this summer!
North End Halifax – 5668 Cornwallis St, Halifax
This family-run business serves up homemade, small-batch ice cream and gelato with local, fair trade and organic ingredients.
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.
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!
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!
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 Halifax – 5755 Young St, Halifax
Downtown Halifax – 1451 South Park St, Halifax
Humani-T’s handmade gelato and sorbetto use natural ingredients that are organic and locally-sourced whenever possible.
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!
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!
Downtown Halifax – 1479 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.
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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