Nothing screams summer more than cooling off with some delicious ice cream! Here in Ottawa, we are lucky because there are so many mouthwatering ice cream shops.\nNo matter if you prefer unique ice cream flavours, frozen custard, gelato, sorbet, soft-serve or need vegan ice cream there are plenty of options available. Now that the weather is getting warmer, it is time to invite your BFF and check out all these amazing ice cream shops in Ottawa:\nMoo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen\nView this post on Instagram Behold the gorgeous Sea Salt & Sea Buckthorn. Sea Buckthorn is a tart shrub-growing berry native to Western Europe but ours is grown locally at @hedgeroworchard. This bright marigold coloured berry tastes like a sour orange and mango combined. When marbled with our vanilla + sea salt ice cream, naturally dyed blue from butterfly pea flowers, you get an orange creamcicle flashback. It's bright, refreshing and the salty+sweet combo makes it hard to quit. . . #Ottawa #smallbatch #OttawasOwn #ottawafood #MooShuIceCream #farmtocone #icecream #icecreamfromscratch #icecreamcone #icecreameverything #seabuckthorn #bluevanilla #saltyvanilla #creamsicle #seabuckthornberry #hedgeroworchard #saltysweet #wafflecone #scratchkitchen #icecreamdate A post shared by Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen (@mooshuicecream) on Oct 27, 2018 at 11:41am PDT\nWhere: 477 Bank Street\nAt Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen you can try delicious Asian-inspired ice cream flavours served on a bubble waffle or regular cone. The types of ice creams available frequently rotate, such as Hong Kong Milk Tea, Tang Zhong Milk Bread and black sesame.\nThe Merry Dairy\nView this post on Instagram The Truck Opens today at 4pm! Vanilla soft serve custard only with all the toppings and all the cones! This is a birthday cake cone and strawberry topping! Cheers to patio weather ☀️ #frozencustard #softserve #vanillasoftserve #hintonburg #myottawa #strawberrysauce #saltedcaramelsauce #chocolatesauce #icecreamtoppings A post shared by The Merry Dairy 🍦 (@themerrydairy) on Apr 22, 2019 at 11:24am PDT\nWhere: 102 Fairmont Avenue\nYou need to try the delicious nut-free frozen custard at The Merry Dairy. They offer scoops of their delicious ice cream in a variety of flavours and as soft serve.\nThe Beach Shack Ottawa\nView this post on Instagram come check us out on this friday night!!!! ✨✨✨this kids-size sprinkle cone is the perfect treat for the 1st of june 🌞🍓🌊🌻 A post shared by ~~~ The Beach Shack Ottawa ~~~ (@thebeach.shack) on Jun 1, 2018 at 10:57am PDT\nWhere: Mooney's Bay Beach\nFor the best way to celebrate summer, head to Mooney's Bay Beach where you can find The Beach Shack Ottawa. The cute ice cream shop sells a bunch of unique ice cream cones coated in a variety of candy toppings.\nSundae School Ottawa\nView this post on Instagram Heat wave calls for ice cream. A post shared by Diana Meade (@dianameade) on Jul 2, 2018 at 12:04pm PDT\nWhere: 131B Beechwood Avenue\nThis playful ice cream shop specializes in mouthwatering sundaes. To follow the school theme all the signatures sundaes have a school themed name too, such as class pet, pop quiz, class clown and snow day.\nStella Luna Gelato Cafe\nView this post on Instagram This heat calls for an ice cream cheers @slgelato #PolishedoffOttawa. Hope everyone has a fun day at Hope! — #junieandkikirecommended for a refreshing treat on a hot day ☀️☀️ A post shared by BFF OTTAWA FOODIES (@polishedoff_) on Jul 14, 2018 at 7:06am PDT\nWhere: 1130 Wellington Street W\nThe award-winning gelato at Stella Luna Gelato Cafe is outstanding. They have two locations in Ottawa and offer a vast range of flavours of gelato and sorbet.\nFiluccia Gelateria\nView this post on Instagram TO ALL OF OUR MILK-FREE-FRIENDS THREE WORDS LIMITED EDITION PLUM COME AND GET IT A post shared by filuccia.gelateria (@filuccia.gelateria) on Aug 20, 2018 at 12:36pm PDT\nWhere: 1213 Wellington Street W\nThis gelato food truck opened in Ottawa last year and sells gelato from May to early November. The flavours change daily, with 7 flavours of gelato being available each day.\nMantovani 1946\nView this post on Instagram mornings like this 😍 A post shared by Yulia | digital designer ⚡️ (@hey.cool.kid) on Jul 12, 2017 at 6:49am PDT\nWhere: 87 Murray Street\nThis beautiful cafe will make you feel like you are in Italy and specializes in serving authentic Italian gelato. The award-winning gelato flavours at Mantovani 1946 frequently change so there is always something new to try, and they also carry vegan options too.\nMagic Molecule\n View this post on Instagram Did someone scream for ice cream? We have artisan ice cream that’s made from liquid cream and nitrogen! It puts the “mmmmm” into “yummmmm.” 😋🍦 ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ . ⠀ #IceCream #BubbleTea #Juice #Dessert #Fruit #Chocolate #Ottawa #Tea #Waffle #Delicious #IceCreamLove #BobaTea #OttawaFood #FreshJuice #WaffleCone #IceCreamLover #Sprinkles #OttawaFood #MilkShakes #ChocolateIceCream #NitrogenIceCream #LiquidNitrogen #DessertHeaven #BubbleWaffle #DragonBreath #IceCreamCake #FruitTea #FruitIceCream #IceCreamFloat #IceCreamTime A post shared by Magic Molecule (@magic_molecule) on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:48am PDT\n\nWhere: 217 Bank Street\nFor a delicious treat head to Magic Molecule to try their liquid Nitrogen ice cream. The ice cream is made to order, and is not only super creamy but is surrounded with a smokey misy from the Nitrogen.\n\nGelatini Gelato\n View this post on Instagram #gelato #ottawaeats #mangostrawberry #pomogranate #foodie #613 #ottawa #preston always have room for gelato! 🐷 A post shared by Yen N. (@yenner10) on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:50pm PDT\n\nWhere: 344 Preston Street\nLocated in Little Italy, Gelatini Gelato offers a variety of unique homemade Italian-style gelato.\n\nPiccolo Grande\n View this post on Instagram Scremin A post shared by Laura Brazeau (@laurabraz) on Jul 27, 2017 at 1:44pm PDT\n\nWhere: 102-55 Murray Street\nPiccolo Grande has long been a local favourite for gelato and sorbet in the Byward Market. Some of the most popular flavours include pistachio, coconut, and lemon. They also carry vegan options too.\n\nPure Gelato\n View this post on Instagram Weekends call for gelato! ☀️😍 #treatyoself #ottawaeats #elginstreet #gelato #bankstreet A post shared by Pure Gelato (@puregelato_ottawa) on Aug 19, 2018 at 8:44am PDT\n\nWhere: 350 Elgin Street\nPure Gelato is a great spot to visit once things get hot in Ottawa. They sell a variety of delicious gelato flavours that are perfect for cooling you down. While visiting make sure to take a photo of your gelato and the marquee sign that says "treat yo self".\n\nQuelque Chose Pâtisserie\n View this post on Instagram Delicious Vanilla Confetti Ice Cream 🤤 A post shared by @ ffloxo on Aug 24, 2018 at 4:18pm PDT\n\nWhere: 70 George Street\nAt this macaron shop, you can get delicious ice cream parfaits topped with macarons and macaron crumble. \n\nLittle Jo Berry's\n View this post on Instagram Could go for this vegan peach soft serve right about now🍦🍑 feat. Patty's hand A post shared by V E G S H A R (@vegshar) on Aug 14, 2018 at 9:17am PDT\n\nWhere: 1303 Wellington Street W\nAt Little Jo Berry you can enjoy outstanding vegan soft serve. The flavours change all the time, so it is best to check their Instagram account (@littlejoberrys) to see what is currently available.\n\nThe Beachconers\nWhere: 273 Britannia Road\nThis ice cream shop is only a short walk away from Britannia Beach. The Beachconers specialize in selling small-batch ice cream made with high quality and local ingredients.\n\nLois N' Frimas Ice Cream\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carlo (@carlobano) on Sep 28, 2016 at 3:44pm PDT\n\nWhere: 71 George Street\nLois 'n' Frima's Ice Cream has been opened in Ottawa for over 30 years! This ByWard Market shop has a vast assortment of ice cream flavours including non-dairy and sugar-free too.\n\nBrett's Ice Cream\n View this post on Instagram So glad I asked what a flavour burst was 😏🍦 A post shared by Arielle Vieira (@ariellevieira96) on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:42am PDT\n\nWhere: 1 Beaverbrook Road\nOnce the weather is warm, head to Brett's Ice Cream which serves some fantastic soft-serve. Their soft serve with a colourful swirl edge looks as good as it tastes!\n\nLa Diperie\n View this post on Instagram You can't be sad when you're holding an ice cream!😍🍦 . . . #food #foodporn #foodstagram #foodie #dessert #icecream #yyc #yyceats #yycnow #yycliving #curiocitycalgary #dailyhivecalgary #dishedyyc A post shared by Go With Me. Somewhere. (@_gowithmesomewhere) on Apr 19, 2019 at 9:15am PDT\n\nWhere: 429 Richmond Road\nMontreal’s popular La Diperie finally opened here in Ottawa. At this ice cream hot spot, there are so many delicious options to pick from that you will have a hard time figuring what to try first. While La Diperie specializes in soft-serve dipped into one of the 30 chocolate flavours and covered with your choice of candy topping, they also offer ice cream sandwiches, cookie dough with soft-serve, and vegan options too.\nChocolats Favoris\nView this post on Instagram C'est l'heure de la compétition des saveurs surprises! 🍦🍦Lequel de ces 2 cornets éclatés fait fondre votre cœur (le plus)...Barbe à papa ou Tiramisu? 🍫🤔 It is time for a friendly competition between Surprise Flavours! 🍦🍦 Which one of these 2 Kooky Cones melts your heart the most? Cotton Candy or Tiramisu 🍫🤔 #chocolatsfavoris #chocofav #tiramisu #barbeàpapa #cottoncandy A post shared by Chocolats Favoris (@chocofavoris) on May 25, 2018 at 12:13pm PDT\nWhere: 449 Hazeldean Road\nYou won't believe how big the ice cream cones are at Chocolats Favoris! Here you can enjoy delicious soft-serve dipped into your choice of chocolate flavour. They also offer ice cream sundaes and sandwiches too!