Are you searching for a way to beat the heat? These Ottawa ice cream shops are the tastiest way to feel a bit cooler.

Our city has no shortage of seriously delicious shops selling ice cream and gelato. So to help you figure out where to go, we gathered up the best spots to find frozen treats, like a food truck that sells Cookie Monster cones.

Here are the locations you'll want to try before summer's over:

Merry Dairy

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 102 Fairmont Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: They have a rotating menu of flavours available, with some of them being vegan or dairy-free. Plus, there is no need to leave your house, as Merry Dairy delivers pints and frozen desserts to your door.

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Moo Shu Ice Cream

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 477 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This ice cream shop sells incredible Asian-inspired flavours like Vietnamese coffee, matcha green tea, black sesame, and Tang Zhong milk bread.

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Brett's Ice Cream

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 1001 Beaverbrook Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: At their takeout window, you can get soft-serve cones with a colourful edge and an extra burst of flavour. Some of the delicious options include pina colada, strawberry, mango, black cherry and blueberry.

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Jo-Jo’s Creameria

Price: 💸💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 1573 Stittsville Main St., Stittsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This pink ice cream truck sells cones that are nearly too cute to eat.

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Chocolats Favoris

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 180 Vanguard Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you love chocolate, you need to check this place out. Here you can get next-level chocolate-dipped cones covered with cotton candy, brownies, salted caramel, Oreos and more.

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Farinella

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Gelato

Address: 492 Rochester St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Not only do they sell mouth-watering pizza, but pints of gelato that taste as good as the scoops you get in Italy.

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La Diperie

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 429 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It is a sugar lover's paradise where you can get slices of cheesecake and chocolate-dipped soft-serve cones.

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Chris's Ice Cream

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: Online only

Why You Need To Go: You can get individual sizes containers of ice cream delivered to your door. The flavours are constantly changing, but you can find everything from cereal infused, cinnamon bun or Jos Louis ice cream.

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Mantovani 1946

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Gelato

Address: 87 Murray St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: It has a dreamy interior, drool-worthy pastries, and a massive assortment of gelato made with all-natural ingredients.

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Beachconers

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 273 Britannia Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can have a picture-perfect day enjoying an ice cream cone and going for a walk to the nearby beach.

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Magic Molecule

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 217 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can satisfy your sweet tooth with ice cream and an egg waffle.

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Coco's Creamery

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Ice cream

Address: 2293 Carling Ave., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Here, they specialize in eye-catching soft-serve cones with flavour bursts like peach, tropical orange, chocolate, and banana ripple.

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Stella Luna Gelato Cafe

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Gelato

Address: 1130 Wellington St. W. & 1103 Bank St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This award-winning gelato shop sells a half-litre container of chocolate that comes from a 100-year-old recipe from Venice.

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