Let's be real here, soft serve ice cream is the best ice cream. Its generally healthier for you, and there are so many delicious flavours. Typically when people think of soft serve, they think of the chocolate and vanilla swirl which is obviously a classic. But you can dress up any soft serve ice cream and it will blow your mind.

So here are 8 places in Ottawa that you need to try this summer for unreal soft serve ice cream: 

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Holland's Cake and Shake // 229 Armstrong St

Holland's Cake and Shake are definitely known for this crazy milkshake, but they also have amazing soft serve ice cream. They have natural flavours and use real ingredients, with flavours like concord grape, peaches and cream, cherry, etc. The list goes on and on!

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The Merry Dairy // All Different Locations

The Merry Dairy is an adorable ice cream truck that is way fancier than the ones you see roaming the streets in the summer. They make stops around the city, in perfect places, so everyone thats around can try out their delicious soft serve. They have Jersey-style soft serve frozen custard that is to die for, and they switch up their flavours all the time.

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Lois 'n' Frima's // 71 George St

The famous ice cream shack in the ByWard Market. They're known for their crazy good twisted soft serve cone. I mean, just look at it, it's pure perfection.

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The Beach Shack // Mooney's Bay

The Beach Shack is located at Mooney's Bay, so it's a perfect place to stop by on a hot summer day and get your fix. They don't just have regular cones, they have cool cones. They put caramel popcorn on their ice cream, they offer waffle cones, and have tons of other toppings. You'll want to go back every single day!

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Strawberry Blonde Bakery // 114B Grange Ave

Strawberry Blonde Bakery has vegan soft serve ice cream. I think that's all that needs to be said.

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Godiva Chocolatier // Multiple Locations

Godiva Chocolatier has belgian soft serve, and it's every chocolate lovers dream. You can either get white chocolate, dark chocolate or a swirl and you can also get a chocolate dipped cone. Yum!

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Sweet Jesus // 97 Clarence St

We all know what Sweet Jesus is, and we all love it so much. They have so many flavours, and the most amazing one is Krusty the Cone which is pictured above. All of their flavours will make you want to go back everyday, but we also want that bikini body, right?

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Chocolats Favoris // Multiple Locations

Let's thank the heavens for Chocolats Favoris. They not only have soft serve, but they have 12 different flavours you can dip your cone into. The options are seriously endless. Dark chocolate raspberry, coconut lime white chocolate, salted dark chocolate. Omg!