Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy ice cream. While we love it no matter the time of year, it does tend to taste better in the summertime. Around town, there is no shortage of seriously sweet spots to satisfy your craving. But with so many options, it can be challenging to figure out where to go. To help you out, we made the ultimate Vancouver ice cream map of all the shops you need to try before summer ends.
Soft-serve, gelato, all-natural ice cream...there is something for everyone on our list. So what will it be, a classic scoop of chocolate, or perhaps something more unusual like mango coconut sticky rice?
Without a doubt, La Casa Gelato is going to have something you haven't tried before. They boast literally hundreds of drool-worthy.
The next time it is blazing hot outside, and you need to cool down, all you need to do is open up our map. It will lead you to all the tastiest dessert spots.
Here are our 12 top picks that you need to try before the warm weather is gone. It is time to get started and go on our unbelievable frozen dessert crawl.
Elephant Garden Creamery
Address: 2080 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: They have a delicious lineup of Asian-inspired flavours like Vietnamese coffee, Hong Kong milk tea and mango coconut sticky rice.
Address: 105-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: They sell super creamy soft serve in summery flavours like watermelon and mango.
Matcha Cafe Maiko
Address: 8279 Saba Rd. #199, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you love green tea, you'll need to try their matcha soft-serve with gold foil.
Yum Sweet Shop
Address: 4150 Main St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: It is a sugar-lovers paradise. You can get scoops of ice cream, and containers filled with all your favourite candies too.
Address: 25 Alexander St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you are looking for all-natural organic ice cream, you need to visit Soft Peaks. You can't go wrong with any of their fresh fruit flavours.
Rain Or Shine
Address: 6001 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Rain Or Shine makes incredible Philadelphia style ice cream that you can not only get in a cone but as a gigantic sundae or refreshing milkshake.
La Casa Gelato
Address: 1033 Venables St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: There is always something new to try as they have hundreds of flavours.
Address: 1141 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Mister specializes in liquid nitrogen ice cream, which makes its products have a slightly different texture and a richer flavour.
Perverted Ice Cream
Address: 797 Thurlow St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This isn't your regular ice cream shop; Perverted has an edgy theme and eye-catching black cones.
Earnest Ice Cream
Address: 1485 Frances St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: You can't go wrong order a jar of their tasty flavours like carrot cake, apple pie, or toasted marshmallow.
Address: 1001 W. Cordova St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This spot is worth the wait, as you'll often find a massive line out the door in the summer. But once you try their artisanal gelato, you'll understand why it is like taking a trip to Italy.
Address: 2785 W. 16th Ave., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: You'll definitely want to try their small-batch ice cream, which is French-style with a decadent creme Anglaise base. After one bite, you'll quickly become hooked.