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{Taste} Tell us about it: Your favourite ice cream shoppe

{Taste} Tell us about it: Your favourite ice cream shoppe

We all have at least one in our rural Ontario necks of the woods: an ice cream shoppe that we long to visit on long summer afternoons, or after dinner on a hot Sunday evening.

We want to know: what’s yours? Where do you go to get the best ice cream around? And, possibly most importantly, what is the most unique (and most delicious) flavour you can find in your area?

Tell us by:

We will compile your answers into a “Ruralist reader’s guide” post, similar to last year’s {Try} Café Love: Ruralist Reader’s Guide to Ontario Cafés post.

I’m drooling just thinking about it…


  • katie - Hey Sarah!
    Check out Parkhill’s Lickity Split! Great shop and great excuse to check out Parkhill!
    :) kpReplyCancel

    • Sarah Koopmans - Thanks, everyone! What fantastic recommendations! Look for them in a post in the near future.ReplyCancel

  • Jan - Nest egg in seeleys bay Ontario has an awesome variety of w node refuel ice cream, staff are friendly and humorous . The shop also has a wonderful selection of local crafts and unique gift items.ReplyCancel

  • Liz from Seeley's Bay - Here in lovely Seeley’s Bay on the Rideau (about 400 souls) we have The Nest Egg where Dale Moore serves up attitude, local artisans’ wares and the best ice cream in the region. Locals love to hang out there, get the news, and feel right at home.ReplyCancel

  • Rosa Mordasiewicz - Main Street Creamery Cafe in the lovely village of Bath, ON.ReplyCancel

  • Arlene Hope - The Nest Egg is my favourite ice cream spot and found in a little town called Seeleys Bay. The creamy delicious scoops are huge and in 32 flavours. The owners appreciate their customers by having special events as well as ice cream specials. Their adjoining craft store features local artisans making their little niche extra special. I just can’t drive by without dropping in and they are open from early May till Christmas.ReplyCancel

    • Sarah Koopmans - Thanks, Arlene, Emily, Laura, and Catherine!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Stewart - My family and I will stop by Lickity Split sometimes in Parkhill after a beach day at the Pinery. I have a hard time deciding on a flavour when I get there, but their moose tracks is really tasty.

    I recently checked out the new Ice Cream Scoops in Ilderton with two of my best friends, and I really recommend it! Tried the chocolate and peanut butter, fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Emily Stewart - Oh wait, Ilderton one is The Ice Cream Bar, sorry about that! Don’t know why I said Ice Cream Scoops. Still reccomend it, especially if you love chocolate and peanut butter :)ReplyCancel

  • Laura Byrne Paquet - I love Slickers in Bloomfield (Prince Edward County). They throw whole apple pies into their delicious apple pie ice cream. All the flavours are wonderful, actually.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Moir - Downtowne Ice Cream Shoppe in Merrickville, Ontario is fabulous! All the ice cream and gelato is made on the premises and they use local products as much as they can. It’s a family business, running since 2002. They are a wonderful family who support their community very well. The ice cream and gelato flavours are unique and fun. A great place!ReplyCancel

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