The Best Ice Cream Parlours In Kitchener, Guelph, Stratford, & Everywhere In-Between
Summertime in Southwestern Ontario means it’s time to visit your favourite ice cream parlour. Here are some of our picks for the top ice cream shops in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Stratford area.
* We created this list from some of personal favourites we have visited. If we missed your favourite please let us know so we can add it to the list!
Four All Ice Cream Factory
141 Whitney Place #105, Kitchener
We start our ice cream with fresh, all-natural, local Guernsey cow milk from Eby Manor farm, combined with local cream. To get the freshest, richest flavour we pasteurize our ice cream base ourselves in small batches at our Kitchener facility; which is the smallest dairy plant in Ontario (400 square feet)! From there we combine local and/or responsibly sourced ingredients from small farmers, bean-to-bar chocolate makers, small-batch coffee roasters, and local distillers and brewers in order to achieve robust, full, deep flavour profiles – which are best described as “tasting deliciously real”.
Four All Ice Cream is better because through our partnerships with local farmers, producers & other small-batch manufacturers we create fresh and seasonal flavours that support local and showcase the best of Kitchener-Waterloo region.
– Four All Ice Cream
JENN & Larry’s
49 York Sreet, Stratford
Larry’s hand spun Milkshakes recipe circa 1967 from Larry and Gail’s Drive IN (JENN’s parents) and JENN’s creativity for delicious ice cream treats and peanut brittle are the foundation for JENN and Larry to open shoppe together September 3rd 2010.
Since, JENN and Larry’s has been Voted Stratford’s Favourite Ice Cream and named Ontario’s Best Milk Shake ( for our MALT Milk Shake) The menu offers dietary sensitivity and vegan products along with the most amazing ice cream around. JENN and Larry’s is a must STOP for a delicious Stratford experience.
– JENN & Larry’s
Ice Cream 2
1401 River Road E #5B, Kitchener
Ice Cream 2 is an ice cream parlour and treatery. We have 47 flavours of hard ice cream and funnel cakes made fresh to order! Soft serve is available in vanilla, chocolate and twist flavours and we have 6 dips
– Ice Cream 2
20 Clair Road W #1, Guelph
We developed a magical new concept of stores that offered a spectacular 12 varieties of real chocolate to dip ice cream in or even take home for a delicious chocolate fondue! Chocolate fondue in a can—our star product—was born! Easy to use and irresistibly good to eat, our fondues are perfect for dessert or as gifts!
What started off as an artisanal chocolate shop in Lévis has become a network of awe-inspiring chocolate stores across Canada
– Chocolats Favoris
Hearn’s Ice Cream
327 Queen Street E, St. Marys
Hearn’s Ice Cream is a family business proud to have served St. Marys residents and visitors since 1967. Each year, from the start of spring until the fall, we love to see your smiling faces as you enjoy one of our cool ice cream or frozen yogurt treats.
Everyone seems to have their favourites! Some love to order our Flurries, others have their favourite sundaes, while other customers like to order something different each time. Hearn’s Ice Cream is a proud member of the National Ice Cream Retailers Association.
– Hearn’s Ice Cream
Indulge Ice Cream
301 Water Street S, Cambridge
Indulge is best known for it’s giant scoops of gourmet ice cream served on fresh hand rolled waffle cones! It’s a place that will destroy your cravings without busting your piggy bank. And the coolest part – they serve it out of an old caboose!
– Indulge Ice Cream
Did we miss your favourite ice cream spot? Let us know!
Just Listed on Lake Simcoe: 968 Degrassi Cove Pl W, Innisfil
This custom home direct waterfront home was built in 2000 by the current owner and has served as a sanctuary for family and friends. Over their 22 years of ownership, they have enjoyed the property during every season.
Degrassi Cove is a small and exclusive waterfront community and share the private road. The forested lands on the opposite side of the street provide great privacy. There is no vehicle traffic other than the neighbours, so it is very safe for kids.
Built as a 4-season home and located on the west-side of Lake Simcoe. You will enjoy north-west facing views of the lake and sunsets. There are no stairs to the water’s edge. The water table is level to the lot, which offers a beautiful beach area along the shoreline. There is great swimming and boating. The portable dock is 65 ft long with a 12’ x 12’ patio area. Boating enthusiasts can store their boat in the dry boathouse. Entertaining on the lake is so easy!
The home offers 2,700 sf on the main and upper level. The principal rooms offer generous space including a large private family room, formal dining room, large great room combined with the eat-in kitchen. In addition, there is 1,535 sf of finished space on the walk-out level. There are four generous size bedrooms. The primary bedroom is situated on the main level and overlooks the lake, and includes a five-piece ensuite, a walk-in closet and a garden door to the lakeside patio area. The three other bedrooms are located on the second floor.
The lower level includes a large recreation room with wood-burning fireplace and a walk-out to the lake. A large office with a built-in desk and bookcases can serve as a large 5th bedroom. The 3-piece bathroom is also equipped with a partially finished cedar-lined sauna. There is plenty of storage space on this level too.
Photography by @ishutterphoto
Staging by @chateau_designandstaging
This professionally designed custom-built home embodies a comfortable, vintage cottage feel built with energy efficient maintenance-free materials. This home offers a private park-like setting, with in- town conveniences. It’s a nature lover’s lot…a sanctuary for birds and wildlife. This one in in a million home was showcased in a 16-page spread in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine.
Shiplap walls and wood slat ceilings throughout impart a cabin-like coziness. The primary bedroom is secluded on the main floor overlooking a wooded area that surrounds the property. The front office duals as an additional main floor bedroom adjacent to a 3-piece bathroom. The upper level includes two additional bedrooms that provide enhanced privacy for guests. One of the bedrooms functions as a seating area with a Murphy bed and small kitchenette. It has been designed as a secure space for future rental opportunity.
Located in the charming lakeside village of Bayfield, this property is a stone-throw away from Lake Huron, a short walk to town, the fishing pier and marina, Pioneer Park and the Community playground. This spectacular property backs on to a designated environmental area and surrounded by trees makes it an ideal retreat for entertaining family and friends.
It’s no secret that green has been trending in a major way lately. Not only does the leafy shade conjure the sensation of being outdoors after two years cooped up at home, it also is a versatile (and welcome) alternative to traditional colors like white and gray.
Sweet 3 bedroom home that has a light and airy feel to the interior. Vaulted ceiling with open concept design creates a welcoming feel with plenty of natural sunlight all afternoon. Hardwood floors in bedrooms. Updated interior ready to be moved in to. It is a special place to call home or cottage.
Large wrap-around deck features West-facing views of 2-acre park of which you would be a 1/10th owner. Private dock for all park owners. Deeded Lake Simcoe access is rare to find. Very private setting with mature trees.
Message us today for more information or to book private showing.
staging by @chateau_designandstaging
photography by @ishutterphoto
20 Quiet Heights Lane, Georgina provides views of the lake from all spaces on the west side of them home, including the great room, kitchen, dining area, and primary bedroom.
You will enjoy the morning sunrise from the front covered porch and of course, sunset views from the lakeside. The natural sunlight fills the home with warmth and light all day long. It’s tranquil, serene, and welcoming.
In the design stages, the current owner had some important “must-have’s” including a Muskoka like feel, spaciousness, sun-filled rooms, and an “understated elegance“ carried throughout the home.
Some of the interior features include:
– 3 bedrooms on main level and 2 additional bedrooms on the lower level
– 3 full bathrooms plus powder room
– 10.9 ft ceiling height on the main level and 9 ft ceiling height on the lower level
– Great room includes custom millwork and 13 ft vaulted coffered ceiling
– Gourmet kitchen with upgraded appliances
– Spectacular light fixtures including ceiling fans in each bedroom
– Custom drapery and blinds
– Radiant heated floors in kitchen, primary ensuite and the entire lower level
– Surround sound system both indoors and outdoors
A full list of room features, additional images, virtual tour, and more can be found on our website (link in bio).
This listing is also available on realtor.ca (MLS# N5657656)
When you combine the attention to detail of a quality builder with the owner’s vision to create a sanctuary home, the result is spectacular.
This home offers a “Zen” feel immediately upon your arrival.
The landscaping is wonderfully appointed with a collection of perennial gardens, shrubs, mature trees and privacy hedges on both sides, which is home to many birds. There are several seating areas promote great conversation with family and friends or a place to enjoy some quiet time when you want to be alone and enjoy nature all around you.
This is a wonderful home to entertain in both indoors and outdoors. The raised balcony includes a covered area where you can enjoy a summer rain shower. The open area provides lots of space for your chaise loungers to get some sun and watch an array of boats on the lake.
The lower deck is covered and a perfect location for the 7-seater plus lounger hot tub along with another separate seating area to enjoy the lake views.
Listing Price: $1,935,000
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The full listing can be found on our site & on realtor.ca (MLS# N5657656)