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

Chocolats Favoris

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!

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