The Inside Scoop – Your summer bucket list for the best ice cream in the city

Why do we think of ice cream as the perfect summer treat? Is it because a big scoop can cool you down on a hot day, or because the sticky sweetness seems to pair perfectly with a burger hot off the grill? Or maybe because we have great memories of sprinting for the ice cream truck with friends on a warm summer evening? Whatever the reason, ice cream is a traditional Canadian favourite—and it’s being served up in unique ways all over Mississauga.

See if you can get to each of these locations by Labour Day!

Coolest Heritage Spot

DAIRY CREAM

715 Lakeshore Road East, Lakeview

Looking for a traditional ice cream experience? Stop by Dairy Cream, serving up cream-based soft-serve with all the bells & whistles for over 50 years. Don’t let the lineup deter you—it’s worth the wait just to taste their colossal banana split or a freshly made funnel cake with vanilla ice cream and strawberries. TIP: Make sure you have cash on hand or use the ATM around the side of the building.
OUR TOP PICK:
White chocolate dipped cone

New Kid on the Block

YUMBUDZ

341 Lakeshore Road East, Port Credit

With a menu ranging from cones to crêpes and waffles to lattes, Yumbudz hits the spot no matter what you are craving. Order at the streetside walk-up window, take it to go or have a comfy seat indoors. Cool flavours like Pistachio Almond and Espresso Flake can be spiced up with a variety of toppings, dips and sauces.
OUR TOP PICK:
Soft serve cone with English toffee Flavour Burst

Largest Selection

SCOOPS

82 Lakeshore Road East, Port Credit

If you love a wide variety of flavours, make Scoops your summertime ice cream destination. With over 35 flavours of ice cream and sorbet at any one time, and a total rotation of over 50 flavours, you might be here for hours just deciding. Numerous dairy-free and vegan options and lots of toppings to complement your selection.
OUR TOP PICK:
Classic Cookies n’ Cream

Most Creative Flavours

D SPOT

5165 Dixie Road   

Is it an ice cream shop? A restaurant? Whatever it is, D Spot is unlike anything you have seen before. Wild concoctions include the Divide & Conquer: a Belgian waffle, Rocky Road ice cream, waffle cone, marshmallows, graham cracker crumbs, brownies, Belgian milk and white chocolate. Wash it down with over 20 flavours of milkshakes and floats. Their menu keeps going and going, with dessert crêpes and pancakes as well as a large selection of cakes. 
OUR TOP PICK:
The Hidden Gem—chocolate lava cake wrapped in a cr
êpe, vanilla ice cream, bananas, Oreo pieces, Belgian milk and white chocolate.

Coolest Take on Soft-Serve

EVA’S CHIMNEYS 

53 Lakeshore Road East, Port Credit
Square One
Food Trucks (see website for truck schedules) 

Eva’s Chimneys is not just ice cream. It’s a completely different experience. From the moment you smell the heavenly scent of cinnamon-sugar chimney cones, you will be hooked on these delicious delicacies. Soft-serve ice cream is served with a variety of flavours and toppings, with interesting combinations like Lemon Berry Marscapone and Maple Pecan Cinnamon Bun.
OUR TOP PICK:
The Thai Mango Sticky Rice Chimney Cone (you need to see it to believe it!)

Old School Selection:

MURPHY’S ICE CREAM PARLOUR

9 Main Street, Streetsville

If you’re looking for a classic, small-town ice cream shop vibe, look no further than Murphy’s. Offering soft serve, hard ice cream, slushies, frozen yogurt, sundaes and delicious Italian gelato, they pack a lot of selection into their small location. Classic flavours like vanilla and chocolate sit side by side with fresh new flavours like watermelon, lemon and pistachio. Quick, friendly service helps the lineups move quickly (tip: takes cash only!) and gets you outside to enjoy people-watching in the Village Square.
OUR TOP PICK:
Old-fashioned vanilla in a sugar cone

Honourable Mention

SWEET OLENKA’S 

2790 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Etobicoke

Okay, so this pick is not technically in Mississauga, but with a location just across the border, Sweet Olenka’s is a jewel-box of a store carrying delectable ice cream along with incredible cupcakes and cakes. They make all of their own ice cream locally, including homemade vegan options.
OUR TOP PICK:
Bourbon brown sugar vegan “ice cream” (made with coconut milk)

by Ilana Clamp

Local Links

Dairy Cream
dairycream.org

Yumbudz
yumbudz.ca

Scoops
Scoops Ice Cream

D Spot
dspotdessert.com

Murphy’s
Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour

Eva’s Chimneys
originalchimneys.com

Sweet Olenka’s
sweetolenkas.ca

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