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Chill the heck out with some of the city’s frostiest sweet treats.



Black Bear Ice Cream

Q: In a battle of waterfront ice cream, who'd win, a Bear or a Cow? A: Whomever wields Moon Mist as a weapon. Queens Wharf, Halifax waterfront


Cherry Berry Self-Serve Yogurt Bar

It's on you to dress your frozen yogurt swirl to the nines with sauces, cookies, fruit chunks and boba, so what'll it be? 6024 Quinpool Road


Dee Dee's Ice Cream

The line-up of handmade ice cream and sorbet rotates regularly, but fresh ingredients and experimental flavours always result in goodness, like Berry Berry. 5668 Cornwallis Street


Freak Lunchbox

Halifax's candyland does chocolatey treats, sour stuff, vintage bars and thick milkshakes, but the ultimate brain freeze comes compliments of the slushie. 1723 Barrington Street


Cows Ice Cream

Follow the smell of fresh waffle cones that wafts its way down the boardwalk for a couple of scoops of Peanut Butter Cup Cup. 1869 Lower Water Street


Giggles Ice Cream

Pick from 24 flavours of soft serve at this little red shack, including the tantalizing Sour Pucker Bubble Gum. 2 Ochterloney Street


Jubilee Junction

Birthplace of the legendary (and mammoth) ice cream cookie sandwich—this one has a Crunchie bar in the middle of it. 6273 Jubliee Road


Lemon Dogs

The lemonade-making local biz has added handmade ice pops to the line-up, with flavours like Blueberry Granola Breakfast Pop. 77 King Street


Sugar Shok

New digs mean ice cream, floats and milkshakes—like this Pink Lady, where pink lemonade meets creamsicle—all summer. 112 Portland Street


Sugah! Confectionery and Ice Cream Emporium

Get homemade fudge and chocolate hand-paddled into your scoop, or taste the rainbow with a sprinkle-dipped one. 1479 Lower Water Street

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