Nothing beats a nice ice cream cone by the water under the hot summer sun. Downtown Kingston has perfected the frozen desert, so make your way down and start licking before it melts away.

1. Mio Gelato


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Just a short walk from Market Square and Confederation Park, Mio Gelato is worth the big line. With over 40 flavours, you’ll panic trying to decide which combo you want. Mio also carries an assortment of sorbettos, which are dairy free and perfect for any vegan.

2. White Mountain


Photo courtesy of White Mountain Homemade Ice Cream on Facebook

White Mountain is a classic townie favourite. Step in the door to the smell of warm waffle cones and decide between one of the many creative flavours like Bee’s Nest (vanilla, cookie dough, caramel and caramel pieces), Death by Chocolate (chocolate, brownie, chocolate chunks and chocolate ribbon) or Skippy Chip (vanilla, chocolate chips and peanut butter swirl). Their frozen yogurt made with any combo you want and milkshakes are also big sellers.

3. Marble Slab


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If you’re tired of a classic flavour or want to make something out of this world, Marble Slab is your go-to. With endless flavours and add-ins, Marble Slab is great for making a flavour personal to your craving.

4. Sipps Coffee and Dessert Bar


Photo courtesy of Slickers County Ice Cream on Facebook

Sipps is just beside market square with a great patio. It carries Slickers Ice Cream, some of the best homemade ice cream to exist. Flavours are all made from scratch with the best ingredients. Try the famous Campfire Ice Cream with real toasted marshmallows.

#SpoonTip: Go on a Thursday evening and watch Movies in The Square with a coffee and cone.