Have you ever found yourself craving for an ice cream on a sunny summer day? If you happen to be in and around Niagara Falls during spring and summer, you will find some delightful ice cream shops to satisfy your cravings.
Italian Ice Cream
There’s nothing like a delicious scoop of gelato from the Italian Ice Cream shop in Niagara Falls to cool you down on a hot summer day. The creamy, smooth, silky gelato at this shop is handcrafted and has been a favourite with visitors since almost 40 years. Made from family-owned recipes since 1978, the gelatos are milk or water based. Currently available in about 24 flavours some of which are seasonal, these gelatos contain only 4 to 9 % fat. Located at Victoria Avenue, the shop has indoor as well as patio seating. Also available at the shop are gelato desserts, cassata, gelato cakes, panini, coffee, beer and other beverages.
Il Gelato Di Carlotta
With a wide range of fresh, authentic flavours, Il Gelato Di Carlotta is a popular ice cream hangout. Located at both Niagara Falls (at Fallsview Casino and Resort’s Galleria Mall) and Niagara-on-the-Lake, this shop uses certified cane sugar, grape sugar and organic regular sugar to make the delectable gelatos. Some of the ingredients used are imported. The coconut gelato uses coconuts from Sri Lanka, hazelnuts are from Piemonte, Italy, and Alphonso mangoes are from near Mumbai. All through the year, the shop offers between 12 to 24 gelato flavours including seasonal fruit varieties. Some of the lip-smacking flavours include lemon, coconut, After 8, amaretto, Alphonso mango, hazelnut, dark chocolate, peach, tiramisu and lots more.
Cow’s Ice Cream
Situated in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Cow’s Ice Cream has more than 32 yummy flavours of ice cream. These super premium ice creams contain about 16% butterfat content. Made from the best authentic ingredients, the ice creams are mixed slowly to give them a high-density, rich creamy flavour. Besides fresh cream, eggs, and sugar, Cow’s uses original ingredients to produce amazing ice creams. Prince Edward Island berries are used for strawberry ice cream, vanilla ice creams use pure vanilla and the chocolate ice cream is made with high quality cocoa from Holland. Others popular flavours are apple crisp, chocolate cheesecake, mango sorbet, coffee, peanut butter, pistachio and others.
Avondale Dairy Bar
This shop at Niagara-on-the-Lake produces fresh ice cream daily in a range of regular as well as unique flavours. Smooth and creamy, with over 40 flavours, Avondale Dairy Bar’s handmade ice creams have won several awards as well. The shop uses only the best ingredients for their ice creams that contain 15% dairy butterfat. They have been making ice creams since 1955 and currently have several flavours of ice cream and frozen yogurt. Besides fruit flavours and traditional ice creams such as vanilla, strawberry and chocolate, Avondale has Mocha Caramel Latte, Coconut Almond Joy, Cinnamon Pecan Crunch, Mint Fudge Oreo, Maple Walnut and more flavours.
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