Temps are rising and I can’t think of a better way to cool down than with a frosty dessert! Read on for your guide to the best spots for gelato, frozen yogurt, and ice cream in Hamilton.
Note: As businesses start to reopen, opening dates and hours of operation will fluctuate. We do our best to stay on top of these changes but always call ahead to avoid disappointment.
Deliciously Independent Ice Cream and Gelato Parlours in Hamilton
Amo Gelato is serving up delicious gelato in a variety of flavours, and also has vegan and gluten-free options available! Call or email in your order for curbside pick up between 5 pm and 9 pm, Thursday thru Sunday.
Ancaster Ice Cream Parlour scoops 110 different flavours of ice cream. Locals brag about it, so when are you going to visit?
Bliss Truffles and Gelato is open for online orders and curbside pick-ups from 12 noon till 8 pm.
Chocolat on James is a sophisticated artisan chocolate shop and espresso bar from local entrepreneur and chocolate maker Sheryl Cronsberry. They’re open and scooping delicious treats. You can find their current hours on their Facebook page.
Fairly Frosted Bakery is a vegan, nut-free and gluten-free spot. They’re offering contactless delivery of a selection of ice cream, baked goods, and drinks to Hamilton, Guelph, KW, and places in between.
The Hearty Hooligan on Ottawa Street serves vegan ice cream made with coconut milk and flavoured with whatever happens to be in season! They’re currently open for call-ahead pick-ups and delivery thru the usual food ordering apps. You can stay up to date via their Facebook page.
Hutch’s on the Beach was a top-ranking destination for ice cream when we asked our Facebook community. It’s a great pit stop on your walk/run/roll along the beach strip and you’ll love the selection. Currently open from 11 am till 9 pm, Hutche’s is encouraging visitors to call ahead and place their orders.
Jitterbug Cafe in Waterdown is a favourite amongst the locals, and if you see their massive scoops, you’ll know why!
The Purple Pony – they’re committed to only selling high-quality ice cream treats sourced from a local Ontario family-owned dairy.
Willard’s Ice Cream in Hamilton is a crowd favourite! They’re open on weekends right now, for ordering online with curbside pickup.
Multi-Location Parlours for Ice Cream in Hamilton
Baskin Robbins has been in Canada for over 30 years and Burlington is home to 3 Baskin Robbins ice cream shops. Each parlour is operating their own hours, with some delivering via Uber Eats and some open for pick up. Look up your local store for complete info. And get the mint chocolate chip!
Dairy Queen has a ton of locations for ice cream in Hamilton and all are open currently. And be sure to take some Dilly Bars home with you!
If you have another sweet spot in Hamilton, please share it in the comments, or email is us here.