Ice Cream and Gelato in Hamilton

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.

Find Oakville Ice Cream Shops here and Burlington Ice Cream Shops here.

Deliciously Independent Ice Cream and Gelato Parlours in Hamilton

A & J Sugar Bowl

A & J Sugar Bowl is an “Ice cream, bubble tea and sweet parlour in downtown Hamilton.”

AMO Gelato

Serving up delicious gelato in a variety of flavours, and also has vegan and gluten-free options available! Open 4 pm – 9 pm, Wed Thursday thru Fri and 1 pm – 9 pm Sat and Sun with a small outdoor patio.

Ancaster Ice Cream Parlour

Scooping up 120 different flavours of ice cream at a new location. Locals brag about it, so when are you going to visit?

Biggies Ice Cream

Ready to scoop big servings from 2 pm till 9 pm daily – so come hungry! They post their flavour list on their Facebook page.

Bliss Truffles and Gelato

Bliss has locations in Stoney Creek and Oakville serving up over 60 flavors of authentic Italian gelato. Store hours are seasonal – it’s best to check their Instagram. Pay by debit, credit or ApplePay.

Chocolat on James

A sophisticated artisan chocolate shop and espresso bar from local entrepreneur and chocolate maker Sheryl Cronsberry. They’re open and scooping delicious ice cream, toppings and treats.


Our readers suggest DicedIce. for Thai rolled ice cream. Open Mon – Friday 3-9pm and Sat & Sun 1-9pm. Check out their Vegan Menu.

Fairly Frosted Bakery

Here is your vegan, nut-free and gluten-free spot. They offer a selection of ice cream, baked goods, and drinks to Hamilton, Guelph, KW, and places in between.

The Hearty Hooligan

Moving to 78 Ottawa Street North. Delivery or pick up is currently available at 811 King Street East. Vegan ice cream made with coconut milk and flavoured with whatever happens to be in season!

Hotti Biscotti

You’ll find Hotti Biscotti at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market. While biscotti is their specialty they’re on this list for their ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip toffee cookies, ice cream and biscotti toppings. Ice cream sandwiches are a seasonal treat – be sure to get your’s this summer!

Hutch’s on the Beach

Ranked one of the top destinations 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.

Jitterbug Cafe

Jitterbug Cafe in Waterdown is a favourite amongst the locals, and if you see their massive scoops, you’ll know why!

Panini & Ice Cream

Serving up Hewitt’s ice cream on Mon to Sat from 12 pm – 10 pm and Sun from 1 pm – 10 pm.

The Parlour

The Parlour has 2 locations in Hamilton, 1 on Ottawa St. and another on Concession St. The menu has cones, sundaes and floats – pick your size and pick your toppings. There are gluten free, peanut free and vegan options. Banana split anyone?

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

Located in Hamilton Willard’s is a crowd favourite! They’re open Mon to Fri from 3 pm – 6 pm and Sat and Sun from 2 pm – 9 pm.

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 us here.

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