7 of the best new ice cream shops in Toronto for 2023

Is there anything better than ice cream on a hot summer day? With countless flavours to choose from – whether you prefer something sweet like honey lavender, loaded with add-ins like cookies and brownies, or even something peculiar like wasabi ice cream – the options are endless.

Check out these 7 new ice cream spots in Toronto for 2023.

Moonmilk

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In 2022, Moonmilk was founded by co-owners Elysia Leung and Sarah Davignon. Initially operating from a Parkdale driveway, the duo recently celebrated the opening of their first brick-and-mortar location on Dundas West. Moonmilk boasts a dynamic menu that rotates seasonally, featuring an array of delicious flavours. Among the current hit flavours, you’ll find lemon lime sorbet, s’mores, real mint fudge, kaya jam and toast,  jasmine taro, jelly donut  and  sour cherry. They also offer ice cream cake, milk buns, cookies and whole cakes for custom orders. 1695 Dundas St. W.

La Glace

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Founded in 2014 by Mark Tagulao and local entrepreneur Juliana Eng, La Glace aims to bring the enticing flavours of French ice cream to Canada. This summer marks the debut of La Glace in the heart of Toronto, celebrating the fusion of luxury and artisanal French-style ice cream. The pop-up at Union station features  flavours like Lemon Meringue Pie “Citron” ice cream — the perfect balance of tart lemon cream and silky sweet toasted meringue with crunchy graham crumble and vegan flavours including cinnamon roll. 65 Front St., level B1.

Ruru Baked

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After operating online since 2017, Ruru Baked, a specialty ice cream maker, has expanded, opening up shop in Markham’s Pacific Mall. The menu boasts more than 70 unique and delicious flavours, featuring outlandish combinations that work remarkably well. Must-try scoops include the brown butter + honey + sage, which is the perfect balance of nutty and fragrant brown butter combined with pure honey and a hint of sage for added earthiness. For those who are fans of a sweet and savoury combo, the everything bagel is a fun take on how sometimes weird, unexpected things can actually be amazing. It’s made with cream cheese ice cream and chunks of oniony and garlicky sweet seedy crumble. 4300 Steeles Ave. E., Markham 

Disco

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Disco owners’ passion for creating small batch ice cream and cookies ignited after their graduation from culinary school and almost a decade of international industry experience. Their shop offers  scrumptious ice cream flavours like peanut butter and jelly sandwich and Canadian double double, which are sure to leave you craving more. Additionally, they sell delicious soft baked cookies like ube and roasted coconut and Skor and white chocolate.  Step into this ’70s wonderland, and as the sun sets, be enchanted by the sparkling display of glittery disco balls, making your experience truly magical. 1086 Queen St. W.

Little Moo

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If you haven’t visited Little Moo, the new summer pop-up from @tinypopupto, you should definitely check it out. All of their ice cream is locally made from Central Smith Creamery and they even have pooch-friendly ice cream and fur-eezies from Walto Pet Cafe. While their flavours change weekly, past favourites have included sweet options like black raspberry cheesecake, lavender lemonade and Algonquin Canoe, which is a French vanilla ice cream with hints of maple, chocolate ripple and chocolate caramel canoes. 1400 Queen St. E.

Daigyo Café

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Exciting news! Daigyo Café, the beloved Japanese dessert haven, has recently opened a shiny new location in Scarborough. While their matcha soft serve ice cream, renowned for its remarkably creamy and smooth texture, remains a favourite, the Scarborough shop now offers an exclusive treat:  jasmine white peach ice cream — perfect for a hot summer’s day. 3278 Midland Ave.

CowCow

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Calling themselves the first Canadian store to specialize in deep fried ice cram, CowCow comes in cute shapes and delcious flavours like cookies & cream and mango all nestled inside a crispy, golden shell. Plus, the treat is ready in just 15 seconds! 3360 Yonge St.

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