Top 5 Ice Cream Spots in Mississauga

Published May 22, 2012 at 3:58 am


Nothing beats an ice cream cone on a nice hot day in Mississauga…unless you are having it on a funnel cake or a sugar cone instead.

Here are the top 5 places to get ice cream in Mississauga:

5 – Scoops

Scoops is a great neighbourhood ice cream place in the heart of the most popular summer neighbourhood in Mississauga: Port Credit.

Once you walk in, you can tell this is an old-school place since it features the ice cream counter lined up on the right side of the store.

They have everything from ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato and sherbet. While you can have it in a cup, cone, milkshake or sundae, nothing beats a sugar cone. They offer over 30 flavours to choose from so your favourite scoop will be there for you.

4 – Dairy King

Move over Dairy Queen, the King is coming through.

Dairy King is located in Port Credit and was founded in 2002. They’re famous for their huge portion sizes and an extensive menu with over 15 flavours of hard ice cream and Nathan’s famous hot dogs (those good ones served at Leaf’s games and Yankee Stadium).

They serve anything you can pile ice cream onto or into such as crepes, Belgian waffles, smoothies and protein shakes. You will also find frozen yogurt, banana splits, flurry ice cream, milkshakes and slushies on their menu.

The spot also features comfortable indoor seating, mini-donuts and even various different dipping sauces, making it the perfect accompaniment to their freshly brewed illy brand coffee and espresso-based drinks.

Dairy King is unique because of its walk-up serving style. Imagine a drive-thru without being in a car, but they still have a window so you can see the different flavours of ice cream.

Guests are always greeted with a smile because the staff is so friendly and helpful, which makes line-ups move quicker.

3 – Nani’s Gelato 

Many were beyond ecstatic when they found out that Mississauga was opening a Nani’s Gelato.

Located at Erin Mills Pkwy and Britannia Rd., in the same plaza as some local favourites like Gladiator Burger and Mad Ox, you will find this little gelato shop. (This makes it the perfect spot to visit after grabbing dinner!)

Their flavours are described as a combination of Asian, Indian and Italian-inspired and are changed weekly, so there’s always something new for you to try.

The Punjabi Milk Cake is a favourite of many, but the shop also serves other fun flavours like mango saffron cheesecake, Thai green tea and they get bonus points for offering vegan and gluten-free options.

2 – Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlor

Located in Streetsville, the outside of Murphy’s looks like a normal vintage ice cream shop, but when you walk inside, you’ll be greeted with the best waffle cone and sweet ice cream scent!

Murphy’s has soft-serve ice cream, hard ice cream, slushies, cakes, frozen yogurt, sundaes and delicious Italian gelato.

They have a big flavour selection which includes watermelon, lemon, pistachio, and of course, classic vanilla and chocolate. The service is quick, even in the summer and on weekends when the lineup is out the front door. There is also ample outdoor seating now that the Streetsville Village Square has been built so guests can enjoy their frozen treats.

1. Dairy Cream

Dairy Cream was established in 1958 and is located on Lakeshore Road East, but you can just look for the line-up on summer days and nights to find it.

They have many options to cool you down on a hot day including real soft serve ice cream made with real cream which is a local favourite for dipped cones.

The menu also features 40 flavours of hard scoop ice cream, ice cream sundaes, banana splits, frozen yogurt, milkshakes, flurries, yogurt smoothies, freshly made funnel cakes, Belgian waffles, slushies, nutty bars, ice cream sandwiches, and take-home tubs of hard scoop ice cream, soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt.

Be prepared to enjoy your frozen treat in the comforts of your own vehicle as there is no inside seating, only a few picnic tables scattered at the front of the shop.

  1. Port 1 Cafe and Gelateria
  2. Dairy Cream
  3. Murphy's Ice Cream Parlor
  4. Dairy King
  5. Scoops Ice Cream
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