This popular classic ice cream parlour in Mississauga lets you customize everything

Published August 11, 2021 at 2:34 pm


For many of us, Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour in Mississauga needs no introduction, having been around for a whole 40 years now.

The long-standing ice cream heaven, located in the heart of Streetsville at 9 Main Street, mixes old-school charm with new-school customization options. They’re so old-school, in fact, that they don’t really have a menu, instead inviting customers to go there directly to check out what they have to offer.

Aside from their huge selection of gourmet ice cream and desserts, what truly sets Murphy’s apart is that everything they offer is fully customizable, giving you the option to either pick a classic or put your unique twist on things and walk out with your own custom creamy creation.

Murphy’s massive selection features a variety of hard ice cream, soft serve, decadent sundaes, gelato, vegan sorbets, frozen yogurt, 30 different types of milkshakes, and icebergs (a mix of ice cream and slush). You will also find in-house dipped waffle cones with toppings such as peanuts, sprinkles and Oreo cookies (and they have gluten-free cones too!).

Even though Murphy’s has been around for over four decades, they’re always innovating to create an enjoyable neighbourhood experience, including introducing new menu items and toppings, creating an express lane to alleviate wait times, and introducing live music!

Murphy’s has launched gourmet, high-quality toppings and added cold gourmet coffee beverages (such as iced cappuccinos, mocha frappe and French vanilla iced capps) to their list of offerings. Their fun and unique toppings include some of the best quality ice cream confections such as pieces of cheese cake, cotton candy, popping candy, salted caramel, spiced Mom’s apple pie and much more.

Murphy’s ice cream recommendations are the chocolate chip cookie dough, mango, and rocher gelato (chocolate gelato with a Nutella ribbon, and hazelnuts).

Not sure what to try from their massive selection? Check out Murphy’s three most popular classic sundaes, all made with delicious soft serve ice cream:

  • Double Fudge Brownie Sundae: Gourmet hot fudge and decadent gourmet brownie pieces
  • Chunky Monkey: House-made real peanut butter sauce, chocolate covered pretzels, and banana slices
  • Oreo Sundae: Gourmet hot fudge, real crushed Oreo pieces topped with an Oreo cookie

If you want to quickly grab some ice cream without having to wait around, Murphy’s has just the thing for you. The parlour recently introduced two outdoor pop-up freezers that open up during their peak hours (depending on the weather) to shorten wait times for customers who know what they want or just want to choose from the more popular flavours.

Located in the heart of Streetsville, there’s always something happening around Murphy’s if you want to enjoy your ice cream with some entertainment. The parlour has outdoor seating and will be playing live music throughout the summer (there’s no schedule so you’ll just have to be there!), and it’s located in Main Street Square, which has a performance stage for salsa nights, movie nights, and live performances (when permitted).

Murphy’s has become one of Mississauga’s most iconic ice cream parlours throughout its 40 years – it’s located in a popular spot for filming (including the popular comedy film Harold and Kumar) and has been frequented by former mayor Hazel McCallion, the owner says.

There’s also a lot of history attached to it: Where Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour now stands was once part of the Main Street home of Vic Johnston, a beloved community leader who is now considered one of the “founding spirits” of Streetsville. The Vic Johnston Community Centre is located just a short distance away at 335 Church Street.

Those craving some delicious and fully customizable ice cream are always welcome to stop by at Murphy’s – the parlour is open every day all summer long (closed in the winter months).

Follow Murphy’s Ice Cream Parlour on Instagram and call them at (905) 826-8755 for more information.

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