KELOWNA – Our 7 Faves
What: Hard scoop
About: Family-operated shop since 1998 serving gourmet ice cream and sorbet, and fresh-made waffle cones (including gluten-free) made in-house. Take-home also available.
239 Bernard Ave (downtown) – see map below
948 McCurdy Rd (near the movie theatre) – see map below
What: Hard scoop *Kristen’s fave*
About: Serving up homemade, artisan ice cream and waffle cones using unique locally-sourced ingredients. Grab a scoop in-store, or take a pint home!
Where: 1571 Abbott St (downtown) – see map below
About: Downtown eatery that serves 14 flavours of gelato, hand-made daily. Take-home containers available.
Where: 19-565 Bernard Ave (downtown) – see map below
About: Hand-crafted Italian-style gelato, made daily in small batches using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. We haven’t been yet, but it’s high up on our to-do list!
Where: 1884 Dayton St (Landmark District) – see map below
What: Hard scoop
About: Fun selection of scoop ice cream, including dairy-free and vegan gelatos. Our suggestion: Try a gelato scoop in a seasonal, fruity beer.
Where: 1974 Kane Rd #300 (Glenmore) – see map below
What: Frozen Yogurt bar *Isla’s fave*
About: Uniue and ever-changing selection of frozen yogurt, Greek yogurt and sorbet, plus a huge variety of toppings makes this a fun spot to grab a sweet treat. Frozen yogurt is self-serve and you pay based on weight.
Where: SOPA Square 103-3030 Pandosy Street (in the heart of the Mission) – see map below
What: Frozen Yogurt bar
About: Cheerful self-serve chain with dozens of frozen yogurt flavours and toppings, sold by weight.
3327 Lakeshore Rd (in the Mission) – see map below
2463 Highway 97 – see map below
VERNON – Our 3 Faves
What: Hard scoop *Solla’s fave*
About: Family-run cafe (with adjacent board shop) across from Kal Lake, at the start (or end?) of the Rail Trail. Serves selection of delicious cafe treats, as well as hard-scoop ice cream.
Where: 13904 Kalamalka Rd – see map below
What: Hard scoop
About: House-made ice creamery featuring more than 50 flavours. Waffle cones available.
Where: 4202 32nd St – see map below
What: Hard scoop *Polly’s fave*
About: Small-batch ice cream that’s hand-blended with huge selection of delicious and unique mix-in “toppings”. Lots of to-go options, including ice cream cakes.
Where: 3101 Hwy 6 (near Polson Park) – see map below
MOBILE – Our 2 Faves
About: Vernon-based artisanal ice cream company … served on a bike! Featuring small batches of French-style ice cream using local, pure and natural ingredients.
Where: Find them at Okanagan events and markets, on their one-of-a-kind ice cream bike, or hire the to come to you for your next special event. Order and pick-up also available. More info here.
What: Mobile ice cream and popsicle truck.
About: Ice cream truck that comes to you! We’ve hired Scooter’s for several neighbourhood events, and can’t recommend them enough!
Where: From Osoyoos to Salmon Arm and everywhere in between. Book them for a private function at 250-808-8746 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or catch them at an upcoming festival or community event!
FURTHER AFIELD – Our Faves
About: Beloved roadside gift shop that also sells 72 different kinds of ice cream that’s perfect to mix-and-match on your choice of cone, in a wide range of sizes that will allow everyone to get just what they want!