Ice Cream in Algoma Country

We've listed the best ice cream stops for your summer road trip

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Who doesn’t love ice cream? There’s something satisfying about sitting back and enjoying delicious ice cream. There are many reasons to go for ice cream: celebration, cool off on a hot day, date night, hanging out with friends, family fun and so on. I’m sure you can come up with many more reasons to go for ice cream.

And while you’re busy making up these reasons to go for ice cream, here’s a list of the ice cream parlours and ice cream shacks in Algoma Country. The hardest part isn’t making up the reason to go, it’s picking a flavour!

If you know of an ice cream parlour that's not on the list, email information to info@algomacountry.com

Tip:

  • Check social media, websites or phone ahead for hours of operation to avoid disappointment

Sault Ste. Marie

Big Moose Ice Cream Parlour - The Trading Post
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily 7 days a week
Serves: 68 different types of hard ice cream, frozen yogurt, vanilla soft serve ice cream, peanut brittle, caramel corn, slushies, cappuccino and espresso
Other: picnic tables and washrooms nearby

Holy Cow's Ice Cream Parlor - Lock City Dairies
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily 7 days a week
Serves: 64 different types of ice cream, ice cream cakes, ice cream by the container, saltwater taffy, and sundaes
Other: picnic tables

Elliot’s Ice Cream & Creperie
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily 7 days a week
Serves: 15 flavours of soft serve, 8 flavours of hard ice cream, cookie scoops (safe to eat edible cookie dough), cookie scoops with soft serve, weekly featured homemade hard ice cream, ice cream cakes, and savoury crepes

Hiawatha Ice Cream
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open Mondays, Thursday - Sunday
Serves: a variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: indoor seating, washrooms

Ricardo’s Pizza, Station Mall
Hours of Operation: year-round, open daily 7 days a week
Serves: different flavours of gelato
Other: indoor seating in the mall, or take a walk on the downtown boardwalk on the St. Marys River, washrooms, pizza and hot eats on the menu

BeaverTails Pastry, Roberta Bondar Pavilion
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays
Serves: BeaverTails pastries, ice cream, smoothies, poutine, beaverdogs
Other: washrooms, benches and places to sit, the shop is located in the red-roofed building on the waterfront at the Roberta Bondar Park Tent Pavilion

The Gelato Mill
Hours of Operation: year-round, open daily 7 days a week
Serves: 12 flavours
Other: made-in-house baking, enjoy fresh coffee

Pancake Bay

Agawa Crafts and the Canadian Carver
Hours of Operation: May - October, daily 9 am - 7 pm
Serves: a variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: washrooms, Campers Store, Trading Post, gas, Carver

Batchawana Bay

Hwy 17 Sundae, The Voyageurs Lodge
Hours of Operation: June - October, weekends until July, then open every day during summer
Serves: 8 varieties of ice cream flavours, S'more Sundaes, Apple Fritter Sundaes, Orange Soda and Root Beer Floats
Other: washrooms, trading post, deli/bakery, River Rock Gifts

Wawa

Young’s General Store
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily Monday - Sunday
Serves: a variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: old-fashioned pickle barrel, Grammie Mae's summer sausage, gift shop items, tackle, fuel

Bruce Mines

Red House Ice Cream Parlor
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily 7 days a week
Serves: a variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: picnic tables and benches

Bobbers Restaurant - Hwy 17
Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week Monday to Saturday
Serves: a variety of hard ice cream flavours
Other: indoor seating, washrooms, the best butter tarts

Thessalon

Popp'in Bay Take Away
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily
Serves: scooped ice cream in a variety of flavours
Other: variety of popcorn and hot eats

Iron Bridge

Yellow Butterfly Trading Post
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily 7 days a week
Serves: 8 flavours of ice cream, chocolate sundaes, ice cream floats
Other: outdoor seating, hot eats on the menu

Blind River

Northern Rare Candy
Hours of Operation: year-round, open daily except Mondays
Serves: soft serve cones, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches
Other: candies, chips, treats, and more

Butterfly Grill
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily
Serves: scooped ice cream in cones or bowls
Other: also a food truck

Algoma Mills

Little Red Ice Cream Shack, Lake Lauzon Resort
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily
Serves: 12 flavours of Farquhar’s ice cream, choose a cup, waffle cone or a bowl
Other: picnic tables, Ring the bell the blue rope. . .the louder the ring. . .bigger the ice cream!!

Spanish

Lucky’s Snack Bar
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily
Serves: a variety of ice cream flavours, sundaes, waffle cones, chocolate-dipped cones, slushies, snowdrifts
Other: picnic tables, hot eats on the menu, Wednesday is Classic Car Night -- discount for classic car owners

Hearst

Hearst Theatre
Hours of Operation: seasonal, open daily
Serves: ice cream and fresh treats, specialty coffees, gluten-free toppings, homemade waffle bowls and cones, sundaes, soft serve
Other: Ice Cream Cycle around the community selling ice cream

About Heather Bot

I'm a staff writer for Algoma Country and I hope my articles entice you to plan your next vacation in Algoma. Our beautiful area has everything you need for a true outdoor adventure: fishing and hunting, epic touring routes and breathtaking outdoors. We are home to many awesome places to eat, cool places to shop, museums and galleries, festivals and events.