What’s better than an ice cream cone (or ice cream sandwich or ice cream taco…) on a summer afternoon? (Answer: literally nothing.) Treat yourself (and your Instagram feed) to the most delicious scoops your city has to offer with our Localist guide to the best ice cream in Canada.
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Halifax: Benny’s Ice Cream Truck
Where: Roaming throughout Halifax, bennysicecreamtruck.com
Atmosphere: A bright blue truck bringing feelings of childhood nostalgia on a hot summer day
Number of flavours: Over 40 new and old-fashioned flavours—with recipes that borrow elements of traditional Nova Scotian and Acadian cuisine.
Most unusual flavour: Try Moonmist on a homemade waffle cone–a tricoloured pastel ice cream with a mix of grape, banana and bubblegum flavours that originated in the Atlantic region.
Don’t miss: Choclatine sundae—a warm buttered croissant with hot fudge and chocolate ganache over Death by Chocolate ice cream.
Average wait: 5-10 minutes
Average cost: $4–$5