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Cooling Down with Kelowna’s Best Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

Posted on August 30th, 2022 in The Shore Recommends

Summer is the season for searching out the best ice cream in Kelowna. Stay cool with a fully loaded cone from one of our many parlours, or grab an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen to share with the family. Read on to get the full scoop on sweet treats and the best places to grab dessert around Kelowna.

Marble Slab

You don’t have to go for for our first and favourite option, located on-site at The Shore. Marble Slab Creamery offers over 60 different ice cream flavours made in-store, plus a wide variety of mix-in toppings to make your order uniquely yours. Or treat yourself without the guilt thanks to their no-sugar-added ice cream, low-fat sorbets, or low-calorie frozen yogurt. We recommend picking up one of their ice cream crumbles or a box of their ice cream sandwiches if you’re headed to a get-together or having friends over.

multi-coloured ice cream sprinkles in a clear glass bowl

On-site at The Shore

QB Gelato and Bakery

Voted best gelato for 5 years running, QB Gelato and Bakery is a small-batch gelato shop in Kelowna’s Landmark area. Choose from pints, gelato cakes, tarts, slices, or make a night of it with one of their to-go pizzas and a frozen treat. They also have options for those with dietary restrictions such as celiac, dairy-free, or vegan. Get yourself an affogato for a little extra zip and don’t forget to sign up for their LIKS loyalty program to earn sweet rewards.

1884 Dayton St, Kelowna, BC
9 min drive (4.7km) from The Shore

Parlour Ice Cream

If you’re looking for handcrafted premium ice cream, Parlour Ice Cream in Kelowna’s downtown core is hard to beat. Don’t let the line-up scare you away. As much as they can, they source ingredients from local businesses such as the Bean Scene, Gellatly Nut Farm, and Okanagan Spirits. Try one of their unique flavours like lavender, London Fog, carrot cake, or cotton candy. They’re open until 10pm, making it the perfect spot for an after dinner cone or bowl. Take yours to go and stroll down the boardwalk by the water.

a chocolate ice cream scoop in a waffle cone at Parlour, some of the best ice cream in kelowna

1571 Abbott St, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (3.9km) from The Shore

Moo-lix Kelowna 

Searching for a good cone to go with your ice cream in Kelowna? Don’t miss Moo-lix’s fresh waffle cones made from a secret family recipe. With two locations that serve over 50 unique and delicious flavours combined, there’s something for everyone. This includes delicious vegan ice cream, tasty sorbettos, and gluten-free waffle cones for those looking for alternative dessert choices.

a table display of three ice cream waffle cones with strawberry ice cream, surrounded by strawberry halves and mint leaves on a pink surface

239 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (3.9km) from The Shore

Amore Mio

If you’re looking for authentic and homemade Italian gelato and a great atmosphere, check out Amore Mio downtown. Make sure you try at least one of their unique frozen desserts, such as their infamous gelato spaghetti. Catch up on F1 or soccer playing most mornings or enjoy great people watching from their outdoor patio. 

270 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC
10 min drive (3.9 km) from The Shore

Dairy Queen

Known for their hot eats and cool treats, everyone has a favourite at DQ. From classic blizzards to treatzza pizzas, blizzard cakes and dipped cones, there’s a dessert for every occasion. Kelowna has multiple locations in town, with the closest being a short 10 minute walk away. Head over to treat yourself or your family to a sweet and icy delight.

3141 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC
3 min drive or a 10 min walk (800m) from The Shore

Staying Cool at The Shore Kelowna

On hot summer days in the Okanagan, icy treats and air conditioning are essential. The Shore Kelowna is built for short or long-term stays, so each suite is fully equipped with modern amenities. Stay cool in our air conditioned units and cook your favourite meals in our state-of-the-art kitchens. There’s plenty of freezer room for a few tubs of local ice-cream, or if you want to venture outside for dessert, our neighbourhood has plenty to offer.

Learn more about our suites or book your stay today. 

The Shore Kelowna hotel with Kelowna beach in the foreground and valley mountains in the background

PS: Looking for dinner in Kelowna? Check out our take on the Best Pizza in Kelowna or our favourite sushi and Japanese spots.

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