Where to eat ice cream in the Outaouais
A summer without ice cream? No way! In the Outaouais, the dairy bars have reopened, and people are rushing there to enjoy a vanilla soft serve, a raspberry sorbet or an artisanal coconut ice cream. Will there be enough time in the warm season to visit every ice cream parlour in the region? To delight your palate and make the most of summer, here’s a list of places where you can enjoy a good ice cream cone!
An almost mythical place, La Cigale is known for distinctive artisanal ice cream made with top-quality ingredients, and its dreamy garden for enjoying them. Over the summer, La Cigale offers a rotation of nearly 70 different flavours, and the waffle cones are made fresh every day. While the kids play on the lawn, sample creative blends like raspberry and white chocolate, chocolate Guinness, and gingersnap and chai. On a hot day, this is THE destination for hikers, cyclists and visitors to Gatineau Park.
14 Scott Road, Chelsea
Vegan, gluten-free and nut-free options are available.
Enjoy gelato, sorbet and homemade kombucha on a market garden farm in the Outaouais! Potager Eardley offers gourmet products proudly made on site using local ingredients. Children will love the mini farm and its animals, as well as the playground. Enjoy an ice cream treat in an enchanting setting overlooking the Ottawa River.
398 Eardley Road, Gatineau
The reputation of the ChocoMotive artisanal chocolate company is well established. The famous Montebello chocolates are made from organic and fair trade ingredients, without soy lecithin. Located in the former village train station, the Economuseum traces the history of this delicate craft. In addition to its cocoa-based treats, ChocoMotive also sells ice cream from Le Bilboquet, which you can enjoy on the large property behind the building.
502 Notre-Dame Street, Montebello
Chocolats Favoris is a year-round chocolate and ice cream shop that’s popular with kids and adults alike. Their ice cream dip, which comes in multiple flavours, is all the rage! Chocolate lovers will be delighted by the wide selection of fondues, desserts and refreshing drinks.
455 De la Gappe Blvd., Gatineau
A small gelato and sorbet counter, Cassis serves a variety of homemade frozen delights. It’s the place to go for authentic quality products made with fresh fruit. Even your four-legged friends can enjoy an ice cream made just for them. Take the opportunity to stroll along the waterfront in nearby Des Cèdres Park.
68 Principale Street, Gatineau
This brightly coloured ice cream parlour is located in the picturesque village of Wakefield. Take your treat down to the river or relax in Wakefield MaBoule’s peaceful back yard. The whole family will enjoy the many flavours of ice cream, real chocolate dip and sundaes. It tastes like a holiday!
761 Riverside Road, Wakefield
Visit Délices glacés on Gréber Boulevard! Have you ever tasted a homemade soft serve with real strawberries? Yummmm! In a cheerful atmosphere, treat yourself to an ice cream sandwich, a slice of fresh banana bread or a flavour-packed dessert cup.
117 Gréber Blvd., Gatineau
Gluten-free, vegan and keto options are available.
Sunshine + ice cream = instant holiday vibe. Are you keen to sample more of the Outaouais’ culinary delights? Discover 6 places that offer delicious take-out brunches, perfect for a picnic. The time is now!