The best ice cream and gelato in Victoria

The best ice cream and gelato in Victoria

49 below ice cream

​​Photo: 49 Below Ice Cream (Instagram)

It’s getting hot outside, so take out all your cones! 

With the sun in the sky and the temperature high, it’s officially ice cream and gelato season! Grab a friend and enjoy Victoria’s cold and creamy ice cream and gelato for the tastiest way to cool down this summer! 

Mosi Gelato

Down Johnson Street you’ll find the quaint and charming Mosi Gelato. Serving both gelato and vegan sorbetto for a dairy-free option, customer’s can choose from classic to creative flavours! This local handcrafted goodness comes from traditional italian recipes and uses fresh produce from Saanich Peninsula farmers for fresh taste of Victoria mixed with Italy. Get yours to go in a cone or colourful cup!
569 Johnson St.

Parachute Icecream

Local and carefully crafted Parachute ice cream is “For the adults who wanted ice cream for dinner as kids.” Aside from hand-creafted ice cream, the flavour mixings, like the brownies, berry compote and crumble, and fresh mint, is all made and prepared in-store for a true local taste. Grab fun, creamy, chocolaty, and sweet flavours all at Parachute Ice Cream! 

Get a scoop to go or a jar of ice cream to go for later, and indulge in all the tasty goodness.
105‑2626 Bridge St. 
129‑735 Goldstream Ave.

Fol Epi Yates

Ice cream, sorbet, pastries, coffee, charcuterie, sandwiches and more, all at Fol Epi. House-made gelato and sorbet is available inside the bakery for a perfect summer snack. Indulge this season in Fol Epi’s ice cream and sorbet treats, with flavours such as pistachio, cherry, caramel, fruit ripple, and more!
732 Yates St, Victoria.

49 Below Craft Ice Cream

Only fresh and simple ingredients go into Victoria’s local 49 Below Craft Ice Cream. You can’t go wrong with their Cinnamon Crunch ice cream, Vietnamese Coffee Ice cream sandwiches, or their fun feature ice cream! You can buy at select local grocery stores and it is served at Ghost Ramen. They offer a monthly subscription where pints of ice cream will arrive at your doorstep every month!
Opening soon at 2575 Cadboro Bay Rd.

Oh Gelato Italian Ice Cream

Right down Government Street; a popular stretch of downtown Victoria for tourists and locals, you will find Oh Gelato! Entering, you’ll find yourself in gelato heaven amongst the rows of over 30 flavours of gelato and over 10 sorbet flavours at this tantalizing gelato spot! 

1013 Government St.

Cold Comfort Ice Cream & COCO’s Provisions

Enjoy ice cream and signature ice cream sandwiches from Cold Comfort on Cook Street. Using seasonal and local ingredients including eggs from the Cowichan Valley, and organic cane sugar and cream, this high-qualilty cream is a must-try! They even offer vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free ice cream flavours and sandwiches! Treat yourself this summer at Cold Comfort.
1115 N Park St. Unit 4

Willow’s Galley Fish and Chips

Located conveniently close to Willows Beach you will find Willows Galley. This humble little fish and chips eatery has a large menu including some seriously delicious soft serve for the perfect West Coast pairing! Induldge in vanilla, chocolate flavoured soft serve or mix them both together for a delicious swirled twist!
2559 Estevan Ave.

Marble Slab

Serving handmade ice cream, treats, and ice cream cakes, Marble Slab is ready for your Instagram pictures, located at the Bay Centre. Customer’s can customize their own ice cream creation by choosing one or more ice cream flavours and mixing any amount of extra topppings to their treat, including fruit, chocolate, and candy! A must-try when walking in Victoria’s downtown.
1150 Douglas St.

Italian Bakery

This Italian Bakery serves Northern Italian pastries, gelato, sweets, cakes, pizza and more! As the first to make gelato in Victoria, they got their fame from their house special mango in 1998. A must-try is one of their hazelnut flavours that use regularly roasted and pasted nuts for a rich flavour. Get a taste of Italian gelato right here in Victoria at the Italian Bakery!

3197 Quadra St.

Beacon Drive In Ltd.

Voted the best soft serve is cream in Victoria for 27 years, right beside Beacon Hill park is the Beacon Drive In! This charming road side eatery serves up some seriously savoury soft serve ice cream. So good, it’s their most popular menu item! Try their different dips and flavours, or other chilled options including sundaes, avalanches, floats, and milkshakes! Scoop yourself up some sweet goodness this summer season at the Beacon Hill Drive In.
126 Douglas St.

Medzo Gelato Bar and Travel Cafe

Just opened in Victoria is Medzo Gelato Bar, serving artisan, homemade gelato. Using organic dairy and serving gluten-free options, Medzo supports your cold cravings. Their flavours are both fresh and addicting as their chocolate and caramel are both made from scratch. Make sure to try their rice flavour!

1701 Douglas St. #6 (Victoria Public Market)

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Written by

Tasting Victoria Staff