Frozen Treats in Downtown Halifax

Cool down with frozen treats Downtown!

Halifax’s sweltering summer is no joke! And there’s no better way to cool off than with a frozen treat.

Milkshakes, popsicles, ice cream – you name it! Downtown Halifax has you covered.


Check out our list of where you can find ice cream and other frozen treats in Downtown Halifax.

Argyle Station Café

1580 Argyle Street

Argyle Station Café is serving scoops of Scotsburn ice cream, as well as their own in-house creations! You can choose between plain waffle cone, chocolate dipped waffle cone, or in a cup. P.S. they also have frozen slushies! 



Salt Yard, Halifax Waterfront, 1549 Lower Water Street

Grab a scoop or two of ice cream at BeaverTails – a great hot-cold combo when paired with the iconic fried dessert!


Black Bear Ice Cream

Salt Yard, Halifax Waterfront, 1751 Lower Water Street

Handmade frozen treats at Black Bear include vanilla soft serve, sundaes, and of course, scoops of ice cream. Pro tip: get their ice cream in a milkshake or sandwiched between two cookies!


Café Taiyaki 52

2009 Brunswick Street

Taiyaki, a Japanese dessert waffle resembling a fish, is Café Taiyaki’s signature dish! You can get the taiyaki with your ice cream bowl (as shown below) or their Jaw Dropper – a big taiyaki filled with soft serve ice cream!


COWS Ice Cream

1751 Lower Water Street |  Kiosk at Salt Yard, Halifax Waterfront

Grab a scoop (Or two. Or three!) of “Canada’s Best Ice Cream” according to Reader’s Digest! Their new Cable Wharf location at 1751 Lower Water Street is open year-round, but don’t forget to check out their Salt Yard kiosk as well.


Flynn’s Dairy Bar

1365 Hollis Street

Over-the-top milkshakes? Check. Delectable sundaes? Check. Let your inner child out and grab one of Flynn’s indulgent frozen treats like the one you saw in our webpage header!

L-R: Argyle Station Cafe, Black Bear Ice Cream, Cafe Taiyaki 52 , COWS Ice Cream


Scotia Square, 5201 Duke Street

Beat the heat with McD classics: hot fudge and hot caramel sundaes, vanilla cone, and McFlurry’s.


Pane e Circo

Bishop’s Landing, 1475 Lower Water Street

Gelato and sorbetto anyone? Find Pane e Circo’s cart at the Halifax waterfront serving up fresh-from-scratch Italian frozen delights.


Rousseau Chocolatier

5151 South Street

Soft serve from Rousseau? Yes please! Flavours come in vanilla bean and a rotating weekly vegan sorbet. Don’t forget to add delectable toppings and sauces like meringue crumbles, candied hazelnuts, and salted butter caramel sauce.



Bishop’s Landing, 1479 Lower Water Street

Get your scoop or cup of ice cream at this sweet spot along the Halifax waterfront! P.S. they have pup cups for your little fur babies, too.


The Fog Company

Queen’s Marque, 1709 Lower Water Street

Adorn your soft serve or churned ice cream with The Fog Company’s whimsical toppings like their signature spun-to-order “fog” aka cotton candy!


Verano Food Purveyors

1871 Hollis Street

We’re here for the dairy-free, vegan, and (most importantly) deliciously refreshing Hali Pops popsicles served at Verano! If you’re not dairy-free or vegan, try their chocolate covered strawberry popsicles (as seen below).

L-R: Pane e Circo, Rousseau Chocolatier, The Fog Company, Verano Food Purveyors