There’s nothing quite like the feeling of stepping out of your home and being hit with a blast of warm summer air. Sometimes, all you crave on a scorching hot afternoon is a cool, refreshing treat to cool down with. In this post, we're sharing six amazing places that serve up some of the most delicious and refreshing treats in Downtown Oakville. So whether you’re looking for a gelato, sorbet, or an ice cream sundae, we’ve got you covered.
1. Gelataria Morgana
Located off Lakeshore Road on Thomas Street, Gelataria Morgana is a quaint little gelato shop with a huge following. The flavors are all natural, and they switch up their options every day to keep things fresh. While the usual favorites are all there - chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry - you can also expect to find more adventurous options like lemon basil or earl grey. Address: 92 Thomas Street
2. La Diperie
Sometimes, a classic soft serve swirl in a cone is all you need to beat the heat. La Diperie on Lakeshore Road is known for their soft serve ice cream - and you can choose your dips and toppings. From sprinkles to chocolate chips and beyond, you customize your cone to your liking. Plus, they offer dairy-free and vegan options, so everyone can enjoy. Address: 187 Lakeshore Road East
3. Il Carolotta Gelato
Straight from Tuscany this family-owned gelato shop is new to Lakeshore Road, and we're sure glad they're here. Their gelato is made in-house with fresh ingredients, and you can taste the difference. With flavors ranging from chocolate to lavender, there’s something for everyone at Il Carolotta Gelato.
Address: 312 Lakeshore Road East
If you’re a fan of milkshakes, you’ve got to visit Chocolato. Located on Lakeshore Road, this ice cream parlor has an extensive menu of milkshakes, smoothies, and sundaes and dips. If you need something refreshing, the strawberry smoothie or mango smoothie will hit the spot. Enjoy over 20 choices of dips made with 100% pure chocolate in every imaginable form. Alternatively, their milkshakes are the perfect indulgence on a hot day. Don't forget to add toppings like chocolate chips, whipped cream, and sprinkles. Address: 236 Lakeshore Road East
5. Nyla's Room
While Nyla's Room is best known for their specialty coffees, they also have an impressive range of award winning gelato flavors crafted locally. The shop is located on Thomas Street and, and their gelato flavors are constantly changing. The lavender, honey, and rose gelato are perfect options on a hot day when you need something sweet and light.
Address: 109 Thomas Street
6. Marble Slab
If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing treat, Marble Slab is the place to go. You’ll find this ice cream parlor on Lakeshore Road, and their menu is expansive. They have everything from ice cream cakes to waffle cones and even offer sorbets for those who need a dairy-free option. If you’re in the mood for something indulgent, the rocky road ice cream with caramel and hot fudge is a big hit.
Address: 155 Lakeshore Road East
Now, you’ve got a list of six amazing places to beat the heat in Downtown Oakville. From classic soft serves to trend-setting gelatos, there’s something for everyone. So, if you're in the area, make sure to visit any of these places and satisfy your cravings. Don't forget to share your experience, and let us know your favorite summer treat!