“The eight hottest places in and around Ottawa to get cool treats this summer - Newstalk 1010 (iHeartRadio)” plus 1 more

“The eight hottest places in and around Ottawa to get cool treats this summer - Newstalk 1010 (iHeartRadio)” plus 1 more

The eight hottest places in and around Ottawa to get cool treats this summer - Newstalk 1010 (iHeartRadio)

Posted: 19 Jul 2020 03:39 PM PDT

What's better on a hot day than a cool ice cream cone?

The third Sunday in July is "National Ice Cream Day" in the United States, but we can celebrate here in Canada, too. After all, there's a heat warning on in the nation's capital.

And even after Sunday is over, summer continues, and ice cream will still be a great way to cool off.

We put the question out to you: what's the best ice cream in town? Here's what you had to say.

Moo Shu Ice Cream

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Moo Shu Ice Cream at 477 Bank St. in Ottawa came in as one of the all-time favourites for many people in the city. The shop features small-batch ice cream made with pure Ontario dairy.

"Creative flavours, vegan options, and scratch-made cones."

@MooShuIceCream hands down. Nothing else even compares.

— Jay (@hughes_kun) July 17, 2020

Moo Shu! Their local strawberry may be the absolute best ice cream I've ever had, and I generally prefer chocolate on top of more chocolate.

— Laura Payton (@laura_payton) July 16, 2020

Hands down @MooShuIceCream ... especially when they had their bubble waffle on Wed nights. ������ (hopefully the make a comeback as thing reopen more ... but their homemade cones are also so good)

— Kay (@KayOnRandom) July 17, 2020

Carp Custom Creamery

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Carp Custom Creamery is another all-time favourite.

Located at 3763 Carp Rd. in the village of Carp, the creamery serves up home made ice cream and treats, with more than 60 flavours.

For sure! Try the chocolate orange.. pic.twitter.com/iav6Qqgu26

— Alison (@Partyof3blog) July 17, 2020

Carp Custom Creamery. Ice cream and waffle cones made on sight.

— David.Bradley (@carp138) July 16, 2020

@CarpCreamery is the best.

— Jordan McNaught (@JordanMcNaught) July 17, 2020

The Merry Dairy

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The Merry Dairy at 102 Fairmont Ave. in Ottawa serves up ice cream cones, cakes, sandwiches, and even offers kits to make delicious ice cream floats.

Definitely Merry Dairy.
Either of the Gelato places on Preston are a close second.

— Mimo Nielsen (@gothmimo) July 17, 2020

The Merry Dairy is the best ice cream in OTown!

— Pamela Dovbniak�� (@DovbniakPamela) July 17, 2020

The Merry Dairy. Best salted caramel ice cream ever!!!

— Mike Brophy (@HockeyBroph) July 16, 2020

La Cigale

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A favourite across the river, La Cigale ice cream shop offers freshly churned ice cream to residents, hikers and visitors to the Gatineau Park.

Located at 14 Ch. Scott in Chelsea, QC, the ice cream shop is right across from the Gatineau Park visitors' centre. They've boasted more than 70 flavours over the years.

La Cigale in Chelsea and Merry Dairy in Ottawa!

— �� (@kvallevand) July 17, 2020

This is the correct answer. Jimmy Mack Browning Attack

— Steve Larouche (@Beer_Gurouche) July 16, 2020

@LaCigaleChelsea in Chelsea!

— Sue Morin (@Sue_HBS) July 17, 2020

Lois 'N' Frima's

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Lois 'N' Frima's is a popular choice for visitors to Ottawa's ByWard Market, and they have a location in Stittsville as well, at 1626 Stittsville Main St.

Their famous, brightly-coloured stand at 71 George St. also offers hot dogs and slushies at great prices. "Are we crazy?" their sign asks.

Yes, crazy good!

Lois and Frima homemade ice cream in Stittsville. Hands down winner if you have ever tried their Apple Pie Ice Cream @LoisNFrima

— Peter Hallinan (@PeterHallinan1) July 16, 2020

check out lois and frimas right on the corner of george and william in byward the orange chocolate is my favourite @LoisNFrima #ottawa

— Canada fan (@sens613army) July 16, 2020

When @LoisNFrima in the @ByWardMarketBIA used to shut down in the fall (winter). Owner would shout FREE ICE CREAM from window: late season tourists, homeless, .. anyone who would listen got a cone - all day -till best soft serve ice cream in the city was empty. #SoftServeTwist

— Johnny O (@OttawaPro) July 17, 2020

Brett's Ice Cream

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This Kanata ice cream shop came up several times.

Located at the corner of Beaverbrook Road and Teron Road, Brett's gives west-end residents a tasty way to cool down.

Absolutely. Soooooo good.

— Jenna Sudds (@JennaSudds) July 16, 2020

@brettsicecream is the best I've had in a long time! Awesome flavoured soft serve ice cream! I don't line up for much but this one's worth the drive AND the lineup!!

— Roshene Lawson (@roshenelawson) July 17, 2020

The Beachconers Microcreamery

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You may not find Nick and Jesse Jim here, but you will find tasty ice cream using fresh fruits and herbs, locally-sourced jams, and homemade baked goods.

Located at 273 Britannia Rd., this little ice cream shop offers new flavours all the time, so it's worth a return trip or three!

Came here to say @theBeachconers. You can taste the fresh ingredients. So delicious.

— Heather Badenoch (@HeatherBadenoch) July 16, 2020

Beachcombers Microcreamery in Britannia. Also, Stella Luna, but that is gelato. Feel like I'm back in Italy when I go there. Buono!

— Sasaz (@Sassazz) July 16, 2020

Stella Luna

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This may be a "controversial" choice, but we can't ignore the people who said the best frozen treat in Ottawa is the gelato from Stella Luna.

This award-winning shop has been named the best gelato in Canada and was in the top 3 gelato shops in the Americas at the Gelato World Tour in 2016.

Stella Luna has three locations: 1103 Bank St. and 1130 Wellington St. W. in Ottawa, and 111 Main St. E. in Merrickville.

Not icecream but Stella Luna Gelato

— Arthur Croteau (@Croteau76) July 16, 2020

Stella Luna Bank street you won't regret it.

— Lyne (@LyneMeloche) July 17, 2020

Not ice cream, but Stella Luna is world famous for its gelato: https://t.co/eKsfl3Ntqv

— John Hale (@JohnHaleCrimLaw) July 16, 2020

CTV Ottawa's favourites

Some of CTV Ottawa's favourite places include:

Scoops in Pakenham (Patricia Boal)

Cowan's Dairy Bar in Brockville (Nate Vandermeer)

Jo-Jo's Creameria in Stittsville (Dylan Dyson) 

Pascale's Ice Cream (Joanne Woo)

National Ice Cream Day

U.S. President Ronald Reagan declared the very first National Ice Cream Day on July 15, 1984. It was part of a National Ice Cream Month resolution passed by the U.S. Senate that year declaring July 1984 "National Ice Cream Month."

While the day and month were only meant for 1984, the tradition has continued in the 36 years since, as ice cream lovers and manufacturers celebrate the classic summer treat. Social media has only intensified the trend, as special days cross borders in the global online community.

There is no official "National Ice Cream Day" in Canada, but that doesn't stop Canadians from celebrating and enjoying ice cream on the third Sunday in July.

According to Google Canada, we love vanilla. It was the most-searched flavour of ice cream in eight provinces and one territory.

Yukon and Newfoundland and Labrador love chocolate, while the Northwest Territories searched for avocado ice cream in 2020. Prince Edward Island's top search was for Oreo-flavoured scoops.

More Canadians are also searching for how to make ice cream at home.

"Last month, with the temperature on the rise and Canadians spending more time at home, it appears Canadians were continuing to up their chef skills as searches for 'homemade ice cream' reached an all-time high and searches for 'waffle cone maker' spiked +400% in 2020," said Google Canada spokesperson Christina Peck. "For those that simply wanted their favourite icy treat, searches for 'best ice cream delivery' also saw a spike (+700% in 2020)."

Something uniquely Canadian that Peck pointed out is "moon mist ice cream."

"Since 2004, Canada has been the top country worldwide searching for moon mist ice cream. If you aren't familiar with it, moon mist ice cream is an Atlantic Canada specialty, which is a bright-coloured blend of banana, grape and bubblegum flavours," she said.

Banana, vanilla, and pistachio were the top three most searched ice cream flavours in Canada this year.

How Google Trends are calculated: Google Trends provides access to a largely unfiltered sample of search requests made to Google. It's anonymized (no one is personally identified), categorized (determining the topic for a search query) and aggregated (grouped together). This allows us to display interest in a particular topic from around the globe or down to city-level geography.

Windsor screams for ice cream: city among top 10 Canadian cities searching for the summer treat - AM800 (iHeartRadio)

Posted: 19 Jul 2020 02:13 PM PDT

With the hot summer days in full swing, it's no surprise search trends in Canada have spiked for ice cream.

Sunday marked national ice cream day so Google Canada released the trends around Canadian habits when it comes to the summertime staple.

Windsor ranked second in the top 10 cities searching for ice cream, with Markham taking the number one spot.

The most searched flavour in Ontario is vanilla.

The country's most searched ice cream type is ice cream cake.


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