No trip to the beach is complete without an icy cold treat! Ice cream, or gelato, is the perfect way to beat that heat, and White Rock happens to be loaded with incredible ice cream shops. Whether you’re an ice cream purist looking for a classic vanilla cone, or want to experiment with fun flavours and toppings, you’ll find a scoop to suit everyone!
Crazy Cows Ice Cream
15547 Marine Drive
At Crazy Cows, the ice cream is not whipped but churned the old-fashioned way. Made in-house in small batches using all-natural ingredients and local fruit when it’s available, the flavours here are about as fresh-tasting as you can find. The menu includes the classics and unique flavour combinations like Wild Blueberry Pomegranate, Pineapple Mint and Cinnamon Bun. And as an added bonus, they also serve French macarons and epic pies from Krause Berry Farms.
Maya’s Ice Cream
15045 Marine Drive
Super creamy, super delicious soft-serve ice cream is the star at Maya’s Ice Cream. Served in a cup and crowned with toppings, try the S’Mores cup with marshmallow, graham crackers and chocolate syrup or a Matcha cup with a sprinkle of matcha and a matcha macaron. And if soft-serve isn’t your thing, they also have a great selection of small-batch, artisan gelato. And like they say at Maya’s … “It’s not going to lick itself!”
15557 Marine Drive
With over a decade of making gelato under their belts, they have definitely had time to perfect the recipe. And customers agree … the gelato is perfect … and the service is top-notch! New flavours are constantly being added depending on what’s in season, like Blueberry Sorbetto, Almond Cream and Berrylicious Lemon, and there are vegan and sugar-free options. If you’re feeling fancy they also offer affogato – ice cream with a shot of espresso poured over top. And while you’re there be sure to browse the gift shop for unique wind chimes, crystals and shells.
Thai Affair Rolled Gelato
On the promenade near the White Rock Museum
Looking for gelato that’s a little more “extra” than your everyday cone? Thai Affair Rolled Gelato is sure to satisfy your craving for something sweet and it definitely ticks the “different” box. Choose from a selection of flavour add-ins, which are added to a gelato base and frozen right before your eyes. It’s then rolled into perfect gelato spirals, served in a cup and topped with tasty toppings. Not only is it pretty, but it also tastes delicious! This cute and delicious gelato trailer sets up every day near the White Rock Museum.
Sandcastle Sea Shoppe
15525 Marine Drive
With over 50 flavours of ice cream and gelato, there is definitely something for all ice cream lovers at Sandcastle Sea Shoppe. In the mood for the classics? Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry at your service! But, ready to mix it up? Canadian Moose, Birthday Cake and Espresso Flake are visitor favourites. And, as the home of White Rock’s famous twin cone, you can have your two scoops side by side, instead of stacked.
Marble Slab Creamery
14967 Marine Drive
If you’ve ever wished that you could have your ice cream mixed with your favourite treats, then Marble Slab Creamery is for you! At Marble Slab you choose your ice cream, pick your mix-ins, choose a cone and they’ll mix it up on a frozen slab of marble. Gummy bear fanatic? Peanut butter purist? Sweet and salty lover? With over 50 flavours of 100% Canadian dairy ice cream and unlimited mix-ins, the possibilities are endless!
The White Coffee & Ice Cream
14909 Marine Drive
A favourite of locals, The White offers up generous scoops of 24 different flavours of Islands Farms ice cream. Smooth and creamy, and made with 100% Canadian dairy, choose from classics like basic (there’s nothing basic about it) vanilla and chocolate or flavour-packed cones like Caramel Explosion, Triple Chocolate Rainbow, or the always popular Rainbow Sherbert.
14893 Marine Drive
This fifties-style ice cream parlour with its checkered floors and eye-popping colours is a favourite of locals and visitors. Popular flavours include Bubblegum Blast, Moose Tracks (vanilla with peanut butter cups and chocolate fudge) and Mango Marble.
Ocean Rock Cafe
101 – 14909 Marine Drive
Serving up home made gelatos and premium ice creams, since 2007, Ocean Rock Cafe claims the largest number of flavours with over 75, and they have an impressive selection of dairy and/or sugar free options. If you really want to shake things up, order your scoop in a charcoal cone! And K-Pop fans will be interested in knowing that group Twice shot their “Likey” music video at Ocean Rock Care.
Famous ROME Ice Cream
15543 Marine Drive
Known for tasty ice cream, gelato and sorbetto, massive servings and friendly customer service, you can’t go wrong with a scoop from Famous ROME Ice Cream. Flavours include white chocolate raspberry, pistachio, hazelnut chocolate, walnut and chocolate cookie dough, just to name a few. And to take your ice cream to the next level, try the affogato – your choice of ice cream with a shot of smooth espresso poured over top. It’s a drink that’s a dessert and a dessert that’s a drink … what’s not to love!