The Battle of White Rock’s Best Gelato and Ice Cream

The Battle of White Rock’s Best Gelato and Ice Cream

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As the clouds dissipate and the temperature steadily rises, is there really a more satisfying treat than a scoop of ice cream or gelato? It is really the perfect sweet, creamy, and cool contrast to the draining summer heat that never fails to deliver. But what is the best gelato and/or ice cream in White Rock?

With so many different gelato and ice cream places adorning the White Rock promenade, it can be difficult to choose one. Furthermore, there doesn’t seem to be a clear consensus of the best spot to get the summertime treat. That’s why we’ve broken down what some of the best gelato and ice cream parlours have to offer. So, the next time you’re in town, you know exactly where to go to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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This is the ultimate showdown between some of the best gelato and ice cream spots in White Rock.

Dolce Gelato

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If you’ve ever walked down the White Rock pier, you’ve almost certainly noticed this gelato shop’s distinct brick exterior on the way back. In the heart of the White Rock promenade lies Dolce Gelato, a family-owned establishment that serves up incredibly unique and delicious Italian-inspired flavours.

Dolce Gelato takes the top spot on TripAdvisor for all ice cream and gelato places in White Rock for good reason, their rotation of always amazing gelato picks. From black sesame, to baklava, to even ricotta cheese and everything in between, this spot is sure to have a little something for everyone. They do have a two-sample limit however, so plan your samples strategically!

Visit Dolce Gelato if you’re looking for:

  • An extremely solid rotation of both unique and familiar flavours
  • A very convenient and central location
  • Traditional, family-owned gelato recipes

Address: 15045 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC

Crazy Cows Ice Cream

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Moove over factory-produced ice cream shops, because Crazy Cows Ice Cream is changing what it means to be a great ice cream parlour. With handmade ice cream crafted with organic milk, natural ingredients, and no artificial flavours, there’s no doubt why the two cows are beloved.

Not only do Crazy Cows serve up amazing ice cream, but they also serve up other fantastic desserts. Their offerings include delectable French macarons in unique flavours, freshly baked giant cookies, and widely acclaimed pies. However, that’s not to take away from their ice creams that come in flavours such as Earl Grey Dark Chocolate, Madagascar Vanilla, White Chocolate Raspberry, and always more in rotation.

Visit Crazy Cows if you’re looking for:

  • Creamy handmade ice cream made with organic milk and natural ingredients
  • A wide variety of other delicious desserts (including ice cream cakes!)
  • Sorbetto made with freshly squeezed fruit juice

Address: 15045 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC

The White Coffee and Ice Cream

The White Coffee and Ice Cream

Quaint, yet convenient (and obviously delicious) is a perfect description for this gem of a spot on the White Rock waterfront. Their café-style seating and large air-conditioned space provides the perfect spot to sit down, relax, and have a cone or cup on a hot summer day.

The White Coffee & Ice Cream, obviously doubles as a coffee shop, also serving up delicious hot drinks perfect for those chillier days and nights. Known for their extremely generous portions and great location, this spot is often quite full during the hot summer months.

Visit The White Coffee & Ice Cream if you’re looking for:

  • Generous servings of great ice cream
  • A large seating area, perfect to chill out and enjoy a waterfront view
  • Amazing coffee and other hot and cold drinks

Address: 14909 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC

Heaven’s Angels Gifts and Gelato

Heaven’s Angels Gifts and Gelato

An east beach gem, Heaven’s Angels Gifts and Gelato brings together some of White Rock’s finest gelato with gifts from around the world. What makes Heaven’s Angels stand out from the rest are the bold, unique, and all-around fun flavours that they serve up.

Scoring an enviable 4.5/5 on TripAdvisor, people from all around can see why this spot is so beloved. Their homemade gelato not only tastes delicious, but is distinctly eye-catching. When you see someone holding a cone with crazy flavours including Black ForestTropical Sunlight, or Salted Butter Caramel, you know it’s from Heaven’s Angels.

Visit Heaven’s Angels Gifts and Gelato if you’re looking for:

  • Extremely one-of-a-kind gelato creations
  • Decadent, creamy gelato flavours
  • A world of other gifts and trinkets to shop for!

Address: 15557 Marine Dr White Rock, BC

Whitby’s Coffee House

Whitby’s Coffee House

Don’t let the name fool you, this isn’t just your run-of-the-mill coffee shop on the beach. Even though there’s no ice cream anywhere in this spot’s name, there’s definitely no shortage once you come in.

The countless flavours of ice cream found within Whitby’s Coffee House is not something to be laughed at. You’ll probably have a hard time deciding which one(s) to pick! However, Whitby’s does serve up great hot and cold beverages for when you’re just not feeling up for ice cream. Although, we know it happens to the best of us!

Visit Whitby’s Coffee House if you’re looking for:

  • An extensive list of great ice cream flavours
  • Delicious hot and cold beverages
  • Great food options (such as bagels and cinnamon buns) that aren’t just ice cream

Address: 14829 Marine Dr, White Rock, BC


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