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Six ice cream shops to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer


Lauren Dietrich | Interrobang | Lifestyles | June 1st, 2018



The summer weather has arrived and what better way to cool off than with a couple scoops of ice cream? Satisfy your sweet tooth with this guide to the best places to get ice cream in London. From the basic vanilla cone to decadent banana splits, you will be sure to find the perfect ice cream this summer.

Merla-Mae Ice Cream Ltd.

Merla Mae Ice Cream Ltd., is one of the most popular ice cream places in London, Ont. Open since 1957, Merla Mae Ice Cream Ltd. offers hard and soft serve with over 200 toppings and original ice cream cakes and pies. The most popular menu item is the twist cone and delivery is available throughout London. For more information visit merlamae.com.

Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location: 1080 Adelaide St. N.

Roli Poli Ice Cream CO.

Home to hand rolled and hand crafted ice cream, Roli Poli Ice Cream CO., takes ice cream to the next level. The company prides themselves on sourcing and shopping local when possible and offering flavors that are fresh, bold, fun, and sometimes a little wild. Dairy free options are also available. For more information visit rolipoliicecream.com.

Hours: Monday 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: 484 Richmond St.

Marble Slab Creamery

With locations all across Canada, Marble Slab Creamery knows how to do ice cream. Head to one of the three locations in London and enjoy house made ice cream, gourmet treats, and ice cream cakes. Follow the unique Marble Slab process by choosing your ice cream, add in your mixins, watch the employees combine your ice cream on a frozen marble slab, choose your cone, and of course, enjoy. For more information visit marbleslab.ca.

Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Location: 573A Richmond St. (Closest location to Fanshawe)

Dairy Queen

This is one of the most well-known ice cream places in the country and you can find eight locations throughout London. This grill and chill aims to offer customers fan food not fast food. Their summer blizzard menu offers new flavours including Símores, Cotton Candy, and Summer Berry Cheesecake. You can also pair your ice cream a hot dessert such as the fudge stuffed chocolate chip cookie, funnel cake, or triple chocolate brownie. For more information visit dairyqueen.com.

Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: 1160 Highbury Ave., N. (Closest location to Fanshawe)

Havenís Creamery

After having a successful first year in London, Havenís Creamery is set for another summer. By offering local, handmade, batch-bybatch ice cream, Havenís Creamery is a perfect spot to satisfy your ice cream craving. The menu has unique flavor offerings including Cereal Milk, Banana Toffee and Bourbon, and Grandpaís Breakfast. To celebrate the one year anniversary, Havenís Creamery has recently introduced a new Birthday Cake ice cream. For more information visit havensicecream.com.

Hours: Daily from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: 226 Piccadilly St.

Laura Secord Chocolates

Many people associate Laura Secord with premium quality chocolates but there is also a large offering of frozen treats. With over 120 stores across Canada, Laura Secord has the vision of creating the best chocolate and ice cream experience in the country. Visit one of the two locations in London to try a scoop of hard serve ice cream in a homemade cone. For more information visit laurasecord.ca.

Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 1680 Richmond St. (Closest location to Fanshawe)
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