Top places for sweet treats in Cornwall

July 29, 2019



One of the best things about summer is ice cream! It is delicious, cold, comforting and colourful – especially on days when the heat is insidious and an ice cream cone is the perfect reprieve.

Ice cream is perfect whether you are alone, with friends, with a special someone, or with family. It’s the perfect summer treat!

As a public service to help keep you cool this summer, Cornwall Tourism has put together a list of some of Cornwall’s top locations to find a cool, sweet treat while visiting the Seaway City this summer.

Don’t forget to also check out other fabulous restaurants in Cornwall.

Read on and enjoy!


1719 Vincent Massey Drive
(613) 932-8255
Hours: Monday – Sunday from 9 am – 10 pm

Archie’s is a Cornwall staple, having been a part of the Cornwall landscape for over 50 years. They have hard ice cream options galore and they never disappoint. One of the best things about Archie’s is that when they give you a single scoop, they give you a giant single scoop – it is magnificent; it also tastes A+. They also have milkshakes, sundaes, and many other treats that will leave you wanting more.

Cowan’s Dairy

1195 Second Street West
(613) 933-7773
Hours: Monday from 12 pm – 9 pm, Tuesday – Sunday from 11 am – 9 pm

Cowan’s Dairy Bar offers soft ice cream, hard ice cream, ice cream cakes, parfaits, fudge and more. They have various flavours and have a cute little air-conditioned sitting area, so that you do not have to stress about your ice cream melting. If you want to “treat yo self” head to this ice cream location and leave with some delicious homemade fudge as a dessert to your dessert.

Dairy Queen

1307 Pitt Street
(613) 938-6772
Hours: Monday-Sunday from 10 am – 10 pm

DQ has it all: soft serve ice cream, blizzards, sundaes, parfaits, a banana split, and fast food. It’s a one-stop-spot that will inevitably fulfill your fast food dreams. You can enjoy a burger and fries and top it off with your favourite ice cream treat, or you can just eat ice cream and leave happy. Alternatively, if you are adventurous, you can dip your fries in your ice cream.


525 Ninth St E Unit J, Cornwall
(613) 932-6006
Hours: Monday – Sunday from 11 am – 10 pm

Menchie’s might not be ice cream – but it is just as cold: it’s frozen yogurt and it is so gooood. If you’ve never been, you essentially fill a cup with whatever frozen yogurt flavour interests you (you can also test taste them to find your faves) and then you load it up with candy, chocolate, sauces, crumbled cake or brownie pieces etc. and then sit back and take in the fruits of your artful frozen yogurt masterpiece.

Laura Secord

1 Water St East (Cornwall Square)
(613) 938-8114
Hours: Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 9 pm, Saturday from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm

Located in the Cornwall Square, Laura Secord has hard ice cream and quality chocolate. It is a great place for gifts or great if you want a refreshing treat while you are shopping. You can also fill up a tub of ice cream with your favourite flavour and bring it home with you!

Sip & Scoop

720 Fourteenth Street West
(613) 938-7007
Hours: Monday – Saturday from 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday from 11 am – 10:30 pm

Feeling parched? Hungry? Sip & Scoop can solve those problems! Not only do they have a wide variety of creative bubble teas, iced teas and delicious food items like waffles and crepes, but they also have 16 rotating flavours of delicious ice cream. The best part: Each of those flavours can be made into a creative milkshake! This institution will be sure to satisfy your tastebuds.

Weenie’s on Wheels: Lamoureux Park Canteen

100 Water Street East
(613) 551-1855
Hours: Monday – Sunday from 11 am – 7 pm

The splash pad in Lamoureux Park is one of Cornwall’s most popular spots during the summer months. When it is hot, like it has been lately, why not visit and have one of their many frozen novelty treats? Walk down towards the water and sit along one of the city’s many benches along the waterfront trail, or enjoy over a picnic! It is in such a perfect location, I can almost hear kids screaming: “we all scream for ice cream!”

Schnitzels European Flavours

158 Pitt Street
(613) 938-8844
Hours: Monday – Wednesday from 11:30 am – 9 pm, Thursday to Saturday from 11:30 am – 10 pm, closed Sunday. The bar & cafe is open until 11 pm from Monday – Wednesday and 1 am from Thursday – Sunday.

Schnitzels recently added a yummy chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich. If you are downtown and need a sweet treat, head inside. It’s perfect for the young ones or the young at heart!!

Love Love Food Cafe, Bistro & Bakery

109 Pitt Street
(613) 935-3662
Hours: Monday – Friday from 8 am – 6 pm, Saturday from 8 am – 1 pm, closed Sunday

This beautiful bakery and bistro in Downtown Cornwall offers something for everyone – including ice cream! Stop by and grab a scoop or two while the hustle and bustle of the City passes you by. The pop up park across the street is the perfect place to sit and cool down with a sweet treat in hand!

Simply Jennifer

110 Pitt Street
(613) 935-9536
Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 9 am – 3 pm, Thursday and Friday from 9 am – 4 pm, closed Sunday

Looking for something different? Head to Simply Jennifer in Downtown Cornwall for all your cooling and sweet treats. At Simply Jennifer, they offer plant based, dairy free and gluten free iced coffees and ice cool treats. Make sure to try their chocolate chip ice cream sandwich with coconut ice cream!

Marina 200

200 Water St East
(613) 932-8301
Hours: Monday – Sunday from 8 am – 10 pm

If you are walking or cycling along the waterfront, or docking your boat at Marina 200, it is worth it to stop and grab something cold to cool down. They have Klondike, ice cream sandwiches, Reese’s Frozen Peanut Butter Cups, Magnum Bars, popsicles and more!

Yogen Fruz

1325 Second Street East (Galaxy Cinemas)
(613) 932-4500
Hours: Daily from first advertised showing to last advertised showing

Did you know Galaxy Cinemas has a frozen yogurt place? If you were not aware, they have tasty frozen yogurt made from fresh fruit. If you are at the movies and you do not fancy butter popcorn, then give Yogen Fruz a try. It is cold and perfect alongside a summer blockbuster!


More summer fun

Looking for other ways to cool down and beat the summer heat? Cornwall has an abundance of outdoor patios that are perfect for grabbing a cool drink or meal with friends! Check out our Ultimate Summer Patio Guide for inspiration on your next adventure!

Related: The Ultimate Summer Patio Guide

Additional Events

Looking for other fun things to do in Cornwall? Make sure to check out our Events page for info on upcoming events in the area!

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Additional Information

Planning a visit to Cornwall? Cornwall Tourism can help. Email us at to request a copy of our Visitor Guide or contact us at (613) 936-0842. You can also stop by our seasonal Visitor Information Centre inside the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park. The Museum is located at 160 Water Street West, just steps away from the children’s splashpad and play structure. Free parking is available immediately north of the Museum along Water Street.

The seasonal Visitor Information Centre is open seven days a week (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) through the summer months.

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Article by Chelsea Jodoin

Photo by Melanie Photography