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Get the Scoop: Your BoQ Ice Cream Checklist

What’s the scoop? We’re craving dessert, and there’s nothing better on a hot summer day than ice cream from one of these local shops!

Here’s the scoop: the long, hot days of summer are just around the corner, and we’ve got just the treat to cool you off. There are few things that scream summer quite like a big scoop of ice cream, melting faster than you can eat it! From classic soft serve to frozen yogurt piled high with toppings, the Bay of Quinte has you covered.

Gourmet Diem

A sunny, afternoon walk along the Moira River deserves a treat, indeed! Loop around onto Front Street and pop by Gourmet Diem for a scoop of Kawartha Dairy ice cream or gelato—in a waffle cone, thank you very much. While you’re in the District, check out what else is open downtown!

213 Front Street, Belleville

What’s Your Scoop?

Photo: Jenn Wendy

Get your fill of Kawartha Dairy ice cream in a cone, milkshake or banana split at this new spot in Quinte West! They have enough flavour options to make your head spin (and your stomach very happy).

A three-minute drive east of downtown Frankford (or ten minutes by bike), just look for the pink sign on the barn and the bright yellow takeout window for your next after-dinner treat.

2290 Frankford Road, Quinte West

Reid’s Dairy

Proudly made in the BoQ, Reid’s is Ontario’s largest locally owned and operated dairy. Get in line for a cone or one of their famous Loonie Shakes in chocolate, vanilla or strawberry.

Reid’s is also offering their huge selection of ice cream to take home. There’s an entire alphabet’s worth of flavours, from Birthday Cake to Vanilla, with 46 flavours to choose from!

222 Bell Boulevard, Belleville

Tin Roof Dairy Bar

A hand holding up an ice cream cone with chocolate soft serve in front of a colourful menu.
Delicious chocolate soft serve at the Tin Roof Dairy Bar.

If you’re familiar with Tin Roof, you probably remember the secret covered patio tucked down an alley off Main Street. The dairy bar made a move last spring to The Quick Brown Fox on Prince Edward Street.

They nail the classics with tall swirls of chocolate and vanilla soft serve (try it dipped or rolled in sprinkles!), but if you want your dessert to go the extra mile, go for the butter tart parfait.

21 Prince Edward Street, Brighton

L’Auberge de France

Belleville’s Parisian outpost is serving up homemade ice cream and gelato this summer! L’Auberge shared recently that they’re starting with chocolate and vanilla, but we can expect more flavours (think: passion fruit, strawberry, black currant) as the summer goes on. They’ve even opened a new takeout window!

304 Front Street, Belleville

Presqu’ile Park Place

Off for a hike at Presqu’ile Provincial Park? Cool off with a shake, scoop or smoothie under the blue-and-white striped awning at the Park Place. Ice cream for lunch? We can get behind that.

250 Presqu’ile Park Way, Brighton

Sister Scoops

This electric pink parlour is on the southern edge of Carrying Place and owned by sisters Patricia Kelly and Karen Bertrand. (Fun fact: Karen’s husband Hoss owns the neighbouring restaurant, a retro diner complete with checkered floors and a juke box!) Grab a cone or a milkshake made with the always-delicious Kawartha Dairy ice cream and soak up those summer rays.

2544 County Road 64, Carrying Place

Grills Orchards

More than just apples! Grills is a favourite destination among locals for apples, homemade pie and fudge and a wide variety of products from local producers. Now you can get a scoop or two of ice cream on your next country drive!

886 Grills Road, Quinte West

A person holding a waffle cone with ice cream.
Photo: Jenn Wendy

The Golden Scoop

If you’re walking through Zwick’s Park, keep an eye out for a special ice cream made with 100% Canadian Dairy—owner Jackie Jarrell’s family dairy farm supplies Reid’s Dairy, where the ice cream is made!

Those with less of a sweet tooth will enjoy the Biosteel Sugar-Free Freezies.

West Zwick’s Park, Belleville


Photo: Starlet Napanee

Please Starlet, could we have s’more? A massive scoop of S’more G’lore ice cream, that is: toasted marshmallow flavoured ice cream with a chocolate fudge ripple and graham cracker pieces!

If that doesn’t taste like summer, we don’t know what does. This retail shop serves up Central Smith ice cream alongside jewellery, footwear and fashion.

32 Dundas Street E, Greater Napanee

Dairy Queen

When a craving hits for your favourite Blizzard, nothing will fix it except a trip to your local DQ, stat. With a mixture so thick it can get turned on its head, this creamy Dairy Queen classic could be chock-full of crushed Oreos, swirls of salted caramel, fudgey brownies, crunchy Skor bits, sweet cheesecake bites, cotton candy… sorry, where were we?

74 Dundas Street E, Belleville
290 Dundas Street E, Quinte West
14 Richmond Blvd, Napanee


The motto is simple: mix, weigh and pay. With so many tempting choices for flavours and toppings, it’s easier said than done! Chocolates, candies, gummies, fruits — the possibilities are endless. Guess we won’t know which combo is our favourite until we try them all. 😉

150 Sidney Street, Belleville

Did we miss your favourite ice cream shop in Belleville, Brighton, Greater Napanee, Quinte West or Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory? Email your suggestions to [email protected]

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.