It takes some serious skill to make ice cream, gelato and sorbet tempting for Montréalers who spend half their year in sub-zero temperatures. That means restaurant veterans Michael Dalla Libera and Nick Rosati had to offer something special at Dalla Rose, and, go figure, it’s their whole menu: Whether it’s by the bowl, cone or between two cookies, every scoop of ice cream, sorbet and gelato from Dalla Rose—made with a range of fresh fruits, spices, nuts and candies—is sure to satisfy.
Montreal may be better known for ice hockey than it is for ice cream, but the best ice cream in Montreal ensures the city has stars on ice in every season. Once the city starts to thaw, the city’s ice cream shops spring out of hibernation, dust the frost off their old-school awnings and flick on their neon signs, ready to sell some of the best desserts in town. Whether you prefer the hard stuff or you’re a downright softie, there’s something for every cold heart and sweet tooth, from frozen curry custard to maple taffy gelato. Here’s the scoop on the hottest spots to cool down in Montreal this summer, from Mile End champions to Little Italy darlings and Old Montreal standbys.
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