A sudden summer weather spell has graced our fine city this week so take the opportunity to bask in the sun, cool ice cream in hand.

While we’re still naively waiting for Earnest Ice Cream to set up shop in our hood, here’s our list of the best ice cream shops we currently have in Kits.

1. Rain or Shine Ice Cream

Still our neighbourhood favourite since they opened in late 2013, Rain or Shine offers consistently delicious, classic ice cream, using only the best locally sourced and organic ingredients. Seasonal flavours, like this month’s Matcha, Dirty Chocolate Porter, and Honey Thyme, keep you coming back even on those grey days.

Rain or Shine Ice Cream, 1926 West 4th Avenue, 604-428-7246, rainorshineicecream.com

2. Tangram Creamery

One of the newer dessert joints that’s still going strong (unlike Dip and some others that unfortunately didn’t manage to make it through the year), Tangram Creamery creates gourmet ice cream and sorbet served in their signature house-made cookie cones. Try their sinfully delightful Frozen S’mores, too.

Tangram Creamery, 2729 Arbutus Street, 604-620-8609, instagram

3. Paradiso Italian Gelato

Conveniently located just two short blocks up from Kits Beach, Paradiso Italian Gelato has over a dozen different flavours of its decadent house-made gelato. Samples are offered with a smile, but we would highly recommend the Ferrero Roche and the Mint Chocolate Chip.

Paradiso Italian Gelato, 1520 Yew Street, 604-569-0600

4. 720 Sweets

For novelty soft serve, 720 Sweets puts liquid nitrogen below its fun concoctions, shrouding these smooth and unusually flavoured treats in snap-worthy smoke. The Cloud 9 option features a vanilla soft serve topped with caramel popcorn, an almond pocky cookie, and real pink cotton candy.

720 Sweets, 3278 West Broadway, 604-620-1172, 720sweets.com

Last modified: May 24, 2017

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