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Ten Great Tasting Hotspots at YQG

Written by: Jane Brignall-Strong from Tailgate Takeout

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! National Ice Cream Day is July 17thThe tenth But if you’re like me, you’re partying all summer long. Whether you prefer it in a cup, cone or even a shell taco, there is no shortage of places to enjoy your favorite sweet treats here in Windsor Essex.

My favorite is soft vanilla dipped in chocolate and nuts, but I always love to experiment with new tastes and toppings; Especially when it includes different flavor combinations or unique serving options that make you think outside of the cone.

Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? From gelato to fro-yo and every scoop in between, here are ten of my favorite places around the region that serve up great classics and creative concoctions.

Dairy Freezing

First sign of spring in Windsor Essex? When Dairy Freez opens. Winner of the 2022 Best of Windsor Essex award for ‘Best Ice Cream’, this popular, family-run restaurant and ice cream station is a must-visit. No matter where you live at YQG, it’s worth the drive.

We love taking the family on a county trip to enjoy lunch or dinner and of course dessert. Dairy Freez specializes in old-fashioned soft serve ice cream, available in a cup or cone, in a milkshake, or in one of their specialty sundaes.

During our recent visit, we decided on two signature summer sundaes: the Extreme Brownie with Hot Fudge, Caramel, Brownie, and Sour Bites, and Strawberry Paradise with angel food cake and fresh local strawberries. They’ll be available for the rest of the season, and I’ll definitely be back for seconds.

While you can bring your meal and desserts straight to your car, I suggest taking your food outside and enjoying the quiet picnic area.

The Parlor Ice Cream Company

If you are looking for a perfect place for dessert after dinner, this is the place for you. Popular Lasalle offers a wide selection of hard and soft ice cream, smoothies and milkshakes, as well as The Cheesecake Factory cheesecake.

They’re also known for their delicious sundaes, with over 30 different toppings to “build to your liking” or choose from one of their specialty options. Their most famous specialty is The Turtle Club: your choice of soft serve covered in a milk chocolate crust and then sprinkled with caramel and toasted walnuts. All my favorite food groups… How can I resist? Probably one of the best sundaes I’ve had.

Really need sugar? Check out “Sugarito:” of your choice of ice cream (3 scoops) garnished with your favorite toppings and wrapped in a cotton candy burrito. My teeth hurt just thinking about it, but it’s very popular with youngsters (I’d suggest breaking up with a friend or three.)

Slinky’s Ice Cream & Yogurt

Growing up near Tecumseh, I have many fond memories of cycling on Riverside Drive and stopping in Slinky for a scoop of my favorite ice cream. Nostalgia strikes me every time I visit.

Slinky’s has been scooping a wide variety of ice cream for 40 years, but I always seem to find something new to enjoy when I’m there. In addition to the traditional hard and soft ice cream, they also offer smoothies, vegan options, sundaes, floats, and even Dole Whip (if you know, you know).

If you love tacos as much as you love ice cream, I recommend the Taco Sundae: a waffle-cone taco crust filled with two scoops of your favorite hard or soft ice cream, plus whipped cream, nuts, and cherries on top. I added Skor bits and M&Ms to my works; They have a large variety of toppings to choose from.

Be sure to check out their weekly specials, including the “Taco Tuesday” offer: buy an ice cream taco and get half off.

Walkerville Chill

How do you make ice cream better? You serve it in a chimney cone. Walkerville Chill has taken Windsor’s candy game to the next level.

While they do serve regular waffle and sugar cones, this busy shop is one of the only places in the county that specializes in chimney cones: pint-sized versions of chimney cakes, a traditional Hungarian dessert. The best way to describe it is to serve the ice cream in a donut cone with cinnamon and sugar. Do you drool yet?

The most famous stacks are Nutella, a cinnamon bun with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon syrup, and my new obsession: peanut butter with fluffy ice cream, mashed Reese’s bits, and a chocolate-and-peanut butter drizzle. Decadence at its best.

There’s nothing else to say other than stop what you’re doing and get one of these smoking cones! Pro tip: wear your most flexible stretchy pants.

Water front ice cream and frozen yogurt

A staple in Amherstburg since 1979, Waterfront Ice Cream specializes in the classic hard ice cream we all know and love. We’re not just talking about your base vanilla; It features over 52 flavors to choose from, including dairy-free and sugar-free options.

They also serve snacks, frozen yogurt, syrup, and gelato, as well as classic sundaes, peeled bananas, and milkshakes.

With so many options, it is very difficult to choose! On my last visit, I chose one of the newer and more popular flavors: Coconut Caramel Crunch. Of course, I had to have it on one of their waffle cones dipped in chocolate and nuts, freshly made at home.

Enjoy your treatment inside or out, with a great dining area and spacious patio. I also love taking my cone across the street to King’s Navy Yard Park and walking on the waterfront.

Nucelli’s Frozen Yogurt

I’ve never felt more “healthy” eating than when I ate Nucelli’s frozen yogurt. Perhaps it’s because this beloved Amherstburg piece uses real fruit in its frozen creations; From strawberries and blueberries to kiwis and bananas. You can mix up to three different fruits in frozen yogurt, so choose your favorite combination and watch the magic happen right before your eyes.

My top pick is a raspberry peach in a waffle cone. So refreshing… it tastes like summer! If you’re looking for something with extra sweetness, you can also choose from blends like Oreo, M&Ms, Skittles, peanut butter, and cream cheese.

For the traditionalist, Nucelli’s offers a selection of plain ice cream, as well as milkshakes, sundaes, and parfaits.

Devour your favorite creations in the front yard, scenic backyard, or take a stroll through King’s Navy Yard Park. Do not forget; You can also store it and take it with you to go! Check out their website and order an ice cream muffin or a box of 12 or 24 “takeaway” cups.

Sweet Retreat Ice Cream and more

With its bright décor and welcoming atmosphere, this charming Leamington shop has an old-school ice cream parlor.

This proudly licensed Uptown Ice Cream Saloon accommodates over 32 flavors of premium ice cream and serves up fun frozen desserts including soft serve, milkshakes, Boston Collars, slushies and aged mixes for adults. You read that right. You can add liquor to your sundae. How did I not think of doing this before?

There are a variety of liquor blends to choose from including Spiked Strawberry Lemonade, The Tipsy Leprechaun, and The Drunken Neapolitan. I decided to “Get Spiked,” as they say, with The Reverse Black Forest parfait: Bordeaux cherry ice cream with cocoa cream, topped with whipped cream and maraschino cherries. yum.

Indulge in your food inside the colorful dining area, or take in the stunning back garden views.

Bailey Island Konheads

After a long day of biking through the Isle of Pele, there is no better way to unwind with a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Just steps from the western ferry docks, Conehead’s is a favorite with islanders and visitors alike.

I recently discovered the island (what took me so long?) and finished my day with a delicious treat from this popular platform. They offer a large selection of hard ice cream flavors including Heavenly Hash, Cookies & Cream, and Super Kid, as well as classic milkshakes and floats. Looking for a quick snack before hopping on the ferry to the mainland? Enjoy a fresh hot dog before sweetening. The perfect summer combo.

Cindy’s House and Garden

Cindy’s in Kingsville is much more than just a garden center; It’s also a foodie’s paradise! If you’ve ever checked out the front building on the property, Cindy’s Too, you know they have an amazing assortment of London Ice Cream Co’s new, hard ice cream this year, Dippin’ Dots. Ummm, yes please.

It’s one of the only sites in the area that holds Dippin’ Dots; A treat you usually only find at festivals and fairs. If you haven’t eaten it before, it’s hard to explain why it’s so delicious. They’re like little ice cream balls that melt in your mouth, with flavors like biscuit and cream, strawberry cheesecake, and cotton candy. Tried the rainbow ice and really enjoyed the light and fruity flavour; Almost like frozen fruit grits!

Would you choose a traditional scoop of ice cream? Psst… I’m going to let you in on a secret menu hack. Take a trip back in time and visit the on-site T-Jay’s Cookery food truck. Order some funnel-shaped fries, then bring your dessert to the ice cream counter and have it topped with a scoop of your favorite flavor (and some chocolate-caramel sauce, too.) I just made one of the most delicious desserts known to man: ice cream poutine.

Oven 360 – Amryville

Every time I order a pizza from Oven 360 in Emeryville, I can’t help but get an order of gelato to take home. Who said you can’t have dessert before dinner?

Gelato is an Italian dessert very similar to ice cream, but it contains less butter and is served at a slightly higher temperature, making it less likely to numb your mouth when you eat it (and less likely to freeze your brain). Not telling anyone, but I think I actually prefer it over regular ice cream. It is very good!

Oven 360 offers a variety of traditional flavors including pistachio, tiramisu, sour cherry, and stracciatella, as well as my son’s favorite chewing gum and birthday cake. They even have a “make your own” cannoli bar, where they fill the cannoli crust with your choice of gelato flavor and toppings.

The pistachio is probably my favourite, but I have to say that the flavor of the tiramisu in the cannoli crust is a close second.

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day whenever you need: click here For a full list of dessert options in Windsor Essex.

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