7 Places to Get Ice Cream in the Bay of Quinte

Scoops, sundaes, shakes and splits—we take our frosty summer snacks seriously! We also know that no takeout dinner is complete without dessert.

Get a head start on summer with these seven ice cream shops across the Bay of Quinte region.

Reid’s Dairy (Belleville, ON)

Ontario’s largest independent dairy operation is in a castle! The tall red turrets are a sure sign you’ve found Reid’s Dairy. Choosing between 40+ flavours of take-home tubs of ice cream is not for the faint of heart (or the very hungry). If simple is more your style, slurp on one of their famous Loonie Shakes in vanilla, chocolate or strawberry.

Address: 222 Bell Blvd, Belleville, ON. @reidsdairycompany

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Golden Scoop (Belleville, ON)

Owner Jackie Jarrell knows a thing or two about ice cream. Her family’s dairy farm is one of many local suppliers to Reid’s Dairy, where their ice cream is made! Enjoy your perfect scoop all summer long at Pop-Ups on the Bay in Zwick’s Park, a waterfront pop-up village featuring food, adventure and fun.

Address: West Zwick’s Park, 10 Bay Bridge Road, Belleville, ON. @thegoldenscoopcanada

Sister Scoops (Quinte West / Carrying Place, ON)

Neon pink walls + checkered floors + 24 flavours of Kawartha Dairy ice cream = a dessert destination for the whole family. Sisters Patricia Kelly and Karen Bertrand are ready to scoop your favourite flavour! Need dinner and dessert? Karen and her husband, Hoss, own a retro diner right next door.

Address: 2544 County Road 64, Quinte West (Carrying Place), ON. @sister.scoops

What’s Your Scoop (Quinte West / Frankford, ON)

Back roads and barns? Yes, you’ve arrived! Get your cone piled high (three scoops if you dare) or treat your taste buds to a customized float, milkshake or banana split. All that’s left is to grab a seat at a picnic table for a taste of the country.

Address: 2290 Frankford Road, Quinte West (Frankford), ON.

Trent Port Marina (Quinte West / Trenton, ON)

Set sail* with a scoop of Kawartha Dairy ice cream, waffle cone and all, at the Marina kiosk! (*Don’t worry, no boat required). Walk along the waterfront trail, enjoy a picnic in Bayshore Park or take a stroll to nearby downtown Trenton.

Address: 15 Creswell Drive, Quinte West (Trenton), ON. @trentportmarina

Tin Roof Ice Creamery (Brighton, ON)

How could we possibly choose between a butter tart parfait, a Nutella shake and vanilla soft serve All Shook Up with Oreo pieces?! Dessert dilemma, indeed. Don’t forget to treat your furry friends to a Puppercup, the perfect size for a dessert-loving doggo.

Address: 21 Prince Edward Street, Brighton, ON. @tin.roof.brighton

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Starlet (Napanee, ON)

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.

Address: 32 Dundas Street E, Greater Napanee, ON. @starletnapanee