WHERE TO FIND THE BEST HARD ICE CREAM CONES IN GREATER MONCTON!
Nothing beats an old fashioned ice cream cone on a summer’s day! Looking for the best place to enjoy a hard ice cream cone in Moncton, Dieppe, Riverview, and nearby? We’ve got you covered! (We’re also your go-to source for all kinds of local family fun, too!)
The skinny: We’ve updated this list to the best of our ability for Summer 2023. Please always double-check with our source links for the latest from each establishment. Many places change their hours and days open based on the weather, so click through to their profiles for up-to-date info – and remember, some stands may be cash only!
If you know of a great hard ice cream spot in the Greater Moncton Area that isn’t on the list yet, please reach out and give us the scoop!
MONCTON ICE CREAM SPOTS
King’s Ice Cream (1809 Mountain Road) is a Moncton favourite. The lovely flowers and funky ice cream seats are a great backdrop for capturing family photos. Expect a smile and a few extra chocolate chips with each order – and the portions are huge! (For a nearby playground adventure, why not visit Maplehurst Park?) BONUS: They opened a new location in Riverview; details below!
Benji’s Frozen Treats (1528 Mountain Road) hasn’t posted on their social media yet for 2023, but we saw their stand looking sharp. Watch for updates!
Mighty Scoops (175 Mapleton Road) is a great spot to stop on Mapleton. More than 40 flavours, ice cream floats, and more!
Frosty’s (100 King Street) is a colourful spot with lots of picnic tables and people-watching opportunities.
Murray’s Moose Ice Cream & Fudge at Magnetic Hill Wharf Village is a lovely spot to spend some time & enjoy a sweet treat.
Tropical Chill (233 Main Street, Moncton) offers the “only authentic Hawaiian Shaved Ice on the East Coast of Canada,” as well as a selection of hard ice cream, too! (Watch for their mobile unit at events around, too!) (Not sure on their opening date for 2023.)
G’s Ice Cream (840 Shediac Road) is at Stirling’s Apple Market — which, BTW, carries so much more than apples!. Check the Facebook page for opening times; as of May 10, 2023 they weren’t open yet for the season.
Jeszyka’s Ice Cream & Sugar Shack (1615 Shediac Road) was one of our family favourites for 2020 season, but they didn’t open in 2022 & we’re not sure if anyone is going to be in the spot for 2023. Watch for updates.
lostandfoundicecream is a specialty shop on St. George. Be prepared: you might also get tricked into buying some goodies next door at Halo Donuts, too! BONUS: You can also grab lostandfound treats at DIY Studio on the west end of Main Street in Moncton!
The Freaky Fryer Food Truck switched to ice cream specialties for the 2022 summer, then found themselves with some permanent options. Find the crew at Sandy Beach this summer, running the canteen and their ice cream truck!
The Ice Cream Barn expanded in 2022 with a location at Toys for Big Boys on the Salisbury Road! Enjoy awesome flavours, services, & fun options like ‘ice cream nachos’.
RIVERVIEW ICE CREAM SPOTS
Need a great hard ice cream cone in Riverview?
The Ice Cream Barn (600 Pinewood Road) opened in 2020 & is quickly becoming a community staple. For 2023, they’ve added pineapple dole whip, rolled ice cream, and so many more fun items to the menu. Be sure to visit! Might we suggest pairing your trip with a stop by Cover to Cover books? They have a wonderful selection of local & used books, including a great kids’ section!
If you’re on the Riverfront, King’s Ice Cream has a great little stand at the Chocolate River Station – next to Holy Whale Beer Hall with their outdoor patio, if you’re looking for a grown up treat on a sunny day.
Mr. D’s Scoop-a-licious ice cream shop is open at 708-A on Coverdale Road. Looks like a great little spot to stop!
Be sure to check out Philly’s Frozen Treats (1276 Hillsborough Road), just past the Gunningsville Bridge on your way to Fundy (or maybe to Bridgedale Playground or Hawthorne Drive Playground, both with zipline features). This stand is run by a young entrepreneur in his third year of business in 2021!
DIEPPE ICE CREAM SPOTS
For an unparalleled selection of dips and other fun treats, head to Cremerie Bennic Dairy Bar in Dieppe (3225 Principal Street West). This is a crowd favourite among Pickle Planet followers, for good reason. Amazing service, super fun vibes!
Did you know that in 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan declared July to be National Ice Cream Month, with the third Sunday being National Ice Cream Day? Why not plan an ice cream tour that day! Pack up the family and start exploring one delicious adventure after another. We’ve got the inside scoop on the best places to go for a sweet treat!
ICE CREAM SPOTS IN SALISBURY, PETITCODIAC, HILLSBOROUGH, SACKVILLE & MORE
Salisbury has two ice cream spots to visit (and fingers crossed, maybe a third returning to the Green Pig Country Market).
Scooptopia (3138 Main Street) describes itself as an “extreme ice cream experience” and boy, is that accurate! The most amazing creations & great prices! For 2023, they’re adding soft serve & Caketopia creations!
McScoops Ice Cream Bar is tucked behind McTavy’s General Store, near where Fredericton Road and Salisbury Road meet.
When you are in the village, be sure to visit Highland Park; wonderful trails, natural and traditional playground equipment, and a splash pad! (And some of the best pizza and fried chicken around, too. Find all the details on our Highland Park profile – did you know it was named one of Canada’s 150 coolest playgrounds?!)
If you’re traveling to Petitcodiac, there’s a great little spot called the Farmer’s Scoop Ice Cream Stand to visit. Don’t miss the chance to check out the playground behind Petitcodiac Regional School, just down the road, and all the great murals in the village. The Maritime Motor Sport Hall of Fame is here, too!
The Artisan’s Village in Hillsborough (next to a great fenced-in playground and the awesome New Brunswick Railway Museum – perfect for a day trip with the kids!) has a lovely little ice cream stand with picnic tables out front.
When in Shediac, we’re told you must check out Rosie’s Ice Cream (216 Main Street) – and looking at their photos of their vegan options online, we must agree! We also love the vibe & selection of treats at Ice Cream Delight!
Lots of folks are also raving about the ice cream in Saint Antoine. We haven’t been yet, but we’re planning a visit & will let you know what we think! A mini ice cream crawl might be in order: there’s the Saint-Antoine Dairy Bar, Le Petit Cremier, & Crémerie du Quai de Sainte-Marie-de-Kent all within a short distance of each other!
On the go in Sackville and need a treat? Visit The Ice Cream Coop (18 Lorne Street) near the fabulous Bill Johnstone park, with great playground equipment and a fun splash pad with a giant frog face. You might also want to plan a trip to nearby Lillas Fawcett Park & Silver Lake; a true gem of a spot!
Trueman’s Blueberry Farm outside Sackville makes incredible ice cream on site; watch their page for specials and you might even score a free cone! They have all kinds of baked goodies, sunflower fields, & more that makes this a great little day trip adventure from the Greater Moncton Area.
Where’s your favourite spot to grab a cone? Let us know; we love to add more options to our ice cream list!