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 2021. Please be aware of current COVID-19 provincial and federal guidelines and always double-check with our source links for the latest from each establishment.
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! They have brought in some amazing social-distancing measures to ensure a safe experience for everyone this summer. We loved our first visit of the season and can’t wait to head back! (For a nearby playground adventure, why not visit Maplehurst Park?)
Goji’s Neighbourhood Treatery has a summer ‘scoop shop’ at 593 St. George Blvd this year. Grab a cone & watch the world go by!
Benji’s Frozen Treats (1528 Mountain Road) is open 2pm until 10pm daily. They feature shaved ice/snow cones, too!
Summer Scoops (272 Elmwood Drive) is a long-standing ice cream favourite in Moncton.
Mighty Scoops (161 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.
Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop (35 Elmwood Drive) opens for the season on Saturday, May 29th, from 1pm-10pm. Check out the nearby Gurney Drive Park for some climbing fun or to cool off with the water feature!
Murray’s Moose Ice Cream & Fudge at the renovated Magnetic Hill Wharf Village is a lovely spot to spend some time & enjoy a sweet treat.
McBuns Bakery has a hard ice cream parlour at its 122 Shediac Road location.
Tropical Chill (233 Main Street, Moncton) is opening for the 2021 season, date TBD, offering the “only authentic Hawaiian Shaved Ice on the East Coast of Canada,” as well as a selection of hard ice cream, too!
G’s Ice Cream (840 Shediac Road) is open at Stirling’s Apple Market — which, BTW, carries so much more than apples!. Check the Facebook page for opening times.
Jeszyka’s Ice Cream & Sugar Shack (1615 Shediac Road) offers a great selection of Chapman’s ice creams and wonderful service. One of our favourites from the 2020 season!
The Ice Cream Barn has expanded and now has 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 first in 2020 & is quickly becoming a community staple. We loved their switch to a Hot Chocolate Barn with deep fried treats this winter! 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!
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) or Moncton (1144 Mountain Rd Suite 1). This is a crowd favourite among Pickle Planet followers!
Bar Laitier Amiro Dairy Bar is another reader suggestion for a great treat in Dieppe (1788 Amirault); it’s a fantastically fun spot with some really neat dishes & cool history. Check it out for sure! (A great destination before or after time spent at Dover Park or Rotary Park.)
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
It’s the end of an era; for the first time in decades, the Dairy Depot won’t be operating in Salisbury. BUT … the Village has THREE NEW ice cream spots to visit & we’re thrilled to know the Dairy Depot barn is enjoying a new home (at Toys for Big Boys on the Salisbury Road) & a new young owner.
McScoops Ice Cream Bar opened in 2020 & is back again this season, open daily noon till 10pm. You’ll find their stand by 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?!)
New this summer to Salisbury is Scooptopia, which is described as an “extreme ice cream experience.” Look for it right on Main Street – it’s sure to be something interesting to try this summer! (Opening the first weekend in June. BTW, Salisbury has a new Antiques Market & and Indoor Flea Market, not to mention a fantastic little coffee shop, all within steps of each other.)
We’re also counting down to our first visit to the new ice cream stand at the Green Pig Country Market!
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.
Memramcook seems to be loving the treats at Cremerie T’Cone Ice Cream Shop – and no wonder! They have more than 40 flavours of ice cream, mini donuts, cookies, Slush Puppies, cotton candy, popcorn, & more! Find them at 189 route la vallée.
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, easy to find on Main 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!