Toronto: 5 summer sweets to try

It’s been so hot the past couple of weeks, that it’s been an ice cream for lunch {or dinner} kind of summer so far. I’ve started knocking off some of the places on my must-try dessert list. Here are 5 I’ve tried…

> You can view all of these & plan your next sugar fix on my Toronto Sweets Map.

Buttermilk Soft Serve at Roselle
1 | Gourmet soft serve ice cream. Recently changed from Earl Grey, Roselle is currently serving buttermilk soft serve, topped with strawberry coulis and caramelized graham crumbs. I like that the serving is a bit smaller, it’s the perfect treat.

Ice Cream Rolls at Arctic Bites
2 | Ice cream rolls. If you can stand the line-up in the sweltering heat we’ve been having, I highly recommend trying the Thai-inspired ice cream rolls at Arctic Bites. I really liked the experience of having my order made in front of me and the Mr. Grey {earl grey ice cream, cornflakes, condensed milk & whipped cream} was delicious!

Capo Capo Cocktail at Colette
3 | A Capo Capo cocktail. Capo Capo is an Italian liqueur that’s similar to Campari, but sweeter. I’ve found it in two cocktails so far: the Figo Cocktail at Figo and the Louvre You Not {vodka, Capo Capo, grapefruit, lemongrass, mint} at Colette Grand Cafe {above}.

Paleta at 7 Lives Paleteria
4 | A paleta. I first had these in Sonoma a while ago, but it looks like Toronto is having a paleta moment now. 7 Lives Paleteria in Kensington Market has some crazy flavours like fruit loop or banana cheesecake {that’s what I tried above}. Wrestlers Coffee {also in Kensington} also makes them.

Jam Freezie at Kitten and the Bear
5 | A jam freezie. Kitten and Bear is one of my favourite spots in the city & the frozen version of their handmade jams is delicious!

p.s> I haven’t yet had the courage to attempt a chimney cone because it seems like too much for me to handle, but Eva’s Original Chimneys is at the Union Summer market.