Summer is in full swing and what better way to cool down on a hot day than with some delicious ice cream from the various stands, trucks, and shops in the Fredericton’s Capital Region? With a wide variety of unique sweets, treats and funky flavours, there are plenty of options to choose from. Check out this list of some of the best-frozen dessert experiences in the area.
1 - Queen Street Creamery
In need of a cold treat to cool you down on a hot afternoon while exploring Downtown Fredericton? Check out Queen Street Creamery, an ice cream shop in Fredericton specializing in small-batch luxury ice cream! Whether you’re an ice cream enthusiast or just looking for something sweet, this old-fashioned ice cream truck is definitely worth a visit. They offer a variety of egg, dairy, and gluten-free options, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re exploring the art scene in Downtown Fredericton, the ice cream truck is parked just outside Gallery 78. For more Queen Street Creamery ice cream, pop by their other two locations, the shed at Picaroons or grab a cone at the Chess Piece Market!
2 – Riverhaven Red Barn
After a busy day of exploring the beautiful White Rapids Adventure Trail and the amazing Oromocto River Watershed, there is no better way to refuel than with a cone of ice cream.
Named as one of the top 5 ice cream shops in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine, the Riverhaven Red Barn in Fredericton Junction has some of the best ice cream around. Their menu boasts a variety of tasty flavours like key lime pie, gourmet sundaes like lemon delight or tropical coconut cream cheesecake, all with homemade sauces and desserts – it’s definitely worth a visit!
3 – Yum Yums Dairy Bar
During your visit to the World’s Largest Axe in Nackawic, drop by Yum Yums Dairy Bar. They claim to serve ice cream scoops as massive as the Axe! This summer, you can enjoy unique treats like ice cream nachos, a unicorn sundae, or a cotton candy burrito.
Once you have your ice cream secured, take them across the road to explore the Big Axe Marina, the Nackawic Walking Trail and the beautiful waterfront! Take in the stunning views of Destination Nackawic while you snack.
4 – Skinny’s Scoop & Café
After the perfect summer day exploring the Mactaquac Provincial Park, or if you’re feeling hungry after an adventure at TreeGo Mactaquac, there is no better place to stop in Central York than Skinny’s Scoop and Café!
Located amidst the stunning apple orchards of Central York, Skinny’s offers a unique treat in the form of Coburn Apple Cider floats. Not to mention their extensive menu of other frozen sweets! Plus, you and your family can enjoy the company of some adorable animals on the property with their own petting zoo!
5 – KT’s Tasty Treats
Located in the charming Sunbury-York South area, KT’s Tasty Treats offers an extensive selection of mouth-watering ice cream flavours that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. With so many delicious options available, customers will surely find their new favourite flavour at this delightful ice cream shop.KT’s Tasty Treats
6 – Harvey’s Ice Cream Shack
After a delicious meal at Entity 59 Smokehouse, stop by just next door for the perfect summertime dessert at Harvey’s Ice Cream Shack!
Discover some fantastic summer treats that you definitely won’t want to miss out on. Indulge in their heavenly milkshakes or treat yourself to a sundae served on a waffle. Whatever your preference, Harvey’s Ice Cream Shack has got you covered!
7 – JPM’s Canteen & Dairy Bar
After a hot day of floating down the Nashwaak with Drifters Tubing or Nashwaak Tubing, nothing is better than some refreshing ice cream.
Head over to JPM’s Canteen & Dairy Bar! This popular summer hangout is known for serving some of the largest scoops of ice cream you’ve ever seen, along with a variety of tasty flavours and slushies.
8 – McCabe’s Ice Cream
If you’re in Arcadia and craving some homemade ice cream, McCabe’s Ice Cream is the perfect place to visit. Their shop has a lovely aesthetic that will make your ice cream experience even sweeter. McCabe’s makes for the ideal stop if you are camping at one of the beautiful campgrounds in Arcadia!McCabe’s Ice Cream
9 – POPcycle stand
An honorary frozen treat mention – The POPcycle stand! Out exploring the extensive trail network in Fredericton this summer? You may just run into POPcycle, Fredericton’s ice cream bike! The POPcycle spends the summers travelling the trails packed with frozen ice cream and ice pops for passersby.POPcycle stand
There is nothing better in the heat than an ice-cold treat! While visiting the Fredericton Capital Region this summer, don’t miss out on the region’s delicious and one-of-a-kind frozen desserts and incredible vibes at all the unique shops. Check out our list of Restaurants and Cafes in the Fredericton Capital Region for more ice cream shops and other delicious stops.