5 hot ice cream parlours in Vancouver

Mister Ice Cream
Yaletown’s Mister, at 1141 Mainland Street, is a slick white-brick-walled shop designed by local firm Scott & Scott. The product is original too, composed with all-natural ingredients churned and frozen with liquid nitrogen as you watch. It’s more than a special effect: the fog makes for a thicker, denser ice cream.  

Beta5 Ice Cream
For a limited time only, drop by Beta5 at 413 Industrial Avenue on Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. for an old-fashioned ice cream social. The chocolatiers, known for their fresh, local, artisanal approach, craft up extraordinary sundaes. 

Nice Vice Cream
Is it possible to be indulgent and health-conscious? That’s the idea behind Nice Vice, which serves up dairy-free vice cream made with plant-based ingredients. While the van has been selling scoops around Olympic Village, Kits and downtown for awhile, Nice Vice has just opened its first bricks-and-mortar location at 1022 Mainland Street. 

Lik Ice Cream
Apparently now it’s socially acceptable to cruise Robson holding an unconcealed syringe, courtesy of Lik Ice Cream. If the nitrogen-frozen, densely creamy confection isn’t enough on its own, you can take it up a notch by ejecting chocolate ganache or butterscotch with your very own plastic device. 

Rain or Shine Ice Cream
Rain or Shine (1926 West Fourth Avenue) ice cream, made from fresh, locally sourced, natural ingredients, has its own cult following. While the lineups persist in Kitsilano, a new shop at 3382 Cambie Street is expanding the reach.