10 cool treats to try in Metro Vancouver before summer ends

Watermelon Ice Cream Sandwich at Milkcow |Instagram via @MilkCowCanada

Summer is sadly waning. It’s time to make the most of the season while the sun shines, and that includes getting in all those cool summer treats.

We’ve rounded up some sweet summer time treats that will help you cool off and soak up the last moments of the season in Metro Vancouver.

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Have you gotten your hands on our Ice Cream Sandwich yet? Only available until the end of the summer 🌞

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Come on, what’s better than ice cream between a Lucky’s doughnut bun? This one is only around for summer, so don’t miss out.

Peach Sherbet Profiteroles at BETA5

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the end of is near so get your ice cream fix while you can // featuring one of our favourite end-of-summer fruits // 🍑🍑🍑peach sherbet profiteroles with refreshing peach sherbet & juicy okanagan peach compote in a mini cream puff shell // available daily all week long until we’re sold out!⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠

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BETA5 gets behind summer in the most creative and whimsical ways possible. Right now they’ve got peak season peach cozying up to their airy profiteroles.

Address: 413 Industrial Ave, Vancouver

Watermelon Ice Cream Sandwich at Milkcow

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You are one in a melon 🍉 📸: - - - #igvancouver#vancouverfoodie #yvrfoodblogger #vancouverdessert

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Milkcow’s Insta-worthy watermelon meets soft serve creation made a triumphant return this summer, and this meld of fresh fruit and creamy coolness is a great taste of the season.

Address: 105-5668 Hollybridge Way, Richmond

Weekly Sundae Special at Glenburn Soda Fountain

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It’s National S’mores Day and we didn’t even know it! Luckily our current Sundae Specisl is the Campfire Blondie featuring our house-made blondie, chocolate ice cream, toasted marshmallow, chocolate covered marshmallows and grahams, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. So marshmallow-y! Limited quantities each day.

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Burnaby’s Glenburn Soda Fountain is a go-to all year long for amazing ice cream treats, but there seems to be some extra playful vibes there in the summer. They have a weekly sundae feature that’s always worth checking out, often inspired by the season, and have just wrapped up a few days of fun via their Crave the Heights Soda Jerk takeover, so you can count on them for something fun for sure.

Address: 4090 Hastings Street, Burnaby

Pink Lemonade Pie at The Pie Hole

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Hello PINK LEMONADE! Meet this new fruity and creamy treat! Layers of raspberry, lemon and flurry pink meringue are what summer dreams are made of! Launching in the shops tomorrow and all weekend long. Who wants a slice?! 🍋

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Sweet dreams are made of this… Raspberry and lemon meet up in the most heavenly way at The Pie Hole. It’s been a Pink Lemonade summer for them, with this cool creamy pie, as well as mini pies (and even house-made Pink Lemonade pop tarts).

Address: Three locations in Metro Vancouver

Gelato at Passione Gelato

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|| OFFICIALLY THE BEST GELATO IN VANCOUVER 🍦Second time here at and my oh my, they’ve once again proven themselves to be the absolute finest in town. Their portions are so generous compared to other gelato shops, not to mention the top notch quality ingredients. — I discovered the most incredible combination this time - Bronte Pistachio & Fiore de Latte! For those of you who haven’t heard of Bronte Pistachio before… it’s Sicily’s 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐝 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐠𝐞𝐦. These special pistachios are sourced from a small-scale farm in Italy; they’re so rare that they can only be harvested every other year. — Fiore de Latte, on the other hand, is a milky, creamy flavour that translates to “flower of milk”. The two flavours together make a sublime pairing. The subtle yet smooth Fiore de Latte gelato balances out the rich, buttery flavour of the pistachio. I’m literally drooling as I type this 🤤 — ⬇️ Tag your ice cream buddy! — 📍Passione (55 Smithe Street) 🍴: Bronte Pistachio & Fiore de Latte Gelato

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Okay, to be fair, there’s no time limit on enjoying gelato from Passione, but if you want to get your licks in at this super buzzworthy brand new scoop shop on the edge of Yaletown, what better time than summer?

Address: 55 Smithe St, Vancouver

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