Ice cream in Penticton

Get the scoop on the best ice cream spots in Penticton

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The wait is over – and we can almost taste it. Ice cream season is here. There's nothing quite like indulging in a creamy, cold treat to beat the heat. With its vibrant culinary scene, Penticton is also well known for having some of the best ice cream shops in B.C. Whether you're strolling along one of the two lakefronts or exploring downtown, here's where you can find the best ice cream, shakes, gelato and sorbet in town (in no particular order).

Tickleberry's – 1279 Main Street
A beloved institution in the South Okanagan, Tickleberry's has been dishing up delicious ice cream for over 30 years. Now with two locations to choose from in Penticton, including downtown on Main Street and beachside at Skaha Lake, it’s never been easier to get a scoop or three. 


Lickity Splitz Ice Cream – 1028 Lakeshore Drive
Overlooking Okanagan Lake, Lickity Splitz is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. This shop offers a wide variety of ice cream flavours, including dairy-free. From classic favorites like salted caramel, shark attack and bubble gum to inventive creations like lavender honey, there's something for everyone. Be sure to try their homemade waffle cones for the ultimate indulgence.

Lickity Splitz

Cherry On Top Shake Shop – 1028 Lakeshore Drive
Connected to Lickity Splitz and with the same owners, Cherry On Top is home to what could be B.C.’s biggest and craziest mile-high milkshakes topped with your favourite desserts. Try the Beach and Brownie, with a brownie on top, or birthday or chocolate cake to top of your milkshake. 

Cherry on Top

Ogos Ice Cream – 166 Main Street
At Ogos, not only do they serve 48 plus flavours of ice cream, they also serve lunch selections. Located across from Gyro Park and down from the beach, Ogos can’t be missed with its signature Ogopogo statue. It also offers gelatos and sorbettos.


The Patio Burger and Ice Cream – 796 Lakeshore Drive
The Patio Burger has been serving up French custard-style ice cream and smiles since it opened in 2016 across from the beach located at Lakawanna Park. The flavours change daily but classics like chocolate and bubble gum can usually be found on the menu. Kids’ meals always get a free ice cream. 

Patio burger

VeriBerry – 201 Martin Street
If you’re looking for a substitute to ice cream in Penticton, then Veriberry is the place to go, with delicious flavours of frozen yogurt. Plus, you can customize your toppings with anything from gummy worms, cookies and candies to fruit and chocolate pieces on top.


Dairy Queen – 1449 Main Street
Offering the classic Blizzards, soft ice cream, Dilly bars and banana splits. They are also great at making custom birthday ice cream cakes. This Dairy Queen location on Main Street offers drive thru. 

Purdy’s Chocolate – Cherry Lane Shopping Centre
When the temperature outside gets too hot and you fear your ice cream could melt, head into the air conditioning of Cherry Lane mall and have a scoop at Purdy’s Chocolate.

Second Scoop – 4145 Skaha Lake Road
Located across from Skaha Lake Beach, Second Scoop is attached to the Barefoot Resort. It’s a family-friendly place where they’ll even serve you seven scoops if you ask. Expect a great beach vacation vibe that is popular with tourists and locals alike.

Second Scoop

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