Celebrate National Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day in Moncton

Since summer is never long enough, east coasters know to take full advantage of all the season has to offer -- trips to the beach, barbecues, patio dining and, of course, ice cream. Although you never really need an excuse to indulge during the hot summer months, National Soft-Serve Ice Cream Day falls on August 19, so mark the calendar and get ready to celebrate this summer favorite at these top Moncton, New Brunswick spots.

King's Ice Cream

This quaint yellow ice cream stand is a city favorite for a variety of cold treats. Known for their delicious homemade waffle cones and generous scoop sizes, King's also offers creamy soft-serve during their summer season. Perfect for the indecisive ice cream lover, King's offers their soft-serve in the classic flavors of vanilla, chocolate or twist. For the ultimate soft-serve experience, try it in a waffle cone or dipped in chocolate.

Bennic Dairy Bar

Dieppe's popular Bennic Dairy Bar is a soft-serve lovers' dream. Deliciously creamy soft-serve is only made better when dipped in one of their 21 Belgian chocolate flavors. They have the standards, like chocolate and caramel, but their gourmet dip flavors are a must-try. Maple walnut, dark chocolate sea salt, cappuccino, and raspberry cheesecake are just a few of the options. The perfect addition to the classic soft-serve ice cream cone.

Ice Cream Delight

If you're spending the day at the beach, this ice cream parlor in the town of Shediac (about 20 minutes from Moncton) is the perfect way to start or end the day. Offering both hard and soft-serve ice cream, Ice Cream Delight is a summer favorite for locals and tourists alike. To make your soft-serve ice cream even more decadent, they offer 12 Belgian chocolate dip flavors, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, Oreo and cotton candy. Located on Shediac's busy Main Street, the patio in front of the shop is the perfect spot for ice cream lovers to enjoy their summer treat while taking in this lively beach town.

Sarah Francis is a freelance writer with a lifelong love for soft-serve ice cream dipped in chocolate. Follow her east coast adventures on Instagram @sarfran.