It was -5 degrees Celcius on Friday, but the upside was that there was finally no line at iHalo Krunch, Toronto’s first charcoal ice cream place.
I felt it was sacrilegious to go there and not get at least partially black ice cream so I got the ube nut, which combines both the ube (purple) and black coconut ice cream. Another plus is that it looked nice for Instagram. I loved the flavour of ube, which is a popular yam-like ingredient in Filipino desserts.
The cone also has charcoal, and the very bottom was stuffed with marshmallow Fluff, and prevented the ice cream from dripping. I’m glad I didn’t have to line up for this, but it doesn’t disappoint either way!
You know you go to your favourite ice cream store too much when you end up on their Instagram! Lansdowne Cone is hands down one of the best ice cream parlours in the city. Their no-nonsense flavours are the best. It’s not about toppings. It’s all about the ice cream.
They also make an effort to hire youth with disabilities, which I think is awesome. Like I need an excuse to eat more ice cream. Hahaha.
I eagerly awaited the seasonal opening of my local ice cream store and made my first visit of the year this weekend. Lansdowne Cone is one of my favourites and I’m happy to have it so close by.
If you’re lucky enough to have independent ice cream shops, support them!
One of my goals of yesterday was to finally visit Dutch Dreams, which I’ve always passed by and looks like a child’s dream castle. There are giant ice cream cones and cows outside as decor.
Inside is just as magical from top to bottom.
There are funny things hanging from the sitting and placed all over the place. Besides ice cream Dutch Dreams also has imported drinks and candy. Look at those giant pixie sticks!
I was there for the ice cream of course and was presented with a wide selection of waffle cones.
I went with a half scoop of Birthday Cake (which had pieces of cake in it), and half scoop Caramel Turtle ice cream inside an Oreo waffle cone. Each one comes with toppings consisting of whipped cream, fruit and cotton candy. It’s kind of insane that both of these are only consider half scoops.
I’m so happy Dutch dreams exists to make my ice cream dreams come true. This totally beats out Sweet Jesus for both Instagram worthiness and their huge selection of ice cream flavours.
I returned to Sweet Jesus with my cousin before it got too cold because I wanted to try some more of their insane cones.
I had the cookies and cream cone chocked full of Oreo goodness!
My cousin tried the Krusty the Cone, the most Instagram worthy thing in the store. It’s a little on the sweet side since it is all sugary stuff after all!
August just started and I think for this month I want to continue the optimistic outlook on life that I strove for in April. My life is sweet right now and I’m happy with how things are. I have had so many adventures and there are still many more to come in the next few weeks.
Tonight, I’m just chilling and having ice cream with the boyfriend! Everything is perfect.
July is National Ice Cream month! Have you been celebrating? It’s a great excuse to go eat some ice cream. The official National Ice Cream Day is July 19th but our work decided to celebrate it earlier. Any excuse to eat ice cream is good enough for me.
When I went grocery shopping last weekend, I found in the sale section, the Nestle C[RAVE]. They were discounted to 50 cents each and came in the shape of the mini ice creams you can buy at the convenient stores. I bought a chocolate one and a strawberry one.
I tried the chocolate one first. It was a soft and mousse-like ice cream. At 325 calories for the entire container, it was a pretty decent tasting. It tasted pretty much like regular chocolate ice cream. Then my sister opened my strawberry and it was completely watery and melted. However, there isn’t very much information on the containers or any of the Nestle websites that tell you it’s supposed to be ice cream. In fact, at the store and online they are labeled as Nestle C[RAVE] shakes. So, was that supposed to be melted?
I am rather confused.
We went back the next day (because they are still on sale), to buy more of them. We figured maybe we picked up one defected one. This time, we squeezed the containers and didn’t pick any that seemed way too soft to be ice cream. Many of them were “melted”. Part of me still wonders if they are supposed to be that way to live up to the shake aspect of the name. We chose to pretend they’re ice cream and went for the more frozen ones.
Does anybody out there know what they really are? If it is a shake, it makes a lousy one. If it’s ice cream, it makes a yummy dietary conscious one.