By Nabeela Damji
Ice Cream. We all love it. And at times, we’ve had a little too much of it. In honor of National Ice Cream Day, here are some places in Toronto to get some cool, and weird ice cream ideas.
Canadians eat 5.5 litres per capita annually — says University of Guelph professor Douglas Goff, loosely known as Canada’s ice cream expert (he teaches a one-week ice cream technology course, which is celebrating its 100th birthday this year). There is a course on Ice Cream. Who said liberal arts were a waste?
1. Eva’s Original Chimneys
454 Bloor St W
So I took my friend to Eva’s for some Ice Cream. Keep in mind that anything over one scoop tends to boggle my mind, so imagine my sheer confusion at Eva’s. It’s ice-cream. The cone is a doughnut. That doughnut is filled with Nutella, covered with brownies. Seriously. It’s amazing.
2. iHalo Krunch
925 Queen St W
This is cream is Charcoal. It’s black. Like my soul. It’s like being Emo without the long-term commitment. This ice-cream is infused with the latest wellness obsession activated charcoal. The cone is charcoal waffle a made in house, and topped with flavors like coconut charcoal, matcha and vanilla bean.
3. Sweet Olenka’s
1056 Queen St W
This is a choclate shop which serves ice cream. Some very weird falvoured ice cream. If you’re interested in Jellyfish and Miso flavoured Ice Cream, or just want the regular Duck Confiet flavour, head on down to Sweet Olenka's.
147 Dundas St W
The menu for this matcha based ice cream store include Tsjuri sundae made with toasted brown rice, Matcha soft serve, and red bean paste. Because who would have thought Red bean paste and Rice go well with ice cream?
5. Bang Bang Ice Cream
93a Ossington Ave
This place in increasingly popular. They have ice cream sandwiches for seven dollars and they come filled with flavours like Birthday Cookie Dough.
6. Ed’s Real Scoop
920 Queen St E
There are three locations of Ed’s real scoop, and like Sweet Olenka, owner Ed Francis has some fun flavours in his freezer.
In the past they have had flavors such as carrot, and guacamole, but have the more common flavors like espresso, and Guinness ice cream for the less adventurous.