Published on July 7th, 2017 | by Rael Tooch
6 Unique Ice Cream Places in the GTA.
Here’s the Scoop.
If you’re looking for vanilla, this blog is anything but that. In fact, it’s more like Corn on the Cob, Black Sesame, Burnt Marshmallow, Nutella Manana and Bugs on Grass. And, it doesn’t stop there. Even the ice cream cones – if you can call them that – are different.
So, if you’re looking to tempt your taste buds, try the unusual and extraordinary and just experience sheer joy, then please read on!
- Caramelized Eggplant & Tahini
- Tiramisu & Marsala
- Hay Honey Caramel
- Peach, Marjoram & Buckwheat Vinegar
- Yogurt, Clementine & Turkish Delight
- Bugs on Grass (sorel, mint, meal worms, crickets, tonka beans, maple)
You look at these flavours and you wonder who has such a vivid imagination to create such extraordinary ice cream? The man behind Death in Venice is Kaya Ogruce – a chemical engineer and chef, whose background has certainly had a major influence on his masterful creations. If by chance, you prefer something more akin to your desired taste, there are other delicious flavours that you are sure to enjoy. Kaya produces a variety of dairy-free and vegan sorbet and uses seasonal products from local farmers and suppliers.
Death in Venice is located inside the Constantinople Bakery at 536 Queen Street West in Toronto.
Mabel Yeung and Ka Yan Woo have brought their favourite dessert to Canada from Hong Kong. It’s a selection of sweet and savoury Hong Kong style egg waffles with an assortment of soft serve ice cream, ranging from Matcha Green Tea, Black Sesame to Earl Grey. It’s very different to anything you’ve ever tried before and very delicious. If you’re adventurous, try the Lap Cheung waffle (containing Chinese sausage and seaweed) with ice cream. If you’re prefer something a little more conservative, go for the cookies and cream waffle with any flavour ice cream.
Wooffles & Cream is located at Kennedy Road and Highway 7 in Markham.
Booyah is an exclamatory statement, often said when someone is extremely overjoyed. Often people do a hand movement simultaneously as they say ‘Booyah’ – clinching fist and thrusting their elbow downward vertically (Urban Dictionary). Visit Booyah and you will experience all of the above, as the magical ice cream concoctions will leave you giddy with excitement. Choose from gourmet ice cream sandwiches, bling cones and an assortment of flavours and toppings. This ice cream establishment offers a large menu of treats to cater to all needs: from intolerances to healthy lifestyles and everything in between. If you crave it, Booyah has it!
Booyah Ice Cream is located at 16 Vaughan Road in Toronto.
Ever heard of a Hungarian chimney cone? Neither have I, but apparently most of Toronto has and they’re going wild for it. Eva’s signature Chimney Cones are made of dough and uses all-natural and organic ingredients. Each cone is hand-rolled, baked fresh, coated with organic cane sugar and cinnamon and then filled with real-cream soft serve. Customers are offered a range of delicious toppings like local berry compote, organic cocoa drizzle and even a homemade salted caramel brownie.
While I may not have done this justice in trying to describe what they actually are, you would be better served going to try one for yourself.
Eva’s Original Chimneys is located at 454 Bloor Street West in Toronto.
If you haven’t been to Ed’s Real Scoop, you haven’t experienced real ice cream. But if you ask the hundreds and thousands of people who have frequented this local establishment over the last 19 years, they will tell you that this is their go-to place. It’s no surprise – considering that the ice cream is home-made, rich, creamy and dense and they make over 100 flavours. From chocolate to Burnt Marshmallow, Mercury Espresso to Apple Pie and French Mint, there is a flavour for every taste. They also offer gelato, sorbet and frozen yogurt. Good luck with choosing a flavour!
Ed’s Real Scoop is located at 2224 Queen Street East in Toronto.
If you have ever had the chance of visiting Thailand or Asia, you would have possibly discovered stir-fried ice cream or “ice pan” ice cream. If not, get over to Nice Pan Rolled Ice Cream and try their mouthwatering flavours. Their ice cream is made right in front of you on an ice pan, which is chilled to below freezing (-30°C to be exact). Only the freshest locally sourced fruits and berries from the Kensington Market are used. Customers can pick any ingredients they wish and truly craft a unique flavour. They also have some set items that promote fresh fruit and Ontario berries. The menu for this summer is looking fresh and exciting: Mango Tango, Choco Loco, N’ice Capp, Berrylicious, Nutella Manana and the Chef’s Special.
Nice Pan Rolled Ice Cream is located at 247 Augusta Avenue in Toronto.
For more fun things to do this summer, check out our Summer-ready Guide.
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