Every time I have a chance to indulge in an
ice cream treat, I take it. I am picky when it comes to ice cream
though. I refuse to accept it if it's made with fake flavours,
hydrogenated oil, whipped in air, or any six syllable words that I
cannot pronounce. I prefer to make my own or sample other types
of this frozen treat that are made with good quality
At the grocery store my stand-by is Hagen Dazs, when lounging at
the cottage it is always Kawartha Dairy, and if I am at home I take
pleasure in London Ice Cream Company.
London Ice Cream Company is a regional favourite as well as the
first new ice cream manufacturing company in Ontario quite a while.
Their motto is "the way it used to be" which applies to the way
they make their products. The Company seems to make their flavours
in smaller batches and rotate them according to seasons. They not
only make high quality ice cream but also deal in frozen yogurt,
sherbet and sorbets.
Pulling up along Baseline Road, one can
immediately pick out the London Ice Cream building. A stunning
shade of Pepto pink, it definitely stands out among the others. The
ice cream is both made and sold in that same building. The area for
customers is small and consists of a few self-serve freezers
containing 2L and 4L buckets of ice cream as well as ice cream
cakes. At the front is a case containing about fifteen of their
current scoopable flavours including Spring Mint, Strawberry
Cheesecake, and, the always fashionable, Rocky Road.
Moose Tracks seems to be one of their most popular flavours with
its decadent trails of fudge. Autumn brings Pumpkin and St. Jacob's
Apple Pie which could easily substitute for the real thing. Bubble
Gum and Cotton Candy flavours are available for those with a sweet
tooth, and Chocolate and Peanut Butter includes rich lumps of real
peanut butter and is my choice for favourite.
Quality ingredients, realistic flavours, and ice cream made in
small batches, "the way it used to be" sets London Ice Cream
Company apart from the rest. It also gives Ontarians another easy
way to support a great local company that makes an amazing product.
London Ice Cream Company products can be found at stores across
South Western Ontario, including Remark Farms.
London Ice Cream Company
1-43 Baseline Rd. W.
Danielle is a food lover who believes that Windsor, Ontario
makes some of the best pizza in Canada. She blogs at maplesyrupandpoutine.blogspot.com.
Posted: Mon, Apr 28 2008