Summer is around the corner in Ottawa.
We need something to cool off.
Why not with Ice Cream and Gelato?
Yes, there are the big ones like Dairy Queen, Baskin Robins, Laura Secord and etc.
I find the big places are safe with flavours and if they have Vegan options too.
So I asked people online which was mostly from Facebook.
Here are the responses I got for Ice Cream and Gelato places you should support locally.
If you like to add others, please comment on the bottom.
Moo Shu Ice Cream on 477 Bank St had the most responses.
Their mainstay flavours are Hong Kong Milk Tea (Haven’t had it but can actually taste it), Black Sesame (I know what it will taste like), Ginger Vanilla Bean, Lime Leaf + Fresh, Mint (Apr – Nov), Local Strawberry (Really good) and Vegan Chocolate.
They also have rotating flavours which you can check on their site.
Image from Bytownbites.
The Merry Dairy on 102 Fairmont Ave.
Started as a truck and now has a mainstay location.
Three styles of hand-made original recipe premium ice cream: frozen custard (midwestern style), hard-scoop (premium ice cream) and soft serve (Jersey-style) custard as well as handmade Merry Pops, shakes and sandwiches. They don’t use any nuts or peanuts and make their scooped ice cream in small batches with a constantly rotating selection of new flavours.
Flavours (not sure if they have it): Bourbon dark cherry, Salted Carmel and Banana
Pacasle’s Ice Cream.
Peanut Butter Salted Caramel
Raspberry & Honey
White Chocolate Pistachio
Malted Milk Chocolate / Milk Chocolate Beau’s Beer
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt
Dulce de Leche / Salted Caramel
Strawberry Maple Vinegar
Banana Brown Butter
Sour Cherry Balsamic Swirl
Vegan Dark Chocolate Cashew
Their ice cream sandwiches are my favourite!!
Chocolats Favouris in Gatineau.
Not familiar with that place but someone mentioned it.
Mantovani Gelato on 87 Murray St.
Pure Gelato on 350 Elgin St and 843 Bank St.
Check out the photos from Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2016 on the third day.
Around 3-5pm I took photos of the races.
Hope you enjoy them.
Check out the photos from Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival 2016 on the second day.
Mostly from the parade and awards ceremony events.
If you aren’t aware, I Can’t Believe It’s Not is Ottawa finest acts where they take one album and cover it with care from top to bottom with a slew of local singers taking turns at the mic.
The album they performed was Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours which was the #1 album in 1977.
If you want to check out the performance photos for night two, click here.
Here are random people shots from the event.
Went to my first BrewDonkey tour.
If you don’t know what BrewDonkey is, they are a brewery tour operator, highlighting the Ottawa Valley and beyond.
This tour will feature a two breweries, a brewpub and an on bus education session on craft beer and the Ottawa beer scene. This tour will also feature an on bus guided game of Cards Against Humanity.
The breweries I went were:
Covered Bridge Brewing Company
Ashton Brewing Company
I definitely had a great time.
Click on the bottom photos taken from the tour.