Earnest Ice Cream
It will come as no surprise to anyone that follows us, that we are big fans of Earnest Ice Cream. The overall concept and the flavours, really what’s not to love it. Although Whiskey Hazelnut was the first flavor we were introduced to, their Salted Caramel is a go to for those wanting an indulgence. Tied for third is their seasonal Fresh Lemon which is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. To help beat the heat, Earnest Ice Cream has two locations to serve you. Their original location at 3992 Fraser Street is now open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and their new location at 1829 Quebec Street is open from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. If you want to know what flavours they have on offer, check out there totally revamped website which sets out what’s available at each location.
Beta 5 Chocolates
Beta 5 Chocolates has been making quite a name for itself with some of its award winning chocolates. They also make some other very amazing sweet treats. For the summer months of July and August, Beta 5 Chocolates is holding Ice Cream Socials on Fridays from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. At these socials, are serving up scoops of ice cream and sorbets in cream puff shells as well as sundaes. Also on hand will be their line of up of ice cream sandwiches which we hear are also available every day Tuesday to Sunday. While there, ask them about their FREE Feed the Bees Seed Packet. They are offering these up to customers to scatter bee-friendly wildflower seeds to help our local pollinators.
La Casa Gelato
La Casa Gelato is a right of passage if you grew up in East Vancouver. We love this place and who wouldn’t. La Casa Gelato started out with 40 flavours many years ago and now boasts over 500 flavours. You will find gelato, sorbetto and frozen yogurt inside La Casa Gelato and whether you want non-fat, non-dairy, low-fat or sugar-free, there are oh so many choices that include 218 flavours on site always. There truly is something for every taste and if you want to be adventurous there are many options. There is almost always a crowd, but lots of staff to serve you, tasters available and you will find lots of people gathering outside and across the street enjoying their gelato. La Casa Gelato is located at 1033 Venables Street (at Glen Drive) and open 7 days a week from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Photo Credit Above: Earnest Ice Cream
Photo Below: Beta 5 Chocolates