When I was in New York City, I got a chance to try Momofuku’s soft serve ice cream with cereal and ever since then, I have been on the hunt for something similar in Vancouver. When I heard that Vancouver will be opening a place that serves only soft serves, naturally I was quite ecstatic about the good news.
Located at the busy intersection down at Gastown on Alexander Street, Soft Peaks Ice Cream is where people would line up for half an hour for ice cream. When I was walking there, I had some trouble looking for the store because there was no sign stating that Soft Peaks was there. What shocked me most were the two lines outside of the shop, one to order and the other to get your ice cream.
The first time I went, I didn’t bother waiting an hour for ice cream so I returned and went right after lunch hours on a weekday. Thankfully there was no horrible crowd, so my friend and I got our ice creams pretty quickly.
My ice cream melted faster than Joseph’s so the swirl was clearly falling and not looking its best for a photo.
What’s in it: Signature twist, Timtam flakes and chocolate syrup.
Think of a McDonald’s Sundae upgraded with extra chocolate syrup and a more milky flavour to the ice cream.
The Timtams weren’t exactly “flakes”. I would say that they crushed actual Timtam bars and topped it on the the ice cream. From that, I would say the Timtam bars easily made the The Mudslide a recommended order for all chocolate addicts.
What’s in it: Signature twist, roasted coconut and maple syrup.
I’m actually not a fan of coconut but if you do love this dusted white and chewy topping, the Rocky Mountain is full of roasted coconut. To me, there was more coconut than ice cream.
Since the Rocky Mountain offers you a choice of one syrup, I thought that the maple syrup gave the Rocky Mountain a rich and somewhat healthier taste to it. Everything felt very natural especially since the ice cream is made of organic Avalon milk.
*This post was sponsored by Soft Peaks Ice Cream.