Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Urban Eats @ Drake Scoops + Tees, Toronto

Summer is almost over and we are trying to eat as much ice cream as humanly possible over here at The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide.  Which means, a trip to Drake Scoops + Tees - a summer pop-up ice cream store just a couple doors down from The Drake Hotel in Toronto.  We found some classic gourmet ice cream flavours like Madagascar Vanilla, Dark Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Chunk. Drake Scoops + Tees takes ice cream to a whole new level with creative flavours like Blood Orange Sorbet, Pistachio and Lemon & Olive Oil Sorbet.

Whimsical touches like a wall of fans and a freezer full of fancy Popsicles tickled us pink!  Popsicle flavours like Wild Blueberry Yogurt, Drake Mojito and Orange Mango had me contemplating back and forth between ice cream or a Popsicle.  Decisions, decisions...I know.  Need another choice?  How about a homemade ice cream sandwich from the Cookies + Cream menu?  Strawberry ice cream is sandwiched between two fresh baked oatmeal cookies.  Another great combo option is chocolate ice cream on two peanut butter cookies.  We like the idea of a brain freeze and sugar high in one.

The toppings are not to be dismissed like the sprinkles at a regular ice cream parlour.  The Drake makes all their toppings in house.  I opted for the Corn Flake Crunch, which was toasted up and drizzled with some sort of caramel sweet goodness then paired up with my Maple Walnut Ice Cream (below).

Drake Scoops + Tees is another win for Toronto and for The Drake Hotel.  We love the fun style of a vintage ice cream parlour and the gourmet flavours and toppings too!  The store also sells a collection of cheeky t-shirts and has a nook of irresistible vintage arcade games that entertain while you wolf down that cone.  Check it out before the summer and store are gone... 
Drake Scoops + Tees
1150 Queen Street West

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