We heard about an amazing ice cream place in Berkeley and although I am a little sick, I figured I’m going to have ice cream anyway! 🙂 We ventured and found Ici Ice Cream which is located right on College Avenue. They do have street parking along the sides, and be prepared to wait in line outside as the shop is a small one with tons of customers!
We decided to try their Pumpkin Caramel Swirl flavoured ice cream in a dish and it was amazing. It definitely tasted almost like a pumpkin pie and it almost seems like it can have the texture of a frozen pumpkin pie filling. It was amazing and very enjoyable. You get pieces of frozen caramel swirl within the ice cream so it’s a nice treat when you get some!
We also got the Vanilla Creme Brulee in their home made waffle cone! The cone was really different but it was really tasty. Definitely not too sweet at all, and it had a chocolate nugget at the bottom to stop ice cream from dripping down as it melts. The ice cream was amazing and there was pieces of the broken burnt sugar from the brulee which added nice texture to the ice cream!
We love local shops and stores and we have no problem waiting for a good one. This place was worth the wait! A great treat any day!
Ici Ice Cream
2948 College Ave
I really love dessert, and last time we were in the Sicamous area, we saw this Ice Cream place called D Dutchman Dairy and we tried to go there. We pulled right into their parking lot only to see them switch the sign over from “OPEN” to “CLOSED”. We said next time we’re in the area, we have to stop there. This was our opportunity!
Once inside, there was a wide array of flavours and I settled for one of my favourites, Coconut Ice Cream and it was nothing like I have had before. It was really creamy and light, yet tons of coconut flavour. It wasn’t rich, as it felt really delicate. It was pretty awesome and even the cone tasted pretty good.
My husband enjoyed one of his favourites, the Mocha Almond Fudge and he really enjoyed it. I tasted it and it was a nice mocha based ice cream with almond slivers swirled with dark fudge chocolate. It was really delicious. The ice cream base is amazing and we believe they get their dairy from the dairy cows from behind the shop and make do their own creamery.
Overal, this has been one of our favourite ice cream places we have ever been too! It’s definitely worth the trip out and I’m sure I will be back to try other flavours!
D Dutchmen Dairy
1321 Maier Rd
I still really love bakeries and cafes and when we drove by Le Boulangerie I knew I wanted to try this place and enjoy my snack on it’s patio. So, we parked our car and paid a fortune for coming here. I should’ve parked further away and taken a stroll over, but that’s the price I pay sometimes!
This cafe is quite popular and it’s busy! Even at the odd hour that we went, it seemed like it was packed. The selection of goodies inside was huge, but we opted out for our favourites as its just a little snack. You can order things from their hot menu items or sandwich items as well as their bakery/pastry selection. I decided to have their Hazelnut Eclair which looked quite delicious. I was worried about it being too sweet, but it was very subtle. Unfortunately, it didn’t taste very fresh although it was tasty. I could only imagine how wonderful it would be if it was fresh!
The other thing we ordered was their Almond Croissant which didn’t look that appealing. It did have almond flavour but it too wasn’t very fresh. It was quite crispy on the outside but it wasn’t light and fluffy on the inside. I’m not sure what’s going on, besides thinking it wasn’t too fresh.. or I was just overly excited and being to hopeful.
On a positive note, our drinks were very delightful! I ordered a cup of Chai Tea Latte and it was really fragrant and delectable! It was really nice to enjoy a nice hot drink on a breezy summer day on the patio!
My husband also enjoyed his Hot Chocolate which was decadent and delicious! Our drinks really hit the spot and it was good!
Overall, I think if I do return, I will order something from their savoury menu where they have to prepare it – like their crepes! Now that I read other customers reviews, it looks like crepes are a popular thing here! So, I could be back for that and some hot drinks!
2435 4 St SW