Money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy ice cream. For all of you who love ice cream as much as I do, you need to try Pascale’s Ice Cream in Ottawa.
Recently, I’ve been testing out all the Ottawa ice cream shops with delivery or online ordering. This year, I’ve tried Moo Shu Ice Cream and Chris’s Ice Cream, and now I got my hands on two pints from Pascale’s Ice Cream.
What makes this company unique is its use of high-fat cream and low air content with all-natural ingredients. The shop carries a wide range of ice cream bars and sandwiches, but it is the pints you need to try.
Throughout the year, they have a variety of signature and seasonal flavours available. Or if you are feeling more adventurous, you can opt for the goat’s cheese ice cream.
There is something for everyone on the menu from more classic options to wild and daring flavours you’ve never tried before.
As of June, they now have an online store that makes it even easier to try one of their desserts. With the new shop, you order online and pick up at their window at 571 Gladstone Avenue.
A pint at Pascale’s Ice Cream costs $14.
Unable to pick just one type, for my order, I got Malted Milk Chocolate and Honey Lavender Chèvre. The chocolate malt was a scoop of pure joy, I adore chocolate malt, and the flavour here was perfection without being overly sweet.
Meanwhile, the goat cheese option was the one I was certainly intrigued about. I picked it up because some friends recommended it, despite them knowing I usually hate lavender flavoured anything. I typically find it tastes like soap.
But I’m willing to give anything a try, so I gave it a go, and I’m happy I did. The lavender is very subtle, and it more the tart and creamy goat cheese and a hint of honey that you taste. It is a fun flavour combination that is unlike anything I’ve had before. If you typically find regular vanilla too sugary, this one might be perfect for you.
In terms of texture, I found both to be rather dense, but the flavours were vibrant. You could tell they were a high-quality product, and one I without question will purchase again.
Next time I’m hoping to try the peanut butter and jam, along with sour cherry balsamic swirl.
Want to try a scoop for yourself? Order online now.