lucky penny has kept it no secret that mint chip is her *all-time favourite* ice cream. remember baskin robbins birthday cakes? as a wee tot, she used to fight to the bitter end for those sugared balloons… gloves on!
round one. ding! in this corner is greg’s ice cream from the annex. a local institution for nearly three decades, this all-natural ice cream parlour boasts offbeat “flavours of the moment” like ginger, lemon meringue, coffee toffee, grape nut, malt ball crunch, cinnamon frost, coconut pineapple rum, cardamon, chocolate banana, roasted marshmallow… and mint chip, natch.
round two. ding! in the opposite corner is drake scoops + tees from west queen west. this novelty pop-up shop, next to the hotel and general store, is only open for the summer. so, hurry in! besides mint chocolate chunk, the ’50s-style diner board reads banana nutty chocolate crunch, dark chocolate, madagascar vanilla, maple walnut, coconut, strawberries & cream, lemon & olive oil sorbet, pistachio, and raspberry sorbet… also a variety of toppings, ice cream sandwiches, and popsicles like drake mojito.
hotel guests can rent vintage-looking bicycles, play old school pinball machines, or shop limited edition shared tees. lucky penny left with one that says “longer days mean shorter skirts”.
***psst… join #teammintchip on twitter… she has already recruited three other members!