This Sunday, July 17 is National Ice Cream Day. The day you can legitimately eat as much ice cream as you want. I think 2016 can best be described as year of the cone, as the lowly ice cream wafer waffle is making way to more substantial dough based cones from Mexico and Europe. Stuffed with sweet fillings, they’re oversized and over the top.
Pancho’s Bakery in Kensington Market features a churro cone. This sweet baby is freshly made, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and served slightly warm.
Sauce is poured into the cone, filled with ice cream and topped with fruity cereal, walnuts or coconut.
Dulce de Leche, chocolate ice cream and walnuts is a delicious combination. It’s served in a plastic cup and spoon so that you can scoop up all the deliciousness.
The next great cone is Eva’s Original Chimney’s which started as a food truck but you can find them at the Union Summer market until September 5. A very popular vendor at the market where you’ll find Bay St. suits lining up at lunch for one of these. Try to get there earlier in the week, Monday to Wednesday and later in the afternoon, there will be a much shorter queue and a lot less waiting.
These crispy and light chimneys are baked and rolled in sugar and cinnamon. Fillings include apple compote, Nutella and strawberry preserves and topped soft-serve ice cream, more chocolate, bits of brownies or fruit.
So far I’ve had Eva’s Apple Pie and Berrylicious. The soft-serve is great tasting and better than what you’ll get anywhere else. There are still a couple on the menu, so I guess I’ll have to go back!
Enjoy National Cone day on Sunday. Drop me a line and let me know how you indulged. Bon Appetit, friends!