Let Earnest pleasure your sweet spot

Iconic Vancouver ice cream shop serves up sinfully delicious ice cream.

Nothing says summer like ice cream. And even though the Vancouver weather has yet to be consistently hot this summer, ice cream remains a treasured favourite that we simply must enjoy this time of year, rain or shine. So as a new Vancouverite, one of my first tasks was to find the hot spot that would satisfy the sweet spot for my ice cream cravings. The answer was simple – Earnest Ice Cream.

Owned by Vancouverites Ben Ernst and Erica Bernardi, there are two Earnest Ice Cream locations (Fraser St and Quebec St) in town. My personal favourite flavour is the Salted Caramel, which is so rich, delicious and sinfully good that it will change your life. Other flavours include Vegan Mint Chip, Coconut Lime Sorbet, Toasted Coconut, Raspberry, Matcha Green Tea, Whiskey Hazelnut, London Fog, Milk Chocolate and Tahitian Vanilla. Available flavours change each day, so you never really know what you’re in store for until you get to a location (unless you check the Earnest website beforehand). But whatever flavour you indulge in, I promise it will be an almost orgasmic experience. And that may even be an understatement.

I LOVED my double scoop of Salted Caramel and Mint Chip!

Be prepared to stand in line for a while, as Earnest Ice Cream is so popular that folks will line up around the block just to get their fix. Once you’re at the counter, you can order your ice cream in a cone or a bowl. And if you want to be naughty, Earnest Ice Cream also sells its amazing ice cream in pints that you can bring home. Since the glass containers are reusable, you can continue to bring back empty jars to be refilled when you purchase more. And FYI, there are now a number of grocery stores in the Greater Vancouver area that carry Earnest Ice Cream.

But I still recommend standing in line at one of the actual Earnest Ice Cream locations at least once this summer. It’s a great place to go on a date, because you’ll get to share some great conversation in a fun environment. And even if the date doesn’t go well, at least something will satisfy your sweet spot that day.

Don't let the line up discourage you. A trip to Earnest Ice Cream is an iconic summer activity you need to try, rain or shine. 

Visit the Earnest Ice Cream website for store locations, hours, today’s flavours, and a list of stores that sell Earnest Ice Cream products.