6.20.2011

Marble Slab Creamery

06.05.11

FIND HAPPINESS WITHIN. yes, i agree. ice cream = happiness. :D
What? Marble Slab Creamery for dessert (ice cream!)
Where? 330 Yonge St (2 min walk from Dundas station)
Price? $8.39 (we got a large waffle bowl I believe)
The skinny: The journey all began in Houston, Texas in 1983. The goal was to make “gourmet ice cream”. This led to the whole technique of using a frozen slab. You choose your flavour and the mixins you desire (there are a lot so be prepared to stand and ponder for awhile), and they will mix it all for you on the marble slab. 




After our tummies were satisfied at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Jon and I crossed the street to Marble Slab Creamery to satisfy our sweet tooth (and my curiosity). I’ve only ever passed by this ice cream-land, never ballsy enough to venture inside haha. 











But do not be intimidated! It’s quite busy. And I’m slightly surprised considering this ice cream is not cheap. However, one needs to keep in mind the labour that goes into every order. :) 
Very busy. It was a pretty warm day so it makes sense.


Here’s a lady’s order being filled while I took a long time to decide ours. I didn’t take the greatest of photos, not by a longshot but the goal was to show you the process of the “frozen slab” technique.
I think it was their Coffee ice cream with cookie dough. Yes! They have balls of cookie dough!! :D:D:D


I was thrown off by the amount of choice and variety there is…I chickened out of creating my own masterpiece and went with their new “White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl”. 
A whole slew of ice cream flavours before you and shelves (at top) lined with different mixins.


You get white chocolate ice cream, raspberries, almonds, and caramel. So here’s how our ice cream was put together. :D
I was mentally drooling when the lady was mixing everything together...



happy carmen w ice cream YAY!

We sat down at a small table right beside the entrance. People watching time? No! Time to enjoy gourmet ice cream in a fresh waffle bowl. 

Mmmm..it was creamy you can taste every component (there aren’t that many but I’m happy). clearly, haha-->

I’ve never had white chocolate ice cream before. I like it but I don’t love it just because the flavour wasn’t hugely prominent. Kinda wish they put more raspberries in there…they add a lot to the ice cream. Almonds, really enjoyed the crunch they contributed. 








 
Verdict: I have finally experienced the phenomenon that is Marble Slab Creamery. I also experienced how pricey it is. I would come back, but I’d go halfsies with someone (not because I can’t finish it but because of the steep price).


Check ‘em out!   Marble Slab Creamery



4 out of 5 NOMs
nomnomnomnom




14 comments:

  1. I didn't have a good experience at the Marble Slab in Richmond Hill. By the time they were done and I went to pay, my ice cream was already melting very quickly. Also, my waffle cone was stale and hard, evident that it was not fresh or at least have been sitting there for a long time (they had stacks of waffle cones along the wall pre-made).

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  2. not sure when i will ever try this, but I'll live vicariously through your post here

    nice picture of you by the way!

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  3. @Stella, mhm I worried that my ice cream would melt too just because of the handling and all but it wasn't too bad. The waffle cone wasn't fresh but I think they were made just a few hours earlier so it still had a good crunch to it. :S Definitely went there for the experience haha (it's so pricey though!)

    thanks darian!

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  4. I went to school @ University of Waterloo, and there was a Marble Slab right next to campus. It was so good cause the turnover was always high (hence no old waffle cones!)

    I also agree with sharing it with someone part. But for me it's actually because it's too much! haha

    great post carmen! =)

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  5. thanks Mary! i share it only because im a student and poor haha

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