|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