One thing you may not know about us is that we take our ice cream VERY seriously... So, we're dishing up our FAV Stratford ice cream shops in downtown
Stratford AND sharing delicious and easy recipes you can whip up at home to enjoy!
Stratford is home to incredible theatre, music, art, food and ICE CREAM! If you're looking for a sweet treat make sure to check out some of our favourite independent local ice cream shops our beautiful downtown core...
JENN and Larry's Ice Cream Shoppe has become an iconic summer destination for Stratford locals and tourists alike. The second you walk into the darling little shoppe on York Streetyou are treated like an old friend, and often greeted by the owner Jenn herself. The service is small town charm all the way and the ice cream speaks for itself. Famous for their Chocolate Malt Milkshakes and Ice Cream Nachos, there is no end to the selection of soft serve toppings and dips. Have you tried their chocolate soft serve dipped in peanut butter? We have and it's next level delish. It's no wonder there is usually a line up, but it's always worth the wait.
Insider tip: If someone in your group has a dairy allergy, they stock a delicious line of sorbets that are dairy-free!
Ice cream served at home does not need to be boring... Try these easy ice cream inspirations as a sweet end to a tasty summer bbq.
We hate to play favourites with our at-home recipes for ice cream desserts, but this is SO good, we are considering it for breakfast, and lunch, and a mid day pick-me-up! Affogato, so simple, SO GOOD! An affogato (Italian for drowned) is an Italian coffee-based dessert. It usually takes the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped or drowned with a shot of hot espresso. And if you have never tried it, you are really missing out.
We've all got baskets of berries crying to be used in something delicious... This Raspberry Maple Basil Sundae using our favourite Moss Berry Farm Raspberry Jam and Escuminac Maple Syrup is a concoction of locally produced items that we sell at Bradshaws in our Gourmet Foods Department. This drizzle works great on pancakes, crepes and waffles too!
To chiffonade your fresh basil, remove the leaves from the stems and stack the leaves. Using about 6 leaves, stack the larger leaves on the bottom , roll up the leaves lengthwise, and finely slice all the way through using a sharp non-serrated knife.
Here's a super fun and interactive dessert to enjoy using Stonewall Kitchen Maple Brown Butter or Chocolate Waffle Cookies!
For this next super easy dessert, top your favourite ice cream (we used Haagen Dazs Caramel Cone Explosion) with Stonewall Kitchen's Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel Sauce. Artfully crafted, the unexpected combination of savory and sweet with ice cream or on pieces of fruit fondue style. Baking tip: Try adding some to your brownie mix for extra moist and chocolatey brownies! Top sundae with finely chopped pistachios and serve with a Stonewall Kitchen Cocoa Sea Salt Caramel Sauce and a Waffle Cookie. Super easy, but super decadent.
Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel and Pistachio Sundae