Seriously good ice cream in scoop or pint form.
Ice cream is no longer just for kids. Earnest Ice Cream is showing us just this. And so is the queue out of the door.
Like the name suggests, these guys are serious about their ice cream. Walk into their exposed brick wall space with high ceilings and big windows and choose wisely from the chalkboard menu. Earnest always has a variety of classic flavours on offer (Whiskey Hazelnut, Tahitian Vanilla and Matchstick Espresso Flake) but their focus on small batch is where it's at. This is where the guys get experimental with their ingredients and create rotating, seasonal flavours as well as any specials they think to conjure up. Toasted Marshmallow, Rhubarb Oat Crumble, Blueberry Lavender, Pumpkin Pie and Spruce Bud are just some of the options to whet your appetite. Or maybe beer-infused ice cream is your thing, then we'd suggest the 33 Acres of Malt made with the help of 33 Acres Brewing Company.
And it's not just ice cream that Earnest dreams about all day, their commitment to the environment also plays a huge role in how they do business. Ingredients are sourced from nearby local vendors (think juicy sour cherries from the Okanagan, bittersweet cranberries from Pitt Meadows and coffee from Matchstick Coffee Roasters in Vancouver) and their cute little takeaway ice cream pints are packaged in returnable and reusable glass jars.
Grab a scoop at one of their locations or pick up a pint at one of these independent shops.