HEADS UP: “Earnest Ice Cream” Set To Make The City Just A Scoop Or Two Cooler


by Michelle Sproule | Launching this weekend is Vancouver’s newest (and likely best) ice cream company: Earnest Ice Cream. It’s a passion project by ice cream lovers Ben Ernst and Erica Bernardi (imports from Seattle and Toronto respectively), and they’ll have a selection of jars and ice cream bars in the freezers at Strathcona’s Harvest Community Foods and Woodland Commissary & Smokehouse, as well as a roving ice cream bike that they’ll be parking at the Kits Farmers Market every Sunday from here on in. We’ve tried some, and it’s top drawer stuff made with an emphasis “on local, seasonal, and creative flavours brought to you with as small a carbon footprint as possible.” Pints are packaged in reusable glass jars that sell for $9, with big bars selling for about $5. Be sure to follow them on Twitter to find out where they are on the bike!

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  • http://animalvoices.org Alissa

    What a great idea! If we’re talking small footprints I think we need to look away from cow’s milk which uses a lot of water, feed, & grain and produces a lot of methane & liquid waste. Would be amazing to taste some cruelty-free, creamy goodness made from local hazelnuts! Mmm!

  • Lisa

    Simply The most amazing and delicious ice cream I’ve ever tasted.

  • http://www.woodlandsmokehouse.com tyson

    Couple of serious ice cream kids! Everyone at woodland gets to try the gillion different test batches they make until they get it right. Plus they made a donut ice cream one day with the help of the Cartems cats that was AWSOME!