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!