Last summer “Milk Cow’s” highly anticipated store opening was marked and celebrated by the appearance of their watermelon soft serve flooding all social media channels. It was enough of lure to have me taking the drive through two cities to see what the buzz was all about.
Their all glass exterior was inviting, their white sign with black and white cow splotched “O” eye catching. You walk right in and order from the counter at the back, right in front of the chalkboard drawn map depicting all “Milk Cow” locations around the world.
Choosing your treat from the televised menu. The coloured cartoons of of their organic soft serve are cute. It especially helps, those like myself, those who order based on appearance as apposed to flavour profile alone. Some parfaits were topped with cotton candy, others featured honey comb or jelly beans, more had nuts or cookie crumbles.
Naturally I had to try the seasonal watermelon. It was a perfectly cut triangular slice of watermelon, hollowed out so that a perfect swirl of watermelon soft serve could be piped in. Truly, this was amazing to look at in person as it was in all those photos. And what I expected would be an artificial watermelon flavour was actually a pretty natural tasting cream. It wasn’t too sweet, and really complemented the natural sweetness of the actual fruit. I was impressed by the quality and presentation.
We also ordered one of their regular ice cream parfaits, to get a good idea of the their normal menu offerings. You can order their natural milk flavoured ice cream as is, but naturally it is a whole lot more whimsically if you order off of their specialty menu.
We enjoyed the “Mango tree” described as having mango chunks, cotton candy, and apple syrup. The cotton candy is spun to order, and its chosen colour based on your chosen dessert. I didn’t taste any flavouring in our pink tuff, so assume it is merely cosmetic. It was the sweetest element to the dessert. Here, I liked their milk based soft serve because it isn’t too sweet as well. The mangos were a nice accompaniment, I was just disappointed that they weren’t fresh, but instead from a can. Although I am not sure if that is just because they were not in season during my visit. None-the-less I still enjoyed them and tasted them over any apple.
Would I come back? – Yes.
Would I line up for it? – Yes.
Would I recommend it? – Yes.
Would I suggest this to someone visiting from out of town? – No.
A great place for some tasty ice cream, if only it was within my regular roaming grounds. Fun times. Don’t deny your cravings.