Soft Peak Ice Cream is a local ice cream shop located in Gastown. This creamery makes soft serve ice cream with only the best ingredients, using organic Avalon milk and other organic ingredients like milk powder and cream. Not only do they use the best ingredients they can get their hands on, they love to use premium local toppings! This new craze has been blowing up on Instagram so I decided to give them a try with a friend and a couple of my siblings.
A cool looking store with a great location, lots of walking traffic and of course being the beautiful area it is, there was a movie set right around the corner. After we got the ice cream we took a walk down to see what was filming, unfortunately we didn’t get to see much, just a few smoke machines and extras standing around.
Soft Peaks is 2 story store, with additional seating upstairs, was pretty cute. The atmosphere and ambiance was great, very cool and mellow, very approachable. The place had really fast service too, not much more you could ask for!
They had quite a items on their menu, but after careful consideration I ordered the Salty Himalayan to share with my friend. My siblings got the Rocky Mountain (toasted coconut with your choice of syrup) and the Green Forest (matcha powder with sweet red beans and condensed milk).
I took a bite of each of them and I think that we made the right choice with the Salty Himalayan! In my opinion was the best out of the bunch. With the Salty Himalayan, you get your choice between caramel or maple syrup, I went with the caramel (anything with salted caramel is my cup of tea). It was pretty good, very light and mild in flavour, but honestly it wasn’t the best ice cream I’ve eaten, nothing to go running for again and again. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it was bad, I just doubt that I would ever take the 20 minute drive to have it again. I can tell you that the ice cream had a very clean taste, you could tell that it was quality ingredients that was used, it just didn’t stand out to me as amazing.
I think this is the first mediocre review I’ve given to an establishment! Feel free to try it out and give me your opinions on this place! I just don’t know what all the hype is about! I may give it another try another day! Maybe they were just having a rough night. Who knows.