2211 Front Road, LaSalle, 519-978-0177
Date visited: June 19
Billing itself as “Where ice cream meets art,” Sunset Ice Cream & Gifts offers more than just a snack — it’s an experience.
The ice cream isn’t the art, though.
Sunset offers 16 flavours of London Ice Cream co. product as well as floats, milkshakes, and a range of candies and other sweets.
In addition, the store is a gift shop, heavy on garden wares, which suits its setting: outdoors, patrons are welcome to tour a garden that features a pond boasting koi and even a frog.
We tried a Lime Creamcycle and Pralines and Cream, each in a sugar cone. The lime was surprisingly good, although even Marta said it could have been a bit more tart. Ask for the kids’ size although it’s not listed on the board — it’s a dollar cheaper than the posted $2.99 price for a single. A double is $3.99 which includes the sugar cone upgrade.
The shop is located directly next to Chappus Farms, which sells local produce in season. It’s south of the main part of town, and its seating choices: benches, chairs and even brightly-painted kids’ picnic tables, offer lots of comfortable perches.
A couple of indoor tables are used to hold tea parties!
Bottom line: We spent much longer than we had planned enjoying this oasis.
Marta’s notes: “It has good ice cream and you would probably enjoy seeing the fishes.”