10585 Clairview Avenue, Windsor, 519-735-1355
We made a stop at Stop 26 after a day at the beach—it is situated directly across Riverside Drive from Sandpoint Beach on Lake St. Clair, just within the Windsor city limits.
That location is obviously a big selling point for an ice cream stand and Stop 26 Ice Cream is an old-fashioned place, with a distinct air of summer. It’s a seasonal operation and feels like one, in a good way.
The interior is welcoming to customers who walk over from Sandpoint and has a few tables, with more tables and benches outside. There are about 30 flavours of scoop ice cream on offer, from Nestle, Chapman’s and London Ice Cream Co.
A kids scoop is $1.50, a single runs $2 and a double is $3.50. Splurging for a sugar cone will set you back another 15 cents; a waffle cone adds 50 cents. In addition, Stop 26 serves sundaes and banana splits, milkshakes, floats and slushies.
Our large group split, with a few opting for milkshakes rather than cones. Among the ice creams we ordered were St. Jacob’s Apple Pie, Maple Walnut and Caramel Cup. All were fresh and tasty—refreshing after a hot day at the beach.
Neighbourhood kids frequent the joint too. There were a number of bikes piled up outside.
Bottom line: Stop 26 is definitely a great way to cap off your Sandpoint experience.
Marta’s notes: It was good. You can eat ice cream on the beach, as long as the wasps don’t get it.