UYU Ice Cream

UYU Ice Cream opened over the summer and they’ve been getting rave reviews! I’ve seen them all over my Instagram feed with their weekly rotation of flavours. I actually went after I ate lunch at Tacofino (despite being super full already). I couldn’t help it since it was like two blocks away! #foodieproblems

The store is pretty minimalistic looking and according to what I’ve read, they didn’t have any seating at all before but when I was there, they seem to have added two small benches along the walls now.

I’ve seen a lot of flavours that I would like to try and on the day I went they had Earl Grey! Yay! It’s probably one of my favourite flavours of anything!

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Rain or Shine Ice Cream-Taco Tuesday!

I’ve seen lots of pictures from Taco Tuesday and I finally went! They have a new location on Cambie and 18th which is a lot closer to me too. With the warm weather lately, I’ve been eating ice cream non-stop! I am so thankful I’m not lactose intolerant!!!

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Soft Peaks: Organic Soft Serve

Guess who finally made it to Soft Peaks? ME!!! I swear everybody has blogged about it already so here are my thoughts.

Soft Peaks is located in Gastown and also conveniently near the new Bao Down that I have yet to check out! Soft Peaks makes their soft serve with Avalon organic milk which is why their price is higher. Organic anything is expensive!

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New Dessert Shop: Crackle Creme

Crackle Creme just opened last month in Chinatown, or more like the outskirts of Chinatown on Union St. with a lovely view of the Georgia Viaduct and some very dead grass since it was super hot that week. This was the nicer side of Chinatown though! The interior is pretty small as expected and has a few bar style seats along the walls.

Crackle Creme Menu

The menu is written on a piece of glass at the front. Sorry it might be hard to read but there was an impressive variety of flavours! I had trouble deciding as usual… Unfortunately they were sold out of the Earl Grey and the Matcha already. The owner said that he was still trying to figure out what sells and what doesn’t. We went on Wednesday and he said that since they are not open on Monday and Tuesday he wasn’t at work to make more creme brule! He also let us try some of his home made Earl Grey ice cream. It was really hard and frozen from the freezer but the distinct Earl Grey flavour was there.

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Godiva Chocolates: Decadent Milkshakes Are a Win

Godiva has been offering chocolate milkshakes for over a year now and I’ve always been tempted to try but they always seemed too rich and sweet. If you’ve ever been to Godiva, you will know they make delightful chocolate treats. Albeit on the pricier side compared to Purdy’s or drugstore chocolates. If you haven’t tried their truffles before, walk into a store and chances are that you will get a free sample. I noticed they had a sign outside their store notifying customers about their “Buy 5 shakes, get 1 free” deal so I took the dive and decided to get one.

Godiva

They offer 6 shake flavours and all look equally delicious! I was thinking about getting the Oreo one but I get Oreo flavoured food way too often. I’m sure I knew what it tasted like already so I went for the Dark Chocolate Raspberry instead. I also thought that maybe the tartness from the raspberry syrup would offset the sweetness a bit too. I like chocolate but I don’t want to overdose on it either.

GodivaThis is definitely not your typical slushy drink. It’s made with 72% dark chocolate pieces and raspberry sauce. I asked for no whip so that left for more room for them to top up my drink with the milkshake instead! Yay! The flavour was very rich from the dark chocolate and I also found that it tasted a bit grainy because the chocolate pieces did not dissolve in the drink after being blended. That was alright with me though. It totally satisfied my sweet tooth for the day! Maybe a week if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Well actually I didn’t think they were overly sweet anyway it was just right since I ordered the dark chocolate one. I thought the raspberry syrup would be blended into the drink though and not just drizzled over it or into the cup. The flavour was still prominent enough though. It tasted exactly as they described it. They are $6 each for a 12oz sized drink which is on the expensive side. The concept is simple but they are just using high quality chocolate. For that price you can get a healthy fruit smoothie with 3-5 servings of fruit from Jugo Juice or something. But everything in moderation right? ;)

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Lazy Cooking: Making A Mug Brownie

I previously tried to make a mug cake but it didn’t turn out so well since the recipe did not call for enough sugar so it was rather tasteless. =(  Then I looked for a better recipe and I decided to use one from babble.com after a quick google search. It seemed like it would work and it had enough sugar in it so I gave it a try.

Mug brownie from Babble.com

Tada! Okay obviously this is what their picture looks like.

Mug brownie

Here is my less appealing version… yes it ain’t pretty and I didn’t have a smaller microwaveable bowl. See presentation really matters right? There should be a meme for this… Anyway, it tasted pretty good and the recipe said to microwave for around 30 seconds first and when I did it still looked a bit too moist and gooey but after another 10 seconds it wasn’t as great so I should have stuck with 30 seconds. Oh well at least I can say it was a success this time! Also it was sweet and chocolatey enough this time!

Have a great weekend everyone! Enjoy the sunshine! =D