I finally made it to a Beta5 Ice Cream social last month! I’ve blogged about their delicious ice cream sandwiches and cream puffs before but this was my first time at their ice cream social. They have them in the summer on Fridays from 5-9pm and on Saturdays from 1-5pm. Due to their popularity, they sell out much earlier though!
After discovering Earnest Ice Cream and falling in love with it, I was excited to hear that they had some competition from the new Rain or Shine Ice Cream. They have the same concept of using fresh natural ingredients and interesting flavours. The store is also equally small.
The wooden sticks they let you try the ice cream with have two sides so you can try two flavours at the same time and not waste a spoon!
After trying a bunch of flavours, I decided on the London Fog and the Coffee Toffee. I think the London Fog here had a slightly more pronounced flavour than at Earnest. The Coffee Toffee was infused with crunchy toffee bits and had a nice rich flavour. What I like about Rain or Shine Ice Cream is that you can get a “Single” scoop but with two flavours for $5 or a “Single” scoop with one flavour for $4.50. Since I’m super indecisive I’m glad I got to choose two flavours but the scoops were big enough to me that it actually felt like two scoops anyway so yay! Waffle cones cost another $1 though.
My friend had a made a Sundae with Honey Lavender and Oatmeal Praline Rum Raisin topped with whipped cream, hot fudge and toffee brittle. You get to choose two scoops of ice cream, two toppings and then you get whipped cream and a cherry on top. Or you can choose from their two other sundae combinations available. The sundae looked about the same size as my single with two flavours though but with whipped cream.
If you’re in the W4th area and in need of some ice cream this is the place to go! It’s also a great location since there are so many restaurants and shops nearby. I went to Earnest on a Saturday night and the line ups were crazy long and way out the door… the line up here was much shorter! I’m sure they’ll get longer soon though! I would go again but I actually live a lot closer to Earnest and they’re about the same quality to me (except that I can get two flavours in a single!).