Kiss The Tiramisu
Kiss The Tiramisu has its first ever North American location in Toronto. The Korean-based chain makes soft serve ice cream desserts inspired by Italian traditions, putting their own twist on flavour options.
There are also locations in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia, and another Canadian location is slated for Vancouver. The draw here is Instagrammable presentation and house-made ingredients like coffee sauce and a scrumptious mascarpone base.
The space itself is barely large enough to hold half a dozen people, more of a stall than a shop, decked out in the colour of their signature cocoa powder with a social-media-friendly pedestal where ice cream is served taking centre stage.
All ice creams are $6.99 presented in the same gold-edged plastic goblet, which, yes, you can take to go.
Treats are constructed in layers, starting with a smear of whipped mascarpone, icing sugar, and cream mixture made fresh throughout the day, pumping in plain soft serve, adding toppings, and then adding more soft serve and finishing touches.
This includes their signature coffee sauce, made throughout the day from freshly brewed espresso. This together with the mascarpone mixture is what really adds that tiramisu taste to everything.
The strawberry incorporates sliced frozen strawberries that have been marinating with lemon.
It’s topped with more strawberries and strawberry sauce, for a delightfully sweet and fruity dessert that has some crunch from the frozen fruit.
The chocolate flavour has chocolate sauce at the base along with the mascarpone.
A layer of brownie chunks is added in the middle.
It’s all topped off with coffee sauce, more chocolate sauce and a cereal crumble.
The matcha is a crowd pleaser, topped with coffee sauce, matcha sauce and matcha powder for a tiramisu ice cream treat that really incorporates that Asian flavour.
The original tiramisu is also a winner.
Those tiramisu flavours of coffee, cream and cheese really come through, topped off with fresh shaved dark chocolate and fine, tasty cocoa powder imported from Italy.
Who knows if we’ll eventually get other flavours like banana, limited-time decorations for holidays, tiramisu cakes or the coffees and teas that are available at other international locations, but upon experiencing Kiss The Tiramisu’s first few days of operation even these four desserts are a comforting indulgence unlike many others.