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Mr. Cream

Posted by Kaela Greenstien / Listed on June 20, 2011 / review policy

Mr Cream TorontoMr. Cream opened up shop just in time to start serving the throngs of sun-drenched summertime Kensington Market goers. With its name and the two giant ice cream cone neon signs in the front windows, it's not hard to figure out that Mr. Cream, is indeed, all about ice cream. The shop is simple and classic selling ice cream, waffles and apple pies.

Mr Cream TorontoWalking into the shop, I was instantly cooled off by the icy cold air conditioning- a welcome temperature change from the heat outside. The girl at the counter was friendly and points out some of the different flavours they offer: chocolate truffle, espresso, pistachio, vanilla bean, black cherry and hazelnut. The flavours will change often she tells me, which perhaps explains why there are no name tags on them.

Mr Cream TorontoThey also serve vegan sorbet in either mango or blood orange, one of the most popular choices. I decided to keep it light and opted for a small blood orange sorbet in a waffle cone ($3 including tax). Tangy and sweet, It was a perfect mid-afternoon cool down. My friend went for the chocolate cherry chili, a creamy chocolate with a hot after taste.

Mr Cream TorontoI went back a couple days later ready for something more serious. I ditched the cone and went straight for the waffle bowl with two scoops of ice cream ($4 toppings available for $1 each). Two handsome scoops of chocolate truffle and espresso went into the deep waffle cone bowl placed inside a Chinese style take-out box to keep it all together. There's no seating inside the shop and only four chairs outside, but I managed to grab and open seat as people walking by glanced enviously at my ice cream feast.

Mr Cream TorontoThe shop is banking on the day time crowds as I found the hard way when I came by at 7pm for desert and found them just shutting up shop. They plan to run year round luring in customers with the smell of fresh waffles and Chudleighs apple pies; with no indoor seating, I'm afraid it might be a hard sell. For the moment, the shop is outsourcing the ice cream but will be churning up their own soon enough with equipment in the back of the store. There's not a huge selection of flavours, but there is certainly no lack of quality in the ice cream.



BigBones / June 20, 2011 at 09:46 am
The day after Toronto Star tells us were all getting obese and you run this fluff. The one thing I'll never expect from is nutritional information or fitness lifestyle help.
gregg replying to a comment from BigBones / June 20, 2011 at 09:51 am
so BlogTO should stop reviewing any place in Toronto serving less than healthy food? Give me a break, this is a review of a new place in Toronto, not a nutritional guideline and they certainly haven't tried to pass it off as that.
Zorbs / June 20, 2011 at 09:52 am
"hazzlenut" and "hansom"? someone's spell checker is broken.
Salt / June 20, 2011 at 10:45 am
hansom is actually a word. It's just the wrong one.

PS BigBones - I'm betting you're a troll. Maybe a fat one. At least you know ice cream won't help you with your problem.
Pepper replying to a comment from Salt / June 20, 2011 at 11:20 am
sanjay / June 20, 2011 at 11:41 am
Bigbones -- you should find another website .. maybe weight watchers or some other fatty website

BlogTO -- please keep reviewing food we want to eat
Ke$ha / June 20, 2011 at 11:47 am
WTF typos
Ke$ha / June 20, 2011 at 11:48 am
Also, this article might as well've just read "Pretty good ice cream" because that's about all I took away from it.
Kat / June 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm
Any idea who their ice cream purveyor is? This is important information.
J / June 21, 2011 at 01:31 am
Speaking of lacking information, what is the vegan stuff made of? Is it soy? Nut-based? This information would be handy.
vegan replying to a comment from J / June 21, 2011 at 11:19 am
it's sorbet. is it really necessary to list the ingredients? its sugar and ice. no sorbet contains soy or a nut-base. ve
vegan replying to a comment from J / June 21, 2011 at 11:20 am
it's sorbet. is it really necessary to list the ingredients? its sugar and ice. no sorbet contains soy or a nut-base.
Gentlewords / June 23, 2011 at 04:13 pm
Sanjay--your comment is rude and unwarranted. Stop building barriers.
Typo Cop / June 25, 2011 at 09:40 pm
Hey there, thanks for correcting this poorly written review with the errors I pointed out... the missing word is the first paragraph, the misuse of periods and commas, and oh ya, repeating "pistachio" twice in your first paragraph....

BUT also, thanks for deleting my comment... so much for transparency and owning up to your sloppiness in copy editing BlogTO. BRAVO.
alright replying to a comment from Typo Cop / June 26, 2011 at 02:23 pm
congrats, you must feel so good about yourself! they probably deleted your comment since it had nothing to do with the actual ice cream place. by the way, "the missing word is the first paragraph???" you got your own typos to deal with my friend.
lizzz / August 1, 2011 at 09:25 pm
This is the tastiest ice cream! and the waffle cone servings are awesomely generous!
If you get a chance, try the blood orange or the coconut raspberry... it tastes almost like a cheesecake ice cream only way lighter and more refreshing!
Also, the shop was opened by the same gentleman who owns sublime coffee shop on Augusta, and his coffee is really good too.
As a neighborhood regular, I highly reccomend both!
I usually get a coffee or ice cream there before hitting work for the day.
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