Charcoal ice cream, the latest Instagram food craze, has arrived in Toronto and its popularity has soared through the roof. iHalo Krunch, a small ice cream shop on Queen Street West that recently opened, is famous for the black ice cream cones that have been circulating around social media.
The shop features six ice cream products, and all of their creations are made everyday in house to guarantee optimal freshness and taste. Their cones are priced at $6.50, and they also have an array of sorbets and gelatos priced at $5. In additional to their signature charcoal-coconut ice cream, they have ube, vanilla and matcha.
Contrary to common belief, the charcoal used to make the ice cream and cones isn’t from the black rocks that you put in your barbecue. Activated charcoal is derived from coconut husks and doesn’t carry any health risks. In fact, it is often used for detox purposes.
Their soft serves are concentrated with flavour, richness and creaminess, which goes well with the slightly soft, slightly crunchy waffle cone.
If you want to try something unique, come visit iHalo Krunch and you won’t regret it. After all, the long queue that stretches half a block from the shop is a testament to just how good charcoal ice cream can be.
All images by Lisa Xu.
Which flavour are you most excited to try at iHalo Krunch? Sound off in the comment section!
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