It may seem strange to have ice cream in the winter, but we've got some cool reasons for you to try it.

Ice cream can make you feel better. This cold treat is soothing for a sore throat and can help restore your energy after being sick. Ice cream is also full of vitamins, a source of calcium, and stimulates the happiness hormone in your brain.

Ice-cream can warm you up. Yes, it's true! Your body quickly uses the nutrients by breaking them down and converting them to energy. This process generates heat, therefore warming you up from the inside out.

While not all ice cream shops stay open year-round, many do. D Spot Desserts near our Kitchener apartments incorporates ice cream into most of their desserts along with cones or sundaes. Toms Dairy Freeze near our Etobicoke apartments offers traditional and unique ice cream treats to enjoy.

If you don't have a year-round ice cream shop near you, try making it yourself. We've got a few fun ice-cream recipes that'll help satisfy that craving throughout the winter.


Chocolate Ice Cream

Craving that unmistakable taste of real chocolate ice cream? This three ingredient chocolate ice-cream is easy to make at home and tastes delicious. All you need are medjool dates, coconut milk, and cocoa powder! Top this recipe off with by adding toppings to your scoops or by mixing in nuts, marshmallows, or other treats before freezing it.


Banana Ice Cream

Frozen bananas blend perfectly into a creamy, ice cream texture. Peel the ripe bananas and break them into chunks. Then, place them in a freezer bag or container until they're firm. Blend the frozen bananas in the blender a bit at a time until you get a creamy consistency. At this point you can add in chocolate chips, peanut butter, chocolate syrup, or any additive you'd like. Enjoy immediately or store in the freezer to enjoy later.  


Mixed Fruit Ice Cream

This recipe is the same as above, but instead of just blending the bananas, you'll blend all your chosen fruit together. Some delicious mixtures include strawberry and banana, blueberry and banana, mixed berries and banana, and peach and banana.