If you live in or around downtown Kitchener, you may have noticed that there is one vital component of summer that has been seriously lacking in the area… ice cream!! Sure, the occasional vanilla-dipped cone is available at one or two fast food places, and serves well enough for a quick fix. But if you’ve ever been roaming downtown after the Kitchener market closes or meeting a friend for a walk through Victoria Park, you’ve probably noticed that the usually-reliable google search for “ice cream near me” yields almost nothing in the way of nearby choices. However, this problem has been rectified, just in time for summer! Four All Ice Cream has recently opened up in the area, and it’s a huge hit.
Why Four All?
Entrepreneur and former engineer Ajoa Mintah has named her new business four all because of the four categories of ice cream she offers. The categories are based on the dietary needs and preferences of her own family: foodie/epicurean, classic, dairy-free/vegan, and childhood “nostalgia.” The foodie category, containing flavours like maple bacon brittle and whiskey salted caramel, is to satisfy her own sweet tooth. The classic category, modeled after her husbands’ tastes, has staples like vanilla bean, chocolate, and butter pecan. Dairy-free, for one of her daughters, offers rhubarb sorbet and dark chocolate brownie chunk. Finally, the nostalgia category encapsulates her youngest daughter’s tastes, with fun flavours like bubblegum and peppermint patty. These four different categories really ensure that this new business has an ice cream flavour for all!
Mintah is committed to using natural ingredients for her ice cream, as well as locally sourced products whenever possible. This means that you can not only feel good about supporting local businesses when you purchase a cone, you’ll also get real, deep flavours with every bite, and no chemical aftertaste! Some of the local ingredients include milk from Eby Manor Farm, and honey from Nith Valley Apiaries.
Where Can I Get Some?
Four All is primarily selling their ice cream in large quantities to other businesses, but they also have their own small store at 141 Whitney Place in Kitchener, just off of Courtland Avenue. Legacy Greens at the corner of King and Queen street is also serving up fresh scoops for patrons in downtown Kitchener.