Vashti Rose In-House Made Ice Cream - Vegan Options

We have been known to drive a long way (or transit is preferable) once in a while for vegan ice cream. Admittedly, vegan ice cream is not such a rarity as it used to be. We have had Haagen-Dazs dairy free ice cream as well as Plant Based Cherry Garcia from Ben & Jerry's. They tend to be expensive (no more than the dairy premium ice cream) but I, being a cheap guy, wait for them to go on sale for $4.99 for a 1/2 litre. Anyway, Ernest Ice Cream aside, there are not too many ice cream parlors which serve vegan ice cream. Vashti Rose is one of those rare places.

It is ever so slightly challenging to find Vashti Rose. Look for Pro Fit Boot Camp on St. Johns near Kyle Street. The owners of the boot camp just decided one day, to start making artisan ice cream and the only sign is in the window rather than on the building. We aren't sure if the ice cream was meant to be a reward for working out or a motivation to work out!
Two Scoops for $8 is reasonable in my mind, especially considering the quality of this stuff! This cone is one scoop of London Fog and Lavender and one scoop of Kalamansi and Ginger! My wife will tell you that I was embarrassing in my gushing praise and joy in eating this!
My wife chose one scoop of Cookies and Cream and one scoop of Strawberry and this too was delicious.  Often, plant-based ice cream starts with a coconut milk base which is great if you love coconut but VR builds these flavours on a base of cashew milk. The taste is a little more pure this way as the cashew milk makes itself noticed less than coconut.
Don't be put off if there seems to be a line outside VR. They deal with one party at a time inside. Of course, this was originally a pandemic measure but it serves to reduce door opening and closing and keeps things cooler inside while using less electricity. So we learned something! Very nice folks running the counter and lots of options make this a great choice for vegans and omnivores!
Food                             5 out of 5
Vegan Options             4 out of 5
Comfort                        4 out of 5
Service                         5 out of 5
Value                            5 out of 5

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