Annex 74: Ripples | Mr. Lew's Great Burger Search

3880 Saint-Laurent
Montreal, Quebec

Metro:  Sherbrooke, Saint-Laurent
Bus:  STM 29, 55, 144

Visit:  June 27, 2012

I like screaming and I’m sure you like to scream too.  But the thing that I know everyone loves is ice cream.  Just like screaming can come at any moment, so does ice cream.  Much like my impromptu visit to Prato, there was nothing going to stop us from crossing the street to a Montreal Main-stay, Ripples.

For over 20 years, this quite small location has been giving the Main a run for its money when it comes to this tasty treat.  When you think of notable ice cream names in Montreal, Ripples seems to pop up on those lists.  As a matter of fact, days after our visit to the shop, Ripples was features once again in the Montreal Gazette.

Ripples isn’t a big place.  You walk in and you can easily tell that there is only one thing in mind and that’s ice cream.  Even though it was raining that day, you could easily spot people who just came from buying ice cream.  So, with the compact space that is this scoop shop, you best be sure that you choose quickly if there is a line behind you.  Luckily, when we entered the shop, lines weren’t much of an issue.

The amount of flavours to choose from is on par with just about any big-time ice cream name in this city.  What sets it apart is the variety you can get, especially when there were flavours I never heard of before.  So, you can go from your classic chocolate and strawberries, to exotic contender like chai tea and halavah.  For those of you who like chocolate like I do, I did notice something called Chocolate 6x.  Outside of the ice cream range are sorbets and frozen yogurt.

Chocolate Ice Cream

For my small bowl of ice cream, I chose the simple, yet classic chocolate flavour.  In a change from my normal wordiness, I’m going to let the picture speak for itself, as it was as good as it looks.

On our way to the parked car, I happened to have notice this on Napolean, the Ripples car.

Final Verdict

In a section of the Main that is loaded with so many huge names in restaurants, you have the ideal place to come to top things off.  It might not be the fanciest of ice cream places, but it just hits the spot.  How can you go wrong with homemade ice cream?

Ripples on Urbanspoon


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