What a pleasure it was to visit Sweet Olenka’s again with my friends for some ice cream and dessert after an amazing dinner at The County General (just 6 minutes away from Sweet Olenka’s) on 1056 Queen Sweet West. The first time I stepped inside this ice cream parlour (one of four locations in the Greater Toronto Area) was after I had dinner with my friends at Dandylion. During that visit, I was too full that I just merely observed and didn’t get any sweet treat to enjoy.
However, knowing that this popular ice cream shop was in the area, I told my friends about it and we agreed to try it out.
We got here around 9 p.m. on a Saturday night and the place was packed! Such a difference to the first visit I came here. On the first visit, we were the only ones in the store. On this visit, there was a line-up that wound up from the cashier to the door! Wow! I didn’t know that Sweet Olenka’s this was popular since I saw it with my own eyes.
Sweet Olenka’s serves their very own in-house made ice cream, available in gluten-free and vegan, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, cakes, truffles, chocolates, “cakesters”, and more desserts and sweets. It’s a great place for all the sweet tooth and dessert lovers.
I ended up choosing the Green Tea Ice Cream Bar that had a dark chocolate shell. It looked mighty nice and the rest of the ice cream bars looked cute too (like the “Nutella Kitty” one). Their ice cream sandwiches also looked delicious but I didn’t have room for two desserts! Also, I don’t think their desserts are incredibly cheap ($5 for a small-ish ice cream bar), so it wasn’t something I wanted to splurge on.
I liked the Green Tea Ice Cream Bar but I don’t think it was anything to write home about. There was a green tea flavour in the ice cream but not strong enough for my taste. The chocolate shell was crispy and the size was just enough for me.
I tried Marvin’s matcha blueberry ice cream and Ai’s raspberry crumble and found the flavours definitely unique, especially since they were non-dairy. It definitely lacked the creaminess of a usual ice cream made with dairy.
If I were to return again, I’d love to try the ice cream sandwiches next time!