iHalo Krunch at Vaughan Mills

iHalo Krunch ice cream at Vaughan Mills

iHalo Krunch located at 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr in Vaughan

February 17, 2020:  This was the last time we set foot inside of a shopping mall before the lockdown hit.  And remember that summer a year or two ago when it was all about the ice cream from iHalo Krunch?  I gave up on attempting to line up for it that summer at their flagship Queen Street store but finally had a taste of this popular ice cream at their Vaughan outpost at the Vaughan Mills shopping mall (1 Bass Pro Mills Drive).

The appeal of the ice cream from iHalo Krunch was their black-coloured activated charcoal ice cream and ube ice cream on black ice cream cones that looked so stunning on Instagram feeds.  Activated charcoal is definitely a unique ice cream flavour that most people have never tried before as well.  I recall how people said there was a marshmallow stuck in the base of the cone too.

What’s “activated charcoal”, you ask?  They answer it on their website:

Activated charcoal (also known as activated carbon), is a natural substance known for its detox properties – derived from coconut husk (shell).  We source our ingredients from a Canadian health food supplier.  Activated charcoal is a form of carbon processed to have small, low-volume pores that increase the surface area for adsorption or chemical reactions.  When ingested, activated charcoal binds to toxins which helps to rid the body of unwanted substances.

iHalo Krunch Vaughan menu and prices


We chanced upon the iHalo Krunch kiosk after lunch while strolling inside of the busy shopping mall.  There was a small line-up to order their ice cream, but we were at the front of the line only within a couple of minutes’ wait.

We ordered two cones.  Both of them were the signature Ube Nut flavour, which was ube (sweet purple yam) ice cream twisted with Black on Black (subtle coconut mixed with activated charcoal ice cream).  There were eight different combinations of ice cream flavours and each one was a flat price.  A cone was $6.50 while a cup was $6.

Ube Nut ice cream

Ube Nut. $6.50
-ube twisted with Black on Black (subtle coconut mixed with activated charcoal ice cream)

The visual aesthetics of the ice cream cone was indeed stunning with the pretty purple and charcoal black of the ice cream on the rich black cone.  The ice cream twist was perfectly executed and looked so pretty.  It did melt quickly though, so my photoshoot had to be quick.

The ice cream itself was smooth and tasted like vanilla with a bit of ube flavour.  The cone was all right too, but I was disappointed when I got to the end that there wasn’t a marshmallow in the base of the cone as I anticipated.  They probably changed things up and didn’t offer a marshmallow anymore.

Ube Nut ice cream

It looks different from every angle

It was nice to finally try this ice cream trend three years after it debuted!

iHalo Krunch Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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4 Responses to iHalo Krunch at Vaughan Mills

  1. gchan7127 says:

    OMG. Karen, I had this and I had diarrhea 3x lol… I think it’s because I’m lactose intolerant. LOL I am able to eat some ice cream, but this one was really bad.. hahaha.

    • stenoodie says:

      Grace, you should be more conscious about what you eat especially when you know you are lactose intolerant.. lol *face palm* Buy lactase pills and have them ready in your purse/bag so that you can still enjoy dairy treats.

      I still remember how you missed out on the group pic during the bridal shower because you were in the washroom after eating the cake….. lol.

      Here you go: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/lactaid-regular-strength-tablets/6000188696471 😛

      • gchan7127 says:

        LOL! Thanks, Karen!!! I have never taken any lactase pills before.

        I only have 2 more blog posts to read and I will be all caught up! I will catch up tomorrow 🙂

      • stenoodie says:

        Lactase pills are what you have been missing then to enjoy dairy treats! They’re just over-the-counter and at places like Walmart or Shoppers Drug Mart.

        Haha, good job, Grace! 😉 Thanks for reading all my blog posts! I have read your recent one already. 🙂

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