ihalo Krunch recently opened on Queen Street W (just east of Strachan Avenue and across from Trinity Bellwoods Park). I've walked passed it often and there's always a big line-up. I was out walking this afternoon and passed by ... no line-up! So I had to stop in!
You can get regular scoop ice cream, which looked delicious. Or you can get what all the kool kids are getting ... a house cone. I got an Ube Nut, which was described to me as sweet potato/coconut. Huh?! I'm not a fan of sweet potatoes but one of the servers convinced me to try a sample. I did ... and I liked it. It tasted like vanilla ice cream.
It was a fun ice cream and I'm glad I finally got to be one of the kool kids. I took it across the street and ate it on a bench at the park. You have to eat it right away because it melts really really quickly. Make sure you have lots of napkins. I didn't find the ice cream overly sweet. The cones, which they make onsite, are black and are infused with activated charcoal. The cone was thin and not overly crunchy. There was a hole in the bottom of the cone, with a bit of Fluff, but the ice cream dripped through. Afterwards my teeth, lips and tongue were black.