Maitre Glacier Ice Cream Saint Sauveur

‘Maitre Glacier’ is another word for a great bloody ice-cream shop. Glacier means ice. I have learnt that from all the camping trips and road trips we go on and we need to buy ice from the service station, or the “Depaneur”. I will learn french fully at some point. In the meantime, I am learning some words gradually.

This shop is the shop that allows me to have fresh dark chocolate sorbet. I can’t believe I finally found a place that has it. What is even better, is it is located in one of my favourite towns at 18 Rue De La Gare, Saint Sauveur in Quebec, Canada. It is quite reasonable in price too. For $14.50 you can have a 1 litre tub. In Coogee, Sydney, I was paying around $18, and in Bondi, a little more.

I went with my wife and Mother in law Linda (Belle Mere) to have some ice-cream and this is what we found. Linda had the Caramel with coconut gelato in a cup and Veronique had the ice-cream twirl with dipped chocolate whilst I ordered the dark chocolate 1 litre tub of sorbet. Heaven in a tub.

I tried all of them. The sorbet as you now know, fantastic. The twirl ice-cream just didn’t compare to the shop in Mascouche. The Caramel and coconut gelato were also amazing. Sometimes when I have tried Caramel gelato in other places, it is so sweet, that it isn’t enjoyable. This was perfect and I will certainly try one next time. Mixed with the coconut is great too although I think next time, they will just eat the caramel only. It was really good.

The awesome part about this shop too is the outside seating area. In Canada, they have these wooden swinging chairs that you sit on with up to four persons and the seats can swing from side to side. I think they’re great. I have seen them everywhere but haven’t actually sat on them until now. I have seen them on sale at Canadian Tire (Similar to a Big W mixed with Kmart and a little Bunnings)

I took some photos of the shop with us.

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Cremerie et Cafe Mascouche Canada

Most that know me, know I love ice-cream. I am lactose intolerant so I had a few withdrawal periods when I first found out about how I was going to live life without ice-cream and more so without dairy (I used to love cheese). For years, I did without and then discovered dark chocolate sorbet which I love. I am yet to find a really great dark chocolate Sorbet here in Canada that is fresh.

However, the other day, I decided to challenge my stomach a little and try a full normal icecream twirl cone dipped in dark chocolate, like I used to have growing up from the “Mr Whippy’s” truck but without the bacteria. The shop is called ‘Cremerie et Cafe – Sainte Marie’. It’s at 2685 K Chemin de Sainte Marie in Mascouche. Number +1 450 474 7583. There is an ice-cream poster on the street front which is how I found the place to begin with.

Oh boy, I was in heaven for a moment and I think in the short time I have discovered this ice-cream shop, I have put on some excess sugar rolls. Yum, the dark chocolate topping is the perfect consistency and tastes great. The actual ice-cream itself is perfect. I have on occasion tried other ones, but they just don’t compare. I found them bland. This was delicious.

The lady that runs this little Cremerie (Ice creamery in english) is lovely but only speaks French so when I first got there, I had to go around behind the counter to show her what I wanted. I just love this type of interaction. Reminds me of the lady at the Sushi shop down the road. I find this part of Canada very intimate like that with the small town feel and you feel like you are part owner of the shop when you are in there. It’s nice.

To my surprise, the ice-cream didn’t affect my tummy as much as other dairy products have so it was bare able and to be honest, worth the cramps you can get afterwards because it tastes so bloody great.

I took some photos of the shop for you and the ice-cream itself and what I love the most, when I walk into the shop, I nod to the lady and she just knows instantly what I want. I put my hand out with French coins and she takes out what I owe and presto. Everyone is happy.

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