New dessert parlour coats ice cream in 24 different flavours of chocolate
Another day, another dairy-dessert trend: La Diperie, the Quebec-based ice cream chain that’s descended on the Danforth, is putting a twist on the classic dipped cone by offering 24 flavours of chocolate coating. Right now, the favourites are honey-lavender and black liquorice, but there’s also matcha, banana, peppermint, piña colada and white chocolate maple fudge. The dipped vanilla soft-serve—in a regular cone or a doughnut-like pastry one—is then rolled through one of the 15-plus toppings; some of them sweet (Oreo, coconut) and others, savoury (green peas, crushed tortilla chips). “When grandfathers order, they tend to whisper, ‘sprinkles,’ like they’re too old for them,” says co-owner Francisco Landaeta.
372 Danforth Ave., 1-877-599-4438, facebook.com/ladiperie.