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Six Toronto chefs got to design the ice cream bowl of their dreams. Here’s how they turned out

By Rebecca Fleming| Photography by Stefania Yarhi

A handful of Toronto chefs have teamed up with Häagen-Dazs to make one-off ice cream creations—and they’re taking them on the road. From now until the end of August, the company’s ice cream mobile will be rolling through the city, popping up in parking lots and at events, to hawk frozen fare. Here’s a look at what the chefs came up with.

Cory Vitiello

Chocolate peanut butter ice cream topped with house-made toasted marshmallow meringue, fried cornbread, sour cherries and roasted peanut sauce. $8.
Chocolate peanut butter ice cream topped with house-made toasted marshmallow meringue, fried cornbread, sour cherries and roasted peanut sauce. $8. Photo by Julian Peter

 

Pineapple-coconut ice cream topped with a Thai basil crumble, drizzled with chili caramel and sprinkled with puffed coconut tapioca. $8.
Pineapple-coconut ice cream topped with a Thai basil crumble, drizzled with chili caramel and sprinkled with puffed coconut tapioca. $8. Photo by Julian Peter

   

Craig Harding

Two scoops of strawberry ice cream topped with fresh strawberries, balsamic glaze, cracked black pepper, basil and meringue sheets. $8.
Two scoops of strawberry ice cream topped with fresh strawberries, balsamic glaze, cracked black pepper, basil and meringue sheets. $8.

 

Caramel Cone Explosion ice cream with hand-crafted waffle cone crumbs, candied bacon and sugar-dusted rosemary. $8.
Caramel Cone Explosion ice cream with hand-crafted waffle cone crumbs, candied bacon and sugar-dusted rosemary. $8.

   

Devin Connell

Cookie Dough Dynamo ice cream dusted with cookie powder and topped with marshmallow fluff, black salt and cocoa nibs. $8.
Cookie Dough Dynamo ice cream dusted with cookie powder and topped with marshmallow fluff, black salt and cocoa nibs. $8.

 

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Caramel Cone Explosion ice cream dressed with house-made butter tart sauce, salted chips and crushed corn nuts. $8.
Caramel Cone Explosion ice cream dressed with house-made butter tart sauce, salted chips and crushed corn nuts. $8.

   

Nick Liu

Pineapple-coconut ice cream topped with coconut-lime caramel, chili meringue, black lime powder and fresh kaffir lime leaves. $8.
Pineapple-coconut ice cream topped with coconut-lime caramel, chili meringue, black lime powder and fresh kaffir lime leaves. $8.

 

Strawberry ice cream topped with a White Rabbit candy glaze, chocolate polvoron, cocoa rice noodles and mint sugar. $8.
Strawberry ice cream topped with a White Rabbit candy glaze, chocolate polvoron, cocoa rice noodles and mint sugar. $8.

   

Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah Bell

Customers can pair their choice of cookie with one of two ice cream options. This one's made with oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and Cookie Dough Dynamo ice cream. $7.
Customers can pair their choice of cookie with one of two ice cream options. This one’s made with oatmeal cookies and Cookie Dough Dynamo ice cream. $7.

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