Maple Leaf Dairy Bar (MLDB) really can only be described as the gem of Jackson’s Point. When it comes to MLDB, they seem to have one colour scheme: PINK – the more of it, the better. The electrifying pink façade is unavoidable, causing so many to pull over, whether they planned to visit this original ice cream store or not. Original? Well Maple Leaf Dairy Bar has been lighting up Lake Drive of Jackson’s Point since 1965 and shows no signs of slowing.
It is everything you expect from heaven, and probably more. With 36 decadent choices to argue with yourself over, a second or third scoop is as necessary your morning coffee is. From Grape to Banana and Tiger to Pralines & Cream this place has every flavour you can dream of while you’re sitting and melting in your backyard. Now, with this many flavours to choose from, you may be wondering how on earth you are supposed to make up your mind on your order before summer is over. Well, don’t be stressed because they offer a flavour wheel, equipped and ready to randomly select your order to save everyone involved some time.
Oh, and you think it stops there? No, no, no, no. What are you having your triple scoop in? A cone? A fittingly pink cup? Are you putting it in specially made vanilla or chocolate waffle cone? If none of these options fit your fancy, you can always place your ice cream on top of the homemade butter tarts on site. Yes. You read correctly. Homemade. Butter tarts. And seeing as MLDB has a trend of giving you more options to choose from then ever needed, it is only fitting that they sell a multitude of types of butter tarts that leaves nothing to the imagination.
If you’re reading this far and are one of those dreaded “I’m on a diet in the middle of summer because a summer bod is more important than happiness” people, then Maple Leaf Dairy may even have a tempting offer for you. Made to order frozen yogurt. Your choice of any combination of 2 fruits they offer blended together with a yogurt bar to result in a healthy alternative that is even worth someone who isn’t compromising their summer palette trying.
All in all, if none of the other delectable reasons bring you to Maple Leaf Dairy Bar, look at it this way.. it’s a great photo op, so you may as well just do it for the Insta.