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Today it’s peaches, Wednesday it’s …..

Do I dare eat a peach? It’s the dare of a season. And is there anything as sweet and worth waiting for as an Ontario peach? Poet Li-Young Lee‘s ode to roadside peaches speaks to the reaches we’ll go for peaches. And now that they’re in season, we have the reason to put the squeeze in for some all-natural, store-made peach ice cream. Available beginning this afternoon, Sunday, August… Read more »

Some of our all-star reviews …

… don’t appear on Google, Yelp, Facebook, Instagram, or reviews on our local media such as the Kitchissippi Times or Ottawa Citizen – they’re dropped off in the form of letters or drawings by kids.     One of those letters was from Max – who wrote us to suggest a new sundae, called the ChocoMAX, (which is available all summer at the special price… Read more »

Canada Day at The Merry Dairy (great for kids, pets and hoomans of all kinds …)

To roam, or not to roam: that is the Ottawa question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to remain at home and suffer the slings and arrows of Parliament Hill FOMO, Or to lock arms toward a sea of humanity, And by venturing forth, join them?   No matter how this question is answered for those in the city on Canada Day, for the roaming or the home-ing, it’s Canada Day at The Merry… Read more »

Dad? Pops?

On Father’s Day, let’s celebrate the dads and fathers and pops of all kinds with a free mini Merry Pop for dads.  Let’s also celebrate all those people who were like a dad, or reminded us of our dad. Choose from strawberry sunrise, mango lime & chocolate! So, if you’re a Pop or Pop-like, come on in on Sunday, June 17 and enjoy a mini Merry… Read more »

The Best Monday …

Not a Bangles Manic Monday* … but a glorious, sunny, 18 degree Monday so that we can finally, hopefully, say goodbye to our long 100 days of January …   And a glorious Monday also marks the start of Monday openings for The Merry Dairy and, looking at the forecast, open on Tuesday, April 24th to boot. By June, we’ll be open… Read more »

Training Day

No, not the movie starring Denzel Washington, but the time of year when our new summer hires learn all about the frozen custard and ice cream business! Coming to our first full year of operation at 102 Fairmont Avenue, this new group of university and high school students gather for two Saturday mornings to meet each other and get to know the… Read more »

Easter Hours and a chance to win ….

… one of two Stubbe dark or milk chocolate eggs, filled with scoops of each Merry Dairy flavour or a pint of your choice. How to win? Be subscribed to the Merry Dairy newsletter blog “The Scoop” either online or at the store by 3pm on Saturday, March 31. Draw will be at 3:30. All current and new subscribers eligible.  … Read more »

Sunshine (and sunsets) on my shoulders ….

John Denver seems to have it about right about sunshine and happiness. And whether we love or loathe daylight savings time, it brings us closer to long, breezy summer nights.   Before we get there, St. Paddy’s day shows the way to spring … and to celebrate that day in its own special way, the cast and crew of The Merry Dairy are pleased… Read more »

Breakfast at The Merry Dairy Saturday February 3 @ 8am

Started by a mom in Rochester, NY at the mid-point of winter, National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is, according to Wikipedia now celebrated in countries all over the world including Canada, Nepal, Namibia, Germany, New Zealand, Honduras, China and Israel.   Whether it’s six more weeks of winter or not, The Merry Dairy reopens on February 3! Come on down between 8 and 2pm for a… Read more »

Fahoo fores ♫ dahoo dores ♬ Welcome Christmas bring your cheer ♪

It’s a special time of year for a special type of cheer …   The Merry Dairy is decked out for the holidays. On Sunday, December 10th from noon-4pm please join us for some holiday cheer with our special friends from Top Shelf Preserves, makers of handmade preserves – the perfect stocking stuffer!   Enjoy a glass of homemade… Read more »