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A building’s history: hidden in the layers

The journey continues for The Merry Dairy. The truck that began its journey in Pennsylvania now has its home in Ottawa. And now the building at the corner of Fairmont and Gladstone, that has had its home in Ottawa for the past 90+ years, begins its new journey as home base for The Merry Dairy. It’s a journey that began in earnest over the past month – one that has uncovered history in layers…. Read more »

Setting up shop in Hintonburg

Just over five years ago, my family and I trundled down to southern Pennsylvania to check out a Grumman Stepvan with the intention of bringing frozen custard to Ottawa. This was after a decade of living and working in the US, and sampling frozen custard as we travelled the country. In those five years, that truck has become The Merry Dairy. I have… Read more »

Driving slowly for the rush …

The Rush … When it’s all about the joy I often get asked about the cover shot on The Merry Dairy’s Facebook page and every time I do, it reminds me of one of the parts of The Merry Dairy I love the most – that instant when a group of kids rush out to the truck! It’s an exercise… Read more »

Soooo…. what’s YOUR overrun? Or, is there too much air in here??

Overrun … it’s not when you jog past your limits …. It’s an ice cream industry term https://www.levitradosageus24.com/levitra-birth-control/ for the amount of air that’s put into the ice cream base as it’s being turned into ice cream. The higher the overrun, the more air that’s in your ice cream. Ever had ice cream that tastes a little bland? Especially the… Read more »

Ever Been to The Parkdale Food Centre?

Maybe you haven’t. And maybe you’ll never have to. But for a lot of people in the Hintonburg, Mechanicsville and Parkdale neighbourhoods, a food bank is a http://www.viagragenericoes24.com/ fact of life. The Merry Dairy has been friends with the folks at the Parkdale Food Bank for a few years now and we are honoured to be counted among those who help in our own… Read more »

Frozen Custard? What’s dat?

A long time ago, in an ice cream stand far, far way – Coney Island in 1919 to be exact, frozen custard came to be … when ice cream vendors Archie and Elton Kohr found that adding egg yolks to ice cream created a smoother texture and helped the ice cream stay cold longer. In their first weekend on the boardwalk, they sold… Read more »