Soft Peaks is a newly opened ice cream parlour in Gastown which offers premium soft serve ice cream, made with organic milk – a first of its kind in Vancouver.
Located at the historic BC Market Company building at 25 Alexander Street, Soft Peaks is a 1,000 square foot, two-level space with a clean, rustic modern aesthetic, designed by Vancouver-based Mak Interiors. White subway tiles are balanced with natural woods and polished concrete, and a wall installation of vintage milk caps adds a sense of history.
Most of us have a childhood fascination for ice cream. However, brothers Dan and Ken Kim have taken this passion for ice cream to the next level, and both boldly left their careers in the business world to follow their dream of opening Soft Peaks. A childhood of worldly culinary experiences and extensive travel made the pair foodies from a young age. Their venture began with years of dreaming, planning, and the determined pursuit of the perfect recipe.
Soft Peaks ice cream is made from scratch every day using fresh Avalon Organic milk. It’s lightly sweetened, then churned to a rich soft serve consistency. With a base of milk, the fat content of their ice cream is less than 6%, as opposed to more typically cream-heavy recipes that average 15%. The result is an all-natural dessert that’s at once thick, creamy, and refreshing.
A unique array of premium toppings have been crafted into menu items, like yuzu marmalade, organic maple syrup with Himalayan pink salt, or a piece of fresh Fraser Valley honeycomb. Prices range from $4.00-$6.75 depending on size and topping.
Soft Peaks is open Wednesday-Sunday weekly from 12:00pm-9:00pm. For more information, visit: softpeaks.ca.