At the young age of 23, Richard Bernett began experimenting with ice cream, a year later he opened Ripples.
With no prior ice cream experience, and but a degree in refrigeration mechanics, Richard Bernett threw himself in to the ice cream world. His first year opening Ripples was not an easy one, with obstacles and curveballs around every corner.
It didn't stop him, because Richard had a goal.
...which was to be Montreal's ice cream hotspot serving up the most unique flavours in the city including Kufli, Green Tea, and many more.
The First Venture
Richard's first batch of ice cream was created in an old wooden ice cream churn that he laboured over while watching television. Since sampling that first spoonful, Richard has expanded his ice cream collection to over 30 mouth-watering flavours of ice cream, sorbets, and frozen yogourts, including a French Vanilla ice cream that won the Montreal Gazette's Quest for the Best contest.
After 35 years, Richard opens his second location.
After 35 years and the same question being asked over a million times “when is the second ripples coming?”, Richard finally gave in. Ripples’s second location opened in May 2019 on the corner of St Viateur & Jeanne-Mance. Given the location is slightly more spacious than the original, Richard will be baking up all kinds of funky desserts.