Three Great Ice Cream Parlours in Montreal

2. Kulfi, Ripples

Richard Bernett of Ripples offers kulfi, an adaptation of an Indian treat with almonds, pistachios and cashews. PETER MCCABE / URBAN EXPRESSIONS

Why it’s great: Immediately recognizable to many as an adaptation of the traditional Indian dessert, the sweet iced cream in this cone is dotted generously with pistachios, cashews, almonds and hazelnuts, and seasoned with crushed cardamom. Since opening in 1984, owner Richard Bernett has never shied away from developing flavours that arouse his customers’ curiosity and sense of adventure: “My flavours are inspired by new taste sensations as I try foods from different countries.”


How much: A small cone ($3.35) will satisfy. Flavours containing gourmet ingredients carry a 30-cent premium.

Where to get it: 3880 St-Laurent Blvd.

Ripples Home-made Ice Cream, 3880 St-Laurent Blvd. PETER MCCABE / URBAN EXPRESSIONS