Alright guys, it's almost time. The first day of spring is almost here, so that means summer is just around the corner. While it may not feel like it, and there are days when you just want to flee the country to somewhere hot, warmer days are coming, I promise. And with warmer days comes sandals, sunshine, and obviously, ice cream. 

It's very looked down upon when you get ice cream in the winter. You're already complaining about the cold, why make it worse? So your version of ice cream is a pint of Ben & Jerry's when you're feeling sad. Well, that time is almost up and going to get ice cream doesn't seem so silly. And I have the perfect spot for you to get ice cream at. Trust me, it's delicious. 

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The Beachconers is an adorable microcreamery, aka made from scratch, ice cream shop here in Ottawa. Located in Britannia, this hidden gem is to die for. Not only is it attached to an adorable coffee shop called Britannia Coffeehouse, but it's less than a 10 minute walk from one of Ottawa's best beaches, Britannia Beach. 

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The Beachconers doesn't have any fancy cones, toppings, or crazy names for their ice cream, they just call it like it is: unique. Their ice cream is unlike anything you've ever tried in the best way possible. Here are just a few of the flavours that they make from scratch:

  • Lucky Charms 
  • Nanaimo Bar
  • Nutella Cheesecake
  • Star Anise Jam
  • Cold Brew Coffee
  • Candy Aisle
  • Cantaloupe Mint Sorbet
  • Root Beer

And those are just a few of the flavours they've had over the past few years. While some of their flavours change every once and a while, they keep the most popular ones around. And yes, if you're a picky eater, you can still get 'normal' flavours such a rich chocolate, vavavanilla bean, and strawberry but you would not regret branching out and getting one of their unique flavours. 

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The Beachconers is located at 273 Britannia Rd and they're only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. If you're craving homemade and delicious ice cream, this is your go-to. For more information on flavours, hours, and location, visit their Facebook page here

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