Elliott’s Ice Cream Shop in Sault Ste. Marie
Elliott’s Ice Cream & Creperie is one of the happiest places in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Owners Jamie and Tina Elliott wanted to “create a place for people to gather, spend time with their families and friends, put down their cell phones and enjoy a delicious ice cream treat.” The couple saw a void on Queen Street, as there were no other places to enjoy a cone and were ready to fill that void with Elliott’s Ice Cream and now, Creperie. By the reception they have received from their customers, everyone agrees!
What is so special about Elliott’s? All of their ice cream is house-made fresh, in small batches! That’s right, their recipes start with high-quality cream from Northern Ontario dairy producers. Their products include hard and soft ice cream, sorbet and even gluten and dairy-free options are available.
They use locally grown fruit when it’s available, including strawberries and wild blueberries. As well as St. Joseph Island maple syrup and honey from Pearce Farm in Sault Ste. Marie. “It is our mission to continue sourcing our ingredients from local producers for as much as we can, we’re always open to more,” said Tina.
The menu at Elliott’s is extensive. Not only do they offer their signature dipped and rolled cones, but they also sell specialty cones, cookie dough cones, waffle tacos, ice cream sandwiches flavoured soft serve, edible cookie dough, as well as custom ice cream cakes in a wide variety of yummy flavours. Their most popular cone? Strawberry shortcake. Other flavours like; St. Joe’s Island Maple Walnut, Chocolate Velvet Crunch, Blueberry Cheese Cake, Butterscotch Pecan Maple, Cotton Huggie Bear, Cookie Monster and so much more. If you’re looking for “regular” flavours, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate are available too.
I asked Jamie and Tina what they had planned for the immediate future. They were enthusiastic to announce that, “we will have a custom-made ice cream cart available to rent for special occasions where it will be fully stocked with our in-house made ice cream along with custom flavours served by our staff. Customers can choose any flavours they want for the ice cream cart for their event, like weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions, or any event at all where people will enjoy a special ice cream treat!”
Further future plans include offering frozen yogurt and gelato at the shop. “Those products are coming soon,” said Jamie. One of the newest items on the menu is freshly made crepes with tasty fillings made with fresh veggies, meats and cheeses.
The location of Elliott’s Ice Cream & Creperie is perfect for downtown shoppers, tourists and anyone heading downtown for events. It already has become a go-to destination for many Sault residents. With a view of the river, right across the street from Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site and not far from the Sault Museum and Canadian Bushplane HeritageMuseum, along with lots of interesting shops in the area, make it an ideal stop for customers of all ages. City Meat Market is just one door down and since Jamie and Tina are son-in-law and daughter of the Brunis, the shop has become a family affair. The shop employs ten people, mostly students and what a great summer job they have!
It was a great pleasure meeting and talking with both Jamie and Tina while experiencing their passion and enthusiasm for their business. They have successfully created a very happy place in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. After all, who wouldn’t be happy with an ice cream treat in their hand and enjoying it with your family or friends?
Elliott’s Ice Cream & Creperie
810 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie
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