Delicious Boba Milk at Bubble Lee

Bubble LeeLocation: 3621 Highway 7, Markham
Website: http://www.bubbleleecanada.com/

They serve brown sugar boba milk at Bubble Lee; like I mentioned in my review of Tiger Sugar, this stuff is basically bubble tea without the tea.  It’s delicious.

Bubble Lee

The secret are those delightfully chewy tapioca balls and the tasty brown-sugar-infused sauce that they serve them with.  I don’t even need the drink; just serve those things in a bowl with a spoon.  Serve them on top of ice cream (actually, that’s an amazing idea.  Restaurateurs: feel free to steal that).

Bubble Lee

I think I liked the version at Tiger Sugar a little bit better — they serve it with a “cream mousse” that makes it indulgently rich — but there’s absolutely nothing wrong with what they’re serving at Bubble Lee.   On the plus side, it’s not as heavy, so it feels more like a regular drink and less like something you have to take a nap to recover from.

Interesting Soft Serve at Milkcow Cafe

Milkcow CafeLocation: 2651 Yonge Street, Toronto
Websitehttps://milkcowcafe.ca/

Milkcow Cafe is a South Korean soft serve chain — a concept which, thanks to Kiss the Tiramisu, now fills me with horror.  I actually have a great deal of fondness for South Korea, but the ice cream at Kiss the Tiramisu was so profoundly awful that it made me lose a little bit of respect for the whole country.  Just the absolute worst.

Milkcow Cafe

Thankfully, Milkcow Cafe is quite good.  They have a variety of ice cream creations, all featuring a base of their “organic milk soft serve.”  I went with the Milky Cube, which is drizzled with honey and topped with a big chunk of honeycomb.

Milkcow Cafe

They’re not kidding around with the milk thing — the ice cream is really unique, with a subtle sweetness and a pronounced milky flavour.  It actually tastes like drinking a glass of milk, but in ice cream form.  There’s no vanilla flavouring to get in the way; just pure milky goodness.  It could have been creamier, and the texture was vaguely icy, but for the most part it was quite satisfying.

The honey had a nicely floral flavour and added a good punch of sweetness, but honestly, the ice cream itself was so interesting I would have been okay eating it on its own.