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Peek inside Soft Peaks, Vancouver's newest ice cream shop (PHOTOS)

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 13, 2015 3:52 pm

Brothers Dan and Ken Kim’s love of ice cream means Vancouver gets a new sweet spot. Soft Peaks will serve up creamy, all-natural soft serve made with organic milk.

The Kim brothers are making the big leap from the business sector to the food world with Soft Peaks. Their Gastown storefront, at 25 Alexander Street, is inside the historic B.C. Market Company building, and boasts design by MāK Interiors.

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Dan and Ken Kim prepare a cup of Soft Peaks soft serve with honeycomb (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Soft Peaks churns Avalon Organic milk with a touch of sweetness to get their all-natural creamy soft-serve that is lower in calories and fat than regular ice cream. Soft Peaks has a milk-forward flavour that is gently sweet; customers can use the toppings available to enhance the sweetness level to their own taste.

Options include beautiful golden honeycomb from the Okanagan, toasted coconut, Tim Tams, or a bright sour-sweet yuzu marmalade.

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Okanagan honeycomb (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

With plans to collaborate with local sweets-makers and bakeries to create exciting special toppings and treats–keep your eye out for organic local cotton candy, and other fun things on the menu.

Ken Kim says he perfected his recipe over several months, first in small at-home batches, then moving on to a modest-sized machine, before setting up shop with the soft serve equipment and making sure they got it absolutely right.

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Photo courtesy Soft Peaks

Unlike other soft serve that may be made mostly of powder base, water, and chemicals, Soft Peaks is using only all-natural ingredients for their soft serve. Paired with their toppings, and Vancouver has a cool new year-round treat.

Soft Peaks is planning have their soft opening on Friday, January 16, pending all the final go-aheads from the city, with a grand opening celebration to follow. Watch their on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for updates.

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Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

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Look for bottle top artwork inside Soft Peaks (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

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Inside Soft Peaks (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

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Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz

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Up on the second level, where customers can grab a seat and enjoy the big, bright space (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

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Outside Soft Peaks (Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz)

Featured image by Lindsay William-Ross/Vancity Buzz


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DH Vancouver Staff
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