You scream, we scream, we all scream for ice cream
Two Kings County locations make the cut of online survey of Nova Scotia’s top ice cream spots
Two Kings County businesses recently made the cut for an online article listing eight ice cream destinations that are worth the drive in Nova Scotia.
Narcity’s list, entitled “8 Nova Scotian Ice Cream Shops That Are Worth The Drive,” encourages readers to check out the Sea Cones Ice Cream Boat in Halls Harbour and the Fox Hill Cheese House in Port Williams.
Fox Hill’s strawberry gelato – a tasty treat containing seven per cent homemade milk fat – was singled out as the dish that’s worth a trip to the market nestled in a rural farming community lining Church Street.
“All of our gelatos are made with unique and secret recipes that have been developed along the years in our search to improve the quality of our products,” said Fox Hill Cheese House owner Ivonne Rand.
The milk in the gelatos, developed in 2011, comes directly from the sixth-generation Fox Hill Farm.
“Our own cows… are milked everyday,” said Rand, noting that they produce the feed for their cows and process the milk in order to offer quality products.
Rand said Fox Hill places an emphasis on offering unique products in order to cater to the tastes of loyal customers. She listed the gelatos, tomato and basil Gouda, Fenugreek Havarti and vanilla yogurt as a few examples of Fox Hill’s most popular products.
“We started operations in 2003 making only a small variety of cheeses, (and) now we are processing milk, chocolate milk, gelato, yogurt and almost 20 different kinds of cheeses,” said Rand, reflecting on the growth the company has noted since the store in Port Williams opened.
The company branched into the Halifax market in 2004 in an effort to reach more customers.
“In 2010, we moved to the Seaport Market with a front store opening seven days a week with the opportunity to expose our products not only to more locals, but to national and internationally tourists,” said Rand, who added that the Halifax storefront is now located at 2760 Robie Street.
Fox Hill’s businesses employ 20 to 25 people depending on the season, and Rand said the most rewarding aspect of being is business continues to be customer satisfaction.
“We put our heart into what we do to have loyal and happy customers.” To read Narcity’s full list of “8 Nova Scotian Ice Cream Shops That Are Worth The Drive,” visit: https://www.narcity.com/ca/ns/ halifax/lifestyle/8-nova-scotianice-cream-shops-that-are-worththe-drive
Fox Hill Cheese House employee Alyssa Macdonald gets ready to enjoy a cone of the Port Williams-based store’s popular gelato.