Canada’s Best Ice Cream: Cows Ice Cream

cows-ice-cream-logoCows Ice Cream is one of our favorite treats while visiting back home in Canada.  It’s said to be among the best ice cream in the world.  It is definitely among the best I’ve ever tasted! Readers Digest Magazine voted it the best ice cream in Canada!

The branding that Cows has established is rather bizarre.  They have taken a dairy cow and turned it into everything from a Star Wars character to a Justin Bieber impersonator.  It’s very interesting to walk around the souvenir shop and talk about all the cheeky things they’ve created with their brand.  We found it surprisingly entertaining. You can see it all on Cows Online Store.

Whenever we stop in for some ice cream on the Halifax water front, there is always a line up out the door and down the boardwalk beside the building.  The ice cream is more expensive than most, but that does not seem to stop people from enjoying it, it may even add to it’s popularity.  We took some pictures of the branded products, and the ice cream that keeps it all going.







YouTube becomes MooTube

YouTube becomes MooTube

MarioKart becomes MoorioKart

MarioKart becomes MoorioKart

Star Wars becomes Cow Wars: A long time ago in a pasture far, far away…

Star Wars becomes Cow Wars

Gift store where they sell all the moochandise (sorry, couldn’t resist).


Followup: COWS response to this post is profiled by Bryan on the Online Business section at COWS Ice Cream – A Social Media Case Study (3 Lessons Learned in a Twitter Conversation With COWS).

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  • Jay May 15, 2012, 3:20 am

    Reminds me of “The Big Moo”in Sylvan Lake, AB. Nothing like a giant, delicious ice cream cone after a day at the lake!

  • Lucie Piché-Cantin January 3, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Pinguino is good too! :-)

  • Jennifer December 6, 2011, 1:01 pm

    There’s a Cows in my hometown! Love it, best … ice … cream … ever! Thanks for the memories.

  • Lisa September 7, 2011, 7:49 pm

    Hi Guys, enjoyed the Cow’s Icecream report. Wish I had some right now. We were in Halifax today for Rick’s removal of wisdom teeth, ice cream would have been the ideal snack. :) Hope all is going well. Keep up the good work.

    • Dena Haines September 7, 2011, 10:05 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      Just get Rick some more of that ice cream cake we had at your place, yum!


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