It's no secret that UBC has been improving the food options on campus in recent years. One of the most anticipated openings this past summer was the new brick and mortar location for Rain or Shine Ice Cream. How wonderful to be able to relieve from the stresses of academic life with a tasty scoop of gourmet ice cream! On last week’s Vanfoodster Tasting Plates UBC tour, I had the pleasure of enjoying Rain or Shine Ice Cream on campus but from their food truck which caters for special events.
Disclosure: I attended the event as media. All food in this review was complimentary. Opinions are my own.
As part of Tasting Plates, Rain or Shine offered three flavour options: Chipotle (corn with berry compote and waffle pieces), Apricot Sour Ale with berry compote and waffle pieces, and Hibiscus Sorbet with berry compote (vegan option).
As much as I enjoy Rain or Shine Ice Cream normally, the Hibiscus Sorbet with berry compote didn't fit my tate. I liked the smooth texture of the sobert but it was just too sweet! And somehow the berry compote added a sour taste to the sorbet. It just wasn't jiving with me. I sampled my friend's Chipotle and it fared a lot better. Rich and creamy with some subtle sweet corn flavour and a hint of spiciness to it. Much better than the sorbet.
Judging from the lineups I saw, Rain or Shine Ice Cream is definitely a hit on campus. Their more sorbet with berry compote didn't appeal to me but fortunately there are many more delicious flavours to choose from. Rating: 3.5/5
Rain or Shine Ice Cream
Address: 6001 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC