A most beautiful birthday card by Aya Jinha. Thank you so much!

... free rainbow sprinkles all week long, National Root Beer Float Day and National Frozen Custard Day!

And like any three-year-old, we want everyone to be there! And like so many birthday parties this year, it's a distanced affair. But what is not distanced is memories, and we still remember that magical day three years ago when The Merry Dairy opened its doors at 102 Fairmont, marking a new chapter in The Merry Dairy's journey that begun eight years ago with a Grumman Stepvan and the frozen custard machine as so beautifully displayed by Aya!

Starting Tuesday, August 4th, (we are closed today for civic reasons), until Sunday, it's free rainbow sprinkles all week long at the takeaway window and at the truck! Order a cone, or a cup and make small celebration with complimentary rainbow sprinkles!

Also, starting Tuesday, and appearing for this week only, it's dutch chocolate sprinkles available as a topping. What are dutch chocolate sprinkles? In our humble opinion they are the ambrosia of the sprinkle family. More info from these folks :)

Also, also, starting Tuesday, our frozen custard flavour of the week is Birthday Cake! Yes! Imagine that day way back when you looked at that small number of candles on your cake, blew them out, and then shared that cake with your friends and family. That is this week's flavour. Order it in a cone, in a pint, or as an ice cream cake!

And then on Thursday, August 6th, it's National Root Beer Float Day.  Place any online order for anything, ffor pickup or delivery between now and 10am Thursday, August 6th, and be automatically entered to win one of five free root beer float kits! Or come to the takeaway window that day, and order a root beer float, and your float just might be free!

And on Saturday, April 8, it's National Frozen Custard day - the treat that started it all for The Merry Dairy (we refer you back to Aya's awesome birthday card). All-day long on Saturday, buy a scooped frozen custard cone at the takeaway window or a soft-serve frozen custard at the truck, and $1 will be donated to Salus Ottawa. Learn more about how Salus supports people in our community and how to help support Salus in their work.

And as announced last week - scoops are back at a distance! With cars off the lot, and no entry in the shop, follow the blue tape for the line to the takeaway window, get your order from the front door, and feel free to enjoy your cone on the lot at a distance. So check out to see what the 12 other flavours will be scooped that day!

Made one year ago for our second birthday :)  Thank you to all for your patience over the past months as we adjusted to a new way of keeping our distance. While the scoop shop is still closed, thank you too to all who have ordered for delivery, pickup and who come to the takeaway window!

Here are all the "while supplies last" flavours and products available beginning August 4th at The *New & Distanced* Merry Dairy!

100% pickup and delivery
the flavours, the fun, all nut, peanut & sesame free!

While online supplies last! Plus special lucky prize winners - check your order bag just in case!
Congratulations to this week's winner Dara with Order #130129 winner of two ice cream sandwiches!!

Order online, then choose your pickup or delivery date! Pickups now available on Sundays! Deliveries made between 3-7pm Tuesday to Saturday! 
Take-out window open 2-9pm Tuesday to Sunday

Trash Panda

Behold our furry friends. The raccoon roams the 'hoods and appreciates the smorgasbord available to it. The Merry Dairy offers all critters an all-you-can-scoop nut-free feast of chocolate-covered pretzels, Oreo cookies, raspberry, and malted fudge swirls! Mark your calendars, Trash Panda is making a return Thursday, August 6!

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♪♪ Honey honey, how you thrill me, a-ha, honey honey
.. ♪♪ - ABBA

Honey - so complex and yet so universal. Did the bees mean it to be this way? Honey.honey, a-ha, honey honey indeed. This simply complex flavour is made from local Crerar's honey, and then buzzed into a premium ice cream flavour. Available Wednesday, August 5! (GF, SF)

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Order by 12pm for same-day pickup or next-day delivery! Deliveries made between 3-7pm Tuesday to Saturday!
All newsletter orders automatically entered in the daily draw for a mystery Merry Dairy prize!

Toasted Coconut🥥

This coconut ice cream is super creamy, made with a rich coconut base and lots of toasted coconut flakes mixed throughout! Pretend your on a tropical getaway with this pint🌴 (V, SF, GF)

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♪♪ Raaa-sp-berry Sorbet ..!

... the kind you find The Merry Dairy store! ♪♪ Ok .. sorry about that ... but this plant-based 100% raspberry sorbet is perfect as a stand-alone sweet treat, or to pair with any kind of pi ... (really, again with the songs, ed.?) (V, GF, SF)

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Yes! You can combine orders made on different days for pickup or deliveries by calling the shop!

Just like it is in your favourite diner... but vegan

Fresh limes meet premium vegan ice cream, and add in pieces of gluten-free vegan shortbread. That's a lot of good ol' fashioned vegan. It's like a date at a diner with your sweeheart. Take a pint of Key Lime Pie and dine in. ... :) Available Wed. (V, GF, SF)

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What if it all grew on trees?

Behold the chocolate river and the salted toffee forest, plants as far as the eye can see. But wait, there's bees too, as this flavour contains honey. So get in touch with your inner Augustus Gloop and dive on in ... Available Wed. (V, GF, SF)

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Same-day pickup at the 102 Fairmont take out window!

Are you mint for this?

Mint ... as it was "mint" to be. Premium ice cream, all-natural amazing mint flavour, and premium chocolate chips. No green here either, just pure mint flavour, and let the chips fall where they may. (GF)

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Salted Caramel!

Original-recipe in-house salted caramel that joins a premium ice cream base for a flavour that stands on its own, or hangs out with a piece of pie, piece of cake, or with a big spoon and Netflix on a Saturday night.  (GF, SF)
Pick your pint! »

Free next-day delivery on orders with a minimum $35 purchase anywhere in the great city of Ottawa!

When what you want is what you want ..🍫

Sometimes after a complex day, it's the simple things that count. And chocolate ice cream, created in-house with a rich cocoa, hits the spot when you're on the spot ... (GF, SF)

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Very, very strawberry!🍓

Oh strawberry, how do I love thee .. let me count the ways! And there are many ways to love this premium flavour that tastes just like the strawberries and cream they wrote about in those Jane Austin novels. Step back and step up with this classic flavour. (GF, SF) 
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Get your treats delivered by a Merry Dairy truck! Pick your postal code then pick your delivery date at checkout.

Cookies & Cream!

Oooooo-reee-ooooooo in mood for a classic? A flavour combination that pleases any crowd, loud, proud or wowed ... Fresh premium ice cream base with you-know-what cookies folded in them is what everyone eventually wants. 

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The Vanilla of it all!

The flavour that started it all. And not an imitation - but pure vanilla. A flavour that is wild on its own, and yet, delicately goes with any other flavour. Could there be a more dependable and more exciting ice cream friend than the uniquely universal Vanilla? (GF, SF) 

Pick your pint! »

Happy Birthday!

Like at that moment when Frosty the Snowman wakes up. It's always someone's day, and this special limited run frozen custard birthday cake flavour says it's The Merry Dairy's birthday. If you've read the newsletter this far down, shurely it's time to celebrate with a pint! :) (SF)

Pick your pint! »

What floats your boat?

Float Kits 

Make a Merry Dairy Float at home! Ice Cream Float Kits come with one pint of Vanilla ice cream and two cans of Kichesippi ginger beer or cream soda or a bottle of Stewart's or Jones Root beer! (GF, SF)

Pick your Float Kit »

Citrus! Basil! Mint!

Tarty! Savoury! Refresh-y! A perfect pop for a mellow August week. This pop is made from the Mint Exchange and fresh basil, and lemons, lots of real lemons. (V, GF, SF)

Pick your pop! »

Strawberry, meet Basil!

Make a new Merry Pop friend with Strawberry Basil! Made with fresh basil, this Pop pops but won't be popped out until Thursday or Friday. So check back then to see how this friendship develops! (picture is of Pops minus the basil) :) (V, GF, SF)

Pick your pop! »

Create the perfect scoop at home with your very own Merry Dairy Ice Cream Scoop!
But wait there's more - cakes, and ice cream sandwiches and ...
Did we mention free next-day delivery on orders with a minimum $35 purchase anywhere in the great city of Ottawa? We did? Whew!

Distanced, yet ...?

As we gently connect but responsibly distance, an ice cream cake says Happy Birthday, Congratulations, or simply dessert! With flavours Cookies & Cream, Funfetti, Vegan Mint Chip, or Vegan Coffee cakes are there for birthdays, anniversaries or any other thing you'd like to have written on one of these - at no extra charge! 

Order your cake! »

Ice Cream Sandwiches

These are the ginger sandwiches. Two original-recipe cookies, baked in-house, premium vanilla ice cream. Sandwich your day with these individually wrapped tasty treats! Ginger, oatmeal chocolate chip, funfetti, or double chocolate cookie...?

Select your sandwich! »

The fine print is that some of these flavours may sell out quickly!
Allergen information: If you're subscribed to this newsletter, you probably already know that The Merry Dairy's founding mission is to be nut- and peanut-free. Why is that? Because back when we started we knew too many people - kids especially - who had never experienced an ice cream shop because they were too allergic to nuts to go inside one. That's what our slogan "Ice Cream for All" means (thank you Allie Goodyear!). But all means more - and that is why we offer plant-based ice cream too. We're working on getting better with allergen information on all of our products, but you can always just email to find out what's in what we make. We do make almost everything in-house so that we know that we can be nut-free. Our traditional recipe for frozen custard and premium dairy ice creams do contain small amounts of pasteurized egg. Here are what some of the letters above mean:

GF = Gluten-Free - most of our flavours are gluten-free, by the way ;)
SF = Soy-Free - the only "soy" in our products is soy lecithin in flavours that contain chocolate. Otherwise, we don't use soy
V = Vegan - we use coconut milk for vegan ice creams, except for sorbets which are fruit based

All products are also nut-free, peanut-free and sesame-free!
Other allergen or ingredient questions: write!
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