Ice Cream Lab

Our Story

Our Story

Ice Cream Lab is a family-run business which began from a love of ice cream, and a love of our 5 beautiful children. We were on a family vacation in Florida where we were served made-to-order ice cream in whatever flavor combination we wanted and it was frozen right before our eyes to enjoy mere moments later. It was more than just a family outing for ice cream, there was the incredible ‘wow’ factor and entertainment that went along with watching each individual ice cream being made with exactly the toppings and flavours each of us wanted; each unique and personalized. It wasn’t soon forgotten. However, when we got back home we realized there was no such business in Canada. We dreamed up how we could offer the same concept within our own community by doing the same, and what started as a tiny idea, snowballed into an entire business plan which incorporated our children; a family adventure. Even 3 years later as the business has evolved, our children are a huge part of the business and provide ideas, help in the store, and are now old enough to be employed there too! We are very proud to have produced many job opportunities for teens, many of whom have their first job experience working with our team.

Our Goals

  • To provide first time jobs to our children and many teens in Milton and provide mentorship and training to teens as they enter the work force for the 1st time!
  • Create a setting where those with food intolerances and allergies could enjoy the infamous treat by making ice cream to order made of products other than traditional dairy products. With the very cool use of LIQUID NITROGEN, we can freeze any liquid and topping combination into a delicious treat to suit any palate.
  • To make ice cream while teaching and educating children and adults on the SCIENCE behind ice cream and liquid nitrogen. Yummy AND educational!
Our Goals

Mission

To provide fresh, delicious, handmade food products from scratch using only the finest, natural ingredients within a warm and inviting family atmosphere.

Our family-run bakery was established with the sole purpose of offering the freshest breads, donuts, pastries and baking within our community using only fresh and natural ingredients. Our breads, croissants, crepes, donuts and sweets are baked every morning to ensure freshness and quality. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, and snacks, we have a menu item for any time of the day. Our breakfast sandwiches and crepes are a perfect meal and available all day, while our sandwiches, soups and salads provide a warm and hearty lunch or dinner. Try one of our specialty coffees with a handmade donut or cinnamon bun for a midday snack, or something on the run. Our vision was to fill the bakery not only with the wonderful aromas of fresh breads and pies, but with the many families, relatives and friends who gravitate to the welcoming environment and ambiance of our store. We also promote community which is why we offer a variety of baking classes in our community kitchen which was established to welcome various groups and organizations in order to offer teaching opportunities across all age groups.

We are located in Milton, Ontario.

Our bakers diligently work at providing consistent, exceptional products on a daily basis.

We will soon be launching our home-delivered Bakery Boxes to families who want freshly baked breads, scones, cinnamon buns and other treats delivered to their door each week. Sign up for our home delivery program now to start receiving fresh products at your doorstep.

Ice cream and sweets with a dash of science.

Testimonials

5 Star

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  • Pick up a bottle of syrup and enjoy our flavours at home! #icecreamlab #flavourshot #flavouredsyrup #flavouredlatte #cafe #nitrogenicecream #bakery #donuts #milton
  • We are sad to announce that Ice Cream Lab will be closing its doors for good as of February 3rd. This was a very difficult decision for us as a family, and we have been overwhelmed with the ongoing support and patronage from the community of Milton even before we opened our doors 3 years ago. 
We will honour all parties and gift cards up to and including February 3rd.  We will do our best to move all parties scheduled later than this date, to an earlier date that is available.  Or, we will honour a full refund if you choose to cancel. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. We will be reaching out to all those who have parties and events books to make arrangements.  If you have a scheduled event and have not been contacted by us by the end of this week please reach out so we can make arrangements.

Please feel free to come out and enjoy our bakery items and ice cream one last time as we will be fully operational until February 3! 
Thank you to each and every one of you for your visits, your chats, your referrals, your ongoing business, and most importantly your loyalty to our store.  We are so very grateful! 
We love being a part of this very special community and will continue to be an active part of this wonderful town.

Thank you Milton!
All our best wishes,
Sean Mills & Yvonne Oliveira
  • Happy New Year everyone!! We're glad to be back open tomorrow to serve you.  The baker is in at 5:00 am to make, multigrain bread, donuts, churros, crullers, cinnamon buns, and croissants. Maybe some of your favorite famous buttertarts too through out the day...🤩🍩🍪🍰🥧🍦☕🍵...don't forget we have coffees, teas, espressos, and speciality drinks too! See you tomorrow at 8am.
  • Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year from all of us at Ice Cream Lab Bakery & Cafe
  • ONE more sleep!!! Come and get your goodies while you can! 
Today is your last day to get in on our #coffee and a #donut deal for $3 or
REAL #hotchocolate for a $1! What are you waiting for?! If you're a #lastminuteshopper, stop in today and see us! We are here from
8am-1pm, you can browse our #Marketplace, grab a hot drink and a donut and
take a load off!

In the meantime, here are our delicious holiday offerings. Today is your
last chance before Santa goes hungry!! Merry Christmas and Happy Snacking!!! In-Store
Assorted #Cookie Bag (12) - #Gingerbread, Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Peanut
Butter, M&M, Ginger Molasses Cookies - $8.00
Cookie Platter - (10-15 people) assorted cookies - $20 
#Sweets Platter - (10-15 people) Assorted squares - $15
#ChelseaBuns - 4 pack - $10
Assorted Butter Tarts - 6 for $15 (while quantities last)
#FrenchMacaron Tree - starting at $20 
Gingerbread Christmas Wreaths - $25 (while quantities last)
#Shortbread - Plain, Chocolate Chip or Toffee - 3 shortbread cookies - $10,
cello pack of mini - $5
Coffee to go - $25 (including all condiments) #icecreamlab #nitrogenicecream #bakery #cafe #milton #halton
  • TWO more sleeps!!! Come and get your goodies while you can! 
Only until Christmas Eve, we are offering coffee and a donut for $3 or REAL
hot chocolate for a $1! What are you waiting for?!
If you're a last minute shopper, stop in today or on Christmas Eve from
8am-1pm, browse our Marketplace and take a load off!

In the meantime, here are our delicious holiday offerings. Remember, all of
these goodies are while supplies last.
Merry Christmas and Happy Snacking!!! In-Store
Assorted Cookie Bag (12) - Gingerbread, Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Peanut
Butter, M&M, Ginger Molasses Cookies - $8.00
Cookie Platter - (10-15 people) assorted cookies - $20 
Sweets Platter - (10-15 people) Assorted squares - $15
Chelsea Buns - 4 pack - $10
Assorted Butter Tarts - 6 for $15 (while quantities last)
French Macaron Tree - starting at $20 
Gingerbread Christmas Wreaths - $25 (while quantities last)
Shortbread - Plain, Chocolate Chip or Toffee - 3 shortbread cookies - $10,
cello pack of mini - $5
Coffee to go - $25 (including all condiments)
  • THREE more sleeps!!! Come and get your goodies while you can! 
Only until #Christmas Eve, we are offering #coffee and a #donut for $3 or REAL
#hotchocolate for a $1! What are you waiting for?!
If you're a last minute shopper, stop in this weekend or on Christmas Eve
from 8am-1pm, browse our #Marketplace and take a load off!

In the meantime, here are our delicious holiday offerings. Remember, all of
these goodies are while supplies last.
Merry Christmas and Happy Snacking!!! In-Store
Assorted #Cookie Bag (12) - #Gingerbread, Sugar, #Chocolate Chip, Peanut
Butter, M&M, Ginger Molasses Cookies - $8.00
Cookie Platter - (10-15 people) assorted cookies - $20 
#Sweets Platter - (10-15 people) Assorted squares - $15
#ChelseaBuns - 4 pack - $10
Assorted #ButterTarts - 6 for $15 (while quantities last)
#FrenchMacaron Tree - starting at $20
#Gingerbread Christmas Wreaths - $25 (while quantities last)
#Shortbread - Plain, Chocolate Chip or Toffee - 3 shortbread cookies - $10,
cello pack of mini - $5
Coffee to go - $25 (including all condiments) #icecreamlab #nitrogenicecream #bakery #cafe #milton
  • BREAKING NEWS!!! FOUR more sleeps until...SANTA!!! Come and get your goodies
while you can! 
Only until #Christmas Eve, we are offering coffee and a donut for $3 or REAL
#hotchocolate for a $1! What are you waiting for?! If you're a last minute shopper, stop in on Christmas Eve from 8am-1pm,
browse our #Marketplace and take a load off!

In the meantime, here are our delicious holiday offerings. Remember,
pre-orders must be done by Friday, December 21st, and all of these goodies
are while supplies last.
Merry Christmas and Happy Snacking!!! In-Store
Assorted #Cookie Bag (12) - #Gingerbread, Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Peanut
Butter, M&M, Ginger Molasses Cookies - $8.00
Cookie Platter - (10-15 people) assorted cookies - $20 
#Sweets Platter - (10-15 people) Assorted squares - $15
#ChelseaBuns - 4 pack - $10
Assorted Butter Tarts - 6 for $15 (while quantities last)
#FrenchMacaron Tree - starting at $20
Gingerbread Christmas Wreaths - $25 (while quantities last)
#Shortbread - Plain, Chocolate Chip or Toffee - 3 shortbread cookies - $10,
cello pack of minis - $5
#Coffee-to-go - $25 (including all condiments)

Pre-Order
Christmas Themed #Donuts - 6 for $15.00 or 12 for $25.00. 
Cookie Platter - (10-15 people) assorted cookies - $20 
Sweets Platter - (10-15 people) Assorted squares - $15
Christmas Themed #Cupcakes (red/green icing, Christmas sprinkles,
chocolate/vanilla) 6 cupcakes - $10.00 or 12 cupcakes for $18.00
Chelsea Buns - 4 pack - $10
#PumpkinPie - $10.00
#CoconutCreamPie - $12.00
Coffee to go - $25 (including all condiments) #icecreamlab #milton #bakery #cafe #nitrogenicecream
  • Coconut Cream Pie!

#coconutcreampie #cocoloco #bakeriesofinstagram #itschristmastime
Get yours today!
  • The countdown is ONNNNN!!! Come and get your Christmas goodies while you
can! Take a break from shopping, and stop in to enjoy one of our specials. 
Only until Christmas Eve, we are offering coffee and a donut or $3 or REAL
hot chocolate for a $1! What are you waiting for?! If you're a last minute shopper, stop in on Christmas Eve from 8am-1pm,
browse our #Marketplace and take a load off
In the meantime, here are our delicious holiday offerings. Remember,
pre-orders must be done by Friday, December 21st, and all of these goodies
are while supplies last.
Merry Christmas and Happy Snacking!!! In-Store
Assorted #Cookie Bag (12) - #Gingerbread, Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Peanut
Butter, M&M, Ginger Molasses Cookies - $8.00
Cookie Platter - (10-15 people) assorted cookies - $20 
#Sweets Platter - (10-15 people) Assorted squares - $15
#ChelseaBuns - 4 pack - $10
Assorted #ButterTarts - 6 for $15 (while quantities last)
French #Macaron Tree - starting at $20
Gingerbread Christmas Wreaths - $25 (while quantities last)
#Shortbread - Plain, Chocolate Chip or Toffee - 3 shortbread cookies - $10,
cello pack of minis - $5
#Coffee to Go - $25 (including all condiments)

Pre-Order
Christmas Themed #Donuts- 6 for $15.00 or 12 for $25.00. 
Cookie Platter - (10-15 people) assorted cookies - $20 
Sweets Platter - (10-15 people) Assorted squares - $15
Christmas Themed #Cupcakes (red/green icing, Christmas sprinkles,
chocolate/vanilla) 6 cupcakes - $10.00 or 12 cupcakes for $18.00
Chelsea Buns - 4 pack - $10
#PumpkinPie - $10.00
#CoconutCreamPie - $12.00
Coffee to go - $25 (including all condiments) #icecreamlab #milton #bakery #cafe #nitrogenicecream