333 Ouellette Avenue, Windsor, 519-903-1055
Date visited: June 27
We decided to break our Sunday routine to visit Cow and Cluck on a Monday, on our way to the Summerfest fireworks show on the Detroit River. We had been curious; Cow and Cluck is an atypical outlet, offering streetfront window service. On fireworks night, there were a few tables and chairs set up on the sidewalk outside.
The menu lists 16 flavours and says they’re all Chapman’s premium ice cream, but I’m not sure this specialty line actually offers that many, so presumably some were regular Chapman’s. There is a notable difference in quality, though. The premium line was distinctly less airy than I’m used to from Chapman’s.
We tried a cone each of Black Cherry and Mocha Almond Fudge. Both were good, although Marta noted of hers that “it was mocha-y and almondy, but not very fudgy.”
A single will set you back $2.90, a double $3.50 and a triple $4.90; a single in a sugar cone is $3.40 and a waffle cone is $3.90. Cow and Cluck also serves smoothies, sundaes and milkshakes.
Bottom line: Located on Windsor’s main drag, adjacent to nightclubs and directly across from the Palace theatre, Cow and Cluck is a welcome addition to downtown and its window service adds a note of urban sophistication.
Marta’s notes: “I liked the ice cream and it was a really nice place.”