Sprinkles on Top in Stoney Creek

Sprinkles On Top 39 King Street East

By Kristin Archer

When don’t I want ice cream, but it’s summer, and that ice cream craving is at an all-time high. Luckily it’s an easy thirst to quench when Hamilton has so many ice cream joints. It’s a tough job, I know, but I’m going to try to hit them all.

To recap – I started my ice cream search years back with blog posts on Big Scoops, The Purple Pony, and a visit to the Stoney Creek Dairy before it closed (that was a sad day!).

Sprinkles on Top in Stoney Creek

Sprinkles on Top in Stoney Creek

I returned to Stoney Creek to visit a place that caught my attention on Instagram. Try following them and not drooling over their pictures! It was also nice to be back blogging about a spot closer to where I grew up. I hadn’t strolled downtown Stoney Creek in quite a while.

Sprinkles On Top is filling that void left by the Stoney Creek Dairy – not only carrying on the ice cream tradition in the ‘Creek, but keeping with that old school, classic, mom & pop ice cream shoppe vibe. The space is adorable – mint green walls and pops of colour everywhere. They have shelves lined with candy and knick knacks (and PEZ!).



But it was time to focus up – the menu! What to get? I’ll be back, because there was just too much to choose from. Ice cream in a dish, sprinkled cones, cones made out of cookie (wha!), sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches (with a cookie or donut!). Usually I’m very indecisive when it comes to making a selection, but when I saw their waffles on Instagram, that won me over. Not just any waffles, but their rainbow-coloured Begiam Waffle Supreme! With maple syrup (if you so choose) and you can pick an ice cream flavour to scoop on top. I went with Salted Caramel.

Sprinkles On Top in Stoney Creek

Sprinkles On Top serves Kawartha Dairy (from Bobcaygeon, Ontario) which I’ve picked up a few times in grocery stores too. I need their Pumpkin flavour every fall (yes, I’m a pumpkin spice person) and I’ve also got my hands on their Chocolate Peanut Butter (also a go-to). I just made the mistake of looking through their website – so many delicious-sounding flavours! You can find Kawartha at another cute Stoney Creek spot, the Punchbowl Market.

My parents joined me on my ice cream excursion – time to tackle this menu. My dad went for creating his own ice cream dish with multiple flavours, chocolate syrup, whipped cream, and sprinkles on top (but of course). My mom went with a classic – the Banana Split. Each of ours was topped with whipped cream and a cherry. As it should be.

Waffle from Sprinkles on Top in Stoney Creek




Another cool part about this business – you can throw kids parties. They have a large back room, with purple walls, a castle backdrop, a little stage, a puppet theatre, and closet full of costumes. I got a little too excited with discovering this room and couldn’t resist posing, queen-of-the-castle style.

Catch you next time on my next ice cream adventure!


Kristin Archer is the creator of I Heart Hamilton (www.ihearthamilton.ca), where she has blogged about experiences around her hometown since 2011, growing a social media presence along the way. Encouraging locals to “be a tourist in your own city,” she promotes arts and culture across her various social media platforms, blog, and weekly radio show on 93.3 CFMU.

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