Happy cows and happy eaters

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Co-owner Wendy Lyn holds out a two-scoop ice cream cone while standing in front of the Happy Cow Ice Cream's logo.

Come in and taste “What Wendy Wants,” named after co-owner Wendy Lyn. The ingredients and flavours change with her moods. Is that one of the best perks of owning your own ice cream shop? — Virginia Rasch photo

Fernie’s Happy Cow Ice Cream Inc. has opened a second shop in Cranbrook. Co-owner Wendy Lyn said the ice cream is handcrafted by her husband and co-owner Dan Worth. “We make all the mix-ins,” she said, and ingredients are locally sourced and organic whenever possible.

This premium ice cream is a French custard recipe with no artificial colours or flavours. Mints and raspberries are from their garden, for example. Cowboy Coffee is made with coffee from Kootenay Roasting Company. “I love it when companies come together,” Lyn said. The best seller is Honeycomb made with local honey and homemade sponge toffee. Vegans can enjoy the sorbets.

Virginia Rasch

Virginia is a writer and copy editor with Koocanusa Publications. She is an avid outdoor recreationist in all seasons and has lived in the Kootenays for 10 years. With degrees in the natural sciences, she has worked as a tour guide, an environmentalist, a writer, and a copy editor of scientific publications. Virginia now brings her passion for everything green to Kootenay Business. View all of Virginia Rasch’s articles

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