Haylen’s Ice Cream Sandwich – #MakeFunMatter

A few weeks ago, a mother and her son were sitting up at our bar at Cilantro and Chive, enjoying some lunch.  Our team was pretty taken with the little guy, and he left us his business card from – Haylen’s Ice Cream Shop.  I thought to myself, “wait, I know who this is!”.  Over the last couple of years I’ve noticed Haylen’s Ice Cream Shop on Twitter, and found out that he raises money for the Ronald McDonald house by selling Ice Cream and even Hot Chocolate (in the winter).  I then remembered I got myself an Ice Cream Cone from Haylen at Sobey’s South in Red Deer last year and thought how awesome this kid was!

So I thought I would go check out his story more online, so I went here:


Tough to find the words to explain how great I felt!  But knew that we had to reach out to him, and create a fun (and delicious) way to help him in his fundraising goal!

We’ve thought about creating a super fun dessert for awhile now, and we thought it would be super fun to have Haylen help us create something fun and awesome for everyone!  When we contacted Haylen and his Mom Tabitha, they were very excited to come back into Cilantro and Chive and help us out.  So Haylen came in, we put our thinking caps on, and got to designing what is now the Haylen’s Ice Cream Sandwich!

This delicious, decadent, and devine dessert is 7 year old Haylen’s favorite mix of Oreo Cookie Ice Cream nestled in-between TWO freshly baked “Brookie” Brownie-Cookies, on top of a honey sprinkle rimmed glass of 2% milk, with Fresh Whipped Cream, and Gummy Bears of course!

For every Ice Cream Sandwich sold, we’re donating $1 directly to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Alberta. This is one VERY special kid, doing some very extra-ordinary things that will warm your heart.  I just hope that my 2-year-old son will want to do things like Haylen does when he grows up more – in helping kids and others around him for a great cause.

So come in to Cilantro and Chive today, and help us support such an important organization for our community!  It’s a fun and delicious way to give back!



Jason Burns

Restaurant Manager

Cilantro and Chive

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