The thing with Tim Horton’s Ice Caps

Diana Chan January 26, 2011 Food for Thought

I am on my 15 minute break and went downstairs to get an Ice Cap at Tim Hortons. Like most  Canadians, we do love our Ice Caps.

Did you know, there is a Tim Horton’s in every Simon Fraser University (SFU) campus? True story, thats why I go to school. Of course I’m just joking. I go because I’m a UBC reject. That fact may be true, but I really do enjoy going to SFU!

Today, I ordered a medium Iced Cap … it’s always delicious and makes my day feel so much better. Surprisingly, there really isn’t a lot of coffee in it, so it’s all in my head… or it’s all the sugar.

The one problem I always find with ice caps is that annoying phase when you drank all the liquid and you are left with the slush…you then take your straw the mix it around and poke at the ice until something melts. Then, you must repeat the process over and over again. Might I add, all the splurping and the awkward noises from the straw

If you are asian, you are probably determined to not waste a drop, so you spend countless minutes staring into your cup like as if it was a television. (Guilty, thats me!)

I am lame so I googled to see if anyone else has said anything about this, but according to Google, way too many people are addicted to Ice Caps and want to find a cure. (Awkward…).

Here are a few tips to avoid an icy encounter:

  • Keep your straw in the middle and not at the bottom of the cup
  • Stir occasionally
  • If all else fails…microwave it and hope the cup doesn’t melt along with it

I probably don’t have the best advice, but maybe you can help. What do you do?

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Elaine January 26, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Hahaha this is super cute!

  2. Chubbychick January 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I’ve begun to wonder if we work in the same building because I happen to go downstairs to the same Timmy’s LOL!

  3. joyce January 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    LOL i totally agree with you!! i always try to suck up those last bits of slushy and it makes me sad when its all gone.

  4. Gloria January 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    A tip: get them to add more of the syrup to thicken it (best when less busy)
    You get less slush left and tastes so much better.

  5. gurman minhas May 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    lol.. you are so cute.. rite now i m struggling with the last bits of an ice cap.. 🙂 being lame i used google to get to your page… i think we all have those problems but i love icecaps 🙂

  6. ASH May 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

    i love ice caps and when it comes to the end i feel sad
    and wehn it comes to the slush it is awkward cause ur making nosie and just tryting to get the kast bit of the ice caps

  7. Nick May 13, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I have the opposite problem – I find it too sweet and want more of the icy slush bit.

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