4 Calgary Ice Cream Shops to Try This Summer
Calgary is a top choice among cities in Alberta for many reasons. It offers natural beauty and proximity to Banff National Park and other top attractions, and even within the city you will find abundant parks scenic locations. Family homes, modern downtown lofts, affordable housing, and acreage are all ready and waiting for you in Calgary.
Another of the best parts of living in Calgary is the food scene. Restaurants of all kinds are easy to find, from something causal and family friendly to fine dining with an impressive view of the skyline. Don't forget the plentiful places to satisfy a sweet tooth, like these amazing ice cream shops you have to try.
If you haven't tried rolled ice cream yet, take advantage of the opportunity to do just that at Sweet Tooth. Watch as they make your ice cream before your eyes, pouring the sweet cream onto a cold metal ice grill, where it is then chopped, scraped, and folded, incorporating sauces and toppings, until it is cold enough to be rolled up.
Their menu also features dairy free options, and high protein choices for athletes or anyone counting macros. Check out their charming turquoise shop in Chinatown!
Luke's Drug Mart
Luke's Drug Mart is an old school drugstore with a cool, vintage vibe. You can pick up your medicine or toothpaste here, but they offer much more than that. Shop for vinyl records while you're there, or just stop by for amazing soft serve ice cream. They regularly change their flavors so that there is always something new to try.
There are two locations to try, one in Southwest Calgary and one in Northeast Calgary. The business has been family owned for three generations, and is one of the most charming places to enjoy ice cream in the city.
Made by Marcus
If you are looking for some of the most unique ice cream in Calgary, check out Made by Marcus. Their ice cream creations go far beyond a cup or cone, with sculptural concoctions that are bursting with flavor and totally worthy of a social media post.
The ice cream is made from scratch with grass fed, organic dairy and other ingredients are sourced from local farmers, ranchers, and artisans. Stop by on a Tuesday for Taco Tuesday, where they serve ice cream "tacos" in a taco shaped waffle. The menu is always evolving and each month they introduce new soft serve flavors and specialty sundaes.
Village Ice Cream
Village Ice Cream has been serving hand made ice cream to Calgarians since 2012, with 5 locations throughout the city in Victoria Park, Britannia Plaza, Garrison Woods, Bridgeland, and University District. The company was started by a passionate foodie who grew up in Calgary in a family where food was made from scratch and with love. After falling in love with a batch of homemade huckleberry ice cream, he embarked on a journey to master the craft himself.
Guests of Village Ice Cream can choose from staple flavors and monthly specials, with something for the most adventurous palates as well as anyone who loves a classic. Don't be surprised if you become a regular at this family owned business.