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Treats you need to try in Calgary before the summer’s over

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Christy Wang Aug 01, 2018 11:57 am 1,714

There is really never a bad time to eat ice cream or sip on some milkshakes, but they are especially worth splurging on when the weather is still hot.

Lucky for us Calgary’s the perfect place to indulge in some fantastic summer treats, from ice cream inspired treats to delicious cocktails, cowtown’s got them all.

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Here are 15 amazing treats you need to try in Calgary before the summer’s over.

1. Rolled ice cream from Scrollio

Nothing is better than a bowl of rolled ice cream on a hot summer day. Scrollio offers three types of rolled ice cream including sugary ice cream, nutty ice cream, and fruitful ice cream, and there are many flavours to choose from. Our recommendation is the strawberry puff, which is strawberry ice cream topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.

Address: 1107 17th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-719-9487

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2. Ice pops from Better

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Ice cream is good for the soul, but what if there’s a kind of icy treat that is good for your health as well? Better makes its ice pops with seasonal fruits that are sourced from Alberta and BC. These ice pops are basically fruits in popsicle forms and its rotating selection of frozen treats will knock your socks off.

Address: 510 77th Avenue SE
Phone: 403-770-9689

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3. Cow chip nachos from Burger 320

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At Burger 320, nachos are for dessert. Its popular item, cow chip nachos, is made with vanilla bean soft serve on a bed of waffle chips and cow pie cookies, then topped with warm chocolate and whipped cream. When you’re not in the mood to get sticky fingers, try one of the restaurant’s signature milkshakes.

Address: 814 1st Avenue NE
Phone: 403-515-0035

Address: 126 10th Street NW
Phone: 403-515-0035

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4. Mango Mania from Mango Mania

Mango Mania is basically a mango lover’s dream. The shop has a large selection of bubble tea with a variety of fruit slushes and small eats, but our favourite is always its signature mango maniac drink. It is composed of mango smoothie, mango jelly, mango mochi, mango chunks, and mango juicy pearls.

Address: 1115 Centre Street NW
Phone: 403-668-0802

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5. Epic milkshakes from RE:GRUB

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We can all agree that milkshakes are our favourite summer treats, and RE:GRUB offers some of the most creative milkshakes in Calgary. The shakes are served in mason jars and topped with an overflowing amount of toppings like cheesecake, marshmallow, and ice cream sandwiches. Be sure to check the restaurant’s menu for its rotating flavours.

Address: 625 11th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-475-2845

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6. Thai shaved ice from Cafe 16

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Thai-style shaved ice is usually topped with tropical fruits and sala syrup (Thai fruit syrup), and Cafe 16 is the perfect place for it. The shop offers eight kinds of Thai shaved ice, and they are topped with popular items like red bean, fresh berries, and taro. If you don’t know which flavour to get, always go for the matcha red bean.

Address: Bay 2, 222 16th Avenue NE
Phone: 403-276-9668

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7. Soft serve ice cream from Sweet Haven Ice Cream

Sweet Haven Ice Cream is a new ice cream shop in Calgary serving decorative soft serve ice cream. You can choose to get your soft serve in a cone or in a cup, and there are loads of toppings available. All flavours are delicious and will leave your taste buds wanting more.

Address: 918 Centre Street North

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8. Panna cotta from Jinya Ramen Bar

Pannacotta is a cold Italian custard often served with fruit sauce or caramel syrup, and it is perfect for the hot summer. Jinya Ramen Bar offers homemade pannacotta with caramel cream sauce, graham cracker, and vanilla ice cream. It is bouncy, refreshing, and perfect as a light dessert after dinner.

Address: 1800 4th Street SW
Phone: 587-356-0721

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9. Mexican fried ice cream from Julio’s Barrio

Julio’s Barrio creates its popular dessert, Mexican fried ice cream, by rolling scoops of vanilla ice cream in a crunchy cinnamon coating and then flash frying them. The dessert is then served with fresh raspberry sauce and whipped cream. It is the perfect balance of hot and cold and will make you want to eat it every day.

Address: 1110 Memorial Drive NW
Phone: 403-203-3066

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10. Billy Miner pie from The Keg Steakhouse

If you are craving some pie on a hot day, the Billy Miner pie from The Keg Steakhouse is a must-try. It is made with mocha ice cream on top of a chocolate crust, then topped with hot fudge, caramel, and almonds. The dessert has a rich flavour and is perfect for chocolate lovers.

Address: 320 4th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-699-9843

Address: 1923 Uxbridge Drive NW
Phone: 403-282-0020

Address: 7104 Macleod Trail South
Phone: 403-253-2534

Address: 130 Crowfoot Terrace NW
Phone: 403-208-0220

Address: 100-4600 130th Avenue SE
Phone: 403-726-1022

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11. Gelato from Fiasco Gelato

We all love gelato, and Fiasco Gelato is our favourite spot to get this delicious treat. The shop handcrafts all its gelato and sorbet in small batches, using the best ingredients available. It also sells its signature gelato flavours in pints, so make sure to grab some and stock up.

Address: 221 19th Street SE
Phone: 403-452-3150

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12. Affogato from Société Coffee Lounge

If you are looking for an easier way to take your burning hot espresso shot in the summer, the affogato from Société Coffee Lounge will be your lifesaver. The shop makes its affogato with high-quality espresso, and it is lovingly poured over scoops of Fiasco gelato of your favourite flavour. You can also add Baileys to make it boozy.

Address: 1223 11th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-474-6055

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13. Chimney cake ice cream from Utca

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Utca’s chimney cakes are totally vegan, never frozen, and made from scratch daily. It is great on its own, but it is even better when you pair it with ice cream. You can choose from seven cone toppings as well as five add-on spreads. The dessert is also garnished for perfection with toppings like mini chocolate chip and chocolate brownie.

Address: 207 13th Avenue SE
Phone: 403-819-1259

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14. Macaron ice cream sandwich from Iceworks Frozen Treats

An ice cream sandwich is a classic summer staple, but Iceworks Frozen Treats takes it to another level by pairing it with macarons. To create its famous macaron ice cream sandwich, the shop handcrafts its ice cream from scratch then sandwiches it between two delicious macaron cookies. It tastes amazing and is great for a quick pick-me-up.

Address: 101 19th Street NW
Phone: 403-452-9037

Address: 920 1st Avenue NE
Phone: 403-264-5575

Address: 1223 11th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-474-6055

Address: 5255 Richmond Road SW
Phone: 403-240-4048

Address: 907 10th Avenue SW
Phone: 403-457-8828

Address: 4909 17th Avenue SE
Phone:
403-272-5160

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15. Cocktails from Tropical

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Tropical offers three kinds of special cocktails, and they are the perfect Insta-worthy summer treats. Its tiki piña colada is served inside of a pineapple, the giant margarita comes in eight flavours and is bigger than your head, and the watermelon bulldog is served in an actual watermelon.

Address: 1424 17th Avenue SW
Phone:
403-909-5225

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