Best ice cream in Calgary you need to try at least once

Jun 24 2024, 7:00 pm

Trying to beat the summer heat by looking for the best ice cream spots in Calgary?

Look no further.

Luckily, YYC is bursting with incredible places to get yourself a sundae, soft serve, or a handcrafted ice cream cone. There seems to be an outstanding locally owned shop in every neighbourhood.

Here are some of the best spots to get a scoop or two in Calgary.

Village Ice Cream


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Village Ice Cream serves ice cream that’s been carefully handcrafted in small batches using only the very best ingredients. It has 10 different flavours that are available all year round, including honeyberry, vanilla bean, toasted coconut, strawberry, salted caramel, coffee, chocolate, maple pecan, Earl Grey, and mint.

Address: Britannia Plaza, 820 49th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-457-9808

Address: Garrison Corner, 2406 34th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-454-5862

Address: 431 10th Avenue SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-261-7950

Address: 69 7A Street SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-64-5211

Address: 4019 University Avenue NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-374-5923


XO Ice Cream & Waffles


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XO Ice Cream and Waffles has an exclusive selection of ice cream and sorbets, affogatos, fluffy waffles, sundaes, milkshakes, and ice cream cakes all made in-house. This spot has 15 different flavours to choose from that are available all year round like mint chocolate, pistachio, mango sorbet, and so much more.

Address: 808 100 Auburn Meadows Drive SE, Calgary
Phone: 403-796-3975


Made By Marcus


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Made by Marcus makes ice cream from scratch using dairy from grass-fed cows and real ingredients produced by farmers, roasters, distillers, and artisans they trust. There are 12 different flavours to choose from, including vegan chocolate fudge brownie, silk road raspberry cardamom, and strawberry buttermilk, to name a few.

Address: 221 19th Street NW, Calgary

Address: 1013 17th Avenue SW #121, Calgary

Address: #105 1119 10th Avenue SE, Calgary

Address: 1105 1st Avenue NE, Calgary


Luke’s Drug Mart


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Luke’s Drug Mart is a one-stop shop to purchase items for everyday living. It is also known for its coffee as well as its famous soft-serve ice cream with flavours like blueberry and cream swirl.

Address: 112 4th Street NE, Calgary
Phone: 403-266-4142

Address: 3407 26th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-242-1566


Righteous Gelato


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Righteous Gelato creates gelato made from a mix of milk and cream without all the air whipped in. The gelato has a richer character compared to regular ice cream and it also has less fat and sugar. You can stop by the cafe to grab a scoop or two. Okay, three. You can also find its gelato in tons of grocery stores.

Address: 221 19th Street SE #110, Calgary
Phone: 403-452-3150


My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe


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My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe is an ice cream and sweets parlour with over 72 flavours of ice cream to choose from, like bubble gum, brownie melt, and candy floss, as well as a variety of cakes and different flavours of frozen yogurt.

Address: 2048 42nd Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-287-3838

Address: 8561 8A Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-234-7100


Amato Gelato

Amato Gelato is an Italian cafe in Calgary serving a variety of items from coffee, pastries and of course, gelato. It has a variety of gelato flavours to choose from and seven different ways to have it served. Whether you want your gelato served in a regular cone, or stuffed in a donut, Amato Gelato will happily do it.

Address: 7-2104 Kensington Road NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-270-9733

Address: 602 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Phone: 403-270-9733


Sweet Tooth Ice Cream

Sweet Tooth Rolled Ice Cream is Calgary’s first rolled ice cream shop, as well as the first joint to offer protein-based ice cream. It has six protein-based flavours to choose from and 11 regular flavours available all year round.

Address: 206 Centre Street South, Calgary
Phone: 587-832-0128


La Diperie


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La Diperie serves award-winning ice cream with over 30 different dips made with real chocolate to choose from. It has dippable ice creams that come in several flavours; however, if you’re not feeling like having some dippable ice cream, they also carry hard ice creams, ice cream cookies, and ice cream cakes.

Address: 500 Country Hills Boulevard NE #519, Calgary

Address: 1103 17th Avenue SW, Calgary

Address: 1829 33rd Avenue SW, Calgary

Address: 8525 Broadcast Avenue SW, Calgary


Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop


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Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop has a large variety of creamy, premium ice cream with sugar-free and lactose-free options for those with special dietary needs. It has over 30 flavours to choose from like Rocky Mountain, cotton candy, and butter pecan. It has three options for lactose-free ice cream and two for dairy-free.

Address: 3410 3rd Avenue NW, Calgary
Phone: 403-283-3578


Abbey’s Creations

The menu at Abbeys’s Creations includes hard ice cream, soft ice cream, ice cream cakes, specialty coffees, pizza, milkshakes, and desserts like sundaes and banana splits.

From a small cone to a large tub, unique flavours here include churro crunch, tasty fig, Vietnamese coffee, and black sesame, just to name a few. Of course, the classic flavours are sold here as well.

Address: 4703 Bowness Road NW, Calgary

Address: 1101 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

Address: 4925 Barlow Trail NE Unit 112, Calgary

Address: 345 Sage Valley Drive NW, Calgary

Address: 10233 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary

Address: 401 10th Street NW, Calgary

Address: 101 – 45 Greenbriar Lane NW, Calgary

Address: 106 – 1800 4th Street SW, Calgary


Parlour Ice Cream


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This spot recently ranked fifth in the country for most popular searches on Google, so you know it has to make this list.

Parlour Ice Cream is a handcrafted premium ice cream shop that uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients. There is also a location in Kelowna at 1571 Abbott Street.

A few of the staple ice cream flavours you can try here include whiskey hazelnut, cookies & cream, and birthday cake. There are also always about 10 rotating flavours that use local, fresh and in-season ingredients.

Address: 537 Riverfront Avenue SE, Calgary


Noto Gelato


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Always authentic and handcrafted by artisans using Italian techniques, this charming corner spot in Bridgeland is a must-visit.

There are the classics, but a few of the interesting flavours you can find here include carrot cake, Aperol spritz, and salted caramel.

Address: 236 4th Street NE, Calgary


Hunny Ice Cream

This small team was started by two locals: Leesan and Sinyee. Together, they have created a sweet brand that sells delicious small-batch ice cream and ice bars with some truly incredible flavours.

Hunny Ice Cream has recently opened its first storefront inside Cafe 417.

Address: 417 Riverfront Avenue, Calgary


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