9 Best Frozen Treats
What’s better than ice cream on a warm summer night? Not much. But not all ice cream is created equal, so, to maximize your frozen treat-eating pleasure, we offer this list of the best of Calgary’s frozen sweet treats.
Lemon Curd and Wild Blueberry Ice Cream from Made by Marcus.
Photography by Jared Sych
Fat Elvis Shake
Boogie’s is well-known for its shakes, particularly the Fat Elvis – a thick peanut butter and banana shake topped with crumbled bacon.
A-908 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-230-7070, boogiesburgers.com
Chef Mario Spina uses classic bases imported from Italy to make his own gelato at Burger 320, then scoops it into Italian sodas and tall cornettos, whirls it into milkshakes and stuffs it into cannolis.
814 1 Ave. N.E., 403-515-0065, newfoodorder.com, @newfoodorder
Chocolate Espresso Milkshake
Beano offers a few varieties of milkshake (including root beer, served with the rest of the bottle alongside), but one of the best is the chocolate-espresso shake, made with its own custom Fratello blend.
1613 9 St. S.W., 403-229-1232, caffebeano.ca, @caffebeano
Bourbon Custard Shakes
The creamy, slightly salty shakes at Clive Burger come in chocolate, vanilla, coffee or cherry, with the option of a shot of bourbon, which makes it the ultimate in decadent summertime sips.
736 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-9224, cliveburger.com, @cliveburger17
Crpes and Cravings
Nutella Crepe with Gelato
The folks at Crpes and Cravings handcraft more than 30 varieties of ice cream and gelato. A scoop or two can be added to any sweet crepe, but might we suggest the Nutella crepe as a vehicle for your gelato?
101, 1013 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-6523, crepesandcravings.com, @crepescravings
Everyone has their favourite Fiasco, but the sweet-tart raspberry-lime sorbetto – a dairy-free fruit ice – is refreshing and deliciously different.
416 Meridian Rd. S.E. and select local grocers, 403-452-3150, fiascogelato.ca, @fiascogelato
Made By Marcus
Lemon Curd and Wild Blueberry Ice Cream
Marcus turns organic cream from local dairy Vital Green Farms into jars of ice cream in classic and seasonal flavours. One of our favourites tastes like creamy frozen lemon curd, whirled with wild blueberries – a delightful marriage of tart and sweet.
Select local grocers, madebymarcus.ca
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Manuel Latruwe bakery makes ice cream, too, in classic flavours like chocolate, pistachio, praline and stracciatella. And it has mastered the art of the elegant ice cream sandwich, with flavour combos that include salted brownie cookies with vanilla ice cream and (gluten-free) macarons with fruity sorbet.
1333 1 St. S.E., 403-261-1092, manuellatruwe.com, @manuellatruwe
Village Ice Cream
Hot Fudge Sundae
Village scoops up the mother of all sundaes – homemade hot fudge is doled out over your choice of ice creams, so you can opt for chocolate on chocolate, salted caramel, toasted coconut – whichever you choose. It’s all topped off with fresh pecans and a real – not maraschino – cherry.
431 10 Ave. S.E., 403-261-7950; 820 49 Ave. S.W., 403-457-9808, villageicecream.com, @villageicecream
[Correction: In the print version of this story we incorrectly write that the Village Ice Cream hot fudge sundae is topped with candied pecans. It is topped with pecans, but they are fresh not candied.]