15 Ice Cream Shops in Calgary

Cool off with an ice cream cone, a sundae or some gelato at one of these local shops.

Rolled Ice Cream from Sweet Tooth Ice Cream. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Eating an ice cream cone on a sunny day is a quintessential summer activity. Here are 15 local shops in Calgary where you can get a refreshing scoop of hard ice cream, soft serve, gelato or sorbet.

 

Amato Gelato 

 

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Located on a quiet street in the community of West Hillhurst, Amato Gelato is the perfect spot to go for a scoop of classic Italian gelato. The shop always has more than 70 rotating flavours in its case, including espresso flake, mango coconut marble, stracciatella and cherry chocolate chunk. You can also snack on affogatos, Italian pastries, pizza, paninis and more.

2104 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-9733, amatogelatocalgary.com

 

Berlingo

 

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This shop by the team behind Yann Haute Patisserie (located right next door) used to make soft serve, but now, they make delicious ice cream. The 12 flavours include raspberry and lychee, mojito, lavender and apricot, salted caramel and lemon. And if you have dietary restrictions, you’re in luck — many of the flavours are free of gluten, nuts, egg and/or dairy.

327 23 Ave. S.W., 403-764-1866, berlingocalgary.com

 

Dellor Ice Cream

Dellor was the first to introduce rolled ice cream to Calgary when it launched at the Stephen Avenue Farmers’ Market in 2016. Its brick-and-mortar store opened in northeast Calgary in 2017. The popular treat is created by placing liquid ice cream on a chilled surface, freezing it into a thin sheet and then scraping it into rolls. The rolls sit upright in a bowl and are finished with toppings. Dellor has six regular flavours that include mango and s’mores, as well as two seasonal flavours. Add toppings such as Pocky sticks and Oreo cookies for an extra cost.

1309 Edmonton Tr. N.E., delloricecream.ca

 

Fiasco Gelato

The Fiasco Gelato food truck is a Calgary summer staple, but visit its southeast factory and cafe to try flavours you won’t find at the truck or even in stores. The cafe offers 12 gelato and sorbetto flavours that change daily, cycling through around 20 unique flavours each season. Get a scoop or a pint to take home if you really fall in love with one.

221 19 St. S.E., 403-452-3150,  fiascogelatoshop.com

 

La Diperie

 

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Calgary is home to La Diperie’s first (and currently only) location in Western Canada. There are lots of different frozen treats to choose from here, but the dipped cones are what they’re known for. Get your soft serve dipped in one of 30 chocolate flavours ranging from caramel to lavender, then top it with things like pretzels, cereal, sprinkles, nuts and more.

519, 500 Country Hills Blvd. N.E., ladiperie.com 

 

Leavitt’s Ice Cream Shop

Known as “Lics,” this unassuming, family-owned ice cream parlour in Parkdale has been around since 1982. The shop serves more than 40 flavours in generous portions, offering ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt and even sugar-free and lactose-free options. Its location near the Bow River makes for a nice summer stroll with cone in hand.

3410 3 Ave. N.W., 403-283-3578, lics.ca

 

Made By Marcus

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There’s usually a long line-up outside Made By Marcus, but it’s always worth the wait. Made By Marcus is known for its unique flavour combinations — past flavours have included Leffers Carrot Cake, banana churro and coffee grinds, pumpkin cashew coconut and malted chocolate honeycomb. And with a second location that opened in West Hillhurst in 2018, there’s even more to love about the local favourite. Both locations offer a rotating selection of seasonal flavours, plus three kinds of sundaes and four kinds of ice cream cakes (get the lemon curd blueberry). Two soft serve flavours are also available at the 17th Avenue location.

1013 17 Ave. S.W. and 221 19 St. N.W., 403-452-1692, madebymarcus.ca 

 

My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe

This 1950s-style ice cream shop has been a neighbourhood staple in Marda Loop since 1981. Inside you’ll find retro trinkets and servers in old-school uniforms scooping up more than 80 flavours including classics like bubble gum and butter pecan. There’s also a second location in West Springs and both shops are open seasonally from April until September.

2048 42 Ave. S.W., 403-287-3838 and 1114, 8561 8A Ave. S.W., 403-234-7100, myfavoriteicecream.com

 

Otto Gelato

 

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This downtown gelato shop will help you keep cool all summer. Try flavours like pralines and cream, mint chocolate, French vanilla coffee, mango, stracciatella, peanut butter and more in a cup or cone. Affogatos and sundaes are also available.

400 5 Ave. S.W., 403-826-0434, ottogelato.ca

 

Scrollio

This rolled ice cream shop is located in Lower Mount Royal. Choose from nine flavours and add unlimited toppings like pineapple and M&Ms to your ice cream rolls for free. Sweet crepes and bubble tea were recently added to the menu too. And if you’re in a hurry, you’re in luck — Scrollio also has pre-rolled ice cream that’s ready to serve at any time.

1107 17 Ave. S.W., 403-708-9487, letsgoscrollio.com

 

Sweet Haven Ice Cream

Previously located in Crescent Heights, Sweet Haven Ice Cream has found a new home in Po-ke‘s 17 Ave. S.W. location. This summer pop-up serves decorative, sky-high soft serve in 11 signature flavours that can be enjoyed in a cone or cup. Both cost just $5.95 and are available Friday through Sunday after 5 p.m.

614A 17 Ave. S.W., facebook.com

 

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream

Sweet Tooth was the first brick-and-mortar store to offer rolled ice cream when it opened in Chinatown in 2016. A second location opened on 17 Ave. S.E. in 2018. There are 10 or 11 regular ice cream flavours on the menu, including matcha, birthday cake, espresso and more. The 17 Ave. S.E. location also offers cold tea drinks and cereal milkshakes.

206 Centre St. S.E., 403-832-0128 and 105 17 Ave. S.E., 403-452-8152, sticyyc.com 

 

Uzu Taiyaki

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Uzu Taiyaki serves soft serve inside of taiyaki, which are sweet Japanese waffle cakes shaped like fish. The Asian-inspired flavours can vary but have included matcha, pandan, red bean and durian in the past. Certain flavours are available swirled together. Choose from around 15 toppings such as Fruity Pebbles, sprinkles and rolled wafers to complete your ice cream treat.

1, 110 2 Ave. S.E., facebook.com

 

Village Ice Cream 

One of the original spots for handcrafted, small-batch ice cream in Calgary, Village now has three locations around the city. Choose from its 10 core flavours like maple pecan, cardamon or toasted coconut, or opt for one of the three to four seasonals. While you can get your ice cream in a cup, the waffle cones are a must-try.

Three locations, villageicecream.com

 

XO Ice Cream & Waffles

This ice cream shop opened in Auburn Bay in 2018 and was inspired by vintage mom-and-pop shops. The 20 ice cream flavours include strawberry rhubarb, salted caramel, mango sorbet and more. XO also sells fresh waffles that come in classic sugar, cinnamon honey, chocolate or chocolate chip waffle flavours. If you can’t decide between ice cream and waffles, try a delicious waffle-topped sundae.

808, 100 Auburn Meadows Dr. S.E., 403-370-6435, xoicecream.com

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