All the Ice Cream Treats You Can Try During YYC Summer Scoop Fest

From June 30 to July 7, 17 participating ice cream shops and cafés will be offering special ice cream creations, with part of the proceeds going to Calgary Meals on Wheels.

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After a successful inaugural year, YYC Summer Scoop Fest is back and better than ever with its food festival focused around a popular summer treat: ice cream.

Running from June 30 to July 7, the festival invites anyone with a sweet tooth to try featured ice creams at 17 participating cafés and ice cream shops. Each time the featured flavour is sold, $1 to $3 will go towards supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels. Once you’ve tried a few, be sure to rate the ice creams online, as the eateries will be battling it out for three titles: YYC’s Best Scoop, the Golden Scoop Award and Best Non-Dairy Scoop.


Here’s a look at the participating ice cream vendors


Abbey’s Creations

Featured ice cream: Mango Saffron Cheesecake (cheesecake, mango, saffron and honey cookie crunch).

Multiple locations,


Amaido Cafe

Featured ice cream: Strawberry Fog (strawberries, Earl Grey tea and a toasted strawberry and London Fog marshmallow).

202D Centre St. S.E., 825-561-8597,


Amato Gelato

Featured ice cream: Gelato Bomboloni Panino (your choice of sorbetto or gelato flavour inside an Italian pastry cream or chocolate/hazelnut bomboloni.)

2104 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-9733; 602 17 Ave. S.W., 587-231-6603,


Apprentice Cafe

Featured ice cream: Strawberry Fields Forever! (Strawberries, shortcake and balsamic vinegar.)

1024 Bellevue Ave. S.E., 778-513-7200, @apprenticecafe


The Bullet Coffee House

Featured ice cream: Espresso Flake Affogato Sundae (espresso flake-flavoured ice cream, two shots of espresso, whipped cream, chocolate flakes, a maraschino cherry and a chocolate-covered ladyfinger cookie).

2, 728 Northmount Dr. N.W., 587-349-3979,


Cafe Jindo

Featured ice cream: Buko Pandan Amaretto Ice Cream Sundae (buko pandan amaretto ice cream, whipped cream, coconut flakes, an amaretti cookie and a maraschino cherry).

Unit F7, 8330 Macleod Tr., 587-353-4728,


D’Served Ice Cream Sandwiches

Featured ice cream: Smoked Bacon & Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich (D’served cinnamon cookies with caramel and praline swirled ice cream with pecans and bacon).

Multiple locations,


Foothills Creamery at the Farmers’ Market

Featured ice cream: Haskap Prairie Berry (vanilla ice cream and haskap berries).

Calgary Farmers’ Market South, 510 77 Ave. S.E., 403-240-9113,


Heritage Park

Featured ice cream: Firebox (wild cherry ice cream, chipotle chili powder seasoning, Carolina Reaper hot sauce).

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500,


Holy Cow at Alforno

Featured ice cream: Sugar & Spice Mini Cone (gelato with cinnamon and brown sugar swirls in a chocolate-dipped cone).

Multiple locations,


Lics Ice Cream Shop

Featured ice cream: Caramel Mini Donut Ice Cream Swirl (caramel ice cream, mini doughnuts and caramel sauce).

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


Love at First Scoop

Featured ice cream: Tropical Habanero Sundae (pineapple sherbet, mango and coconut ice creams, pineapple habanero hot sauce, whipped cream and a heart cookie).

Calgary Farmers’ Market West, 25 Greenbriar Dr. N.W., 587-897-5237; 180, 151 Carrington Plaza N.W., 403-250-5237,


Master Chocolat

Featured ice cream: The “Dame Blanche” (vanilla bean gelato with whipped cream and chocolate sauce).

130, 560 69 Ave. S.W., 403-252-5750; 2403 33 Ave. S.W., 403-453-5750,



Featured ice cream: Milk & Cereal (corn flakes-infused ice cream with Fruit Loops).

110, 1000 Centre St. N.,


Noto Gelato

Featured ice cream: Dolce e Salato (salted caramel and peanut butter).

236 4 St. N.E., 403-891-4113,


Popping Dragon Tea House

Featured ice cream: Cardiac Arrest (sea salted vanilla soft serve, kettle corn, pretzels, white chocolate, butterscotch chocolate chips, Ritz crackers, toffee bits and sweetened condensed milk).

7711 Flint Rd., 587-327-9608,


Righteous Gelato

Featured ice cream: Lemon Curd & Honey Cheesecake (cheesecake base with lemon curd, spiced graham cracker crumble and honey).

110, 221 19 St. S.E., 403-452-3150,

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