The team behind YYC Hot Chocolate Fest has launched a new food festival focused around a popular summer treat: ice cream.
YYC Summer Scoop Fest, which runs from June 25 to July 3, invites anyone with a sweet tooth to try featured ice creams at six participating eateries. One dollar from every scoop and $2 from every pint of the featured flavour sold will support Calgary Meals on Wheels. Guests can keep track of their progress (and enter to win prizes) with the help of a summer passport, which any participating vendor can provide.
Here’s a look at the participating ice cream vendors
Featured ice cream: Amato Affogato (gelato with Italian espresso and a wafer cookie)
2104 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-270-9733 and 602 17 Ave. S.W., amatogelatoalberta.com
Featured ice cream: Milk + Cookies (vanilla bean gelato and chocolate cookie pieces)
938 2 Ave. N.W., 403-719-1092, holycowgelato.com
Lina’s Italian Market
Featured ice cream: Fragola – Pistachio (two scoops of strawberry and pistachio)
2202 Centre St. N.E., 403-277-9166; 5108 Elbow Dr. S.W., 403-454-8323; and 100, 4916 130 Ave. S.E., 403-523-7713; linasmarket.com
Featured ice cream: Chocolate Funfetti (chocolate ice cream with white chocolate and funfetti cake pieces)
2614 4 St. N.W., milkicecreamshop.com
Featured ice cream: Dave’s Key Lime Pie (a custard-based gelato that features lime zest and juice)
236 4 St. N.E., 403-234-8188, notogelato.ca
Featured ice cream: Campfire S’mores (A gelato with a caramelized sugar base, dark chocolate honey fudge, graham crackers and marshmallow ripple)
221 19 St. S.E., 403-452-3150, righteousgelato.com