Some of the Best Ice Cream Shops in Alberta Featuring High Quality, Canadian Milk!

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On a hot, sunny day, there’s not too many sweet treats better than ice cream, and I don’t know know about you, but I think ice cream tastes even better when it’s local!

Why is that? Well, if you’re in Alberta, that means the ice cream you’re having is likely made from Canadian Milk, which likely includes Alberta Milk and that means you’re having some of the highest quality milk in the world. Really!

Canada boasts some of the highest standards for milk quality in the world.

That means ice cream made using Canadian Milk is some of the very best tasting, highest quality ice cream in the whole world! 

This month, I’ve teamed up with Alberta Milk to share a few local ice cream spots across the province that use high quality Canadian Milk so you know where to find the very best ice cream this summer.

Why can you feel good about buying Canadian? Canadian milk quality standards are some of the highest in the world so you know when you are consuming Canadian milk you can feel good about every drop.

How do you know Canadian milk is high quality? Alberta milk farmers operate under something called proAction, an initiative that requires key standards to be met to ensure every load of milk is tested and meets a certain quality before becoming the ice cream you love. Farmers demonstrate responsible stewardship of their animals and the environment, sustainably producing high-quality, safe, and nutritious food for consumers as part of proAction.

There are over 500 family owned farms across Alberta who work hard every day to produce quality milk whether that’s just straight-up as milk or as delicious ice cream!

It was also a lot of fun learning more about Alberta Milk through this partnership—and virtually meeting their new ambassador Hanna Holstein (a real Alberta cow!) who is celebrating cheese and dairy, sharing about Alberta milk farmers, and tackling misconceptions about the industry through her creative online cow content (lol!)

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Some of the Best Ice Cream Shops in Alberta Featuring High Quality, Canadian Milk!

(+ ICE CREAM GIVEAWAY!)

((Giveaway is now closed))

Please note: this is a curated list that offers a selection of ice cream shop ideas across Alberta—it is not a complete list! If your favourite ice cream shop isn’t listed, suggest it in the comments below! 

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Ice Cream Shops in Edmonton

Be-A-Bella Candy & Gifts
  • 6510 112 Ave. (Highlands)

Be-A-Bella Candy & Gifts is the shop of delicious and wonderful things, named after the owners’ sweet pup Bella! They sell all sorts of candy, a bunch of great gifts, and of course—ice cream! Their soft serve ice cream is sourced from Foothills Creamery (premium soft serve, which has 10% butterfat—music to our ears!)

Block 1912
  • 10361 82 Ave. (Old Strathcona)

Located in the historic Hulbert Block on Whyte Ave, Block 1912 is well known for its coffee and desserts (including delicious, high quality ice cream!)

Kind Ice Cream
  • 9551 76 Ave. (Ritchie)
  • 6507 112 Ave. (Highlands)

Kind Ice Cream serves up handcrafted small batch ice cream using exceptional ingredients! It’s women-led, chef-driven, Edmonton-made, using Western Canadian / Alberta Milk, cream and eggs. 

Little Bear Gelato
  • Various locations (lots of farmers markets!)

Little Bear Gelato brings us fresh, locally-made artisan gelato and sorbet, thriving off locally sourced and fresh ingredients. There are over a dozen gelato flavours, many vegan sorbet flavours and ice cream pucks, plus seasonal rotations.

Made by Marcus
  • 10426 82 Ave. (Old Strathcona)

Made by Marcus’ ice cream is built from scratch with Alberta dairy from grass-fed cows at Vital Green Farms, and natural ingredients. It’s a truly unique, made-from-scratch ice cream “made by a Marcus” himself! And you can even get ice cream FLIGHTS if you can’t decide what flavour you want!

Scoop N Roll Creamery
  • Various locations

Scoop N Roll was Canada’s first rolled ice cream creamery serving up handcrafted ice cream rolls made right before your eyes using fresh ingredients and Alberta milk.

Yelo’d Ice Cream & Bake Shoppe
  • 10150A 82 Ave. (Old Strathcona)

Yelo’d Ice Cream & Bake Shoppe is a place where you can experience Filipino and Asian-inspired flavours through soft serve ice cream and baked goods from cookies to cakes! Each of their classic and luxe ice creams are handcrafted using the freshest ingredients including Alberta milk.

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Ice Cream Shops in Calgary

Amato Gelato
  • 2104 Kensington Rd. 

Amato Gelato specializes in authentic, Italian gelato made with fresh ingredients in every scoop! Find over 72 rotating flavours using traditional Italian family recipes. “You lick it, you’ll like it!”

Made by Marcus
  • 1013 17 Ave.
  • 1105 1 Ave.
  • 221 19 St.

Made by Marcus’ ice cream is built from scratch with Alberta dairy from grass-fed cows at Vital Green Farms, and natural ingredients. It’s a truly unique, made-from-scratch ice cream “made by a Marcus” himself! 

Village Ice Cream
  • 431 10 Ave. (Victoria Park)
  • 820 49 Ave. (Brittania Plaza)
  • 2406 34 Ave. (Garrison Corner)
  • 69 7A St. (Bridgeland)

Village Ice Cream makes fresh, creamy, hand-made, traditional ice cream in decidedly untraditional shops. Call it local, artisanal, small batch or hand-made or—a love letter to your mouth!

delloR Ice Cream
  • 1309 Edmonton Trail

delloR Ice Cream is Calgary’s first Thai-inspired rolled ice cream shop. Each cup of rolled ice cream is made in-house then handcrafted to perfection right in front of you! It’s creamier than traditional ice cream and the fun is watching it being made! Ice cream in its purest form, using Western Canadian Milk!

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Ice Cream Shops in Banff

COWS Banff
  • #111, 138 Banff Ave.

COWS Since 1983, COWS has resided on the pastures of Prince Edward island and today you can visit the Cows Creamery there to see products being handmade before your eyes! COWS Banff is one of 11 ice cream shops across Canada, using an old fashioned recipe and high quality ingredients including 16% butterfat!

Ice Cream Shops in Canmore

Old School Bus Ice Cream
  • 725 10th St.

The Old School Bus Ice Cream in Canmore, Alberta is a unique ice cream shop where your scoops come out of a, you guessed it, old yellow school bus! A popular spot for ice cream in this dreamy mountain town.

Ice Cream Shops in Camrose

OleOs Ice Cream Castle
  • 5402 48 Ave.

OleO’s Ice Cream Castle sells only Foothills Creamery hard and soft serve ice cream! Experience the richness and creaminess of Alberta’s own Foothills Creamery ice cream products.

Ice Cream Shops in Clairmont

The Ice Cream Barn
  • 9922 102 Ave.

The Ice Cream Barn in Clairmont is located just ten minutes north of Grande Prairie selling dozens of ice cream flavours made using Western Canadian Milk.

Ice Cream Shops in Cochrane

MacKay’s Ice Cream
  • 220 1 St.

MacKay’s Ice Cream proudly serves locally made, premium ice cream in historic downtown Cochrane. Offering over 40 flavours, MacKay’s a taste of tradition—chock full of fresh ingredients and old fashioned goodness.

Ice Cream Shops in Grande Prairie

OMG Cupcakes
  • 10803 100 St.

OMG! Cupcakes in Grande Prairie invite you to sweeten up your day, the OMG! Cupcakes way. They proudly sell Pinocchio Ice Cream, which uses fresh Alberta milk, naturally made from scratch. Pinocchio Ice Cream uses all natural products with an emphasis on creative flavours.

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Ice Cream Shops in Grimshaw

The Junction Candy, Creamery and Coffee House
  • 5015 55 Ave.

The Junction in the Town of Grimshaw is a candy, creamery, and coffee house all in one—serving up premium Foothills Hard Ice Cream (using Western Canadian Milk)! Tubs and tubs of quality ice cream and more favourite flavours for all.

Ice Cream Shops in Lloydminster

The Scoop
  • 4715 57 Ave.

The Scoop in Lloydminster is the city’s favourite summer treat! Scooping happiness every summer with hard ice cream, soft serve, and specializing in deep fried ice cream made using Western Canadian Milk!

Ice Cream Shops in Lethbridge

Swirls
  • 1701 Mayor Magrath Dr.

Swirls Ice Cream has locations in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, serving an assortment of hard and soft ice cream flavours, along with parfaits, sundaes, swirls, milkshakes and more, using Western Canadian Milk.

Ice Cream Shops in Medicine Hat

Swirls
  • 2 4 St.

Swirls Ice Cream has locations in Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, serving an assortment of hard and soft ice cream flavours, along with parfaits, sundaes, swirls, milkshakes and more, using Western Canadian Milk.

Ice Cream Shops in Sylvan Lake

The Big Moo Ice Cream Parlour
  • 4603 Lakeshore Drive

The Big Moo Ice Cream Parlour in Sylvan Lake is family-owned and operated, serving Foothills Creamery ice cream and a lot of other delicious goodness since 1991.

Ice Cream Shops in Vegreville

Little Red Ice Cream Wagon
  • Pysanka Ave.

Check out the Little Red Ice Cream Wagon, Vegreville’s own premium hard ice cream and kettle corn mobile concession. Visit Vegreville’s giant Pysanka Easter Egg while you’re there!

So those are just a few spots across the province to find some of the very best tasting ice cream using high quality, Western Canadian Milk! I’m seriously craving ice cream after putting this together! 

For even more ice cream ideas, check out Alberta Milk’s ice cream resource!

And if you’re reading this prior to April 12, 2021, enter my Ice Cream Giveaway!
Learning about ice cream and Alberta Milk with Hanna Holstein!

** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ** 

Congrats to the winner Janett T. from Instagram! 
Enter to win a $50 worth of ice cream at an Alberta ice cream shop of your choice!

Winner must select from one of the ice cream shops listed in this blog post. 

I will randomly select a winner after April 12, 2021. 

Thanks to Alberta Milk for sponsoring this blog post and giveaway!

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