What better way to beat the heat—check out our list of local shops that bring their own special twist to this classic summer treat.
1. Made By Marcus
Until recently, Made by Marcus was exclusive to Calgary but had garnered quite the cult following of ice cream lovers with adventurous taste buds. Now, Edmontonians are ecstatic to discover that their trek for cool treats is a bit shorter, with a location now on Whyte Avenue! Known for its interesting flavour combinations—such as Peanut Butter & Dill Pickle or Toasted Hay & Saskatoon Berry—this ice cream shop is now a must-stop while visiting. 10426-82 Ave.
2. Yelo’d Ice Cream & Bake Shoppe
Unlike with snow, eating yellow ice cream is totally okay. Yelo’d is the Filipino word for “iced” and is the only shop in Edmonton that features Filipino and Asian-inspired soft-serve ice cream flavours, such as Ube (purple yam) and Buko Pandan (coconut pandan). But that’s not all! The menu also features yummy pastries including cakes, cookies, and pan-de-sal (A Filipino-style bun), which is used to make in-house ice cream sandwiches. 10152A-82 Ave.
3. Kind Ice Cream
The small-batch ice cream shop in the Ritchie neighbourhood offers delicious dairy and vegan scoops, pints, and ice cream sandwiches. Choose from one of their 12 Always Flavours (like Vanilla Bean, Salted Caramel, or Mint Chip) or check out which rotating flavours are on the menu. 9551-76 Ave.
4. La Carraia Gelateria Cafe
Get ready for your taste buds to be transported from the heart of downtown Edmonton to Florence, Italy. La Carraia’s gelato comes in 24 creamy flavours, served in cones, cups, or even between brioche buns topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Seasonal fruits and speciality sauces (such as white chocolate and pistachio) can be added to your dish as the perfect final touch. 10067-109 St.
5. Scoop N Roll Creamery
What started out as a one-spot stop quickly grew into a fleet of seven food trucks specializing in their signature rolled style of ice cream. Choose your base and toppings and then watch as your creation is transformed into delicious frozen rolls. Check out the street food app to find a Scoop N Roll truck near you. Plus, check out their sister truck, Mish Mash Parfait, in the Kingsway Mall parking lot.