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15 Alberta Ice Cream Shops That Are Worth The Drive

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Say hello to summer and hit up your favorite go-to ice cream shop, or take a drive and check out something new.

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Alberta has so many amazing ice cream shops with almost every flavor imaginable. Garbage can, purple haze, cardamom, mini donut, seriously Alberta, what are you gonna think of next!? So start the car (or truck) and visit one of the 14 Alberta Ice Cream Shops That Are Worth The Drive.

 

Peppermint Chocolate Coconut Milk for fans of after eight mints but not lactose. Rich, dark chocolate is the star of our creamy, dairy-free delight! Cooling peppermint adds the cherry on top (but feel free to ask for an actual cherry too) 😉. Available at all scoop shops! See you soon, Villagers.

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Holy Cow Popsicles and Ice Cream Bars // City Market Downtown, Edmonton

Edmonton's own home-made popsicles and ice cream bars. Their unique twist on the treat uses all fresh fruit.

#lastday #nanton #icecream #girls #alberta

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Sweet Tooth Ice Cream // 206 Center St SE, Calgary

They make rolled ice cream that originated in Japan. Try the super cool flavors like Purple Haze (no, there's no alcohol in it, unfortunately).

I drive by this place every day and never stopped - until today! 😊🍦 Cotton candy single scoop on waffle cone from @80flavours.

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80 Flavours Ice Cream  // 4025 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton

You really just can't go wrong with 80 flavors. There is literally something for everyone here.

Blue skies and an ice cream in hand = Best day ever! Photo via @katiemcqq #mackaysicecream #mackays #yycfood #yycfoodies #yegfood #yegfoodies #abfood #albertafood #explorealberta #cochrane #icecreamislife

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MacKay’s Ice Cream // 220 1 St W, Cochrane

This place has been open for over 60 years! A perfect place to get your blast from the past! Try beer or mini donut flavors.

#icecream #summer #Canmore #farmersmarket today's flavour is Cotton candy 😘 this is much better than S*** Moose here or Cow in Banff.🍦🍨🍧

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Old School Bus Ice Cream // 621 Main Street, Canmore

Remember the school bus days? Just as the name says it, they serve ice cream out of an old school bus!

👅🍦

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My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe // Marda Loop & Wentworth, Calgary

It's literally called "My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe". People don't just call it that because they have to.

Icecream date 💕 남편이랑 데이트💕at 우리동네 최고명소 봄여름에만 문을 여는 수제 아이스크림집 #homemadeicecream #아이스크림#reddeer

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Swirls Ice Cream // Lethbridge & Medicine Hat

They have locations in both Lethbridge and Medicine Hat, so you know it's definitely an Alberta fave!

Since the sun decided to come out, we opened!! Stop by before it starts to rain again #theconeyeg #rainraingoaway (📷 @justbellablog)

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The Cone // 8930-8934 99 St NW, Edmonton

Hands down the cutest place you could possibly get ice cream from ever! The building is literally shaped like an ice cream cone.

MMmmM new Blood Orange sorbetto available at the store by @fiascogelato using our honey to make a tasty dairy free option! And in new cups :) Peanut butter also available. #sorbet #fiasco #honey #local #localyyc #okotoks #yyc #albertahoney

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Chinook Honey Company // 386087 16th St West, Okotoks

A honey company that also serves Fiasco Gelato ice cream and sorbetto, made with their own home-made honey. The dream team in my opinion.

Fiasco Team Flavour Recommendations, Spring Edition! Sarah loves a combination of Blueberry Greek Yogurt & Cherry Limeaid Sorbetto 🍧 #fiascogelato #gelatolove

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Amato Gelato Kensington // 2104 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary

This list would just not be complete without some gelato. You can even get gelato cakes, pies, sandwiches, they have it all.

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