What’s better than an ice cream cone (or ice cream sandwich or ice cream taco…) on a summer afternoon? (Answer: literally nothing.) Treat yourself (and your Instagram feed) to the most delicious scoops your city has to offer with our Localist guide to the best ice cream in Canada.
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Calgary: My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe
Where: 2048 42 Ave. SW and 1114 – 8561 8A Ave. SW, myfavoriteicecream.com
Atmosphere: Retro vibes with lots of kitchy wall decor and coin operated rides for kids
Number of flavours: 72—there are fridges on top of fridges filled with ice cream
Most unusual flavour: Typical kid flavours like cotton candy and bubble gum—think of any bright colour and they will have a corresponding flavour
Don’t miss: Go all out and grab your ice cream in a blue cone, top it off with some of your favourite childhood flavours and grab some photos by the outside mural. This is the grand daddy of all Calgary ice cream shops. If you are planning a birthday, pick up a freshly made ice cream cake for $28.
Average wait: On a hot summer day the wait can get pretty long, but on most days you will get out of there with an ice cream in hand within 10 minutes.
Average cost: $4 for a single scoop