9 ice cream shops to visit with your family in and around Edmonton
Have you noticed the many ice cream shops and food trucks that have popped up in and around Edmonton in the last few years? The summer of 2021 was particularly hot so I decided to give some of them a try, other families tested a few for me, and five of them still need to be visited. One thing’s for sure, with that much variety, you’re bound to find one you’ll love!
Tried and tested ice cream shops
1. Made by Marcus
Made by Marcus is a popular ice cream shop located on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton’s photogenic Old Strathcona neighbourhood. They now have a new location in the Brewery District. Often crowded before the gates open, it’s a favourite among locals.
If you’re looking for a unique made-from-scratch ice cream that uses locally sourced dairy and naturally grown ingredients, you’ve got to go to Made by Marcus! They have flavours you’ve probably never heard of before and you can taste new ones every month.
And you know what? When you can’t make up your mind, you’re allowed to have two different flavours in one cone! How cool is that?
10429 121 Street NW
11 am – 10 pm
10426 82 Avenue NW
12 pm – 10 pm
2. Kind Ice Cream
What makes Kind Ice Cream special? The two little ice cream shops are led by women and offer small-batch dairy and vegan ice cream handcrafted right here in Edmonton. Their goal is to bring joy and connection to the community—I’m sure they succeed at that because their staff is super friendly!
I’m the kind of person who loves to find out how things are made, so when I saw them making waffle cones right by the ordering counter, I was super interested! They have a variety of Always flavours and three Rotating Flavours every month so you can try something new each time you go. They also have a small size kids scoop for little ones.
There are two Kind Ice Cream locations in Edmonton—one in Ritchie and the other one in Highlands. I particularly enjoy the mural on their Highlands shop, a great place to take photos while waiting in line or when you’re savouring your treat!
Both locations are open for walk-in scoops and pints from 12–10 pm daily.
Kind Ice Cream Ritchie
9551 76 Avenue
Kind Ice Cream Highlands
6507 112 Avenue
3. Scoop n Roll Creamery
Do you eat with your eyes? I sure do! If you want ice cream that looks cool, fun, and different, you’ve got to try Scoop n Roll’s rolled ice cream. They make it right before your eyes and you can add a variety of mix-ins and toppings. You have the choice between dairy or vegan ice cream flavours and mix-ins or toppings like fresh fruit, cookies, chocolate, sprinkles, candy, gummy bears, almonds, drizzle…
You can find a Scoop n Roll store in Edmonton North or an ice cream truck parked at 7 different locations in and around Edmonton. The trucks are usually there from 2–9 pm daily.
Edmonton North (store)
9920 137 Avenue NW
Monday to Friday 1–10 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12–10 pm
Edmonton North (truck)
13154 137 Avenue NW
9908 170 Street NW
1109 James Mowatt Trail SW
3414 Gateway Boulevard
13530 Fort Road NW
2020 Sherwood Drive
375 St. Albert Trail
4. Mishmash Parfait & Ice Cream
Mishmash Parfait & Ice Cream is another food truck brought to you by Scoop n Roll. They serve soft ice cream with fancy and colourful toppings, and their parfaits look delicious.
I haven’t tried any of them but one family did for me. Their servings weren’t as large as the ones we see on Instagram and their soft ice cream melted super fast. Could it be that the freezer wasn’t working at full capacity that day? Go figure! Anyways, be prepared if your kids are slow eaters—ask for a cup rather than a cone, or get ready to embrace the messiness!!!
There are two Mishmash Parfait & Ice Cream locations in Edmonton.
9920 137 Avenue NW (Scoop n Roll store)
Monday to Friday 1–10 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12–10 pm
4025 Gateway Blvd NW (close to the Economy Inn)
You can find them there from 2–9 pm daily as long as the weather permits.
Other ice cream shops around Edmonton
I haven’t visited the following ice cream shops with my family or others, but I’m sure they’re worth giving a try!
5. Millers Ice Cream
Millers Ice Cream is a family-owned business located at the former Canadian Northern Railway Station in Fort Saskatchewan, about 30 minutes northeast of Edmonton. The station became a provincial historic resource in 2008, so when you go and get your cold treat or mini donuts at Millers Ice Cream, you’re also visiting a historic train station that dubs as a great location for family photos! They even have a colourful mural that can serve as a photo backdrop. Definitely an ice cream shop I need to visit this summer!
Millers Ice cream is open daily from 11:30 am–9:30 pm, May 1–September
10030 99 Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan
Yelo’d is another ice cream shop located on Edmonton’s famous Whyte Avenue. It’s a place where you can experience Filipino and Asian-inspired flavours in soft ice creams and baked goods. Their flavours change every two weeks and are meant to introduce you to new and exciting flavours or bring you back to your childhood.
Visit their website for location and hours, and Instagram or Facebook to keep up to date with flavours!
7. Pop’s Ice Cream Shoppe
For folks on the west side of Edmonton, you can visit Pop’s Ice Cream Shoppe in St. Albert to satisfy your handcrafted ice cream cravings!
They’re open daily from 12 pm to either 8 pm or 9 pm. Check out their website for specific hours.
You can find the shop at Village Landing, 140 St. Albert Trail in St. Albert.
8. La Carraia
La Carraia Gelato brings the authentic taste of Florence, Italy, to Edmonton. They incorporate the traditional style of homemade gelato with modern tastes and trends. Take a look at their 24 flavours—you’ll instantly be craving your first serving!
La Carraia Gelato is located at The Mayfair on Jasper Ave, 10067 109 Street NW, Edmonton.
Monday to Thursday from 11 am–10 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 am–11 pm
9. Ice Cream Shack
We’re back on the east side of Edmonton at Sherwood Park’s Ice Cream Shack. They serve 55 flavours of Foothills Creamery ice cream along with milkshakes, floats and pop. Something that caught my attention on their menu is the puppy cone. Is it really for dogs? Let me know!
You can visit the Ice Cream Shack daily (weather dependent) in July and August from 12–10 pm at 11 Athabascan Avenue in Sherwood Park.
Ice cream shops around Edmonton that offer great photo opportunities
I’ve mentioned above that two ice cream shops provide great photo opportunities with their colourful murals and historic setting (Kind Ice Cream Highlands and Millers Ice Cream). The list doesn’t end there! Made by Marcus and Yelo’d are both located in Old Strathcona’s District Whyte, a short walk away from vibrant murals (Instagrammable walls) and interesting seating areas where you can snap away!
If you’re like me and have a hard time enjoying your melting treat, making sure your kids don’t drop their ice cream on the ground, and taking photos at the same time, invite me and I’ll take care of the photo part for you!
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