When it comes to finding the best ice cream shops in Edmonton, there’s plenty of creamy, dairy driven options, but also frozen vegan treats and Thai rolled ice cream, too. We’ve got the scoop on the best Edmonton ice cream spots.
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Edmonton Ice Cream
The Edmonton ice cream scene is filled with hand-crafted creamy goodness made from locally sourced ingredients, with Instagram-worthy scoops and flavours. Never fear, if you’re vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free, there’s options for you too! Here’s a look at our favourites.
Made by Marcus
One of Calgary’s most popular hand-crafted ice cream locations has finally made the jump to Edmonton. Made By Marcus ice cream is made from scratch with real ingredients from farmers, distillers, artisans and roasters.
All of the dairy is sourced from Vital Green Farms (which doesn’t feed their cows palm oil pelts.) Marcus, the founder, has a degree in food science, so you know that this ice cream is scientifically delicious.
Check out their rotating flavours each month or stick with a staple like Field Strawberry Buttermilk, Sea Salt & Goat Milk Caramel, and Vegan Chocolate Fudge Brownie. Their soft serve sundaes shouldn’t be ignored, either.
Edmontonians can try two unique flavours: Transcend Espresso PB&J and Duchess Earl Gray & Financier. They also offer gluten-free and vegan options.
Find Made by Marcus at two locations in Edmonton: Whyte Ave (10426 82 Ave) and Brewery District (10429 121 Street NW).
Kind Ice Cream
Kind Ice Cream is a female-led, small-batch ice cream shop in Edmonton. All of the flavours are hand-crafted using local ingredients. Staple flavours include: Deep Dark Chocolate, Maple Bourbon Pecan and Mint Chip.
Seasonal flavours rotate every few months, and past flavours have included Peach Cobbler, Smoked Honey Swirl or Ginger Cake with Bourbon Caramel. Kind also offers dairy-free ice cream made with cashew milk, coconut cream and cocoa butter – all made in-house.
Enjoy a cone at one of their two locations: Ritchie (9551 76 Ave) and Highlands (6507 112 Ave). You can also order from Uber Eats for a late-night treat.
White Rabbit Ice Cream
White Rabbit Ice Cream is small-batch, from scratch operation that uses locally sourced dairy to create many different flavours, including rotating options.
What sets White Rabbit apart from other ice cream joints is that it’s based out of a food truck. Check the website to figure out where the truck is going to be.
You don’t have to go all the way to Italy to enjoy gelato. The gelato scene in Edmonton offers authentic tastes made from local ingredients. For a taste of Italy in Edmonton, check out these gelaterias.
Little Bear Gelato
Little Bear Gelato brings a French twist to the region and to gelato. The shop owner came to Alberta from France where he worked as a pastry chef. Little Bear offers small batch gelato, sorbet and Gelato pucks (gelato in a cookie sandwich).
Seasonal and regular flavours are available, and the sorbet is vegan. Little Bear doesn’t have a storefront location, but can be found in various shops around Edmonton. For any non-Edmontonians, you can get Little Bear Gelato delivered to your house through Uproot Food.
Find Little Bear Gelato at these locations:
Bountiful Market, Old Strathcona Farmers Market, Culina to go, Culina on the lake, Uproot Food Collective, Caffiend, Meuwly’s, Elenor & Laurent, Zuppa Café, Fresh BC Fruit, Freson Bros, Popowich Meat Company, Artisan Food Market, Confetti Sweets and online!
La Carraia Gelato
La Carraia Gelato offers 24 flavours of gelato, mousse and whole cakes that can be personalized to create a new flavour each time. The shop was created in Italy in 1990. After expanding to another location in Italy, they decided to add a third location in Edmonton. When you stop by, you know that you’re getting authentic Italian taste right here in Alberta. How cool is that?
Visit the gelateria in The Mayfair on Jasper, or order in using Door Dash.
Pinocchio Ice Cream
Pinocchio Ice Cream has been an Edmonton staple since 1981. Two brothers started their own micro creamery and experimented with local products. They decided to combine the best qualities of North American ice cream and dairy with the Italian gelato technique.
All of their gelato is gluten-free, and the sorbets are vegan friendly. Pinocchio doesn’t have a storefront, but the flavours can be found at many locations around Edmonton.
Soft Serve Ice Cream Edmonton
Ice cream’s softer, creamier cousin, soft serve ice cream can be found at many shops in Edmonton. Don’t forget, it’s easy to diversify your soft serve with dips and toppings.
Drizzle Ice Cream
Drizzle Ice Cream is a new soft serve spot in Strathcona. They offer delicious soft serve ice cream with plenty of toppings and drizzle options. Drizzle also offers Belgian chocolate dips in 12 different flavours. Vegan options are available.
Yelo’d Ice Cream + Bake Shop
Yelo’d Ice Cream and Bake Shop offers Filipino and Asian inspired flavours across their baking and soft serve. The flavours change every two weeks, so you’ll never get bored.
Yelo’d also offers milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, affogatos and champorado (a Filipino chocolate rice porridge/pudding). There are dairy-free options as well. Visit the shop at 10150A 82 Avenue or order online to satisfy immediate cravings.
Be-A-Bella is more than just an ice cream shop. This locally owned business sells candy, ice cream and gifts. All of their soft serve comes from Foothills Creamery, so you know it’s going to be delicious.
They offer various soft serve options including fancy sundaes like the Nerd Sundae, Swamp Monster and the Unicorn.
Rolled Ice Cream Edmonton
Rolled Ice Cream in Edmonton can be found at seven different locations across the city. All of these locations are owned by Scoop n Roll Creamery, the first rolled ice cream spot in Canada.
Scoop n Roll Creamery
Rolled ice cream originates in Thailand and Scoop n Roll was the first to bring the delicious dessert to Canada. Choose from vegan and non-vegan options with lots of mix-ins and toppings.
Here’s where you can find Scoop n Roll in Edmonton:
- Edmonton North (Store): 9920 137 Ave NW
- Edmonton West: 9908 170 st NW
- Edmonton North 13154 137 Ave NW
- Edmonton East: 13530 Fort Road NW
- Sherwood Park: 2020 Sherwood Dr.
- Edmonton South: 3414 Gateway Blvd
Vegan Ice Cream Edmonton
When it comes to Vegan ice cream in Edmonton, almost all of the above locations have tons of vegan options. Look for sorbet or dairy-free ice cream at most locations as well.
Revolution Ice Cream
Revolution Ice Cream specializes in French frozen custard. This small-batch ice cream shop also offers a huge selection of plant-based flavours. Revolution doesn’t currently have a storefront, but they do offer wholesale, special event orders and food-service options for local business. For customers, you can find them at shops around Edmonton. Check their Instagram for more information on where to buy.
Where’s your favourite spot for ice cream in Edmonton?