YYC Summer Scoop Fest is Calgary’s New Ice Cream Festival

From June 25 to July 3, six participating vendors will be giving away star ice cream, with a portion of the proceeds going to Calgary Meals on Wheels.

The team behind YYC Hot Chocolate Fest has launched a new food festival focused on a popular summer treat: ice cream.

YYC Summer Scoop Fest, which runs from June 25 to July 3, invites all foodies to try the featured ice creams at six participating restaurants. A dollar off each scoop and $2 off each pint of the featured flavor sold will support Calgary Meals on Wheels. Guests can track their progress (and enter to win prizes) using a Summer Passport, which any participating supplier can provide.

Here is an overview of the participating ice cream parlors

Amate ice cream

Featured ice cream: Amato Affogato (gelato with Italian espresso and waffle biscuit)

2104 Kensington Road. NW, 403-270-9733 and 602 17 Ave. SW, amatogelatoalberta.com

holy cow

Featured ice cream: Milk + Cookies (vanilla bean gelato and chocolate cookie pieces)

938 2 Avenue NW, 403-719-1092, Holycowgelato.com

Lina’s Italian Market

Featured ice cream: Fragola – Pistachio (two scoops of strawberry and pistachio)

2202 Center St. NE, 403-277-9166; 5108 Elbow Dr. SW, 403-454-8323; and 100, 4916 130 Ave SE, 403-523-7713; linasmarket.com


Featured ice cream: Chocolate funfetti (chocolate ice cream with pieces of white chocolate cake and funfetti)

2614 4 St. NW, milkicecreamshop.com

Noto Gelato

Featured ice cream: Dave’s Key Lime Pie (a custard-based ice cream that contains lime zest and juice)

236 4 St. NE, 403-234-8188, notogelato.ca

Virtuous ice cream

Featured ice cream: Campfire S’mores (an ice cream made with caramelized sugar, honey and dark chocolate fudge, graham crackers and a marshmallow ripple)

221 19 St SE, 403-452-3150, rightgelato.com