Made By Marcus Microcreamery – In Search of Calgary’s Best Ice Cream

Address: 1013 17th ave SW – suite 121, 221 19 St NW (West Hillhurst), 1105 1st Ave NE (Bridgeland)

Season: Year round
Seating: a table with several bar stools and a bench inside as well as a bench outside.
Special Diet Options: Dairy-free sorbet/vegan ice cream
Ice Cream: Several flavours of small batch, hand crafted ice cream and vanilla soft serve ice cream with toppings and sundaes
Other frozen treats: ice cream pints,

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Made by Marcus Microcreamery now has two locations, one on 17th avenue and one in West Hillhurst.  Their 17th avenue location is known for having line-ups even when the weather is not screaming ice cream.

Made by Marcus specializes in small batch hand crafted hard ice cream. They offer kid scoops, single scoops and double scoops as well as a a 4 flavour sampler.

They have many flavours including seasonal options and usually 4 dairy-free flavours.  Although they do have vanilla and some familar options like rocky road or cookies and cream, their flavours tend to be more unusual choices like passion fruit basil or earl grey chip. The dairy-free flavours are more innovative than most and aren’t limited to fruity sorbets.

You can get your ice cream in a bowl or a browned butter waffle cone.

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They also have a freezer where you can get pints of ice cream to go.

17th Avenue location

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They have a tall table with several bar stools as well as a bench by the door.

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At the 17th avenue location they also offer soft serve vanilla ice cream with topping like hot fudge and rubarb ginger jam. And amazing sundaes like Mexican hot chocolate and happy camper.

A photo posted by Dana (@danawyyc) on Jan 16, 2017 at 8:32pm PST

My kids got a kid scoop of the strawberry hibiscus sorbet. It was a good amount for them – my big kids loved it but my toddler was not as enthused with the flavour.

West Hillhurst

Their second location opened in 2018 along 19th Street.

When we visited they didn’t have soft serve ice cream yet but they have more hard ice cream options than the 17th avenue location.

They also have seating both inside and outside.

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2 thoughts on “Made By Marcus Microcreamery – In Search of Calgary’s Best Ice Cream”

  1. My life changed the other night when my daughter suggested we go for ice cream after my birthday supper. Un…..beeeelievable tasting ice cream! Hands down best ice cream ever!!! So creamy and smooth. So velvety soft. So entirely delicious. Love you Marcus!!! You’re a genius!


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