Another ice cream place in Calgary that I’ve been wanting to try, Made by Marcus, is right on busy 17th Avenue. I’d put them on the same level as Village Ice Cream and Fiasco Gelato. I’m jealous how there’s so many quality ice cream places in town.
Couple seating areas to sit inside and out but you’ll have to be quick to snag a spot. Lineup is a continuous stream of people coming to get their ice cream fix.
The flavours change daily but there’s also coffee, kombucha, milkshakes, soft serve, dipped cones and sundaes. Phew, so many choices. We definitely took awhile to decide.
Closeup of the flavours when we went on a Saturday afternoon. Pro tip: get the kid scoop! It’s only $3.00 and the perfect snack size.
Second time, we came on a Sunday. A bunch of different flavours this time around.
The ice cream process in only 9 easy steps!
I like the micro creamery design. Slick.
Of course, you need the requisite hipster neon sign.
There’s a little take out fridge that houses all their pints, bars and macarons.
Blueberry tarragon sorbet and Tahitian vanilla bean ($3.00 kid scoop)
Can never resists a fruity sorbet so I went with the blueberry tarragon while Oks went classic vanilla bean. The tarragon is subtle but it’s there in the background. Texture was pleasant and we were both happy with our cones ($1.00 waffle cone).
The Unicorn ($6.50) and roasted strawberry buttermilk ($3.00 kid scoop)
Cotton candy and strawberry white chocolate unicorn horn for the sundae. It’s soft serve and the strawberry white chocolate tastes almost exactly like a Pocky. I tried the roasted strawberry buttermilk out; smooth, creamy and summery.
Closeup of the Unicorn. So whimsical.
All three of our orders on this visit. The waffle cone tasted much better.
Macarons ($20.00 for 16)
The macarons are tucked away in the freezer section along with a couple flavours of pints to take home. You can get 8 macarons ($12.00) but the better deal is to double up and get 16 ($20.00). That’s a great deal ($1.25/each) especially when you compare to the macaron spots in town. The only downside is you can’t choose your flavours.
Another tip: wait for these babies to soften up before you try eating them. Once it’s room temperature, they’re great! Oks thought these were better than the ones at Yann Haute.
Can’t wait to come back again and again!
Made By Marcus Microcreamery
#121, 1013 – 17 Avenue SW