Summer has arrived and with-it come greener pastures, long hot days, al fresco dining, sizzling barbecues with friends, spontaneous picnics, enjoying the fruits and vegetables of the season and supporting local businesses. We’re tucking into summer with a few fresh favourites.

This summer we are enjoying fermented ketchup from Culture Shocked, the LOVED. collection created by Ryan Massel, mustards from Cian’s Mustards and the Hamilton Beach Whole Fruit Juice Extractor.

Abbey’s Creations

Abbey Claro and Paul Hopfner saw a void in international ice cream flavours in Calgary and decided to take a leap of faith and open Abbey’s Creations. Before opening, Abbey travelled back to her native Philippines, looking for what was popular with the locals and the tourists. Armed with a trove of ideas, the business partners set to work opening their first location in Bowness. They quickly became a popular destination offering a large assortment of hand-crafted, small-batch ice cream featuring exotic flavours from around the world. Find traditional favourites like maple walnut and new and exciting flavours like macapuno, ube queso, salted egg, coco pandan, guyabano, tiramisu, Vietnamese coffee, pineapple Dole whip and more. We love the ice cream sandwiches that come in a variety of ice cream flavours carefully slathered onto house-made cookies. With their popularity continuing to grow, the team has already opened locations on McCall Way N.E., Pacific Place Mall, Inglewood and Cochrane. Also try the frozen cakes, cupcakes, smoothies, coffee and bubble tea.

Ice Cream Sandwiches | Abbey’s Creations | $5.99 – $12.99 |