Hot off a South American motorcycle odyssey cut short by stress and fatigue, our founder Billy Friley found himself on his Grandma Gladys’ porch. This is where he discovered a life changing pint of rich, locally made huckleberry ice cream.
It was good. Life changing. Mind altering.
Enough to get him out of his funk so he could hightail it back to Calgary to create the freshest, creamiest ice cream Calgarians had ever tasted.
The very first Village Ice Cream opened shop in 2012 in a plain old building on an impossible to find cul-de-sac. An improbable place, hidden away against the railway tracks.
Eight years and 4 locations later, Village remains in hot pursuit of cold perfection. Places for hand-made traditional ice cream in decidedly un-traditional shops. Places to gather, share old memories and create new ones. Places to wind down or rev up. Places to connect with fellow villagers. Or, you know, places to grab a quick pint of Salted Caramel for just you and a spoon—we get it.
We are all Villagers, so come on in!