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“Long wait, good ice cream”

MacKay's Cochrane Ice Cream Ltd
Ranked #1 of 2 Dessert in Cochrane
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

The line is long, but that's because the ice cream is so good! There are lots of flavours to choose from and a few ice cream alternatives for those who cannot have dairy. Try a local specialty like Saskatoon berry or Glenbow Ranch strawberry rhubarb. You won't be disappointed :)

Thank TheVeggieNomad
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

I have no idea why people like this place. The ice cream flavours, while tasting not so bad, aren't "blow your mind" quality. I found 2 of the 3 flavours I tried to be very lackluster. (eg) Maple bacon should have well cooked, crunchy bacon in it, as a start.

This isn't like the farmer's markets you visit back east where you order 1 scoop for 4-5 $ and get so much ice cream you're a borderline diabetic. This is a massive amount of money for ice cream ratio. They even charge you 25 cents if you just want a normal dish and not a terrible expensive waffle cone. This place loses 1 star for lazy ice cream making, 1 star for the quantity you receive and 2 stars for trying to re-mortgage my house. The last star it keeps because I will say that the staff is quite friendly.

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3  Thank MooseJohnson
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

This is an institution in Cochrane. People take what was once " a drive in the country" from Calgary and go for icecream. The shop has been on the main avenue in Cochrane through 3 generations. Sit on the benches in the sun outside with your icecream and watch the happenings. The whole experience hardens back to an earlier time and is fun
Yes the cones are pricey but it is good icecream with some great flavours.

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Thank barb_ken
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

It ice very good ice cream but so is Haagen-Dazs and you don't have to pay and arm and a leg for it. I should know I leave not far from the store. Having read the other reviews non talked about price I have a family of 6 and spending 60 to 70 dollars is not something I thing anyone should do.

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Thank Fabiola H
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

Everyone loves McKays in Cochrane! There are lineups outside on holidays, hot days, and weekends. Gotta try it to know it is a cut above the best!

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Thank Cheryl H
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