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Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts

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561B Hwy 3, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0, Canada
+1 250-423-8381
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I only tried two of the multiple flavours available but damed it was good. I had chocolate, and banana cream pie. My first bite was an explosion of rich chocolate flavour that you just had to savour slowly. The rich creamy texture was heaven on a spoon. The banana cream had a more subtle flavouring but was equally good. Make... More 

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Thank Kent M
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. Thank you for making the trip to Fernie. Hope you're having a wonderful adventure. Hope to see you next time you're in the area. More 

Fernie
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

and the flavour profiles are so original... August has huckleberry ice cream from freshly picked local huckleberries!!! sponge toffee made on site... the cakes are customized... ya, this place is a definite go-to for dessert, or anytime for a sweet treat after a ride, or run, or a hike, or a paddle, or ski ... you get the idea. It's... More 

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Thank donnamarieb2017
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. More 

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Everything there is handmade. The ice cream is "French recipe" so like a custard and then frozen but with all natural, local and or organic ingredients to make the best tasting flavours of ice cream and sorbet I have ever had! I wish they had more than just the one location but then I guess it wouldn't be as special... More 

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Thank tawnyj2017
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Glad you loved it. Hope to scoop for you again soon. And, BTW, we are opening our second shop in Cranbrook soon. More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped here to grab an ice cream. The way prices are listed was very misleading. After paying a whopping 8.40 for 2 small size scoops in a waffle cone our group vouched never to go here again.

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Thank Jonathon J
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you found are prices misleading. Our prices are clearly posted. 1 scoop is $4. The second scoop is $2.50. Our waffle cones are $1.50. The portion sizes are clearly visible. More 

Foothills
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stopped to try some of the ice cream after a friend Jerry from Burdett Alberta told me how great is was. First visit it was hard to get service and no bathrooms. Second trip the ice cream..especially the coconut and fresh berry ice cream was the best.

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Thank karenrogera
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Okotoks, Canada
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

OK, so I never physically went to this place, but we were staying on the hill and they sold this ice cream in the little general store there. This was probably the most delicious ice cream I have ever had. We had the rocky road and the chocolate. Kids devoured the chocolate and us adults devoured the rocky road. I... More 

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1 Thank Sherrie W
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you for this amazing review. More 

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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A regular stop for our family after a day on the hill. Wide choice of delicious flavors served in cones and cups.

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Thank afclovers1
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. Thank you for making us your regular stop. Much appreciated. More 

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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I'm 40 but I'm serious. This is the best ice cream I've had! Seriously, they make or get the ingredients locally and make their own ice cream! And yes the waffle cones are homemade as well, so it's like eating heaven in a cookie! We're here for a week, and know that we will be return customers!

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Thank 4xHappy
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you. This review makes us 4xHappy! 😃 More 

Edmonton, Canada
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We enjoyed an ice cream treat following lunch at nearby. This is the second time that we have been treated to this delicious fresh homemade ice cream!! So rich and creamy with fresh interesting flavors!!

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Thank luv2travel111
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review. We look forward to serving you again soon. 😋 More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Hell of a round trip though! The best ice cream ever. 4500 miles is a bit far to the ice cream parlour. When I visit Fernie this is always one of my go to places. This year's favourite is Disco Dan.

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Thank Emily W
danowor, Owner at Happy Cow Ice Cream and Desserts, responded to this review

Thank you. It means a lot to us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Canadian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561B Hwy 3, Fernie, British Columbia V0B 1M0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Fernie
  • Phone Number: +1 250-423-8381
Description
Handcrafted ice cream, ice cream cakes, shakes, ice cream sandwiches and more!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?