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As the weather gets hotter this weekend, we’ve found the perfect treat to take with you to the beach!

Local artisan ice cream company, 49 Below, is a subscription-based business founded by UVic graduate Daniel Edler in 2015.

His kitchen is based in Saanich, and if you ask us, it’s the ice cream version of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, because this is where the magic happens!

Made from scratch in small batches with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, 49 Below offers custom and unique flavours – including a new, seasonal one each month of the year.

How you can get your hands on some

49 Below’s rich, creamy treats are available mainly by subscription, and their prices range anywhere between $13 and $299, depending on how long you want to subscribe for.

But in case you want a little taste first, their ice cream is available at Pepper’s Foods, Slater’s First Class Meats and For Good Measure in Cadboro Bay, and at Market on Yates in downtown Victoria.

You can also purchase smaller containers of these goodies from Daniel at summer markets around town. For now, he’s scheduled to make an appearance at Sidney Street Market and Oaklands Sunset Market.

Flavours and deliveries

Besides the classic favourites – vanilla and chocolate – 49 Below has a new seasonal flavour for its subscribers every month!

They’ve also got delicious staples like Cinnamon Crunch, Honeycomb, and Daniel’s personal favourite, Vietnamese Coffee.

The company is currently delivering to homes in Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, and Vic West. They’ve also got two pickup locations in town for those who live outside these areas.

When you subscribe to 49 Below Ice Cream, here’s what you get every month:

  • One pint of a staple flavour out their 6 staples, rotated over the course of the year
  • One pint of a new, seasonal flavour that is created each month

For now, they’ve got non-dairy, gluten-free options available at their market stalls over the summer, and will look to expand these options to their subscription base once the demand for it increases.