Hot summer days and ice cream go hand in hand, quite literally!

And when you can support a local Victoria business AND indulge in the good stuff, those sweet treats taste even better.

Parachute Ice Cream was created by a couple of local entrepreneurs who decided it would be a great idea to make good quality, delicious ice cream – and they’ve been serving up cool classics along with unique flavours ever since.

Want to try some for yourself? We’ve partnered with the BC Dairy Association to give away not only two pints of ice cream of your choice, but also an ice cream cake AND a $20 gift card to Parachute Ice Cream, while helping to support Food Banks BC in the process – contest details are below!

Parachute prides themselves on creating as much as they can in-house, and try to use as much product from local businesses as possible.

They make all of their ice cream on site, even details like the brownies that go in the Brown Butter Brownie Ice Cream, the rhubarb compote and crumble for the Rhubarb Crumble ice cream, and the fresh hand chopped mint for the Mint Dark Chocolate flavour!

Parachute offers local small batch ice cream in pints, scoops, ice cream cakes, milkshakes and ice cream floats.

Their ice cream cakes are made to order and can be customized with all your favourite flavours and toppings!

A variety of rotating and seasonal flavours are available in house for scoops, and they serve them in their house-made waffle cones.

Their hope is to not only make a great product, but also be a positive member of the Victoria business community.  

Since April of this year, BC dairy farmers have made a concerted effort to support communities in need as a result of COVID-19.

To-date, contributions have included a $175,000 in donations directly to Food Banks BC, and dairy product donations totaling 40,000 liters of milk, 5200 kg of cheese, and 2700 kg of butter.

BC Dairy Association is encouraging British Columbians to support their local community food businesses during the challenging times caused by COVID-19, as food-based businesses have been particularly hard-hit, and need the support of their communities more than ever.

In the coming weeks, we will highlight a total of five businesses – small dairy processors, cheese crafters, ice cream makers, etc. – that use BC dairy to make their products.

BC dairy farmers will also donate $1 for every contest entry to Food Banks BC up to $20,000 inclusive of the entire BC Giveaway Series.

***CONTEST CLOSED***

For a chance to WIN one of twenty, free ice cream cakes as well as two pints of your choosing, AND a $20 gift card to Parachute Ice Cream (an $80 value!), please head on over to our Instagram page to enter:

  1. LIKE the post on Instagram (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW @BCMilk and @ParachuteIceCream (1 entry)
  3. COMMENT below telling us who you’d share this prize pack with (1 entry for every comment)
  4. SHARE this in your IG stories and tag @Victoria_Buzz (1 entry)

Contest is open to Victoria residents only and entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on July 8th, 2020. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Victoria Buzz / Parachute Ice Cream Contest Guidelines

Parachute Ice Cream

  • Where: 105-2626 Bridge Street, Victoria
  • When: Now offering “Walk-thru” scoop service daily from 12 p.m – 7 p.m.