Best Ice Cream, Snow Cones and Popsicles in Atlanta
Here’s the scoop! Summertime is a great reason to enjoy frozen treats. Cool off with a soft-serve cone, a scoop of handcrafted ice cream, or a frosty snow cone. Here are some of our favorite spots.
Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt:
This fan-favorite boasts handcrafted small-batch ice cream and frozen desserts. Kid favorites: strawberry, freckled chocolate, butterscotch brownie. Adult favorites: OG goodness (brown sugar ice cream with butter cake) and honeycomb forest. Decatur and Atlanta.
The “train-watching capital of Atlanta” in Chamblee boasts 36 flavors, including sugar- and gluten-free options. Kid favorites: Superman, birthday cake, cookies and cream. Adults: mint chocolate chip, chunky salted caramel.
Over 250 wonderful flavors of ice cream, sherbets, sorbet and no-sugar-added ice creams–with 32 smooth and creamy flavors available each day. All of the award-winning ice cream is made using the finest ingredients and original recipes. Kid favorites: blue moon, cotton candy and cookie dough. Grownups love Cherokee gold (Butterfinger, banana cheesecake) and Elvis in White (white chocolate, peanut butter, banana).
The old-school ice cream parlor atmosphere is the cherry on top of this flavor-packed ice cream shop. Kid favorites: Max’s magic kisses, a blue sweet cream base with white chocolate chips and marshmallows. Don’t miss chocolate “slap yo mama”, made with chocolate sauce, chocolate chips and Oreo cookies. Atlanta and East Point.
Jeni’s artisan ice creams are hand-crafted using whole ingredients: crave-worthy flavors include brown butter almond brittle and darkest chocolate. Kids love supermoon for its marshmallow-cereal taste. Multiple Atlanta locations.
Morelli’s offers an ever-changing list of flavors, from blueberry corncake to krispy kreamier. Kid favorites include vanilla with rainbow sprinkles; adults crave the salted caramel. Atlanta and Dunwoody.
Two friends decided to open an ice cream shop with flavors made 100 percent from scratch, and Queen of Cream was born. nd that they did. Kids love cookies and cream, vanilla bean and deep chocolate. Atlanta.
This dense, rich, creamy dessert is frozen with a special technique to give it a perfect smoothness. Try freshly-made pancake puffs served warm, paired with frozen custard and toppings. Kids love birthday cake, bubble gum and cookie monster. Don’t miss butter pecan and Irish creme. Brookhaven.
Located in Historic Marietta Square, this unique shop blends your choice of flavors and toppings into ice cream. Top choice for both kids and adults: cookie monster (cookie dough and Oreos).
Vintage Frozen Custard is a booming food truck that now also boasts a permanent location. Each day they have a brand new flavor, but classics like vanilla and chocolate are always available along with many topping mix-ins. Kids love Honey Nut Cheerios, Fruity Pebbles and Trix flavors. Roswell.
Originally sold by street vendors in Thailand, 8 Fahrenheit has brought the rolled ice cream trend to Atlanta. An ice cream base is combined with mix-ins, molded into perfect rolls, and served in a cup. Kids love cookie monster made with Oreos and graham crackers; adults love the raspberry-blueberry-blackberry flavor combo. Doraville, Cumming and Duluth.
A wide range of flavors, from sophisticated to traditional, makes Pinkberry a favorite for soft-serve frozen yogurt. Adults love chocolate hazelnut and pomegranate; kid favorites include cookie butter and strawberry. Atlanta.
Snow Cones and Frozen Pops:
Fluffy “snow” topped with your choice of over 100 flavors – kids’ favorites signature mixes include superhero and rainbow. Adults love Georgia peach and cherry margarita. Marietta, Conyers, Douglasville and Kennesaw.
The classic New Orleans treat is taken to a new level at Big Easy. Try custom creations like key lime, with condensed milk, whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. Favorite kids’ flavors: cotton candy and Hawaiian Punch. Woodstock.
This new donut spot is serving up shaved ice for the summer. Try bubble gum, wedding cake or dreamsicle flavors. You can even opt to top your shaved ice with cotton candy. Roswell and Brookhaven.
Try over 75 flavors including Mango, Cotton Candy and The Rainbow. While enjoying your icy treat, play tons of classic arcade games that are all set on free play in the store. Marietta.
Try Hawaiian Paradise with Pineapple, Coconut and Banana or Rainbow with Strawberry, Banana and Blue Hawaii. Add ice cream to the mix or try the Pineapple or Lava Flow Bowls. They also offer milk teas, milkshakes and coffee. Suwanee.
A milky-sweet blend of shaved ice, can be topped with fruit, cookies, jelly and more in this Asian-inspired treat. Signature combinations include kids’ favorite strawberry kat – strawberry ice, mini Kit-Kats and condensed milk. Adults can choose from adventurous blends like Thai fusion and KoKo coffee, with coffee jelly, caramel pudding and condensed milk. Duluth and Decatur.
This favorite Atlanta frozen treat can be found around town at festivals, restaurants, grocery stores or by visiting their window store or Ponce City Market locations. Try Cookies and Cream, Strawberry Lemonade or Fresh Peach. King of Pops sources produce from their own farm and flavors change depending on the season. Atlanta.
The Alabama favorite is now in Atlanta. The small-batch treats are made with locally-harvested ingredients. The seasonal flavors change with what is fresh, including fruity or creamy Avocado, Strawberry Cream, Lavender Lemonade and more. Decatur.