8 Top Ice Cream Shops in Atlanta
Queen of Cream
Two friends wanted to bring an ice cream shop to Atlanta that has flavors made 100 percent from scratch and that they did.
Favorite scoops: Sprinkle Cookie and Guava Cheesecake. Single, $4.24; double, $6.50.
Kid’s scoops: A Million Cookies + Cream, Vanilla Bean and Deep Chocolate. Kids, single, $3.25; double, $5.25.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s Splendid has quickly become popular with national scoop shop locations, and Atlanta is lucky enough to have three of the few.
Favorite scoops: Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Brambleberry Crisp and Sweet Cream. Double, $5; Triple, $6.
Kid’s scoops: Milkiest chocolate, Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk and Wildberry Lavender. Not on the menu, but ask for a single scoop for $4.
Atlanta and Decatur. jenis.com
Jake’s Ice Cream
The old-school ice cream parlor atmosphere is the cherry on top of this flavor-packed ice cream shop. Also follow their ice cream truck “Reno” on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m.
Favorite scoop: Chocolate Slap Yo Mama, made with chocolate sauce, chocolate chips and Oreo cookies. Single, $3.95; double, $5.95; triple, $6.95; waffle cone, 50 cents extra.
Kid’s scoop: Max’s Magic Kisses, a sweet cream base turned blue, with white chocolate chips and marshmallows. Kids, $2.95.
Morelli’s Ice Cream
With over 200 homemade flavors, Morelli’s is sure to have your favorite combination. Their salted caramel ice cream is even favored by Conan O’Brien.
Favorite scoop: Salted caramel. Single, $4; double, $6; triple, $8.
Kid’s scoop: Dirt and worms with vanilla ice cream, Oreos and two gummy worms on the side. Kids, $2.
Atlanta and Dunwoody (inside of Farm Burger). morellisicecream.com
This Thai rolled ice cream sensation is now in Atlanta. Workers pour the ice cream base onto a frozen metal plate then mix toppings onto the plate. As the ice cream begins to freeze, a spatula is used to press the toppings together and about two minutes later it is made into six rolls.
Favorite scoop: Concoct your own special creation. $6 for a six roll cup.
Butter and Cream
Their small batch ice cream is made in their Church Street kitchen.
Favorite scoops: Cashew Creme Brulee, Honeycomb Forest, O.G. Goodness. Single, $3.75; double, $5.50; triple, $7.
Kid’s scoops: Butterscotch Brownie and Milk and Cookies. Kids, $2.50.
Sweetreats Ice Cream and Coffee House
Check out their specially-designed spinning machine for blending ice cream into soft serve combinations and taste their homemade waffle cones.
Favorite scoops: Tiramisu, White Russian and Nutella cheesecake. One price for kids and adults, $3.85 plus 49 cents per topping.
Kid’s scoops: Cookie Monster, Jungle Bears with gummy bears and Raspberry Sparkler with Pop Rocks.
Vintage Frozen Custard
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.
Favorite scoops: Cereal flavors like Honey Nut Cheerios, Fruity Pebbles and Trix. Single, $2.75; double, $3.50; triple, $4.25. Regular toppings, 60 cents each; premium toppings, 90 cents each.
Kid’s scoop: They have homemade push-up pops with different flavors for a more fun, and less messy way to enjoy the custard. Kid’s scoop, $2.75; push-up pops, $3.
– Teresa Farkas