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.
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Ice Cream and Gelato:
Cremalosa American Gelato
You’ll find small-batch, made-from-scratch gelato at this Decatur shop. Try their traditional Italian flavors or originals like Banana Pudding, Malted Milk Ball and Snicker Bar. “Boozy” milkshakes and adult beverages make a fun grownup treat. Decatur.
Butter and Cream
This fan-favorite boasts handcrafted small-batch ice cream and frozen desserts. Kid favorites: Strawberry, Cookie Monster. Adult favorites: OG Goodness (brown sugar ice cream with butter cake) and Honeycomb Forest. Try seasonal favorites, like Coffee Toffee, Carrot Cake or The Munchies. Decatur and BeltLine.
Four Fat Cows
This local favorite offers a wide variety of made-from-scratch ice cream flavors; those with allergies will rejoice at the gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free options. Kid favorites: Superman and Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cream. Multiple Atlanta locations.
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. Chamblee.
Jake’s Ice Cream
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.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s artisan ice creams are hand-crafted using whole ingredients: crave-worthy flavors include Brown Butter Almond Brittle and Darkest Chocolate. Kids love Skillet Cinnamon Roll for its breakfast-like taste. Multiple Atlanta locations.
Morelli’s Ice Cream
Morelli’s offers an ever-changing list of flavors, from Brooklyn Cheesecake to Krispy Kreamier. Kid favorites include Vanilla with rainbow sprinkles; adults crave the Salted Caramel. Atlanta, Virginia-Highland and Chattahoochee Food Hall.
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. Check the online calendar for the flavor-of-the-day. Brookhaven.
Where’s the Scoop?
This rolled ice cream shop offers custom creations like Mango Tango (mango ice cream with strawberries and topped with blueberries, coconut flakes, and raspberry drizzle) and Salty Sailor (Madagascar vanilla ice cream with pretzels and topped with more pretzels, M&Ms, whipped cream, and sea salt caramel). You can also sip on a bubble tea. Alpharetta.
Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
This unique ice cream is frozen using only liquid nitrogen, making it a really cool and cold treat. They have traditional and fun flavors, including Bubble Gum, Cake Batter, Cinnamon, Maple, Root Beer and White Chocolate, or you can add mix-ins to make your own delicious combinations. Atlanta and Sandy Springs.
This dessert bar features a menu of handcrafted ice creams, cookie and doughnut sandwiches for a decadent treat. Try Cookie Monster, a cookie dough ice cream with Oreos and blue frosting, or The Real MVP with peanut butter ice cream, chocolate ice cream and chocolate chips. They even offer a few vegan flavors. Atlanta.
Cherried Mary’s Ice Cream Parlor
This chef-driven ice cream parlor features 12 hand-crafted flavors, such as Lemon Biscoff, Dirty Chai and Almond Joy. Specialty items include the Chaco Taco, cookie sandwiches and ice cream flights. Roswell.
Cereal and Cream
This specialty dessert shop started as a food truck, but now has a brick and mortar location. Try East Atlanta with Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Frosted Rice Krispies, Oreo and Captain Crunch, Buckhead with white chocolate chips, honey, granola, whipped cream and vanilla wafers, or build-your-own dream dessert. Atlanta.
Enjoy creamy gelato and sorbet flavors, such as Salted Caramel Brownie, Samoa, Honey Lavender and Nutella. Other treats include cookies, gelato sandwiches, slushies, floats and milkshakes. A Lee + White location is expected to open this summer. Ponce City Market and Fayetteville.
Try soft serve made from local Georgia dairy and organic cane sugar, and toppings and waffle cones are made from sister company, Little Tart Bakeshop. Flavors include Vanilla, Chocolate, Vegan Oat Vanilla and more, and toppings include Strawberry Shortcake Crumble, Cheez-It Brittle, fudge and more. Atlanta.
I Scream Ice Cream Rolls
Make your own rolled ice cream concoction with Vanilla, Chocolate, Butterscotch, Birthday Cake and more flavors, along with more than 30 mix-ins. Signature bowls kids will love: Saturday Morning Cartoons with Vanilla, Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles, Pop-Tarts and drizzle, or Fantasy Land with Cotton Candy, whipped cream, marshmallows, sprinkles and a unicorn horn. Atlanta.
Snow Cones and Frozen Pops:
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. Decatur.
King of Pops
This favorite Atlanta frozen treat can be found around town at festivals, restaurants, grocery stores or by visiting their window store, Ponce City Market or Colony Square locations. Try Cookies and Cream, Strawberry Lemonade or Peach. King of Pops sources produce from their own farm and flavors change depending on the season. Atlanta.
Big Easy Sno-Balls
The classic New Orleans treat is taken to a new level at Big Easy. Try custom creations like Key Lime Pie, with condensed milk, whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs. Favorite kids’ flavors: Cotton Candy Dream and Hawaiian Fruit Punch. Woodstock, Midtown and Marietta.
Fluffy “snow” topped with your choice of over 100 flavors – kids’ favorites signature mixes include Super Hero and Rainbow. Adults love Georgia Peach and Cherry Margarita. Multiple locations.
This delicious shop specializes in gelato, sorbet or yogurt on a stick with more than 60 flavors, including Green Tea, Birthday Cake and Cookie Butter. You can also order a Popwich, a popsicle between two cookies, or a wafflePop, a Belgium-style waffle on a stick. Alpharetta.
This dessert combines two great things—coffee and popsicles with Mocha and Cuban Wake-up. No problem if coffee isn’t your thing! They also have Banana Pudding, Brownie, Cherry Mascarpone, Strawberry Shortcake and more. Atlanta.
Try their limited seasonal special Froot Loops Shake. Other flavors include Hershey’s Chocolate, OREO Cookie, Vanilla, Coffee, Cookie Dough, Reese’s PB Cups, Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberry. Mableton.
The Yard Milkshake Bar
You’ve never been to a dessert shop like this before! With tons of delicious flavors, including Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Cookie Monster, Cotton Candy and more, everyone in your family is sure to find their perfect milkshake match. Special flavors change monthly, and they also have sundaes, floats and cookie dough. Buckhead and Downtown.
Plan to stop for dinner and dessert at this burger and shake place. Special shake flavors include Tiramisu and Dreamsicle, or you can order Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Strawberry, Black & White or Vanilla & Chocolate. Non-dairy treats are also available. Multiple locations.
An Atlanta institution since 1949, this restaurant boasts old-fashioned comfort food and has fifteen different milkshake flavors for you to try, including Blueberry, Peach, Mocha, Peanut Butter and Walnut. They also offer ice cream floats, ice cream and sundaes. Multiple locations.