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, Mango Lassi and Nutella. “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 Margarita Sorbet, Caramel Poundcake or Lemon Custard. Decatur and BeltLine.

Frosty Caboose

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. Hapeville and select shops in 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.

Southern Custard

This dense, rich, creamy dessert is frozen with a special technique to give it a perfect smoothness. smoothness. Try Orange Cream or Chocolate Covered Banana; kids love Birthday Cake, Bubble Gum and Cookie Monster. Check online 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 like Cake Batter, Cinnamon, Maple and White Chocolate, or you can add mix-ins to make your own delicious combinations. Atlanta, Roswell and Sandy Springs.

Sweet Stack

This dessert bar features a menu of handcrafted ice creams, cookie and doughnut sandwiches for a decadent treat. . Try Cuban Coffee Cream, flavored with expresso, or The Real MVP with peanut butter ice cream, chocolate ice cream and chocolate chips. They even offer a few vegan flavors. Atlanta.

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.

Honeysuckle Gelato

Enjoy creamy gelato and sorbet flavors, such as Salted Caramel Brownie, Red Velvet and Lemon Raspberry Crumble. Other treats include cookies, gelato sandwiches, slushies, floats and milkshakes. Ponce City Market and Fayetteville.

Big Softie

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.

King of Pops

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. Multiple locations in 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.

Pelican’s SnoBalls

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.

Mocha Pops

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.

Shake Shack

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.

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