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 Frozen Yogurt:
You’ll find small-batch, made-from-scratch gelato at this new Decatur shop. Try their traditional Italian flavors or new originals like Banana Pudding, Malted Milk Ball and Gingersnap Cookie. “Boozy” milkshakes and adult beverages make a fun grownup treat. Decatur.
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.
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 and 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.
Over 250 flavors of ice cream, sherbets, and sorbet – with 32 flavors available each day. 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). Canton.
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 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.
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.
With locations in Johns Creek and Alpharetta, 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).
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. Downtown, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs.
This dessert bar features a menu of handcrafted ice creams, cookie and doughnut sandwiches for a decadent treat. Try Amber Rose, a pink cotton candy flavor with red and blue pop rocks, or The Real MVP with peanut butter ice cream, chocolate ice cream and chocolate chips. They even offer a few vegan flavors. 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.
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 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, Midtown and Marietta.
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.
This delicious shop specializes in gelato, sorbet or yogurt on a stick with more than 60 flavors, including Green Tea, Birthday Cake and Banana Pudding. You can also order a Popwich, a popsicle between two cookies, or a wafflePop, a Belgium-style waffle on a stick. Alpharetta.
This delicious dessert combines two great things—coffee and popsicles with White Mocha, 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 specials, like Peach Cobbler Shake with vanilla ice cream, fresh peaches and graham crackers. Other flavors include Hershey’s Chocolate, OREO Cookie, Vanilla, Coffee, Cookie Dough, Reese’s PB Cups, Mint Chocolate Chip and Strawberry. Get shakes for half-off Mondays through Fridays from 2-5 p.m. Mableton.
You’ve never been to a dessert shop like this before! With tons of delicious flavors, including Caramel Cheesecake Cookie Monster, Cotton Candy, Marshmallow Overload 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 Sprinkle Cookie, OREO Cookie Funnel Cake and Chocolate Churro, or you can order Vanilla, Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, Strawberry, Black & White or Vanilla & Chocolate. Multiple locations.
Delicious milkshake flavors at this burger joint include Nutella + Toasted Marshmallow, Krispy Kreme Donut, Captain Crunch, Turtle, Oreo, Red Velvet, Strawberry Shortcake and Vanilla Bean. For the adults, why not try a Boozy Shake. Atlanta.
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.