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.
Atlanta. queenofcream.com

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.
Atlanta. jakesicecream.com

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

8 Fahrenheit

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.
Atlanta. 8ficecream.com

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.
Decatur. butterandcream.com

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.
Marietta. sweetreatsga.com

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.
Atlanta. tastevintage.com

– Teresa Farkas

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