Don’t let the summer heat get you down! Mara Davis and Bert & Kristen from The Bert Show gave us their top Atlanta ice cream hangouts, all great for escaping the crazy heat!
Paolo’s Gelato in the Highlands is a classic ATL spot that’s been around forever, and people can’t get enough of it! Bert’s fave spot serves fresh gelato in every flavor imaginable that makes for a creamy, delicious cold treat.
The Frosty Caboose in Chamblee is the perfect date night, according to Kristen. Settled right next to tracks, you can lick your scoops while watching the trains pass by. Ahhh, how romantic. Kristen recommends the butter pecan!
For all natural, small batch, homemade ice cream & sorbets in Decatur (and soon, Roswell!), look no further than Butter and Cream. Ben and Jerry’s own Ben or Jerry (not sure which one) actually came and visited this local spot! You’ve gotta stop by for a scoop of their Butterscotch Brownie ice cream.
In case you didn’t know, rolled ice cream is all the rage right now. Obviously, we have to stay on this delicious trend! For rolled sweetness, try Sweet Charlies, 8 Fahrenheit Ice Cream & I CE NY!
At Sweet Charlie’s in Buckhead, you first pick your base: premium ice cream, nonfat yogurt, or nada-moo (vegan). Then, it’s time to choose mix-ins. Finally, you get to pick your toppings. In our opinion, the most insane is the Off Duty. They take a Sublime Donut (yummmm) and mix it in with coffee into your base! Then, you can get it topped with donut bits. Donut worry, eat ice cream!
At 8 Fahrenheit Ice Cream, also known as 8°F, the Thai style roll ice cream begins as a flavored base: choose from original, green tea, Thai tea or coffee. Then, pick your mix-in. Finish it off with 3 toppings of your choice. 8°F is all over the city with locations in Doraville, Duluth & Cumming!
I CE NY begins with a premium ice cream base on a plate as cold as -15°F! Metal paddles are used to quickly chop up your mix-ins and incorporate them into the cream that is the rolled up. Located on Buford Highway, flavors like Thai I-CE Tea with Thai Tea Ice Cream, Lychee, Choco Wafer Roll & Condensed Milk will make you feel like you’re in Thailand where this craze all began!
Mara Davis said she had to mention 4 Fat Cows in Alpharetta because they have the best name! She loves that they have mature flavors like Strawberry Balsamic, which is her fave. Something also noteworthy…they have CHOCOLATE WAFFLE CONES!!
As you probably already know, Jeni’s is an Atlanta icon. It would be weird for the shop not to have a line anywhere from 30 min to an hour out the door on a summer night! They have this thing called BFY flavors, which stands for Buttermilk frozen yogurt. It’s so creamy and delicious… flavors include black currant or genmaicha & marshmallow & will satisfy the adventure side of your taste buds, while the milkiest chocolate brings you back to the summers of your youth.
Honeysuckle Gelato makes a difference! Not only are their gelato sandwiches (yes, you read that right) made with brownies, pie crust, or chocolate chip cookies , but also they help the community! 5% of company profits go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. We have a strict never-regret-dessert policy here, but with outreach like that, no diet is an excuse to skip these scoops! This southern flavor gelato fusion spot will no doubt make your day a heck of a lot sweeter.
We’ve raved over items on Black Walnut Cafe’s brunch menu like eggs benedict and peach french toast, but now we’d like to take two spoons to their dessert menu! Featuring an array of award winning gelato, cake, pies, cookies, and so much more, the spot is beyond spectacular. Go try the gelato & tell ’em we sent ya. It’s fantastic!
Various gelato flavors from Black Walnut CafeRevolution Gelato is in the ever-funky East Atlanta Village inside We Suki Suki. Even funkier? Revolution Gelato is completely dairy free! They’ve somehow find a way to make dairy free, eco-friendly gelato taste luxurious and creamy. Our fave flavor? Nekkid Espresso, which won the 2016 Flavor of GA.
Jake’s Ice Cream in the Old Fourth Ward has more than two hundred ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, sherbets, frozen yogurt and Joyscreams (a healthier ice cream alternative). Most of their ice cream flavors are all natural, and all of them are made with hormone free dairy and pure cane sugar.
If you’re looking for a fusion between ice cream at kid’s birthday parties and dranks at adult birthday parties, Daddy O’Brien’s Irish Icecream and Dessert Pub is your friend! They make alcoholic ice-cream…amazing. You’ve gotta try their award winning Kentucky Salted Caramel, a blend of Kentucky Bourbon, Salted Caramel & Chocolate Chips. Feeling more adventurous? Then the Devil Went Down To Georgia flavor is for you! Fireball whiskey & Sriracha is the devil. Goin’ down to Georgia: Peaches and Pecans.
Queen of Cream in the Old Fourth Ward recently got a huge shout from Cosmopolitan Magazine for being super ~aesthetic~. Beyond that, it’s ice creams are super creamy, totally homemade and just overall delicious. It also has an honest nostalgia about it that’s just charming and fun.
Want to hear the whole segment? Catch Mara Davis on The Bert Show here & be sure to tune in on Wednesdays at 7:45am for more Atlanta Eats scoops!
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