Summertime in Bham: Your guide to ice cream shops

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photo via Big Spoon Creamery’s Instagram, @bigspoonbham

Temperatures are rising as summertime in Birmingham gets closer. It is time to combat the Alabama humidity with ice cream. Here’s your guide to ice cream shops in Birmingham.

Mountain Brook & Edgewood Creamery

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With locations in Mountain Brook and Edgewood, Mountain Brook & Edgewood Creamery offer a variety of yummy ice cream flavors. Mint Chocolate Chip is the creamery’s most popular flavor.

Chocolate lovers should try Bear Claw, which is chocolate ice cream filled with chocolate covered cashews, caramel swirl, and brownies. Or, try out Mountain Brook & Edgewood creamery’s new flavor Calypso Crunch. This chocolate ice cream is filled with chocolate covered pretzels and peanut brittle. Yummy!

Peach and Guava Cheesecake are both satisfying, fruity summer flavors. Other noteworthy summer favorites include Tangerine Sorbet, Lemon Ice, and Daiquiri Ice, which are low cal, lactose-free and gluten-free.

Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe

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Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe cultivates a family friendly environment for all ages. Color-changing spoons make eating ice cream fun, and you can host birthday parties or other events inside the shop!

Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe’s most popular summer flavors include Peach, Banana Cream Pie, Key Lime Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake, Lemon Meringue, and Root Beer Float.

Big Spoon Creamery

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photo via Big Spoon Creamery’s Instagram, @bigspoonbham

Recently, Big Spoon Creamery acquired a storefront in Avondale. With many unique flavors, Big Spoon Creamery uses fresh ingredients to produce satisfying, seasonal ice cream flavors.

For fruity summer flavors, try Cullman Strawberry or Lemon Buttermilk Poppy Seed. The Passion Fruit Apricot Sorbet is dairy free, and the Sicilian Pistachio includes real pistachios. A crowd favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which is made from cereal milk. Make sure you get to Big Spoon Creamery to try these delicious ice cream flavors before the summer season is over!

Support these local ice cream shops

Of course, Birmingham has other great ice cream options through chains like Yogurt Mountain, Bruster’s, or TCBY. But, if you find yourself in the market for some ice cream on a hot summer day, then swing by one of these ice cream shops and support Birmingham’s local business owners! Treat yourself to delicious, quality ice cream at any one of these shops, and you won’t regret it.