12 top-selling ice cream flavors in Birmingham (plus two extras!) and where to get them

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Summer is in full swing, which means it’s the perfect time to devour the best cold treat around – ice cream! Here are the top 12 (plus two extras!) ice cream flavors being scooped up all over Birmingham.

Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe

For delectable ice cream in a charming setting, you’ve gotta check out Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe.

Featuring gourmet, super-premium ice cream made from all-natural ingredients, you’ll fall in love with how creamy it is.

Fave Summer Flavors:

  • Lemon Meringue
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
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Address: 815 Shades Crest Rd., Birmingham, AL 35226
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. – 2pm-9pm; Fri.-Sat. – 2pm-10pm; Sun. – 1pm-9pm
Phone: 205.423.5055
Price Per Scoop: $5 – standard size

Mountain Brook Creamery and Edgewood Creamery

Two great locations, one delicious product. Where? At Mountain Brook Creamery and Edgewood Creamery.

Both locations offer a friendly and helpful staff, plus tasty ice cream that will hit that sweet spot in your belly.

Fave Summer Flavors:

  • Mint Chocolate Chip
  • C is for Cookie
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Mint Chocolate Chip and C is for Cookie. Photo via Jay Connor.

Why is C is for Cookie so popular?

“It is an electric blue craziness with oreo cookies and cookie dough chunks,” said Jay Connor, Owner of Mountain Brook Creamery and Edgewood Creamery. “You can’t hide that you had some because you will have a blue face, teeth and tongue for the rest of the day.”

Insider Tip: Jay says Special Praline and Stellar Coffee are awesome, too!

Address: 2715 Cahaba Rd., Birmingham, AL 35233
Hours: Every day 11am-10:30pm
Contact: 205.870.0092
Price Per Scoop: $3.75

Big Spoon Creamery

Big Spoon Creamery is a small batch, artisan ice cream company in Birmingham that offers some of the best ice cream in town. And it’s all made from scratch using real, quality, local ingredients.

What is especially cool about this local Bham Company? It’s owned by former Bottega Chefs, Ryan and Geri-Martha O’Hara.

Fave Summer Flavors:

  • Peach Buttermilk
  • Brambleberry Cobbler
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Address: 4000 3rd Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35222
Hours:
Contact: 205.703.4712
Price Per Scoop: Single – $3.25; Double – $6; Triple – $9; Flight (Six half scoops) – $10

The Whole Scoop Ice Cream Shop

Hand dipped and served from 32 tubs of delicious ice cream, The Whole Scoop is scooping up ice cream cones all summer long. Enjoy amazing flavors on waffle cones and specialty cones, plus ice cream sundaes, ice cream cakes and more!

Fave Summer Flavors:

  • Southern Blackberry Cobbler
  • Kookie Dough
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Address: 3421 S. Shades Crest Rd., Hoover, AL 35244
Hours: Mon.-Sat. – 12pm-10pm; Sun. – 1pm-10pm
Contact: 205.444.8000
Price Per Scoop: $3.50; Kids’ scoop –$2

Lucky Cat Rolled Creams

Forget traditional scoops of ice cream and opt for rolled ice cream at Lucky Cat Rolled Creams. This fun summer spot features hand-rolled ice cream that’s made in a unique way. First, a creamy mixture is poured onto a cold sub-zero steel pan. Next, toppings are mixed in using metal spatulas. Finally, it is rolled into neat little rolls of ice cream. (How fancy is that!)

Fave Summer Flavors:

  • Cookie Monster
  • Spring Thyme
Spring Thyme rolled ice cream. Photo via Lucky Cat Rolled Creams.

For an ice cream treat that is summery and unique, the Spring Thyme is definitely your best bet. It’s made with organic vanilla-based ice cream with fresh raspberries chopped in. It’s then drizzled with house-made chocolate raspberry and thyme sauce and topped with white chocolate flakes, fresh raspberries and a spring of thyme. Oo la-la!

Address: 2908 18th St. S., Birmingham, AL 35209
Hours: Tues.-Thurs. – 12:30pm-9pm; Fri.-Sat. – 12:30pm-10pm; Sun. – 1pm-7pm
Contact: 205.407.4500
Price:

  • Premium rolled creams: Small – $7; Regular – $8
  • Featured items: Small – $6; Regular – $7
  • Extra toppings: – $0.25-$1
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The Three Earred Rabbit

Take a stroll back in time to an old fashioned soda fountain at The Three-Earred Rabbit. Located in the heart of downtown Trussville, try a variety of oh-so delicious ice cream flavors served up on a sugar or waffle cone.

Fave Summer Flavors:

  • Cotton Candy
  • Blue Monster

Kids will love their unicorn and dinosaur ice cream shakes featuring their most popular summer flavors – cotton candy and blue monster.

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Address: 209 Main St. #101, Trussville, AL 35173
Hours: Tues.-Wed. – 11am-2:30pm; Thurs.-Fri. – 11am-8pm; Sat. – 11am-4pm
Contact: 205.655.2000
Price Per Scoop: $2.50 per scoop; $9.95 for a unicorn and dinosaur ice cream shake

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Mmm! Could it get more delicious?! Grab one of these top-selling flavors now! (And be sure to share with us which flavor is your fave!)