Here’s your summer guide to 21 delicious ice cream shops in Birmingham

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What’s the perfect summer snack? Ice cream. Nothing is better than when you take that first bite on a super hot day. Here’s a list of our favorite places to get ice cream, sorbet, shaved ice and more this summer to help you stay cool.

Big Spoon Creamery

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  • Where: 4000 3rd Ave S #104, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs 12-9PM & Fri-Sat 12-10PM

Big Spoon Creamery is an artisan ice cream company that has two locations in Avondale and Homewood as well as a truck that travels around Birmingham. Big Spoon’s connection to local farmers and producers allow for the best and freshest ice cream.

Lucky Cat Rolled Creams

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  • Where: 2908 18th St S, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM, Sun Noon-6PM & closed Monday

Lucky Cat Rolled Creams is a company that makes its ice cream with grass-fed dairy from Working Cow Dairy and 100% organic vanilla from Madagascar. However, besides ice cream, Lucky Cat also serves lunch as well as a variety of beer, wine and sake.

Bendy’s Cookies & Cream

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  • Where: 3029 Pump House Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Hours: Sun-Sat 12-9PM

Bendy’s Cookies & Cream has both a store and food truck that travels around Birmingham serving up a variety of delicious homemade ice cream and cookies. However, Bendy’s always rotating and testing out new flavors.

Mountain Brook Creamery

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  • Where: 2715 Cahaba Rd, Mountain Brook, AL 35223
  • Hours: Sun-Sat 11AM-10:30PM

Mountain Brook Creamery is an ice cream shop in Mountain Brook with a variety of yummy flavors that both kids and adults will enjoy.

La Nueva Michoacana

  • Where: 104 Green Springs Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Hours: Sun-Sat 10AM-9PM

La Nueva Michoacana offers both homemade ice cream as well as a variety of Mexican food and beverages.

Edgewood Creamery

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  • Where: 936 Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Hours: Sun-Sat 11AM-10:30PM

Edgewood Creamery offers a variety of delicious flavors and a fun family atmosphere.

Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe

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  • Where: 815 Shades Crest Rd, Birmingham, AL 35226
  • Hours: Mon-Sat Noon-9PM, Sun 1-9PM

Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe serves over 100 gourmet, premium ice cream flavors that are rotated seasonally and is available to host birthdays and events for any occasion.

Bruster’s

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  • Where: 1008 Vestavia Pkwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs 11AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM
  • Where: 5212 Caldwell Mill Rd, Birmingham, AL 35242
  • Hours: Sun-Sat Noon-9PM

Bruster’s Ice Cream has a variety of options such as cones, cups, sundaes, shakes, floats and more that are freshly made every day.

Chill Degree

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  • Where: 3066 Healthy Way, Birmingham, AL 35243
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs Noon-8:30PM, Fri Noon-10PM, Sat 11AM-10PM

Chill Degree is both a bubble tea and ice cream shop with a variety of flavors that are made with the fresh ingredients and organic fruits.

Magic City Sweet Ice

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  • Where: 715 Oak Grove Rd, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Hours: Mon-Sat Noon-10PM, closed Sunday

Magic City Sweet Ice is a fullservice dessert shop that offers a variety of fresh and healthy dessert options such as artisan Italian ices, gelato, custards and more. Everything is made fresh in-store with locally sourced ingredients.

Sweet Tooth Rolled Ice Cream

  • Where: 1483 Gadsden Hwy. Suite 104, Birmingham, AL 35235
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs Noon-8PM, Fri-Sat Noon-9

Sweet Tooth Rolled Ice Cream offers a variety of delicious and fresh flavors perfect for any hot summer day.

Roll Up Ice Cream

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  • Where: 3015 Columbiana Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 1-9PM, Sun Noon-7PM

Roll Up offers Thai-fried rolled ice cream in a variety of delicious, colorful and unique flavors.

The Whole Scoop Ice Cream Shop

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  • Where: 1031 Brocks Gap Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 2-9PM, Fri 2-10PM, Sat Noon-10PM, Sun 1-9PM

The Whole Scoop Ice Cream Shop has a fun, family-friendly environment and offers cones, sundaes, milkshakes, malts and more from a variety of 32 flavors.

8 Degrees F

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  • Where: 2772 John Hawkins Pkwy Suite 110, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs & Sun 12:30-9PM, Fri-Sat 12:30-9:30PM, closed Monday

8 Degrees Fahrenheit was one of the first establishments in the US to pioneer the rolled ice cream concept. Each order is made fresh with high-quality ingredients.

Doodle’s Homemade Sorbets and Ices

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  • Where: 3238 Cahaba Heights Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Hours: Mon-Fri Noon-9PM, Sat-Sun 11AM-9PM
  • Doodle’s Homemade Sorbets and Ices serves up deliciously homemade Italian Ice and Sorbets. Doodle’s also has catering trucks for birthdays or other special events.

TCBY

  • Where: 1919 28th Ave S Ste 153, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30AM-10PM, Sun 1-10PM

TCBY is a frozen yogurt business that has expanded to include soft serve, coffee, cakes and more in a variety of delicious flavors. Its fun and colorful environment is the perfect place for a family outing.

Sno Daze

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  • Where: 148 Brooklane Dr, Hueytown, AL 35023
  • Hours: Mon-Sat Noon-8PM, closed Sunday

Sno Daze is a shaved ice shop is Hueytown that offers shaved ice, smoothies, shakes and more that are perfect for a hot summer day.

Roll It Up Ice Cream

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  • Where: 5621 Grove Blvd, Hoover, AL 35226
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs Noon-9PM, Fri-Sat Noon-10PM
  • Roll It Up is an ice cream shop located in Hoover with a large variety of flavors and toppings as well as a fun environment that perfectly highlights its delicious ice cream, shakes and drinks.

Cold Stone Creamery

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  • Where: 1430 Gadsden Hwy Ste 108, Trussville, AL 35235
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 11:30AM-11PM, Sun 11Am-9PM

Cold Stone Creamery serves up a wide of variety of flavors from classics to unique combinations. Its ice cream, cakes, shakes and more are a delicious treat that everyone will love.

Brain Freeze

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  • Where: 4025 Helena Road, Helena, AL 35080
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs Noon-7PM, Fri-Sat Noon-9PM, Sun 1-6PM

Brain Freeze serves delicious, premium soft serve ice cream, and even offers non-dairy weekly specials along with their fresh ingredients and tasty waffle cones.

Cream and Cones

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  • Where: 2152 Pelham Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124
  • Hours: Sun-Thurs Noon-9PM, Fri-Sat Noon-10PM

Cream and Cones is an ice cream shop in Pelham that offers yummy flavors, combinations and toppings that everyone will enjoy.

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