However you top your warm-weather treat, it always tastes better when you buy local. We’ve rounded up Birmingham’s top ice cream shops—check it out.
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1. Mountain Brook & Edgewood Creameries
Seeking a menu with never-ending flavors? Mountain Brook and Edgewood Creameries are your cold treat match. Offering scoop after scoop of delicious ice cream flavors, you’ll have to go back again and again until you’ve tried them all.
Here are just a few on the menu:
- Blueberry Cheesecake
- Chocolate Almond
- Nutty Coconut
- Red Velvet Cake
- Stellar Coffee
Have it served in a cup or a sugar/cake cone.
Price: Jr. Scoop $3.50 | Jr. Double Scoop $5.25 | Single Scoop $3.75 | Double Scoop $5.75 | Triple Scoop $7.25 | Quart $9
2. Big Spoon Creamery
Big Spoon Creamery is a small batch, artisan ice cream company in Birmingham. What’s especially cool about them are their unique flavors that are made with fresh, local ingredients.
Three flavors to check out this summer:
- Brambleberry Cobbler
- Cullman Strawberry
- Honeysuckle Blackberry
Get it on a cone, in a cup or opt for an ice cream Sammie. It won’t disappoint.
They also offer vegan/dairy-free options. Yes, they are good!
Be sure to follow Big Spoon Creamery on social for the ultimate guilty pleasure. Beautifully delicious photos with zero calories!
Address: 4000 3rd Avenue South, #104, Birmingham, AL 35222 | 927 Oxmoor Road, Homewood, Alabama 35209
Contact: 205.703.4712 (Birmingham) | 205.637.0823 (Homewood)
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3. Bendy’s Cookies & Cream
Scoop. Eat. Repeat. When it comes to ice cream, this is one slogan I can definitely get behind. They also have an ice cream truck that I’ll gladly follow. You know, in case the doors open and containers of ice cream magically fly out and magically land in the passenger seat beside me.
But back to reality. Bendy’s Cookies & Cream offers all the cookies and cream essentials. Order ice cream by the pint ($9), half dozen ($20) or whole dozen ($40). You can also get a dozen fresh baked cookies or a dozen frozen cookies ($12.50-$14) to be baked at your convenience. Eat your cookies and cream separately or combine them into an amazing ice cream sandwich.
Ice cream flavors include:
- Ooey Gooey Cake
- Mint Chocolate Chip
- Cookie Butter
Cookie flavors include:
- Chocolate chip
- Rainbow sprinkle
- And more!
4. Smoosh Cookies
Ice cream or cookies? If quarantine 2020 has taught me anything, it’s you may as well have both. Using freshly baked cookies, premium ice cream and some of the wildest toppings you can imagine, Smoosh Cookies lets you create the treat of your dreams.
One look at the menu and you’ll see what I mean.
5. Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe
There’s premium ice cream and then there’s super-premium ice cream. You can find it at Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe. What’s the difference? It’s creamier!
Devour flavors like:
- Kitty Kitty Bang Bang
- Lemon Poppy Seed
- Raspberry Rhapsody
- Spicy Whiskey Truffle
6. Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookies
Did you know—Marble Slab Creamery and Great American Cookies have merged into one tasty shop? Now you can add cookies to a variety of different ice cream flavors like:
- Butter Pecan
- Cool Mint
- Dark Chocolate
Currently open in Mountain Brook, check it out in Trussville when its doors open on May 29.
7. Roll Up Ice Cream
Roll into summer with an ice cold treat from Roll Up Ice Cream in Vestavia Hills. The highlight at this shop is, you guessed it, their rolled ice cream. Dive into flavors like:
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Le Cookie
- And more!
8. The Whole Scoop Ice Cream Shop
9. Cookie Dough Magic
Okay, you caught me. This popular spot does not offer ice cream. However, its delectable cookie doughs can be scooped to perfection into a cone or a cup. That counts, right?
For a truly scrumptious play on ice cream, check out Cookie Dough Magic.