Need a cooldown? Here are 8 spots to get shaved ice + popsicles in Birmingham

Hmm. I’ll take one of each! Photo via Steel City Pops Facebook

Here we go, Birmingham. It’s about that time of year when it’s a hazard to touch the steering wheel after a long day in the sun. To help y’all cool down, here are eight places to grab shaved ice and popsicles in Birmingham.

1. Ono Ice

Orange you glad Ono Ice is serving up something cool. Also, I apologize for my attempt at a joke. Photo via Ono Ice Facebook

2. Doodles

Doodles is a tried and true summer spot. My go-to is Cookies & Cream. Photo via Doodles Homemade Sorbets and Ices Facebook
  • What: Handcrafted, shaved Italian ice and sorbets with different flavors every 2 weeks
  • Address: 3236 Cahaba Heights Rd, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Website | Call | Instagram

3. NOLA Ice

I couldn’t resist adding this adorable photo. Can you blame me though? Photo via Nola Ice Facebook

4. Polar Shaved Ice

Sweet or sour? Why not both? Photo via Polar Shaved Ice Instagram

5. Steel City Pops

Steel City Pops recently announced a collaboration with The Joyful Food Co, Alabama’s only gluten-free and paleo-friendly food company, to create a new cookie pop. The collab was a no-brainer since both companies use all-natural, locally sourced ingredients.

I call dibs on any pop dipped in chocolate. Photo via Steel City Pops Facebook
  • What: Gourmet pops using all-natural ingredients with flavors ranging from traditional to more exotic
  • Address: 329 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243 (The Summit) & 2821 Central Ave STE 109, Homewood, AL 35209 (Homewood)
  • Website | Call | Facebook | Instagram

6. Frios Gourmet Pops

Do these come in packs of 5? Asking for a friend. Photo via Frios Gourmet Pops Facebook
  • What: Your classic, fun frozen pops with inventive flavors—including sweet tea
  • Address: 569 1st St SW, Alabaster, AL 35007 (Alabaster), 112 Clark St NE, Cullman, AL 35055 (Cullman) & 428 Broad St, Gadsden, AL 35901 (Gadsden)
  • Website | Call | Facebook | Instagram

7. Urban Pops

Photogenic and delicious. I’ll take one ASAP. Photo via Urban Pops Facebook
  • What: Traditional popsicle flavors + exotic flavors from around the globe
  • Address: 2760 John Hawkins Pkwy #100, Hoover, AL 35244
  • Website | Call | Facebook | Instagram

8. La Sabrosita Ice Cream Shop

Sweet like summertime. Photo via La Sabrosita Instagram

Now that you’ve cooled down a bit, check out our growing database featuring over 530 local restaurants, bars and businesses offering deals, curbside delivery and more. Whether you’re in the mood for food, drinks or another something sweet, you can find it here.

Who serves your favorite shaved ice or popsicle in Birmingham? Let us know on social @BhamNow.


  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.