Celebrate National Ice Cream Day at one of these 5 Birmingham creameries

Have you ever seen a more photogenic ice cream cone?! Photo via @lizzylynb on Instagram

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 19, and we’ll take any excuse to grab a sweet treat AND beat the heat. (Alabama summers, amiright?) Here are 5 ice cream shops serving up scoops of creamy goodness you need to try this weekend in Birmingham.

Ice Cream, No Cakey-Cake 🍦

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! (Because it’s insufferably hot outside and unlike taking an ice-bath or sitting in front of an industrial-sized fan for hours, ice cream is actually an enjoyable way to stay cool!)

Thankfully, Birmingham is brimming with ice cream shops so you never have to wonder where your next cone will come from. Here are a 5 of our favorites:

1. Jeni’s Ice Cream

Nothing beats a hot summer day than two scoops of Jeni’s Ice cream. Photo via Jeni’s Ice Cream

🌟 Bonus: If you live within 5 miles of scoop shop, you can get your pints delivered. Order online or via their local delivery app, and a third-party service will bring them straight to your door within about 30-45 minutes. And just as we thought things couldn’t get better, if you order four or more pints, delivery is FREE.

2. Mountain Brook + Edgewood Creamery

The correct sprinkle to ice cream ratio right here folks. Photo via Mountain Brook & Edgewood Creameries on Facebook

🌟 BONUS: They are offering curbside pickup and delivery so you can get your sweet treat and stay socially distant. They are also taking payment via credit card or Venmo @BhamCreameries. Call them to order and check out their menu online here.

3. Big Spoon Creamery

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Ice Cream Flights for the win. Photo via Big Spoon Creamery’s Facebook page

🌟 BONUS: They are offering curbside pickup for pints and their ice cream sandwiches. *drool* If you stop by, ask them about their ice cream flights—six scoops of different flavors so no more ice cream FOMO.

4. Bluff Park Ice Cream Shop

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You can’t go wrong with a classic cone. Photo via Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe’s Facebook page

🌟 BONUS: Some of their seasonal summer flavors are back including Peach, Lemon Meringue & Key Lime Pie. 🍑🍋🍈 You can also take home a pint on your way out! Give them a call to order curbside pickup.

5. Bendy’s Cookies & Cream

Gimme alllll the ice cream sammies. Photo via Bendy’s on Facebook
  • Address: 3029 Pump House Road, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Hours: Tues-Thurs + Sun 12-9PM | Fri + Sat 12-9:30PM | Closed Monday
  • Contact: Website | Facebook | Instagram

🌟 BONUS: You can also find them cruisin’ around the ‘Ham in their Bendy’s food truck! Follow them on social @EatBendys for daily updates on their truck location.

Ice cream not really your vibe? Check out our recent guide with 8 spots to get shaved ice + popsicles in Birmingham.

Stay cool, Birmingham. And let us know your favorite ice cream spots around town on social at @BhamNow on Facebook and Instagram, or @Now_Bham on Twitter.

  • Most likely Instagrammin’ the Birmingham skyline, behind the camera shooting photos or writing stories (with too many puns) for Bham Now.