Celebrate National Ice Cream Month at these 10 creameries around Birmingham

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Cookie dough + ice cream. Nothing better. (Callie Morrison / Bham Now)

July is National Ice Cream Month and what better place to celebrate than in The Magic City? We compiled 10 of the best ice cream shops in town just for you. Go ahead and clear your calendar for a sweet treat run to these Birmingham creameries.

1. Bendy’s Cookies & Cream

Bendy's Cookies & Cream
The sign says it all. (Riley Campbell / Bham Now)

A creamery that lets you pick a cookie to enjoy with your scoop of ice cream? Count us in. My favorite Bendy’s combination is the Sweet Cream ice cream with a double chocolate cookie. You can thank me later.

2. Big Spoon Creamery

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We’ll take three, please. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

We can’t make an ice cream guide without mentioning Big Spoon Creamery. Every one of their unique flavors are a 10/10. Personally, I’m a big fan of the milkshakes.

  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday Noon-9PM | Friday-Saturday Noon-10PM
  • Locations: Avondale | Homewood

3. Neighbors

Neighbors Ice Cream
Cheers! (Callie Morrison / Bham Now)

Neighbors recently had their grand reopening and since then, it’s been a hotspot for West Homewood. I tried it for the first time last week and trust me, you’ll want to get in on the action. Another fun part—you can catch a local food truck every Thursday right outside the ice cream shop.

Pro tip: Order the cookie dough as a scoop or topping!

4. Doodle’s Sorbet and Italian Ice

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An unmatched trio. (Doodles Homemade Sorbets and Ice / Facebook)

This spunky sorbet and Italian ice joint is the cutest hometown spot. Not only do they have a brick and mortar you can visit with friends, but the party can come to you with the Doodle’s Sorbet and Ice truck. What’s not to love?

5. Mountain Brook Creamery

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Mint Chocolate Chip and the C is for Cookie. (Jay Connor)

Nestled in the heart of Mountain Brook, this creamery is a neighborhood classic. The bright interior draws you in, but the dozens of flavors, milkshakes and frozen yogurt make you want to stay.

6. Edgewood Creamery

The sister location of Mountain Brook Creamery, this ice cream shop is a local fav. The outdoor seating is perfect for you and your friends to catch up over a delicious scoop.

7. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

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Nothing beats this outdoor patio. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

One of my favorite creameries around town—Jeni’s is THE spot for that late night run with friends or an after-school snack. Be sure to try the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake on your next visit.

8. Cannella Gelato

Cannella Gelato
BRB planning our trip to Europe. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

Want to take a quick trip to Italy? Canella Gelato allows you to immerse yourself in European culture right here in The Magic City. All flavors are made with all natural ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. 

9. Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe

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Cup or cone? (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

This little creamery nestled at the top of Bluff Park is the perfect go-to for your cold treat run. Round up your best buds and indulge in one of their 30+ flavors.

10. Unless U Scoops

The mission of Unless U Scoops is to create an environment that promotes independence. The nonprofit organization is committed to serving adults with developmental disabilities and provides opportunities for their students to grow academically, socially, physically and spiritually. Thanks to the development of Unless U Scoops, they can also provide students with vocational support.

Stop by Unless U Scoops during National Ice Cream Month and support this local nonprofit!

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Callie Morrison
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