A hot summer day and a cool ice cream cone go hand-in-hand.
No matter where you are in Indy, you’re never too far away from great ice cream. Whether you like your ice cream in a cup or cone, made into a milkshake, sandwiched between cookies or plopped on pie, you’ll find the perfect place in Indianapolis to cool off with a creamy treat. Here are 9 great ice cream places to visit this summer!
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9 Best Spots for Ice Cream in Indianapolis:
Location: 901 E 64th St, Indianapolis
You’ll find more than 40 flavors of ice cream at this Broad Ripple ice cream shop, including several that are vegan. BRICS is located along the Monon Trail, so it’s an easy biking or walking destination.
Bonus: “Briclets” are the perfect scoops for little ones.
2. Cone + Crumb
Location: 205 Park St., Westfield
This Hamilton County shop dishes out dozens of tasty flavors, as well as warm pie slices that pair perfectly with a cold scoop of ice cream.
3. Gordon’s Milkshake Bar
Location: 865 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis
Sure, you can get ice cream by the scoop at Gordon’s — but why stop there? This Mass Ave ice cream shop is known for their thick, rich, customizable milkshakes, which can also be made dairy-free or vegan.
4. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Carmel Location: 2466 E. 146th St., Carmel
Fishers Location: 8760 E. 116th St., Fishers
You’ll almost always see people lined up at Handel’s, and there’s a good reason: They never skimp! They make their creamy concoctions fresh and on-site daily.
5. Lick Ice Cream
Location: 906 Carrollton Ave., Suite 360, Indianapolis
Located inside the Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks, Lick offers familiar and unique flavors. Of course, you’ll find the classic vanilla and chocolate, but also creamy deliciousness for more sophisticated tastes, like cedar & whiskey and French violet.
6. Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop
Location: 259 S. Meridian St., Greenwood
This quaint ice cream stand with ample outdoor seating has been a Greenwood favorite for more than 40 years. You’ll find everything from soft serve ice cream and hand-spun milkshakes to chili dogs and tater tots here.
Bonus: Still housed in its original building, a visit to Mrs. Curl is like a trip back in time.
7. TeeJay’s Sweet Tooth
Location: 8660 Purdue Rd., Suite 600, Indianapolis
TeeJay’s is home to Indy’s only donut and Fruity Pebble Treat ice cream sandwich. Satisfy your sweet tooth with your choice of 16 rotating flavors in a unique ice cream sandwich, a milkshake with an edible rim, or a simple cone or cup.
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8. Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium
Irvington Location: 5535 E Washington St, Indianapolis
SoBro Location: 1049 E. 54th St., Indianapolis
With locations in Irvington and SoBro, Wyliepalooza serves up a wide variety of super-premium flavors, gluten- and soy-free options, milkshakes, espresso, and bubble tea.
9. The Dairy Barn at Traders Point Creamery
Location: 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville
Enjoy your ice cream in a cup or waffle cone, along with other cold treats like milkshakes, sundaes, and floats. The ice cream is homemade from cows milked right on the farm.
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