The 9 Best Ice Cream Shops in Indianapolis For a Frozen Treat

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.

Brics Ice Cream

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.

Gordon’s Milkshake Bar
Gordon’s Milkshake Bar; Photo Credit:

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. 

Huddles Ice Cream

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.

Lick Ice Cream Indianapolis
Buttery sweet corn cookie sandwiches w/ blueberry ice cream from Lick. Photo Credit:

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.

Mrs Curl Ice Cream Shop
Mrs Curl Ice Cream Shop

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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Photo courtesy of TeeJay’s Sweet Tooth’s Facebook page

8. Red Line Frozen Treats

Location: 5920 E Stop 11 Rd, Indianapolis

Red Line Frozen Treats seems like it was made especially with kids in mind. This southside Indy frozen yogurt shop not only has more than a dozen different flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt, but it also has the coolest decor: there’s a subway car inside the dining room!

Red Line Frozen Treats

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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