You know the old adage: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And with good reason – there are so many good spots around the greater Indianapolis area to choose from! So we decided to poll the members of theCityMoms – a local support network for moms in Indianapolis – to ask:
What are your top spots for ice cream in Indianapolis? Here were their best six suggestions:
Located just off the Monon Trail, the Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station is such a statewide favorite that it was even recently featured as the best shop in Indiana by Foursquare. “Briclets” are the perfect size for kidlets.
Location: 901 E. 64th Street, Broad Ripple
With two locations to their name plus a special Wylie ice cream truck, this family-owned business knows how to cater to their customers. Bonus: Wyliepalooza also offers super student ice cream awards to local schools.
Locations: 5535 E. Washington Street (Irvington) and 1022 E. Main Street (Brownsburg)
This Cincinnati ice cream giant appeared in Indianapolis two years ago to entice customers with their multitude of chocolate chip concoctions and gourmet ice cream and quickly expanded into three stores. More Indy locations are said to be in the works.
Locations: 5560 Illinois Street (Butler-Tarkington), 864 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel; 9367 Ambleside Drive, Fishers
DYK: This article appeared in the June issue of Indy’s Child magazine. Check out the rest of the issue here!
While they don’t operate a physical location (although we’ve heard rumors of a Mass Ave spot coming soon), the sisters behind LICK are local farmer’s market phenoms. Their specialty flavors like root beer vanilla bean and bananas foster are worth the indulgence.
Location: Check their Facebook page for stand locations.
We saw this one coming. Not many summers go by without a stop at Trader’s Point Creamery to roam the pastures on their farm tour, stop by the barn and enjoy a scoop in the upstairs loft. And they live up to their name: creamy.
Location: 9101 Moore Road, Zionsville
Both ice cream and froyo are on the menu at Handel’s and we hear they frequently mention offers/savings on their Facebook page worth driving in for. The coconut caramel delight flavor doesn’t look like a bad perk either.
Locations: 2466 E. 146th Street, Carmel; 8760 E. 116th Street, Fishers
Of course, there are plenty of other great ice cream spots in and around Indy. Here are few other honorable mentions to check out:
- Café Nonna, downtown Indy
- The Old Custard Stand, Fishers
- Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop and Outdoor Cafe, Greenwood
- Ritter’s Frozen Custard, multiple locations
- Sundaes Homemade Ice Cream, Geist
- Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt, downtown Indy
- Nicey Treat popsicles, Broad Ripple
Jeanine Bobenmoyer is an explorer by heart. Her enthusiasm for trying new things drives her family out into the Indianapolis community as often as possible. Her son Hunter may become the next Bo Jackson and daughter Emerson is headed for Broadway or Harvard. Or both.
When Jeanine is not checking out the latest hotspot, she puts on her hat as the Chief Mom Officer for theCityMoms, the largest support and social network for moms in Indianapolis. She guest writes for Hamilton County Tourism, Inc., loves yoga, University of Michigan football, and trail running. She’d also drop everything if Eddie Vedder asked her to join Pearl Jam on tour. Find Jeanine on Twitter and Instagram.