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30 Ice Cream Parlors to Try in Northeast Ohio –

30 Ice Cream Parlors to Try in Northeast Ohio –

30 Ice Cream Parlors to Try in Northeast Ohio –30 Ice Cream Parlors to Try in Northeast Ohio –

Enjoy your summer with a stop at one of these ice cream shops in Northeast Ohio. We’ve rounded up some of the best ice cream shops from Akron to Cleveland. Whether you’re in the mood for something classic, nostalgic, an unusual flavor, or fun toppings, there’s something on the menu for everyone.

Large custard. A Lake County favorite serving soft serve frozen custard, hand-dipped premium regional ice cream, including dairy-free, vegan, and no added sugar, as well as sundaes, shakes, splits, and slushies. Located steps from Lake Erie and Mentor Beach Park, a mile from Overlook Park and Mentor Lagoons, and just 10 minutes from Headlands Beach. 5775 Andrews Road, Mentor-on-the-Lake, biggiescustard.com

Popcorn shop in Chagrin Falls

Popcorn shop in Chagrin Falls. In 1949, Dorothy McClennan opened it as the Popcorn Shop, where it became a regular stop on walks around town for more than half a century. Stop by for a cup or cone of Country Parlour premium ice cream. With dairy mixes made fresh to ensure a smooth, old-fashioned texture and taste, Country Parlour uses only Grade A milk and cream that contain no added growth hormones or antibiotics. chagrinfallspopcorn.com

Cool ice. Founded by three Northeast Ohio Brothers with a passion for ice cream. Their goal is to take Ohio by storm, one legendary flavor at a time. They have set the bar high to offer only the best ice cream to satisfy the taste buds of adults and children alike. Locations in Akron and Medina, chill-icecream.com

Cibik’s dairy island. A seasonal ice cream shop established in 1976. The iconic summer ice cream destination offers small-batch, homemade artisanal ice cream, frozen custard, and Dole Whip, among other treats. Guests can make their own ice cream and enter the annual contest to win free ice cream for a season. 8295 East Washington Street Chagrin Falls, dairyisland.com

Country Maid Ice Cream

Country Maid Ice Cream & Orchard. The story began in 1948 when Frank Holeski moved back to his family farm in Richfield. Frank was working for Bordens Dairy and decided to open his own ice cream shop. He built the original cinder block building in 1948 and began making ice cream with a 20-gallon batch freezer using a salt brine system and ammonia refrigeration. Today, it is owned and operated by the Torma family and each flavor is still custom made using natural ingredients and fresh local fruit whenever possible. 3252 Streetsboro Road Richfield, countrymaidicecream.com

Dolce at the Beach

Dolce at the Beach. This Italian hangout with handcrafted Italian gelato, cocktails and desserts. Brought to you by your friends at Valley Cafe. It’s a welcoming atmosphere for the family, to gather your thoughts, have a cappuccino and biscotti, or to experience a unique evening of sweets, savouries and cocktails with friends and neighbours. 123 Broad St Wadsworth, dolceatthestrand.com

Original frozen custard from the east coast. This old-fashioned frozen custard shop opened in Parma in 1985 and quickly became a neighborhood favorite. It has since expanded to multiple locations in Northeast Ohio. No matter your age, whether you’re a regular or a first-time customer, they’re confident you’ll keep coming back to East Coast Original for a taste of the “good old days.” Original location: 6240 Pearl Road Cleveland, eastcoastcustard.com

Fairport Harbor Dairy

Fairport Harbor Dairy. All of the ice cream and most of the ice cream components are made in-house, and all of the pastries and desserts are made from scratch. It also has a full liquor, beer, and wine license and serves a variety of treats with an alcoholic twist for adults. 202 High Street Fairport Harbor, fairportharborcreamery.com/

Falls ice. Located in Grand Pacific Junction in historic Olmsted Falls, this summertime ice cream shop offers a variety of seasonal flavors like s’mores, banana cream pudding, peach cream and Mississippi mud, as well as dairy-free options. 8094 Columbia Rd, Olmsted Falls, facebook.com/fallsicecream/

Imaginative pleasure. Fantasy Delight has been in the same family for over 30 years. As the years have passed, the ice cream has always remained the same. To keep up with the wide variety of flavors and ice cream treats, they continue to stock all of the seasonal and traditional flavors. 21 North Aurora Rd., Aurora, facebook.com/fantasy.delight.aurora

Foster’s Homemade Ice Cream. An old-fashioned store with picnic tables outside, where you can buy ice cream sundaes, malts and other frozen treats. 30551 Chardon Rd, Willoughby Hills, Check out their website.

Taller. It all began on the streets of Cincinnati in 1870, when Louis Charles Graeter began selling ice cream from two carts after making it by hand in French Pots. Today, Graters has locations in multiple states and two locations in Northeast Ohio in Crocker Park and Pinecrest. graeters.com

Trade. In the summer heat of 1945, Alice Handel created the sweetest legacy in Youngstown, Ohio. Using fresh fruit from her backyard and her own personal recipes, Alice lovingly crafted ice cream that quickly became a neighborhood favorite. Today, you can enjoy over 100 irresistible flavors of ice cream, as well as sundaes, hurricanes, shakes, dips and more. Multiple locations in Northeast Ohio, handelsicecream.com

Heavenly dairy factory. Experience a “sweet taste of heaven” at Conneaut’s only homemade ice cream parlor. Serving French ice cream and sorbets in a variety of classic and custom flavors like “strawberry jalapeño,” “breakfast,” and “Mayan Hot Chocolate.” 264 Sandusky St, Conneaut, heavenlycreamery.com

Honey hut

Honey hut. Serving honey-sweetened homemade ice cream since 1974, Honey Hut now has five locations in Northeast Ohio. Enjoy classic flavors and a rotating seasonal specialty menu. Multiple locations, gohoneyhut.com

Malley’s in North Olmsted

Malley’s ice cream parlors. Malley’s Chocolates operates old-fashioned ice cream parlors in four of its stores: Bay Village, Lakewood, Mentor, and North Olmsted. Celebrate a birthday, team victory, or other special occasion by reserving a spot at one of these locations and enjoy the endless combinations you can make with over 25 flavors of ice cream served in cones or sundaes. Top it off (literally) with their homemade hot chocolate sauce, caramel, marshmallows, and fresh roasted and salted nuts. The original Lakewood location is decorated in a vintage Alice in Wonderland theme, while the North Olmsted location has a carousel theme and you can even ride a vintage carousel while you enjoy your sweet treat. malleys.com/pages/locations

Mason Dairy. Enjoy ice cream and Korean Corn Dogs all summer long. Small batches of ice cream (and ramen in the fall) are made with the best ingredients they can find. Enjoy their take on the classics and unique flavors, masonscreamery.com

Mitchell’s ice cream. Each batch is handcrafted in their Ohio City Kitchen, originally a live theater over a hundred years ago. Since 2014, ice cream has been the show here. The Kitchen is always on display, so stop by and watch them bake up the crumble for Wildberry Crumble, or mix the chocolate chips for Double Chocolate Chunk. Visit the Flagship Kitchen at 1867 West 25th Street, Cleveland or find other locations in Northeast Ohio on their website, mitchellshomemade.com

Pav’s Dairy Factory

Pav’s dairy factory. Pav’s is the place to go for fresh custards, homemade hard ice cream, yogurts and sorbets. Everything is made on site daily with over 30 delicious flavor options and combinations. Multiple locations, pavscreamery.com

Pop culture CLE. Featuring handcrafted, gourmet ice cream in the shape of a popsicle. The difference between their soft serve and scoop ice cream versus their signature ice cream on a stick is the amount of air whipped into it! Scoop ice cream is 10%+ butterfat and has a lot of air whipped into it, Gelato is lower in fat and has less air whipped into it which creates a very rich flavor, Pop Culture CLE makes an ice cream that is poured directly into molds and no air is whipped into it – which creates the absolute richest in flavor as well as a creamy and dense (no air) frozen delicious dessert. 33549 Solon Rd. Solon, popculturecle.com

Remix Ice Cream and Cereal Bar. An elevated, made-to-order ice cream experience filled with nostalgia and fun. Choose from over 50 toppings to create the perfect treat! 11512 Clifton Blvd Cleveland, remixxicecream.com

from Rosati

Frozen custard from Rosati. They make their creamy frozen custard fresh every hour with the finest ingredients available: seasonal fruits, locally sourced dairy, roasted nuts, cocoa and chocolate, homemade treats and even your favorite delicious candies. In addition to vanilla and chocolate, they have a unique special flavor every day, such as “Higbees Chocolate Malted”, “Pay Day” and “Bananas Foster”. 95 E. Aurora Rd, Northfield Center, rosatisfrozencustard.com

Scooter’s world famous Dawg House. This seasonal dawg, burger, ice cream and chip spot is celebrating its 23rd season. Open from mid-March to mid-September. 9600 Blackbrook Road Mentor, scootersworldfamousdawghouse.com

Scoops

Scoops. Owners Terry Rastetter-Helbling and David Helbling have built a community-based business where everyone is welcome. It took them six months to perfect their unique homemade vanilla custard recipe. They use real eggs to give their custard that yellow color and incredibly rich flavor. Can’t tolerate dairy? No problem, they offer a wide variety of non-dairy options. Locations in Barberton and Seville, skoopsicecream.com

Dairy king of South Euclid. A family owned ice cream shop that has been serving up favorites for decades. The menu includes soft serve and hard scoop ice cream, specialty items, food and drinks. With their vegan, fat free, cholesterol free, gluten free Dole soft serve in the mix, there are options for everyone. 4321 Mayfield Rd, South Euclid, Check out their Facebook page

Stricklands. Founded in 1936 by Bill and Florence Strickland. During his years as an employee at Akron Pure Milk, Bill developed his own rich recipe of cream, eggs, sugar and other ingredients. With his formula perfected, Bill turned his attention to developing an ice cream machine (called a “batch freezer”) that would rapidly freeze the ice cream while reducing the air that was whipped into the product. The result is Stricklands’ award-winning ice cream, frozen custard, yogurt and sorbet. Locations in Akron, Streetsboro and Cuyahoga Falls. mystricklands.com

Candy Soda Shoppe

Sweets Soda Shoppe. Sweeties Signature house-made ice cream, whipped cream and waffle cones are made in their own kitchen, right on site. Choose from 36 flavors made with the freshest local ingredients. 6770 Brookpark Rd., Cleveland, sweetiescandy.com

Tofts. Remember the goodness of ice cream when you were a kid? Toft’s ice cream helps you relive those memories with the rich, creamy taste you remember and love. From a small family dairy farm in the early 1900s to a state-of-the-art 76,000 square foot facility on Venice Road, Toft Dairy’s legacy is a story of dedication to quality and forward-thinking principles. 3717 Venice Road Sandusky, toftdairy.com

Whip and Dip

Premium Vintage ice cream from Weber. If your grandparents or great-grandparents were to eat Weber’s Vintage Ice Cream today, they could close their eyes and be transported back to the 1930s. Enjoy vintage and modern flavors, as well as sorbets, sherbets, fat-free and sugar-free options. 20230 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, webersvintageicecream.com

Whip and Dip. A favorite ice cream shop in town, always offering new flavors and featuring a flavor of the week. Pet friendly, has convenient parking and offers ample outdoor seating, 4840 N Broadway, Geneva-on-the-Lake, facebook.com/whipndip