People typically eat ice cream in the summer, but when it’s bursting with local, seasonal flavors and made with love…we understand the craving all year. Soft-serve and popsicles aren’t the only selection. Local Detroiters are lucky to have a handful of homemade ice cream options that each add their own little twist on what a good scoop should contain. There’s something so classic and homey about visiting a local ice cream shop in the summer even if it’s your first time at a completely new business!
Vegans can still find a few options to join in on the summer treat. You’ll be proud to support these local ice cream shops in Detroit, especially when you learn about one of the country’s only black-owned ice cream manufacturers.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of ice cream shops in Detroit that’ll give other businesses a run for their money. Grab a cone or a carton of natural flavors.
HATTIEGIRL ICE CREAM & FOODS
Quality means real when it comes to this premium ice cream shop in Detroit. Caps off to the country’s only black-owned ice cream manufacturers. HattieGirl Ice Cream and its flavors are just as rich and homegrown as the story behind it. You could say HattieGirl Ice Cream Founder and CEO James Render was a cook from age eight, borrowing a Betty Crocker cookbook from the Detroit Public Library that his eldest sister took him to regularly. Thus, he found a desire to try one of the ice cream recipes. Whether you prefer a carton of perfectly real pecans and pistachios or fruit like strawberries, every flavor is made with 100% natural milk and ingredients without additives or preservatives. Pickup & delivery options are available. Click HERE for a distribution list and the 4 Glory Super Markets in Detroit.
PHONE: (877)-HGI-3738 / (877) 444-3738
THE ICE CREAM DETROIT
Okay, party animals (21+). Ice cream shops in Detroit are definitely buzzing with delicious flavors, but what about a real buzz? Proudly made in Detroit, keep your eyes on the multiple alcohol-infused flavors that are slated to be sold at their new Brick & Mortar this August in Midtown Detroit (3762 Second Ave. )! Subscribe for email updates HERE, so you don’t miss out on the Midtown announcement. Rotating flavors are helping spice up your summer palate. Try their current Pop-Up Confectionery’s Strawberry Basil Ice Cream-Tequila, Lemon Custard Ice Cream-Limoncello, or a Blood Orange Beer-Cream-Beer. Let them bring the party to your mouth with a selection of Shotsicles! Dairy-free ice cream & sorbet are also available.
Located at 3762 2nd Ave. Detroit, MI 48201.
*The Ice Cream Detroit’s Annual Ice Cream Social will be on National Ice Cream Day – Sunday, July 17 – from their Ice Cream Truck in the parking lot of their new location* Follow @theicecreamdetroit on socials to stay updated.
TREAT DREAMS MIDTOWN
You & the kids will be in heaven with this next ice cream shop in Detroit. Over 1,500 flavors? It’s a literal dream come true for ice cream lovers. Grace your tongue with glorious locally made, hand-packed flavors. Try a sample and then decide on something irresistible like Salted Caramel, Apple Pie, and Chocolate Chip. A lovely outdoor seating area is perfect for those who want to enjoy their treats in a leisurely manner. They also offer vegan & dairy-free options and serve homemade brownies, fresh baked cookies and waffle cones, and a variety of coffee & tea beverage choices! What are you waiting for? Click HERE for more of the menu.
MOMENTO GELATO CAFE
Ice Cream shops in Detroit are facing another competitor with Gelato made from scratch! 2017. Tom Isaia went to Bologna Italy in January, and then again in June to learn the craft of gelato-making, directly from the source. Corktown’s Momento opened in early January as part of the Elton Park mixed-use development. Say hello to a full-menu coffeehouse, lunch, and other food items complete the allure of this Gelato Cafe. The Italian-style ice cream parlor specializes in using all-natural ingredients and the menu features seasonal flavors, espresso drinks, and a delightful affogato. Have a gelato shake dessert in celebration of summer and new Detroit cafes. Seasonal flavors fresh from the farm like Michigan Strawberry & Blueberry taste better because it came from home & the heart. Click HERE for more of the scoop.
Located at 2120 Trumbull, Detroit, MI 48216. PHONE: (313) 974-6054
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