It’s hot outside and ice cream—whether it be soft serve, vegan, stuffed with goodies, or simple—is an excellent way to cool off. There’s something so lovely about eating a cone of freshly scooped ice cream while the summer sun flits behind the clouds and the breeze plays in the trees. Detroit offers many absolutely amazing ice cream spots throughout the city, from downtown to Southwest, that make for excellent stops to grab a cone and enjoy the summer city life.
MILK AND FROTH
Artisan, high quality ice cream is the real deal at Milk and Froth in downtown Detroit. Co-owners and founders Alexis Matteson and Deion Cao see artisan ice cream as a way of life and have been offering only the best ingredients in their simple, yet perfectly delicious, ice cream since Milk and Froth began in a food truck in 2018. Earlier this month, Milk and Froth opened their first brick and mortar location where they are excited to be serving scoops to Detroiters all year round.
Grab a scoop or two at: 535 Griswold Ste 112 Detroit, MI 48226
Cold Truth has quickly become a staple for vegan and non vegan soft serve lovers in Detroit. A rotating, entirely vegan menu makes it a different but just as delectable experience with every visit to their window located in midtown. Cold Truth updates their instagram daily with their up to date flavors, so make sure to follow their page to try their unique options!
You can find Cold Truth at: 4240 Cass Ave suite 100, Detroit, MI 48207
DETROIT WATER ICE FACTORY
Detroit Water Ice Factory was established in 2015 as a subsect of best-selling author and journalist Mitch Albom’s S.A.Y. (Super All Year) Detroit. Water ice at the time was something mostly unfamiliar to Detroit, but Detroit Water Ice Factory took off and is an accessible, mouthwatering, and charitable experience. As a part of S.A.Y. Detroit, the shop operates as a 100% dollar-in-dollar out charity which provides resources and services to Detroiter in need.
Donate and grab a water ice at: 1014 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48226
-320 COFFEE & CREAMERY
Located at the Detroit Shipping Company, -320 Coffee & Creamery serves their organic and all natural, -320° liquid nitrogen cooled ice cream. The creamery’s ice cream, due to cooling at such extreme temperatures, freezes at a faster pace than regular ice cream, resulting in smooth and deliciously creamy ice cream. The creamery also offers coffee, allowing for the perfect mix of hot and cold in the form of an Affogato, or separately in any combination you love best.
Treat yourself to an Affogato at: 474 Peterboro St Suite 201Detroit, Michigan 48201
Treat Dreams, also located in midtown, offers delicious and distinctive flavors ranging from Eggnog to Honey Lavender to Swedish Fish and beyond. Twists on classics like Vanilla Bean and Double Chocolate Chip are available too, along with vegan, dairy-free, and allergy-friendly options. Check out their Instagram for a full list of up to date flavors.
Pick up a funky scoop at: 4160 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Huddle is simple, but it’s simple with style. Their soft serve is served out of a window stop downtown on John R right off of Woodward. The small shop serves the soft serve classics—vanilla, chocolate, and twist—in a location key for grabbing a cone and exploring all the amazing retail and storefronts downtown Detroit has to offer.
Check out Huddle at: 2 John R St, Detroit, MI 48226
Located in the Southwest neighborhood of Detroit, this ice cream shop is a delicious spot to stop. Offered along with ice cream flavors from piña colada to watermelon, La Michoacana also offers frozen fruit bars, banana pops, and more. Options galore are available, but none disappoint, especially on a hot Detroit day.
Scoop up some sweets at: 4336 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI 48209
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