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6 Ice Cream Spots In Atlanta To Try Before Summer Ends

We all scream for ice cream during the summer months, don’t we? After all, there’s nothing better than a sweet treat to beat the scorching Atlanta heat. That’s why we’ve been all over the city to narrow down six ice cream spots in Atlanta that you need to check out before summer comes to an end.

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Queen Of Cream Atlanta

If you’re looking for flavorful ice cream that’s made in-house look no further than Queen Of Cream Atlanta. All their ice cream is made 100% from scratch and in small batches so there’s no freezer burn taste. All you get is creamy, rich goodness. Plus awesome customer service with a smile.

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If you’re a basic bish, no worries. They’ve got you covered with classic flavors. However, if you’re looking to wake up your tastebuds be sure to check out fresh seasonal flavors like Guava Cheesecake, Georgia Peach Cobbler and At The Ballpark.

Location: 701 Highland Ave NE, STE #1, Atlanta, GA 30312

Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream

Listen. Please believe the hype. Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream is definitely one of the best ice cream spots in Atlanta hands down. This quaint walk-up ice cream counter located in East Atlanta comes packed with a laid back vibe and delicious, fun and creative homemade ice cream flavors. Part-owner Clarissa Morelli is super hands-on and passionate about every scoop she serves up which makes you want to visit Morelli’s over and over again.

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Be sure to follow Morelli’s on social media to see what daily flavors they’re whipping up! The Original Salted Caramel is a fan favorite. But you’ve got to try unheard of creations like Blueberry Corncake, Ginger Lavender and Strawberry Rosewater.

Location: 749 Moreland Ave SE, ST 102B Atlanta, GA 30316

Honeysuckle Gelato

Located in the infamous Ponce City Market, Honeysuckle Gelato serves up some of the best hand-crafted gelato scoops, cones, pints, ice cream sandwiches, and shakes. All flavors are inspired by its southern roots so you’ll definitely want to try the Brown Butter Crunch and Lemon Basil Blueberry.

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Not only is the gelato delish. But you can also feel good about helping Honeysuckle Gelato support the Feeding America Network. They donate 5% of their company profits towards the organization and have donated over 200,000 meals to the Atlanta Community Food Bank!

Location: 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308

Jake’s Ice Cream Atlanta

Jake’s Ice Cream located in the super cute Irwin Street Market is known for having approximately 200 flavors of ice cream to choose from. Even more impressive is that the majority of their ice creams are all-natural, hormone-free and made with pure cane sugar.  They also have no shelf stabilizers or artificial flavors.

Of course, bad luck struck and their freezer broke down on the day that we visited! But let me tell you, Jake’s team refused to be defeated. They served us some of the best tasting ice creams we’ve ever had – especially the Lemon Pound Cake ice cream.

We’ll definitely be visiting again to try more unique flavors like Eltonโ€™s Good Karma and Red Velvet Cakescream.

Location: 660 Irwin Street Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Zesto Atlanta

Anyone from Atlanta will tell you that Zesto Atlanta is a staple for many in the city. For 70 years, parents and grandparents have flocked to Zesto to instill the tradition of eating here with their children and grandchildren. One reason that folks keep going back is the real ice cream. Zesto has always made real ice cream since day one. You won’t find any ice milk or other fake substitutes here.

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The best part about Zesto is that you can also eat great food before grabbing your ice cream for dessert! The Steakburger with Pimento cheese sauce and jalapenos will have you running back for more!

Locations: With five locations throughout the city it’s easy to pop by and get some goodies! Just be prepared for long lines during rush hour periods.

Steel City Pops Atlanta

Okay, so technically Steel City Pops may be considered more of a popsicle shop vs. an ice cream spot. However, if you’re looking a healthier cold treat to cool down over the summer this is it. All of their pops are made with fresh fruit, organic cane sugar and are gluten-free. Plus you can customize your pop they way you like with chocolate, sauces, nuts and other toppings.

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Hurry in if you want to try these yummy pops because Steel City Pops located at 312 Church Street, Decatur, Georgia may not be around much longer. The company recently announced that they’re looking to transfer their lease to a new owner. However, they’re still open for business until a new tenant is in place. Their locations in Alabama, Texas, and Kentucky will remain open.

Let us know if you have a favorite ice cream spot in Atlanta in the comments below!

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12 Comments

  • twinklersinmyeyes

    I should tell you, Just by looking at your summer ice-creams pictures. I specially love Jakeโ€™s Ice Cream Atlanta ice creams the most, because it’s all-natural and have no shelf stabilizers or artificial flavors.

  • Flossie

    Oh, my, these look incredible! Bummer that Jake’s freezer crashed right as you were visiting, but I am impressed they could serve you the goods anyway!

    • explorethe6

      Absolutely! I love how awesome Jake’s staff were. I can’t recall the name of the one guy who really went above and beyond. He was awesome – and the ice cream was too!

  • Angela Tolsma

    Oh you’ve got some great options here! I am also doing a ice cream adventure in my city. It’s definitely the best way to spend the summer!

  • Stephanie

    Well I won’t be in Atlanta before the end of the summer, but we are looking at attending a board game convention there soon. If so, I will definitely have to try a few of these as I love love love ice cream!

    • explorethe6

      Yes, definitely try and check out a few spots when you’re in town. You honestly can’t go wrong with any of them. And ice cream is great year-round ๐Ÿ™‚

    • explorethe6

      Come for a visit and eat all the ice cream you can handle! ATL definitely has a lot of options when it comes to quality ice cream shops.

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