Bobbie’s Dairy Dip
5301 Charlotte Ave., Nashville
Since 1951, Bobbie’s Dairy Dip has been a West Nashville favorite. The building maintains its nostalgic feel, and it’s the best place in town for a classic soft-serve dip cone. Specialty shakes are a hit — try the Chubby Checker (hot fudge, peanut butter and whipped cream — YUM!).
Bruster's Real Ice Cream
10646 Concord Road, Brentwood
A wide selection of ice cream, frozen yogurt, ice, sherbet and sorbet flavors. Try banana chocolate chip!
Cold Stone Creamery
782 Old Hickory Blvd., Brentwood
Design your own creation that’s hand mixed on the giant granite slab. Popular options are Birthday Cake Remix and Strawberry Blonde — order your’s in a waffle bowl. Also try one of the shop’s tasty shakes, smoothies or frappes.
The Comfy Cow
7011 Executive Center Drive Bldg. B, Ste. 105, Brentwood
The Comfy Cow makes its flavors from scratch using regional ingredients. They’ve got the best chocolate malt in town, and there are 26 ice cream flavors on the menu — a handful of them change out monthly. The kid-favorite Cookie Monster Dough boasts big hunks of chocolate chip cookie dough combined with a cookie dough-based ice cream. Starting Monday, June 6, the month’s specialty flavors are Pistachio, Moo Moo Cluster, The Bees Knees, Cheesecake, Key Lime Pie and Mango Sorbet.
Elliston Place Soda Shop
2111 Elliston Place, Nashville
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330 Mayfield Drive, Ste. A-5, Franklin
Step into this retro classic soda shop — it’s been in town since 1939 — on a hot day to sit at the counter for an old-fashioned banana split or a signature malt (try the butterscotch). The Dreamsicle Shake (orange sherbet, orange juice and vanilla ice cream) is a tried-and-true favorite.
Fresko Frozen Treats
132 St. Andrews Drive, Murfreesboro
The ‘Boro’s newest icy sweet spot scoops up ice cream that’s made in-house — Cookie Butter is the big hit here. Also popular: the tasty fresh fruit paletas (Mexican popsicles).
Janarty's Homemade Ice Cream
111 Front St., Smyrna
Family owned homemade ice cream and treats shop serving fresh, small batch Ice cream, waffle cones and other treats made on site using local and premium ingredients. Check their Facebook page for what's on the menu before you go!
1892 Eastland Ave., East Nashville
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2312 12th Ave. S., Nashville
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900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville
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1819 21st Ave. S., Nashville
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211 Franklin Road, #1, Brentwood
Impeccable, friendly service and a hip atmosphere make eating the smoothest ice cream found anywhere all the more fun. No synthetic ingredients here; the all-natural, buttercream-based frozen treats include ice cream and sorbets. How about a sundae made from green mint chip ice cream topped with the extra-bitter hot fudge? You can’t go wrong with a combo of the Darkest Chocolate and Salted Peanut Butter ice creams, either — they’re an awesome pair!
King of Pops
Cart locations at:
Cheekwood (1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville; Sat - Sun 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
The Parthenon (2500 West End Ave., Nashville; Sun - Thu 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.)
The Gulch (505 12th Ave. S., Nashville; Fri - Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Cool off with a variety of gourmet popsicles in fruity or creamy varieties. King of Pops offers year-round and seasonal flavors, including Raspberry Lime, Blueberry Lemonade, Blackberry Honey, Orange Cream, Chocolate Sea Salt, and Peaches & Cream.
2911 12th Ave. S., Nashville
This gem in the 12th South District offers a variety of Mexican popsicles made on site with fresh ingredients including fruits, herbs, nuts, veggies and more. You’ll find seasonal flavors throughout the year along with sugar-free options like the Pineapple-Raspberry paleta sweetened with stevia. Our favorite cream paleta is the Chocolate-Strawberry. The line moves fast here even on a crowded day.
1200 Villa Place #113, Nashville
Choose from 36 featured Italian ice cream flavors like Snickerdoodle, Grape, Watermelon, Graham Cracker and more.
Marble Slab Creamery/MaggieMoo’s
Eight Locations in Franklin, Hendersonville, Lebanon, Mt. Juliet, Murfreesboro & Nashville
It’s the ultimate mash-up watching your favorite ice cream getting blended together with your favorite mix-ins on the marble slab right before your eyes!
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
6900 Lenox Village Drive #6, Nashville
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440 Sam Ridley Pkwy., #120, Smyrna
Select your fro-yo flavor then go to town adding toppings of your choice from fresh fruit to chopped nuts to assorted candies to breakfast cereal. Two new flavors for summer: Strawberry Smoothie Sorbet and Freshly Squeezed Orange Sorbet.
Mike’s Ice Cream
208 Broadway, Nashville
Pop into this shop in the heart of Lower Broadway for handmade ice cream, fro-yo, ice-cream sodas and smoothies. Mom and Dad will like the frozen espresso and cappuccino drinks, too.
600B Frazier Drive #100, Franklin
Nucci’s exquisite gelato is made from all-natural ingredients sourced from local dairies and fruit from local growers. Choose from a variety of flavors; Cookies & Cream’s the most popular with kids.
Pied Piper Creamery
114 11th St., Nashville
Pied Piper makes all it’s bold flavors on site — and there are more than 200 of ‘em! Twenty-four are available on any given day — 12 permanent flavors with 12 rotating ones. Trailer Trash is the signature — and most popular — choice. It’s vanilla ice cream chock full of Oreos, M&Ms, Snickers, Butterfinger, Twix, Nestle Crunch and Reese’s Pieces. Popular with kids is Smurfberry Crunch — a tart blue raspberry sorbet infused with Nerds candy. Heat seekers should try Some Like it Hot — chocolate ice cream with cinnamon and cayenne pepper (it’s bold and tasty!).
The Soda Bar
500 Medical Center Pkwy., Ste. 1C, Murfreesboro
Offers specialty ice creams, craft sodas, floats, Hawaiian shave ice, coffees and signature take-out treats such as edible cookie doughs. What’s different about them, however, is that there are 16 flavors of ice cream that you can pair with one of their 12 craft sodas on tap. Get a unique flavor every time you visit!
Middle Tennessee locations include Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Nolensville and Spring Hill
Kids love building their own creations at this beloved fro-yo parlor where you pay by the weight of your creation. Original tart, chocolate and vanilla are always available, and there’s more than 60 specialty flavors (including Cupcake Batter and Strawberry Kiwi Splash Sorbet) that rotate — every visit is a new flavorful adventure! Myriad toppings include fresh fruit, candy, cereal, nuts and syrups.
Top Cold Grill Ice Cream & Tea
2855 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro
Delicious ice cream spread out over a cold top then scraped up into a roll and topped with just about anything.
2333 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro
Find rolled ice cream and frozen yogurt, smoothies, milkshakes and slushies! They also have other food items.