When it’s hot and humid outside, there’s nothing better than that first bite of ice cream. Nashville has a ton of amazing ice cream shops and we had to get a list together for you! Whether you’re just visiting or a native of Nashville, these ice cream shops are must-tries! None will disappoint and all of them are unique!
Elliston Place Soda Shop
Elliston Place Soda Shop opened its doors in 1939 and has been serving some of the best milkshakes ever since. If you’re looking for a good old-fashioned ice cream parlor feel, this is the place for you. Elliston Place Soda Shop still serves milkshakes with the extra stuff in the metal mixing cup.
Location: Elliston Place
Bobbie’s Dairy Dip
Bobbie’s Dairy Dip opened in 1951 and has been a Nashville favorite ever since. Maybe it’s because they are keeping it simple. Bobbie’s specializes in milkshakes, burgers and ice cream. The cute little shack that Bobbie’s Dairy Dip has made home will make you feel like you’re in a teenage movie while you stand outside to order. Bobbie’s Dairy Dip is the perfect stop for late night ice-cream on a hot summer night.
Pied Piper Creamery
Pied Piper Creamery opened in East Nashville in 2007. With signature flavors like Trailer Trash and Movie Star, Pied Piper Creamery has developed quite the fan base that continues to grow. Also, Pied Piper has a huge porch which is perfect for eating a dripping double scoop cone!
Mike’s Ice Cream
Mike’s Ice Cream moved from the heart of Broadway to 2nd Avenue, not far from its original location. The space stays packed with out-of-towners and locals alike because of one simple thing: the ice cream is great. It’s a right of passage in many ways for newcomers. If you haven’t tried Mike’s, make your way to 2nd Avenue for a scoop or two.
Location: Downtown Nashville
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
In a few areas of Nashville this hot spot is sure to cool you down with any of the abundant and unique ice cream flavors. The staff is friendly and eager to let you taste any of the options. And with tubs named Queen City Cayenne and Yazoo Sue, sampling is almost mandatory. If you can’t decide, get the Salty Caramel.
At Legato Gelato, gelato and sorbetto are made fresh daily with hormone-free milk from Tennessee and local ingredients whenever possible. They house six signature flavors as well as seasonal and specials flavors that rotate daily, so you never know what you’ll find! There are also homemade baked goods, Italian sodas and coffee drinks!
Location: Edgehill Village
Okay, so Las Paletas doesn’t serve ice cream, but they serve the best gourmet ice pops ever. If you’re wanting a healthier option or ice cream isn’t your thing, you’ll fall in love with Las Paletas. They have flavors like avocado and rose petal with consistencies of either cream or ice. The place is tiny, but definitely does the business. Nashvillians drive from all over to get their hands on a Las Paletas popsicle.
Location: 12 South