Ice Cream in Nashville
Nashville was ranked #3 by Travel + Leisure for America's Best Cities for Ice Cream!
Everyone loves ice cream. And Nashville satisfies everyone with ice cream shops all over town. With so many flavors, styles, and locations, Travel + Leisure thinks Nashville is one of America's Best Cities for Ice Cream! Check out some of the great Music City spots to entertain your ice cream craving.
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Photos courtesy of The Tennessean.
Mike's Ice Cream & Coffee Bar
Official VisitMusicCity Partner
Old-fashioned handmade ice cream in over 30 unique and southern flavors, a soda fountain, and a full coffee & espresso bar! Mike’s offers downtown tourists and troubadours a hint of old fashioned flair with hand scooped ice cream. If you stop by, make sure to try their Butterscotch or S’mores sundae, either are worth a night on the town.
129 2nd Ave N, Downtown Nashville
Savannah's Candy Kitchen
Official VisitMusicCity Partner
Savannah's Candy Kitchen of Nashville offers traditional fresh-made candies, ice cream, gelato and treats that are created daily right within the store.
310 Broadway, Downtown Nashville
Whole Foods Gelato
After you're done getting the necessities at Whole Foods Market treat yourself at their gourmet gelato stand with flavors made daily in house like Pineapple Basil or the Mango Sorbet mixed with Blackberry Lime sorbet (pictured here).
4021 Hillsboro Pike, Green Hills
Bobbie's Dairy Dip
This classic ice cream and burger joint is decidedly worth the long lines. Bobbie's specialty milkshakes, Hot Fudge Cake Sundaes or renowned classic dip cone are a Nashville summer staple. Remember the kitchen closes one hour before ice cream.
5301 Charlotte Avenue, West Nashville
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Also offering ice cream sandwiches and push pops and parfaits if the cone and cup aren't your style. Jeni’s gets our award for the most creative (and delicious) flavors out there. But don’t be scared away by a little adventurous eating, their gourmet craftsmanship churns out our favorites like Salted Caramel, Brambleberry Crisp, and Milkiest Chocolate in the World.
1892 Eastland Avenue, East Nashville
Legato is a small locally owned gelato shop. Their artisan gelato and sorbetto are made from the best ingredients, whether that’s Franklin honey from Tru Bee, or pistachios imported directly from Italy; Legato Gelato is doing something right. Stop in to try their Sweet Milk and Honey, classic Stracciatella, or a Pistachio/Espresso mix for a delicious taste of Italy in Nashville.
1200 Villa Place #113, Edgehill Village
Bradley's Curbside Creamery
This Nashville ice cream maker brings “neighborhood ice cream truck” to a whole new level. An addition to his Hit & Miss Ice Cream mobile unit, Brad still crafts his sweet creams and serves from the pretty blue truck. The curbside slogan, Eat Dessert First, has been our motto for years!
With 9 flavors of vanilla, 37 of chocolate, and countless other varieties made from the best ingredients Nashville has to offer, this gelato shop is a force to be reckoned with. Serving up gelato made from Hatcher buttermilk, Olive & Sinclair chocolate, Ed Johnson Honey, Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, and even Yazoo beers, the makers have truly brought the taste of Nashville to mouths all over the city with so many perfect summer treats.
At Christie Cookie at 4117 Hillsboro Pike, Green Hills
Pied Piper Creamery
Charming in every way. With a repertoire of more than 250 homemade flavors, it’s hard to doubt that Pied Piper has perfected the art of ice cream. With so many delicious flavors there’s no need for our suggestions…but just for kicks…we like Trailer Trash, C is for Cookie and Some Like it Hot.
114 South 11th Street, East Nashville
Since 2007, Nucci's Gelato has been on a mission to share with others their passion and love of Gelato. Their goal is to produce the best Gelato possible using all natural ingredients that are sourced locally and around the world. They handcraft it daily in small batches in their lab and provide it for your immediate enjoyment.
600-B Frazier Drive Suite 100, Franklin
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