Summer is here and so is the heat, but there are plenty of places to go to cool down and take care of anyones cravings. Listed below are some yummy places to find ice cream around Little Rock that offers an endless supply of sweet treats that will be sure to fill anyones sweet tooth.
Located in SOMA, this creamery prides themselves on making small batch ice cream, fizzy sodas, and other sweet treats. From the gluten-free cones, seasonal handcrafted sodas, buttercream macarons, milkshakes and ice cream sandwiches, every recipe is made from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Some of their ice cream flavors include: salted caramel, buttermilk, little rock-y road, coffee & cream and many more.
Cold Stone Creamery, off of Chenal Parkway, uses the highest quality ingredients and has their signature process of preparing custom ice cream creations on a frozen granite stone. For more than 25 years, this creamery has devoted itself to serving the finest and freshest ice cream, shakes, cakes, and smoothies.
This gourmet popsicle shop is located in the Heights of Little Rock and offers a variety of different popsicles. Each popsicle is handmade with locally grown produce and herbs. They are proud to say their pops are “Handmade in the Natural State.” This is a great place to visit on a hot day. The flavors change daily, but include, classic vanilla, chocolate marvel, strawberry, and blueberry lemonade.
SUN: 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
T/W/TH: 12:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
FRI/SAT: 12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
SUN – TH: 11:00AM – 10:00PM
FRI: 11:00AM – 11:00PM
SAT: 10:00AM – 11:00PM Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, with more than 7,800 retail shops in more than 50 countries around the world. The creamery provides ice cream, custom ice cream cakes, frozen beverages, and the new Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat. Baskin-Robbins has over 1,300 different flavors and different locations may vary. There are two different locations located on Chenal Parkway and the other on N Rodney Parham Road.
MON-SUN: 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. This frozen yogurt shop, off of Chenal Parkway, offers a variety of flavors, cakes, and toppings that the whole family can enjoy. The variety of different toppings offered at Menchies allows the customer to make their ice cream the way they want it. They have introduced two new flavors called Green Apple Sorbet and Cherry Sorbet that are made with jolly rancher flavors.
SUN-TH: 12:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
FRI-SAT: 12:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. Off of Chenal Parkway, yogurt mountain is a self–serve frozen treat experience. Customers can create their own bowl with 16 rotating flavors and over 50 toppings at their fingertips. Yogurt Mountain also has Cafe Yomo where coffee, smoothies and savory foods are available to order.
SUN – TH: 11:30 am – 10 pm
FRI – SAT: 11:30 am – 11 pm
Between Bowman Road and Chenal Parkway, Shake’s Frozen Custard, serves shakes, malts, floats, cones, sundaes and more. Some sundaes include the classic Bopper, Heavenly Angel and Pink Poodle. The cookie dough concrete is only one of many worth a try. In 2004 Shake’s was even named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s top 50 young franchises. This location has definitely got a lot to offer on hot summer days.
Kilwins, located in downtown Little Rock, allows customers to watch fresh chocolate, fudge, corns, caramel apples, brittle, shakes, sundaes, gourmet coffee, specialty drinks etc. being made fresh and often with local ingredients. With over 40 premium Kilwins Original Recipe Ice Cream flavors customers are sure to find something unique and delicious. Some original flavors are Turtle Cheesecake, Toasted Coconut and Strawberry Chunk.
MON – TH: 11:00 am-10:00 pm
FRI: 11:00 am-11:00 pm
SAT: 10:00 am-11:00 pm
SUN: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
SUN-TH: 11:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
FRI-SAT 11:00 A.M. – 11:30 P.M. MaggieMoo’s is a global franchise with a location in the Promenade at Chenal. Customers can pick from the menu of freshly made ice creams, mix-ins, smoothies, and sorbets. This creamery is unique in the fact that it is the country’s first creamery to display ice cream cupcakes. The creamery has also been recognized for their great treats and have been awarded The National Ice Cream Retailers Association’s prestigious Blue Ribbon Award for taste, texture and overall appearance for eight years running. The treats from MaggieMoo’s are great for any occasion.
MON-TH: 12:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
FRI-SAT: 12:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
SUN: 12:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. 8 Degree Ice Cream, off of Markham, certainly is something unique. 8 Degree serves rolled ice cream, only the latest dessert trend. Customers can build their own flavor and watch it be rolled right in front of them. There are plenty of toppings for customers to personalize this trendy treat as well. 8 Degree Ice Cream serves smoothies, milk tea and more.
MON-TH: 12:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
FRI: 12:30 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
SAT: 11:30 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
SUN: 11:30 A.M. – 9:00 P.M.
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