Long, hot summer days require ice cream. Take the kids out for a treat and try some of our favorite ice cream shops around town.
Ferndale // 22965 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
Detroit // 4160 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Treat Dreams offers up fun, funky flavors like Kooky Monster and Mac & Cheese at two metro Detroit locations.
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8814 Pelham Rd, Taylor, MI 48180
Head Downriver to find out the flavor of the day – they rarely have the same one twice!
4336 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209
Beat the heat in Southwest with authentic Mexican fruit paletas (popsicle) and delicious ice cream.
14300 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
Shatila is home to all sweet treats in Dearborn. There are plenty of options to chose from and you won’t want to skip the Kashta, a Middle Eastern specialty.
Farmington // 33314 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI 48336
Northville // 120 E Main St, Northville, MI 48167
This local micro creamery is popular with kids and even more popular with parents. The ice cream parlor is also a bar so let the kids get something sweet and you can take home a pint of alcohol infused goodness – we recommend SoCo ToCo (Southern Comfort Toasted Coconut).
4233 Coolidge Hwy, Royal Oak, MI 48073
Ray’s is an old-fashioned ice cream shop that has been a RO staple for decades. Have plenty of napkins handy because the generous portion sizes might start to drip before you’re done.
Sylvan Lake // 2530 Orchard Lake Rd, Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
Have double the fun at Cool Jack’s and get two desserts in one. Pick out two cookies and ice cream flavor for a yummy ice cream sandwich.
Ritter’s Frozen Custard
Livonia // 31227 West 8 Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152
Brighton // 5962 Meridian Blvd, Brighton, MI 48116
Ritters offers a rotating menu of custard and Italian ice. The thick ice cream is perfect for a hot summer day.
Chocolate Bar Cafe
20737 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236
Chocolate Bar Cafe is an old-fashioned soda fountain featuring Detroit made Alinosi ice cream & French superfine chocolates and candies, in addition to an array of in-house, fresh-baked cakes, cupcakes, and pastries.
Calder’s Dairy Farm
9334 Finzel Rd, Carleton, MI 48117
It’s hard to beat farm fresh ice cream. Eat your ice cream while watching the animals on the farm, including the cows who made it possible.
Milkster Nitro Creamery
Madison Heights // 31055 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Macomb // 18309 Hall Rd, Macomb, MI 48044
Northville // 20570 Haggerty Rd, Northville, MI 48167
Watch your ice cream get made in a whole new way. Milkster uses locally sourced ingredients and liquid nitrogen to make smooth, creamy ice cream to order.
About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..