By Mikkel Hyldebrandt
Things are heating up in Atlanta, and it’s the perfect time to cool down with a favorite treat: ice cream! Luckily, Atlanta offers several really excellent ice cream shops that will spoil your taste buds while cooling you down.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
With their bright flavors and creamy finish, Jeni’s ice cream has Atlantans flocking to one of the four little scoop shops around town.
Queen of Cream
You’ll find this cozy coffee shop on Highland Avenue that also serves the most delish ice cream that is 100% made from scratch.
Morelli’s Ice Cream
Foodies will love this place which serves untraditional but ever so tasty flavors like rosemary olive oil and ginger lavender to name a few of their incredible treats.
King of Pops
Atlanta-based King of Pops and their tasty, handmade popsicles are literally everywhere across the city from pop-up shops to supermarket freezers. The flavors vary from classic staples to more exotic and Southern influences.
The rich, creamy gelato is combined with the decadent flavors of the South – like bourbon, pecan praline, and piecrust. You can visit the Ponce City Market location or go online to buy the cool treats by the pint.
Paolo’s is a piece of Italy in the middle of VaHi – all flavors are made by Paolo himself after an authentic Italian recipe. And he also makes a dog-friendly gelato so both you and your four-legged friend can cool down in the heat.
Another Atlanta staple is the Zesto’s, and we recommend the drive-thru on Piedmont for classic soft-serve ice cream made the old-fashioned way with real cream and traditional flavors like vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.