Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Atlanta. Photo by Syd, @snackswithsyd
Photo by Syd, @snackswithsyd

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams in Atlanta. Photo by Syd, @snackswithsyd

20 of the Best Places to Get Ice Cream in Georgia

Wherever you go in Georgia, you're never far from a cool, creamy perfect addition to your day.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

With five locations in the Atlanta Metro area, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams are easy to find and hard to resist. Stroll the Atlanta BeltLine with a scoop of salty caramel from the Krog Street Market location. Take a break from shopping at Avalon in Alpharetta to savor a cone of brown butter almond brittle. And, try a scoop of brambleberry twist as you spend the day in Decatur.

Morelli's Gourmet Ice Cream

Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream in Atlanta aims to create the most unique and exotic flavors. It offers ice cream cakes and ice cream flavors such as Mexican chocolate, banana chip and cinnamon caramel almond.

King of Pops. Photo by Nikki and Kristina, @trippingwithmybff
King of Pops. Photo by Nikki and Kristina, @trippingwithmybff

King of Pops

You can spot the rainbow-striped umbrella of a King of Pops cart from a mile away. Located around Atlanta and at many outdoor events, a handmade King of Pops popsicle hits the spot any day. It's even better in a cocktail! Head to their stall at Ponce City Market for poptails made to perfectly complement the season.

Jake's Ice Cream

For 20 years, Jake’s Ice Cream has been selling ice cream in Atlanta’s Old Forth Ward that is as delicious as its flavor names are unique.  Flavors include Yo Daddy’s Vanilla, Chocolate Slap Yo Mama, and Kiss O’ the Leprechaun.

Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah. Photo by Wes, @wesko11
Leopold's Ice Cream in Savannah. Photo by Wes, @wesko11

Leopold's Ice Cream

If you are looking for an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, look no further than Leopold’s in Savannah. The parlor has been scooping ice cream since 1919, and it's celebrating its 100th birthday Aug. 17, 2019, with special events from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its shop on Broughton Street. The store in downtown Savannah houses the black marble soda fountain and wooden phone booth from the original store. 

The Ice Cream Stop

Bill and Gayle Pollard's search for a traditional after-dinner ice cream cone led them to open The Ice Cream Stop in Richmond Hill. Drop by for a scoop and to see the beloved “ad train,” a three-track train that chugs along the top of the store.

The Dairy Lane

The Dairy Lane has been locally owned and operated in Sandersville since 1953. It serves three meals a day with menu items such as barbecue sandwiches, onion rings, Brunswick stew, potato salad, and of course, its namesake dairy treats. Stop in any time of day for a chocolate milk shake or Butterfinger blast.

Oconee Sweet Sensations

Oconee Sweet Sensations in Greensboro has something for everyone’s sweet tooth, including hand-dipped ice cream cones, soft serve, milkshakes, banana splits, malts, floats, fudge, custom cakes and more.

The Sweet Spot in Dalton and Cartersville
The Sweet Spot in Dalton and Cartersville

The Sweet Spot

The Sweet Spot in Dalton and Cartersville offers a twist on traditional ice cream. If frozen yogurt is your favorite dessert, The Sweet Shop offers more than 35 flavors and toppings.

MooBears Ice Cream and Hotdogs

Are you having an ice cream craving? MooBears Ice Cream and Hotdogs in Ellijay is the place for you! MooBears serves hand-dipped ice cream, floats, shakes and malts, and it carries salt water taffy, bulk candy and craft soda.

Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley
Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley

Lane Southern Orchards

Are you feeling peachy keen, jelly bean? Lane Southern Orchards in Fort Valley makes peach ice cream from its homegrown Georgia peaches.

Creamberry's Ice Cream

Creamberry’s Ice Cream sits in the heart of the Olde Town historic district in Conyers. The ice cream shop offers 24 flavors of ice cream, sorbet and sherbet along with soft pretzels, milkshakes, popcorn and cookies.

Hip Pops

Do you want to be the hippest kid in Athens? A popsicle from Hip Pops will put you on the right track. Hip Pops makes handmade popsicles with fresh ingredients and sells them out of its trademark cooler carts or out of its store in the Chase Street Warehouse. Enter through the door marked “Mercury.”

Scoops

If you are looking for homemade ice cream and fudge, stop into Scoops. Scoops offers a rotation of favorites as well as holiday flavors, yogurts and sorbets in its Madison and Covington locations.

Mountain Fresh Creamery in Clermont
Mountain Fresh Creamery in Clermont

Mountain Fresh Creamery

Mountain Fresh Creamery in Clermont sells ice cream treats straight from the farm. Stop by the silo for the freshest ice cream, shakes, butter, chocolate milk and buttermilk around. 

La Mejor De Michoacan

For a unique combination of ice cream and food, visit La Mejor De Michoacan in Gainesville for ice cream, popsicles, hot dogs and nachos.

Richelle's Cakes, Confections and Ice Cream

Richelle’s Cakes, Confections and Ice Cream is located in the historic Windsor Hotel in Americus. It is the go-to place for ice cream pie as well as custom cakes and hand-dipped ice cream.

Freeze Frame Yogurt

With 16 flavors and more than 50 toppings, Freeze Frame Yogurt in Columbus is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

Plain Peanuts

When you’re in Plains, you absolutely can’t miss the peanut butter ice cream made at Plain Peanuts. Sprinkle some fried peanuts on top, and then shop for souvenirs and locally made peanut brittle, fudge, jam in this local landmark.

The Scoop

In Valdosta, drop by The Scoop for a dish of delicious ice cream before you cross the Georgia-Florida line.

Published: July 2019