Are you ready to spend summer cooling down with something creamy, cold and oh-so-sweet? We have so many great ice cream and soft serve spots in 417-land, so we rounded up a few faves. Now that school’s no longer in session, you’re going to need this list to keep the kids entertained all summer long. (And stay tuned if you’re more of a sno-cone kind of person. We’ve got you covered next week!)
Why: It’s a classic fave for a reason.
Order: The seasonal ice cream flavor
Why: In spring it was white chocolate and lavender—superb!
Order: Espresso custard
Why: So rich and delicious!
Order: Key lime pie concrete
Why: This super-sweet, bright and refreshing summertime seasonal is one of our all-time faves.
Order: Grape swirl cup
Why: When grape is available, swirl that purple goodness with pineapple.
Order: Spicy chili chocolate
Why: A hint of heat goes a long way in this indulgent treat.
Order: Red velvet ice cream
Why: It has swirls of real cream cheese frosting.
Sunny’s Double Dips Old Fashioned Soda Fountain and Ice Cream Parlor
Order: A peanut butter shake with hot fudge
Why: It’s the classic flavor combo! And so decadent as a shake.
Order: Black walnut ice cream in a waffle cone
Why: Black walnuts in smooth ice cream? Those woodsy flavors are as Missouri as it gets.
Order: Tropical Temptation pineapple soft serve with pineapple juice
Why: It’ll make you feel like you’re at a beach (or Disney World… or both.)
Order: Baklava ice cream
Why: Holy, honey, this is a delightful flavor combo.
Made in 417-land and sold in pints at local grocery stores
Order: Gooey butter cake ice cream
Why: Because you’re a Missourian and you know better than to pass on this St. Louis classic (in ice cream form.)
Order: A three-scoop banana split
Why: Branson is the epicenter of nostalgia, and a banana split fits the bill.
Order: Chocolate soft serve in a cake cone
Why: It’ll make you feel like a kid again, and it’s so creamy!
Order: Mint chip in a sugar cone
Why: Those crunchy little choco-bits in the mint ice cream make it so perfect.
Order: Toasted coconut rolled cone
Why: Creamy soft serve plus crunchy toasty coconut is a tropical delight—when it’s available!