With summer in full swing and the AC on full blast, ice cream is a treasured treat in Birmingham. No matter which part of town you’re in, there’s bound to be a local ice cream shop nearby. Check out this list to see which one will satisfy your ice cream cravings.
815 Shades Crest Road
Birmingham, AL 35226
With a fresh, beautiful interior, you’ll feel right at home at Bluff Park Ice Cream Shoppe. The owner, David Hare, works hard to ensure that ice cream fanatics of every age feel welcome to enjoy his delicious ice cream. The lovely staff create a friendly atmosphere. They proudly serve ice cream shipped all the way from the Chocolate Ice Cream Shoppe Company in Madison, Wisconsin. Don’t miss the chance to taste award-winning ice cream from up North right down the road in Bluff Park, AL.
2715 Cahaba Road
Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Located in the beautiful Mountain Brook Village, Mountain Brook Creamery is the perfect place to stop and cool off after a day of touring the Botanical Gardens. The scent of the creamery’s homemade waffle cones greets you at the door, inviting you to find your favorite flavor. You may find it difficult to choose. There are 40 flavors of ice cream and frozen yogurt. But no matter what decide, you won’t be disappointed. The shop owner, Jay Connor, also owns Edgewood Creamery. That means you’re guaranteed to find scrumptious ice cream on that side of town also.
2908 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
The next time you’re shopping with friends in the Birmingham neighborhood of Mayfair, stop by this cute ice cream shop for some refreshing treats. If your friend doesn’t like ice cream (bless their heart), then entice him or her with Scoops’ homemade pretzels and popcorn. Once you convince them to give it a try, you can indulge in the ice cream, gelato or sorbet that’s made on-site.
4000 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35222
Ryan and Geri-Martha O’Hara used their culinary creativity to craft unique ice cream flavors.Former chefs at Bottega, they originally sold ice cream out of their food truck. Now, they’ve opened up Big Spoon Creamery in Avondale. From the classic Cookies ‘n Cream to the unique Goat Cheese Fig, their rotation of interesting flavors will keep you coming back for more. Enjoy the summer flavors Watermelon Sea Salt Sorbet and Summer Sangria Sorbet as you play Cornhole under the twinkling lights in the outdoor area.
Pizitz Food Hall
1821 2nd Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35203
For a taste of southern Mexico, check out Lichita’s ice cream and paletas (popsicles). These delicious desserts are the perfect way to complete your amazing foodie experience at the Pizitz Food Hall. For a real adventure, try their unique cheese ice cream flavor. Or you can play it cool and stick with a classic chocolate or vanilla. The owner, Eloy Garcia, uses all local and fresh sources for the ice cream ingredients.
3421 South Shades Crest Road
Hoover, AL 35244
A family-owned ice cream shop, The Whole Scoop offers 32 delicious flavors in a down-to-earth environment. The store is decorated with pictures of their loyal customers as well as beautiful spoons hand-decorated by happy customers. With excellent service, friendly faces will give you plenty of time to taste-test and help you decide which flavor is best for you.
Ben and Wendy Treadwell travel around Birmingham in their lovely food truck, bringing delicious ice cream straight to the hands of hungry Alabamians. To learn more about their story, see our Neighborhood Tastemaker blog post featuring the couple. You can choose from a variety of cookies and ice cream flavors. Create the ultimate delicious treat by ordering an ice cream sandwich which combines any two cookies with one ice cream flavor.