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Summer in Atlanta: Top 5 Ice Cream Shops

Summer in Atlanta

It’s Summer In Atlanta which means the temperature is anywhere from hot to OMG Seriously it’s Blazing! Summer in Atlanta also means Ice cream, ice treats and anything cold to beat the heat. Personally I love a cold treat all year long thanks to pregnancy and motherhood hormones but in the summer they are extra special. If it not OMG Blazing, it’s fun to sit outside on the porch or at the ice cream shop and people watch. 

Summer in Atlanta

One of the things I miss most about living in NYC is Mr. Softee. A city treasure! Soft serve on wheels plus a variety of icie pops. With it being 4th of July this weekend, the Bomb pops are on my mind! Seriously, why isn’t Mr. Softee here? Why? I also miss the yummy ice cream at The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory and Van Leeuwen Gourmet Ice Cream. But the good news is the art of authentic ice cream making is not lost on Atlanta. So my family and I are on a mission to discover the best ice cream places around Atlanta this summer. 

Here are my top 5 ice cream places we’ve discovered this summer in Atlanta. 

 

Summer in Atlanta: Butter & Cream Ice Cream Shop

Butter & Cream 

This is the first ice cream shop we discovered around Atlanta. It is one of the newer ones on the list and boy is it yummy. We went for a family day to brunch at J. Christophers, book shopping at our favorite book store Little Shop of Stories and then to Butter & Cream for ice cream. I love the salted caramel and Little Z loves the summer strawberry. Oh so good. 

Summer in Atlanta

Dolphins Water Ice

it’s not ice cream but no summer is complete without a fresh cup of icie. In NYC, we serve up Italian ice which is known as water ice in Philly. Dolphins is a transplant from Philly and it brings me joy and a sense of Brooklyn summer nostalgia. 

Morelli’s Ice Cream

I love a story about quitting a job and following your dreams. That’s the backstory of the Morelli’s owner. From pharmaceutical sales to over 200 flavors of ice cream, yep Morelli’s is on my list. Due to the rain, we were stranded in the car (mom with toddler and newborn remember) when we went to Morelli’s so we will have to go back asap. 

Summer In Atlanta Honeysuckle Gelato 

Ok, ok, it’s gelato not ice cream but you can’t skip this delightful treat. Dare I say gelato is better than ice cream! Well sometimes it is. Honeysuckle has there own shop in the works but for now we shall venture to pick some up by the pint. Stay tuned for our tasting. 

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream 

Oh yum! Jeni’s is delicious. I can’t name a favorite flavor just yet but oh the floats are amazing. There is a Jeni’s near our favorite bookstore so more taste testing is sure to come. 

Summer in Atlanta

Stay tuned for part two because it’s ice cream, summer is far from over, I have to scope out all the shops that sell by the pint and I have yet to taste the infamous King of Pops. I understand that’s a sin against the Atlanta ice cream faithful. 

What’s your favorite ice cream treat place to visit during the summer? If you’re in Atlanta, tell me where to go next on my ice cream journey. 

See what’s up for summer with the rest of the Fab 5: 

Kita: Ways to Stay Cool this Summer

Mimi: Summer Sangrias

Bernetta: Summer Exercises for Moms

LaShawn: Quick Summer Getaways from Atlanta

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    Mimi
    July 4, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Yes! Gelato is way better than ice cream to me. Can’t wait to try out some of these spots starting next week

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    Mimi
    July 4, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Yes! Gelato is way better than ice cream to me. Can’t wait to try out some of these spots starting next week
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      M J
      July 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM

      Yes girl! I love me some gelato. Gets me so excited. LOL.

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    Bernetta
    July 5, 2015 at 2:31 AM

    I love the picture of your baby girl holding her ice cream!! I really would love to try one (well maybe all) of these places. As along as they have some butter pecan! LOL
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      M J
      July 8, 2015 at 6:00 PM

      I sample something that was close to butter pecan at Jeni’s. It was BOMB! Go get some.

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    Alex
    July 6, 2015 at 11:33 AM

    Oh what fun! I love this!! thanks for sharing
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    Laura
    July 6, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    I love the selections you shared with us. THis makes me want to go get ice cream right now! Great post!
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      M J
      July 8, 2015 at 5:59 PM

      Get you some ice cream lady. We are enjoying our take home from Butter & Cream. So delicious.

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    Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green
    July 7, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Your little cutie is super adorable. I am here for her stylish rain gear okay. Now yall make me want ice cream.
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      M J
      July 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      Head on out with your babies and get some ice cream. This little lady is all about her rain gear especially the boots.

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    Adanna
    July 9, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    I’m a gelato addict! I found a really good place in the Village here in NYC last year and I loved it. I need to visit ATL to try these spot. Your baby is too too too cute! I’m smiling at all photos of her. She can get ice cream from me any day LOL

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      M J
      July 9, 2015 at 11:32 PM

      Try the place across the street from Katz Deli. It is BOMB! Can’t wait to get back there.

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    Chasing Joy
    July 18, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    Nothing says summer like ice cream. We have Mr. Softee here in Philly too.

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      M J
      July 19, 2015 at 2:25 PM

      Oh I am so jealous. Mr. Softee is the bomb. So many great memories running to get a Mr. Softee when I was a kid.

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