In the heat of summer, there’s nothing more refreshing than a scoop of ice cream (though it’s certainly a year-round treat). Here is a list of 10 places to indulge on a cold, sweet dessert in Hamilton County, Indiana.
Located on the charming Historic Noblesville Square is this old-time ice cream soda shop and restaurant with 30+ hand-dipped ice cream flavors, malts, shakes and more.
This is a sister ice cream shop to Alexander’s on the Square, but on Morse Reservoir. Note that this location offers 16+ flavors and is open seasonally March – October.
Grab a scoop at Bub’s original location and wander along the Monon Trail in the Carmel Arts & Design District. They can make a specialty milkshake with any of the 20+ flavors.
Pick from one of the 24+ flavors of premium ice cream at CRAVE, a newer ice cream shop located along Geist Reservoir in Fishers. They also serve coffee and baked goods if you want to avoid brain freeze.
Take a trip back in time at this locally-owned drive-in, serving burgers, tenderloins and of course, ice cream. Popular cool treats include soft-serve swirl ice creams or lemonade shake-ups.
You know it’s summer when there’s a line around the corner at both Handel’s walk-up locations. Check out the colorful mural painted by a local artist at the Fishers location and snap a photo with your scoop.
The Cincinnati staple arrived in central Indiana a few years ago. Try the #1 selling flavor, black raspberry chocolate chip.
You’ll ooh and ahh as your ice cream is made in front of your eyes using liquid nitrogen technology. Choose from a concoction on the menu or make your own creation.
The following two businesses don’t technically serve ice cream specifically, but we think local gelato and custard are worthy of mentioning.
The owners of Ristorante Roma have brought a taste of Italy to Indiana with gelato made on-site each day. Gelato is churned at a slower rate and is denser than ice cream. Bring the family and play the board games available to borrow.
The Old Custard Stand is a mother/daughter business featuring butter pecan, chocolate and vanilla custard with other sundaes on the menu.