Treat Yo’ Self with the 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Miami

Treat Yo’ Self with the 5 Best Ice Cream Shops in Miami

Even though Miami may be known for its beaches and nightlife, the numerous ice cream shops scattered throughout the city shouldn’t be overlooked. Check out the five best ice cream shops that’ll make your mouth water the minute you walk through the door.

Written by: Michelle Abraira

On a hot summer day in South Florida, there are only a few foods that can cool us down and ice cream is one of them. A guilty pleasure to many—myself included—ice cream is a universal fan favorite. It serves its purpose as the go-to comfort food for any bad break-up (girls, you know we’ve all been there), the perfect dessert after any dinner, and most importantly, the best cheat day food to satisfy any craving you might have. From old-fashioned flavors like chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, to others with a little something extra like rocky road, mint chocolate chip, and birthday cake, the possibilities are endless. Even though Miami may be known for its beaches and nightlife, the numerous ice cream shops scattered throughout the city shouldn’t be overlooked. Here’s a list of the five best ice cream shops that’ll make your mouth water the minute you walk through the door:

1. Azucar

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Courtesy: Saveur

If you’re looking for ice cream with a little tropical flare, you’ve gone to the right place. Located in the heart of Little Havana, Azucar is our number one must-try in Miami. From ice cream to sorbet, Azucar has got it all—and in flavors that will blow your mind. Be sure to try some of their signature flavors like Abuela Maria and Café con Leche, or one of their various seasonal flavors like Over the Border (Margarita Sorbet), Guarapiña (Sugarcane and Pineapple), and Chocolate Turrón (Chocolate Nougat). Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

2. ChillN

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Courtesy: TimeOut

Where else can you see your ice cream being made right before you eyes and then frozen with Nitrogen? ChillN makes it clear that it’s not your typical ice cream shop. Start by picking your base (ice cream or froyo). Then choose which flavor and toppings you want to add. Once it’s all mixed together, your treat is frozen with nitrogen to make what ChillN prides as being “the smoothest, creamiest, and freshest ice cream you’ll ever taste.”

3. Wall’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream

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Courtesy: YouTube

A family-run business, Wall’s Old Fashioned ice cream will make you feel right at home. From traditional ice cream scoops to savory sundaes and even homemade fudge, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Wall’s.

4. Whip’n Dip

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Courtesy: TimeOut

A little hole in the wall shop in Coral Gables, Whip’n Dip is the perfect spot for a quick ice cream break. From homemade ice cream and sundaes to sweet novelties like cookies, milkshakes, and floats, Whip’n Dip is a local favorite that is worth the stop-in.

5. Swenson’s Grill and Ice Cream Parlor

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Courtesy: Yelp

Looking for an old-timey diner feel on your next ice cream outing? Swenson’s is the place to be. One of the oldest restaurants in Coral Gables, Swenson’s has become a family favorite. Enjoy one of their grilled options for dinner and end your night with a delicious sundae or old-fashioned milkshake; over forty flavors at your ice cream-craving fingertips, so choose wisely.

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