The 8 Best Ice Cream Shops in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Jun 16, 2024 | Blog

If you love ice cream as much as we do, then you may already have a favorite spot to hit up for frozen sweet treats. Our list of the 8  best ice cream places in Grand Rapids may inspire you to try out a new place – or even do an ice cream tour of the region. But don’t delay – many of these ice cream shops are only open during the summer!

1. Frosty Boy

Frosty Boy

 

 

 

 

 

Frosty Boy Is a local hotspot for dessert, Frosty Boy offers a nostalgic ice cream experience, and is known for its creamy lemon-flavored soft-serve ice cream. The menu features classic flavors and creative sundaes that will delight any ice cream enthusiast. they make the best dairy free ice cream in town, and all of Frosty Boy’s soft serve ice cream is also gluten-free! They also offer vegan/dairy-free soft serve, gluten-free cake and waffle cones, and vegan/gluten-free shakes and flurries. Frosty Boy is the perfect spot to enjoy a treat on a warm summer day or to relive childhood memories with their iconic swirls and cones

2. Jersey Junction

Jersey Junction

 

 

 

 

Jersey Junction, situated in East Grand Rapids, is an ice cream parlor with a rich history. Opened in 1963, it has been serving delightful treats ever since. The shop’s old-fashioned décor adds to the retro vibe, transporting you back in time. Don’t miss their homemade waffle cones and the famous “Junction Special,” which is a must-try. Jersey Junction serves a wide variety of ice cream made by the local producer Hudsonville Ice Cream, along with an extensive candy selection that would impress even Willy Wonka. From gigantic jawbreakers to fruity candy canes, the countertops are loaded with sweet treats. Visit from March to October for the delicious ice cream and be sure to stay for the candy

3. Furniture City Creamery 

Furniture City Creamery

 

 

 

Furniture City Creamery is a small-batch ice cream shop that emphasizes fresh, local ingredients. Located in East Hills, their vegan and dairy-free options are particularly popular, ensuring everyone can find something they love. There is plenty to go around since Furniture City Creamery rotates more than 65 flavors, Furniture City Creamery’s dedication to quality and creativity keeps customers coming back for more.

4. Tippy Cow

Tippy Cow

 

 

 

Tippy Cow in Grandville, where you can enjoy small-batch, super-premium house-made ice cream at affordable prices. Here, everything is made by hand, from crafting ice cream two tubs at a time to chopping cherries and toasting coconut. Each treat is created with care and creativity. You’ll find around 15 premium hard serve ice cream flavors, as well as soft serve ice cream in our homemade waffle cones. We also offer a delightful variety of flurries, shakes, slushes, sundaes, and other frozen treats. Come visit us and indulge in our delicious creations! 

5. Love’s Ice Cream & Chocolate

Love's Ice Cream

 

 

 

 

Love’s Ice Cream & Chocolate, located in the Downtown Market, combines the best of both worlds: ice cream and chocolate. Their handcrafted ice cream is made with organic, locally sourced ingredients, ensuring every bite is pure delight. The shop also offers a variety of chocolates and desserts, making it a sweet-lover’s paradise. Love’s commitment to sustainability and quality shines through in every bite, making it a must-visit destination for those with a sweet tooth.

6. Too Tall’s

Too Tall's

 

 

 

 

“Sweet Treats & Savory Eats” is the promise at Too Tall’s Situated in the northeast side of Grand Rapids not far from Riverside Park. This shop is known for its towering ice cream cones that are as fun to look at as they are to eat. Their menu features everything from classic vanilla to exotic combinations like lavender honey. Too Tall’s unique approach to ice cream makes it a standout in Grand Rapids, perfect for those looking to try something new and exciting.

7. Cone City

Cone City

 

 

 

 

Cone City, located in the Southeast End, is a family-friendly ice cream shop that never disappoints. They offer a variety of soft-serve and hard ice cream options, along with an extensive list of toppings to customize your treat. The vibrant, colorful setting is perfect for families and kids, creating a fun and welcoming atmosphere. Get a burger or hot dog before or after your sweet treat (we won’t judge) and enjoy it to go or on Cone City’s covered patio. Cone City’s generous portions and delicious flavors keep everyone coming back.

8. Double Dip Depot

Double Dip Depot

 

 

Double Dip Depot, a beloved local spot, is known for its generous portions and friendly service. Located in the North End, this shop offers a wide range of classic and creative flavors. What sets Double Dip Depot apart is the added bonus of free mini-golf with the purchase of ice cream, making it a perfect outing for families. The outdoor seating area is perfect for enjoying your ice cream on a sunny day, and the welcoming atmosphere makes it a favorite among locals.

 

 

Next time you’re in town, be sure to visit these ice cream shops. Let us know your favorite ice cream shop and what makes it special. Share your experiences with us, and what you discover here in Grand Rapids. 

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