13 Ice Cream Shops to Visit In Michigan this Summer
July marks National Ice Cream Month, and the team at Milk Means More is celebrating summer’s favorite treat all month long. We asked you, “What is your favorite ice cream stop?” and compiled the results. Check out your Top 13 Ice Cream Shops in Michigan, and why these must-visit attractions are so special.
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7263 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City
Michigan’s treasure and named as USA Today’s top ice cream parlor in 2016, MOOmers offers more than 160 flavors, with 20 of those being available daily.
“Moomers is a treat. Great location, awesome flavors.”
“Awesome ice cream and a great location; where you can tour the dairy farm right next to their main store.”
2950 E SEYMOUR LAKE RD, ORTONVILLE
“At Cook’s Farm Dairy in Ortonville, you can get your ice cream and then hang out with all the cows, and cute baby cows!”
“The ice cream is fresh (you can feed the cows while you eat it), and hand-dipped out of 5-gallon pails.”
298 S. Main Street, Plymouth
Located in downtown Plymouth, Kilwin offers the finest in chocolates, fudge, ice cream and more. Products are made in store by their expert chefs, and you can even watch them make delicious treats right through their front window.
“The best ice cream! I always get the Cappuccino Chocolate Chip.”
1035 S Baldwin Rd, Lake Orion
“The staff is super-nice, the custard is fantastic, and they have a new flavor every week. I’m amazed I don’t weigh 500 lbs.”
5875 S M-66 Hwy, Nashville
Family owned and operated, MOO-ville milks 200 cows with robots and makes their own ice cream, cheeses, and butter. A definite stop to make with your family this summer for a fun farm outing and ice cream. MOO-ville Creamery currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Ice Cream Sundae at 3,627 feet.
32624 5 Mile Rd, Livonia
This ice cream parlor is housed in an old-school barn doling out ice cream, sundaes & other frozen treats.
“You can’t miss the big red barn right off of 5-mile and it is always packed; full of families eating right on the curbs watching traffic go by.”
11304 S SAGINAW ST, GRAND BLANC
Offers hand dipped ice cream, Michigan’s Superman, and other unique flavors like Peanut Butter Mudslide and Salted Caramel Pretzel.
474 S Shaw Ln Anthony Hall, East Lansing
Located on Michigan State University campus, the Dairy Store gets creative when naming their ice cream. Inspired by Big Ten schools, some examples include Maize-n-Berry, Dantonio’s Double Fudge Fake, Purdue Tracks, Buckeye Blitz, and more!
“Lots of great flavors, and walking around with a sweet treat is a great way to enjoy campus on a summer day with family or friends.”
“You haven’t lived until you have tried ‘Sesquicentennial Swirl’ which was created when MSU turned 150 years-old. Definitely a college staple.”
1611 N St Helen Rd, St Helen
A walk-up ice cream stand featuring classic favorites and unique Michigan favorites such as Superman and Mackinac Island Fudge. It’s always busy during the summer.
“Orange sherbet and chocolate on a waffle cone. Perfect combo!”
621 E Bridge St., Plainwell
Marking their 40th season, Plainwell dishes out great flavors for summer like blueberry marble and peach.
“It’s phenomenal. Never disappointed, tried and true ice cream stop.”
“Has great flavors and an old-time atmosphere.”
“A childhood favorite of mine!”
22965 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
Serving innovative homemade ice cream flavors like Boston cooler, salted caramel, vanilla bean, dark chocolate chocolate chip, and more. If you’re feeling extra hungry check out their Kooky Monster Ice Cream Sandwich.
858 Michigan Ave, Baldwin
“My grandpa took my dad when he was a kid, and my Dad always took my brothers and me when we were kids. We always stop by whenever we are the area, such great memories there!”
402 W Ludington Ave, Ludington
In June 2016, House of Flavors established the world record for the longest ice cream dessert, which measured 2,970 and ran along eight city blocks.
“They make their own ice cream and it’s been family owned for decades. It’s the place to go on a hot summer night in Ludington.”