Check Out These Ice Cream Stops in Grand Rapids!
Are you looking to beat the heat this summer? Do you love ice cream? Need ideas for a date? Grand Rapids is dotted with great ice cream shops all over the city, and here is a short guide to finding them!
One of my favorite ice cream chains is Kilwin’s. Located at 144 Monroe Center, Kilwin’s offers old style ice cream, fudge and chocolates. This shop is a great place to take a break while you are walking around downtown, or enjoying a festival at Rosa Parks Circle. Grab some Mackinac Island fudge, made in-house!
Furniture City Creamery
Another fantastic hand made ice cream shop. This little store makes their ice cream fresh, and from scratch. They can make up to 200 gallons in a week, and are a team of two rockstar women! The ice cream here is so good that you don’t need to add toppings, or even use a cone! If you prefer to have toppings and cones, that is totally ok too, but make sure you check out Furniture City Creamery! This place might just become your favorite ice cream Grand Rapids has to offer.
Love’s Ice Cream and Vegan Gelato
Love’s Ice Cram and Vegan Gelato is all about uniqueness and atmosphere! From trying crazy new flavors for ice cream like charcoal activated flavors or cocoa ginger, to the retro lounge, Love’s is an experience. Fresh ingredients and culinary minded treats cover the menu for this fantastic ice cream and gelato shop. They even use grass-fed dairy only! This is a great shop for health minded individuals that still have a sweet tooth and are up for adventure.
Do you like frozen yogurt? If so, Spoonlickers is the place for you! Spoonlickers is Grand Rapids’ premier foyo shop, with fresh ingredients, and delicious flavors that are never artificial. Spoonlickers’ froyo contains healthy live probiotic cultures for your digestive system, and locally produced fruits for your pallet. If you have a large group, they also offer parties and catering!
Frosty Boy Grand Rapids has been in the same location since the day it was opened. It is a locally owned and operated company that embraces family values and experiences! If you are gluten free or have a gluten intolerance, have no fear! All of Frosty Boy’s soft serve is gluten free, and vegan or non-dairy soft serve is available upon request. Stop into the original location at the corner of Plainfield and Ann St, or check out any of the other locations!
Another favorite ice cream shop in Grand Rapids is Jersey Junction. This popular ice cream shop has been open since 1963, and is still going strong! Jersey Junction serves 28 delicious and unique flavors of old fashioned soft serve, as well as small meals. Try some of the classic Blue Moon ice cream, or go out on a limb with something new, such as the Loco Hot Cocoa flavor. This is a must when it comes to the list of best ice cream Grand Rapids has to offer.
In a hurry but still wanting some delicious ice cream? Twisters is a great spot to swing through because they not only have prompt service, but also a drive through. Located on Alpine, the employees here understand how busy life can get, and that you have a schedule to keep. The ice cream here is just the perfect break to decompress and gather yourself before diving back into your daily schedule. Stop by today and grab a scoop of their delectable soft serve!
The Cone Shoppe
The Cone Shop is a “mom and pop” style ice cream store located on Michigan Street, near Fuller Ave. This small shop has local charm dripping from its walls, and over 24 flavors of ice cream to accompany it. Be sure to bring cash to this ice cream store, as that is all the legal tender accepted. The prices of the ice cream, frozen yogurts, sundaes, hot dogs, and more are all very reasonable and will not hurt your wallet! Bring the whole family in today to beat the heat at The Cone Shoppe.
Another local favorite for frozen yogurt is Sweet Yo’s. This froyo joint always has fresh ingredients, and extremely reasonable prices. There are always lots of choices when it comes to flavor, and even within larger flavor groups, you can find unique twists. The topping choices here never disappoint, and there are too many to even choose from, it would seem. The staff here are always very friendly and eager to help as well. Stop in for a quick bite for lunch, or grab a bowl for your downtown stroll.
Woody’s Cone Stop
A Grand Rapids ice cream shop that is definitely worth the short trip to 28th street, is Woody’s Cone Stop. If you like flurries, this is the shop for you! People say they will deliberately go out of their way to make it to Woody’s, simply because their shakes and flurries are so good! Stop in for a cone, flurry, shake, meal, or any other soft serve, you will definitely enjoy your treat.
This short list of the top 10 ice cream shop may be missing your favorite ice cream shop. Feel free to leave a comment to let other readers know where your favorite place to get ice cream is!