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Best Ice Cream Spots in Nashville! (Plus — Snow Cones, Gelato, and More!)

It’s hot outside, we know. That can only mean it’s the perfect time for cold treat! Ice cream, gelato, snow cones — you choose your treat. We’ll tell you where you should go to get it! And don’t forget to check out some of our other favorite summer fun like summer movies, reading programs, and splash pads and pools!

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The Pied Piper Creamery

114 South 11th Street, Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 227-4114
Award winning ice cream made on site. Located in East Nashville with indoor, outdoor, and porch seating. Very kid-friendly with a small play-area indoors. Check website for Summer and Winter hours.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (multiple locations)

Jeni’s East Nashville: 1892 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-8611
Open daily 11 am – 11 pm.

Jeni’s 12 South: 2312 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
(615) 292-7794
Open daily 11 am – 11 pm.

Jeni’s at The Nashville Farmers’ Market: 900 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 928-8028
Open Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 4 pm and Friday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm.

*(Ok, so Jeni’s isn’t unique to Nashville, but the nationally known, Ohio-based ice cream company now has SEVEN locations in Nashville…and they are delicious!)

Elliston Place Soda Shop

2111 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-1090
This place has been a Nashville institution for over 75 years! Try stopping in for an old-fashioned milkshake. Open Monday – Thursday 7 am – 8 pm and Friday – Saturday 7 am – 10 pm.

Bobbie’s Dairy Dip 

5301 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 463-8088

Another long-time Nashville institution, Bobbie’s is also known for their burgers, corn dogs, dipped cones, and incredible shakes. Call or check their Facebook page for hours as they change with the season.

Mike’s Ice Cream

208 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 742-6453
This ice cream parlor and coffee bar is in the heart of Downtown Nashville. They serve cones, sundaes, shakes, fountain sodas, and many other treats. Mike’s Ice Cream is also available at Sip Café in East Nashville. Open Sunday – Thursday 8 am – 11 pm and Friday – Saturday 8 am – 12 am.



La Michoacana Premium

3763 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 995-2115
With over 50 homemade popsicle flavors (and no artificial flavorings!), everyone is sure to find a flavor to please their palate.
Open Sunday – Saturday 10 am – 10 pm.

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Retro Sno

A food truck specializing in shaved ice snow cones, Retro Sno offers creative, original flavors such as Sour Grape + Gummies and Vanilla Toasted Coconut that incorporate candy, ice cream, and other toppings. Check website and social media for their weekly schedule.

Cotton and Snow Shaved Ice

2444 Music Valley Dr, Nashville
This Hawiian style shaved ice shop even serves cotton candy as a side to their already delicious creations.


Frozen Custard

Frozen Custard


290 Indian Lake Boulevard, Hendersonville, TN 37075
(615) 265-8603

3400 Mallory Lane, Franklin, TN 37067
(615) 224-9811

*(Culver’s is a chain, and not exclusive to Nashville, but it’s worth mentioning, because frozen custard is just so worth it. Check with individual locations for hours.)



Bravo Gelato

863 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
(629) 401-4796
Legato Gelato serves up gelato made fresh daily with no artificial sweeteners, dyes, or extracts.
Open Monday – Friday  9 am  – 5 pm.

What are we missing?  Where do you like to take your family for a cool treat?
Leave us a comment and let us know!




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