With the weather warming up, people all across the country are beginning to crave a certain frozen treat again – that is, if they ever stopped craving it. Ice cream is a favorite among many, especially when it comes from a local ice cream parlor. If you’re a lover of this frozen dessert, you should definitely visit these Black-owned ice cream shops around the United States.
Though Brooklyn Bell sells ice cream in a variety of establishments across the Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York, areas, getting it at the brand’s own brick and mortar store seems to make the treat sweeter. Brooklyn Bell’s The Local is home to life-changing ice cream as well as a plethora of other treats. The store’s location acts as the brand’s dairy plant and bakery where you can get a cup of coffee and a cookie or two to go along with your ice cream.
This small shop may not appear to be much from the outside but walking through its doors you’ll find top-notch ice cream treats within its candy-lined walls. Offering a variety of sandwiches and smoothies on the menu as well, the shop is also a great lunch spot for many of the San Francisco, California, locals.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, this joint ice cream shop and bakery is known for its selection of unique flavors—including honey chai Madagascan vanilla, cherry moon, raspberry cookies and cream, and lunchroom butter cookie. Priding themselves on providing an experience rather than just a product, this ice cream shop promotes an atmosphere of togetherness and tradition among its guests.
This pop culture inspired brand loves to keep things relatable with its line of ice cream flavors inspired by popular figures in the media. With flavors such as “Ice Ice Baby”, “Pink Floyd”, and “Dough Boy”, it’s no wonder why the residents of New York City keep coming back for more. This shop also offers lactose-free, vegan, gluten-free, and no sugar alternatives upon request to ensure that you can enjoy a sweet treat regardless of your dietary restrictions.