It’s been a hot week and there’s nothing better than some creamy, delicious ice cream to cool you off! Although I don’t really need a heat wave to want to eat all the ice cream…
So, I thought I’d do a round-up of some of my favorite places in Cleveland to get a sweet ice cream treat!
Where: Mitchell’s Ice Cream, with locations in Rocky River, Westlake, Avon, Strongsville, Beachwood, Uptown at University Circle, and Ohio City, open 11am-11pm daily
My Favorite Item: A taster’s duo (the equivalent of a single scoop split between two flavors) with the Toasted Pistachio and the Toasted Hazelnut
Bonus: Visit the Ohio City location to see a Willy Wonka-type kitchen where the ice cream is made (you can also take a Tasting Tour, but they’re sold out through September)
Where: Mason’s Creamery, open 2pm-10pm Tuesday through Thursday, 2pm-11pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm-10pm Sunday
My Favorite Item: the Mexican Chocolate flavor
Bonus: Mason’s is run by some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet
Where: Malley’s Chocolates, with ice cream parlors at the Aurora Premium Outlet (summer only), Bay Village, Lakewood, Mentor, and North Olmsted shops
My Favorite Item: The Raspberry Delight sundae (vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce, and almonds) with an add-on of Malley’s signature hot fudge. I can’t take credit for this one, as Jen created this somewhat off-menu treat!
Bonus: Enjoy your ice cream at a table on the (very slow-moving) carousel at the North Olmsted location
Where: Rosati’s Frozen Custard, open noon-9:30pm Monday through Thursday and noon to 10pm Friday through Sunday
My Favorite Item: the Higbee’s Chocolate Malted flavor (see the special flavor calendar to see when it is offered)
Bonus: Vanilla and chocolate are always on the menu, but the rotating special flavors offer lots of variety
Where: Sweet Moses Soda Fountain and Treat Shop, open noon-11pm Sunday through Thursday and noon-midnight on Friday and Saturday
My Favorite Item: The Shoreway Sundae, with coffee ice cream, hot fudge, toffee pieces, and almonds
Bonus: This throwback to the days of soda fountains is as adorable as it is delicious
Where: East Coast Original Frozen Custard, with locations in Lyndhurst, Mentor, Painesville, Parma Heights, and Fairview Park
My Favorite Item: the Turtle Sundae
Bonus: The custard is styled after what was sold at Cleveland’s famed Euclid Beach Park, so you’re enjoying a bite of Cleveland history
Where’s your favorite spot in Cleveland to cool off with some delicious ice cream?