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Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

9 Premium Places to Grab Ice Cream in Nashville

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Peanut butter dipped cone from Bobbie’s Dairy Dip
| Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

To say summers in Nashville are hot is an understatement. The humidity can make the air feel so thick that doing anything outside can be a daunting task. Fortunately there are a number of ice cream shops in town peddling frozen treats that can help you cool off on a hot day. These are the ice cream shops worth seeking out when in Music City.

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1. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

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1892 Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-8611
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While Jeni's will always claim Columbus, Ohio as its turf, Nashville could certainly be considered as its adopted home. The East Nashville location was the first expansion out of the state of Ohio, and now there are four locations in Nashville and two in nearby Williamson county.

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2. Pied Piper Creamery

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114 S 11th St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 227-4114
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This eclectic Five Points favorite keeps things interesting with ever-changing new creations. Here patrons will find permanent flavors like “Trailer Trash” alongside rotating such as “Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita” (key lime sherbet) and “Scoop That Funky Ice Cream, White Boy” (Pepsi Wild Cherry custard).

3. Frisson Soft Serve

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1100 Fatherland St #102
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 582-6454
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Frisson Soft Serve opened its East Nashville location last year, but of the ice cream have been tracking down the food truck ever since founders Caila Singleton and Elise Schempp first opened it in April 2017. Frisson Soft Serve is known for its fun toppings which include cotton candy, marshmallows, cookie dough and more.

4. Mike's Ice Cream Fountain

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129 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 742-6453
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This downtown ice cream shop is smack in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle, which means it gets packed with tourists. But don't let that deter. The ice cream is good and makes a nice midday refuge from the heat.

5. Goo Goo Shop

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116 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 490-6685
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Downtown Nashville’s Goo Goo Shop might seem like a tourist destination, but tourists and locals alike can appreciate the decadent desserts served up inside. Learn the of this Nashville-born candy and find everything Goo Goo here, including ice cream scoops, sundaes, and floats with optional Goo Goo Cluster topping.

6. KOKOS® Ice Cream Scoop Shop OneC1TY

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3 City Ave STE 700
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 730-7807
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KOKOS Artisan Vegan Ice Cream got its doling out dairy-free desserts from an ice cream bike, but now has a West Nashville storefront at OneC1TY. Stop by to pick up the locally made dairy-free, plant-based, nut-free ice cream by the scoop.

7. Bobbie's Dairy Dip

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

Bobbie's Dairy Dip is a Nashville classic, having been in business since 1951. Head to the West Nashville shack for no-frills ice cream scoops and milkshakes.

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8. La Michoacana Premium

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3763 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 995-2115

The ubiquitous Mexican ice cream shop made its way to Nashville in 2015, serving up a vast array of cold, sweet treats including paletas, ice cream and sorbet. Think of a flavor and there's a good chance you'll find it here. This franchised location, known as La Michoacana Premium #1, has a sister location open south of town, and a third outpost in Murfreesboro.

9. The Ice Cream Bar

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5572 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615) 490-3864
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In case the Nolensville Pike dessert shop’s name didn’t already give it away, yes, the Ice Cream Bar is a spot fully devoted to the cold sweet treat. The shop has dozens of ice cream flavors and an extensive dessert menu featuring plenty of photogenic confections that taste good, too.

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1. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

1892 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

While Jeni's will always claim Columbus, Ohio as its turf, Nashville could certainly be considered as its adopted home. The East Nashville location was the first expansion out of the state of Ohio, and now there are four locations in Nashville and two in nearby Williamson county.

1892 Eastland Ave
Nashville, TN 37206

2. Pied Piper Creamery

114 S 11th St, Nashville, TN 37206

This eclectic Five Points favorite keeps things interesting with ever-changing new creations. Here patrons will find permanent flavors like “Trailer Trash” alongside rotating such as “Are You There God? It's Me, Margarita” (key lime sherbet) and “Scoop That Funky Ice Cream, White Boy” (Pepsi Wild Cherry custard).

114 S 11th St
Nashville, TN 37206

3. Frisson Soft Serve

1100 Fatherland St #102, Nashville, TN 37206

Frisson Soft Serve opened its East Nashville location last year, but of the ice cream have been tracking down the food truck ever since founders Caila Singleton and Elise Schempp first opened it in April 2017. Frisson Soft Serve is known for its fun toppings which include cotton candy, marshmallows, cookie dough and more.

1100 Fatherland St #102
Nashville, TN 37206

4. Mike's Ice Cream Fountain

129 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

This downtown ice cream shop is smack in the middle of all of the hustle and bustle, which means it gets packed with tourists. But don't let that deter. The ice cream is good and makes a nice midday refuge from the heat.

129 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

5. Goo Goo Shop

116 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

Downtown Nashville’s Goo Goo Shop might seem like a tourist destination, but tourists and locals alike can appreciate the decadent desserts served up inside. Learn the of this Nashville-born candy and find everything Goo Goo here, including ice cream scoops, sundaes, and floats with optional Goo Goo Cluster topping.

116 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

6. KOKOS® Ice Cream Scoop Shop OneC1TY

3 City Ave STE 700, Nashville, TN 37209

KOKOS Artisan Vegan Ice Cream got its doling out dairy-free desserts from an ice cream bike, but now has a West Nashville storefront at OneC1TY. Stop by to pick up the locally made dairy-free, plant-based, nut-free ice cream by the scoop.

3 City Ave STE 700
Nashville, TN 37209

7. Bobbie's Dairy Dip

5301 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
Delia Jo Ramsey / Eater Nashville

Bobbie's Dairy Dip is a Nashville classic, having been in business since 1951. Head to the West Nashville shack for no-frills ice cream scoops and milkshakes.

5301 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

8. La Michoacana Premium

3763 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

The ubiquitous Mexican ice cream shop made its way to Nashville in 2015, serving up a vast array of cold, sweet treats including paletas, ice cream and sorbet. Think of a flavor and there's a good chance you'll find it here. This franchised location, known as La Michoacana Premium #1, has a sister location open south of town, and a third outpost in Murfreesboro.

3763 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

9. The Ice Cream Bar

5572 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

In case the Nolensville Pike dessert shop’s name didn’t already give it away, yes, the Ice Cream Bar is a spot fully devoted to the cold sweet treat. The shop has dozens of ice cream flavors and an extensive dessert menu featuring plenty of photogenic confections that taste good, too.

5572 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211

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