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Nashville, Tennessee - January 10, 2022: Exterior sign and giant sundae for Mike’s Ice Cream, a dessert shop in downtown area.
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10 Premium Places to Grab Ice Cream in Nashville

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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, restaurants, and dessert stops in town peddling frozen treats that can help you cool off on a hot day. These are, specifically, 10 premium ice cream scoop shops worth seeking out when out and about in Music City.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 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 — but be prepared for potential lines and crowds.

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2. Kokos Ice Cream Scoop Shop

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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 OneCity. Stop by to pick up the locally made dairy-free, plant-based, nut-free ice cream by the scoop.

Inside Kokos Ice Cream Scoop Shop at OneCity.
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3. Elliston Place Soda Shop

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2105 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 327-1090
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While the 80+ year-old sweet shop and diner is perhaps best known for its old-school treatment of shakes, malts, floats, and flavored sodas, many opt for the more ice-cream centric sundaes, banana splits, and simple cones and scoops in classic flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, plus toppings. A recent relocation (next door) and major facelift means Elliston Place Soda Shop now has a full bar.

4. Hattie Jane's Creamery

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5055 Broadway Pl
Nashville, TN 37203

Hattie Jane’s Creamery is an artisan ice cream shop from Claire Crowell that first opened in Columbia in 2016 before expanding to Franklin, Murfreesboro, and finally, downtown Nashville in Assembly Food Hall. The small batch scoop shop serves homey flavors like strawberries and cream, lavender and honey, banana pudding, and brown butter pecan in pretty, whimsical settings.

The Assembly Food Hall location of Hattie Jane’s.
Hattie Jane’s Creamery

5. 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.

January 10, 2022: Exterior sign and giant sundae for Mike’s Ice Cream, a dessert shop in downtown Nashville.
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6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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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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.

10. Mimi's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe

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2400 Music Valley Dr
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 724-1201
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Hard scoop ice cream in nearly two dozen rotating and seasonal flavors is the main attraction at this family-run Midtown ice cream and coffee shop, options that have included seasonal flavors like peach, comforting inventions like blueberry cream pie, cherry limeade sorbet, and oatmeal raisin, and all the classics. Charming and nostalgic, sweet seekers can also choose from classic and specialty sundaes, milkshakes, floats, and near-endless toppings.

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1. 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 — but be prepared for potential lines and crowds.

5301 Charlotte Avenue
Nashville, TN 37209

2. Kokos Ice Cream Scoop Shop

3 City Ave STE 700, Nashville, TN 37209
Inside Kokos Ice Cream Scoop Shop at OneCity.
Kokos Ice Cream

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 OneCity. 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

3. Elliston Place Soda Shop

2105 Elliston Pl, Nashville, TN 37203

While the 80+ year-old sweet shop and diner is perhaps best known for its old-school treatment of shakes, malts, floats, and flavored sodas, many opt for the more ice-cream centric sundaes, banana splits, and simple cones and scoops in classic flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry, plus toppings. A recent relocation (next door) and major facelift means Elliston Place Soda Shop now has a full bar.

2105 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN 37203

4. Hattie Jane's Creamery

5055 Broadway Pl, Nashville, TN 37203
The Assembly Food Hall location of Hattie Jane’s.
Hattie Jane’s Creamery

Hattie Jane’s Creamery is an artisan ice cream shop from Claire Crowell that first opened in Columbia in 2016 before expanding to Franklin, Murfreesboro, and finally, downtown Nashville in Assembly Food Hall. The small batch scoop shop serves homey flavors like strawberries and cream, lavender and honey, banana pudding, and brown butter pecan in pretty, whimsical settings.

5055 Broadway Pl
Nashville, TN 37203

5. Mike's Ice Cream Fountain

129 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
January 10, 2022: Exterior sign and giant sundae for Mike’s Ice Cream, a dessert shop in downtown Nashville.
Mike’s Ice Cream Fountain
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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.

129 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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

10. Mimi's Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe

2400 Music Valley Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Hard scoop ice cream in nearly two dozen rotating and seasonal flavors is the main attraction at this family-run Midtown ice cream and coffee shop, options that have included seasonal flavors like peach, comforting inventions like blueberry cream pie, cherry limeade sorbet, and oatmeal raisin, and all the classics. Charming and nostalgic, sweet seekers can also choose from classic and specialty sundaes, milkshakes, floats, and near-endless toppings.

2400 Music Valley Dr
Nashville, TN 37214

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