Best Place to Get Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts in Tuscaloosa
Summers can be brutal in Tuscaloosa and all across the southeast so it's important to find things to keep you cool. One of the best ways to accomplish that is by picking up a frozen treat and you'll find many options in the Druid City.
From traditional treats to new creations, the ice cream and frozen dessert scene has been growing in Tuscaloosa. We take a look at some of the best places to find a cold treat around this city.
Summer Snow1501 University Blvd E.
A local favorite, Summer Snow has been serving the Tuscaloosa community since 1988. The small food stand along University Blvd specializes in shaved ice topped with a wide variety of flavors. You find them year round so plan your trip during the warmer months.
The Baked BearMidtown Village
This unique business just opened up at Midtown Village in 2018 and the reviews have been very positive. The Baked Bear will take care of your sweet tooth with freshly-made cookies, ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches.
Ingram Farms5900 Watermelon Road
Ingram Farms Market and Ice Cream Shop is the perfect place to cool down after a trip to Sokol Park. The local business proudly serves Blue Bell ice cream and continues to grow in popularity by supplying fresh food to the community.
Steel City Pops2128 University Blvd
What began as a single storefront in Birmingham, Alabama has now grown into a Popsicle business with locations in four states. Tuscaloosa is home to one of these stores downtown, which offers these pops made up of creative flavors and high-quality ingredients. The best part is they are always coming up with new creations so you'll have a chance to try something different every time in.
Frost Bite1914 University Blvd
This new shop is opening in downtown Tuscaloosa and will bring rolled ice cream and nitrogen ice cream to the city for the first time.
Dippin' Dots912 Veterans Memorial Parkway East
This flash-frozen treat was once know as the ice cream of the future but is now going on 30 years of serving customers. Located near the intersection of McFarland Blvd and 15th Street, Dippin' Dots will also sell you their product online in bulk bags.
TCBYTwo locations in Tuscaloosa & Northport
'The Country's Best Yogurt' has locations in Tuscaloosa and Northport - both along McFarland Blvd - to serve customers across town. With daily specials and a menu that also includes sorbets.
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers315 15th Street
The fast food chain is known for its custard as much as it is for the burgers. The freshly-churned frozen custard hits the spot on a hot day (and just about any other time as well).
Yogurt MountainMidtown Village
Another option at Midtown Village, Yogurt Mountain is a self-serve yogurt shop that rotates many different flavors and toppings. Make sure you grab a couple sample cups when you arrive so you make sure you make the right choice.
Orange Leaf1650 Jack Warner Pkwy
Conveniently located along the Tuscaloosa River Walk so you can take a break from your trip along the river to pick up some frozen yogurt. Orange Leaf is another self-serve shop with outside seating so you can enjoy the view.