June 26, 2020
Summer has set in with an explosive wave of heat and humidity. These warm, sunny days have brought about fun and reasons to brighten our smiles, but also leaves us needing some cool relief. The solution? Ice cream. In metro Detroit, ice cream comes in a variety of fun options to discover. With that, here is your official ice cream guide for summer 2020 in Metro Detroit.
Coffee + Cream, Westland
Serving up scoops of ice cream in chocolate varieties, fun flavors, or just a sweet vanilla. Get it in a cup or try the tasty chocolate cone. This spot features a peaceful dine-in atmosphere and serves a variety of coffee blends, beverages, and energizing light treats.
Detroit Water Ice Factory, Detroit
There are a variety of flavors and combinations of Water Ice – a frozen, slightly creamy dessert. What’s better than treating yourself while ordering up your favorite flavor? Knowing that you’re also making a meaningful contribution with your purchase. All proceeds go to benefit the Say Detroit charity. So, stop in and then enjoy your treat while catching a breeze at nearby Campus Martius Park.
Ray’s Ice Cream, Royal Oak
Ray’s is a place that will make you smile for its old school charm. Your happiness will grow with generous scoops served up in waffle cones. While you’re at it, go bananas with a split topped with cherries. With over 50 flavors to try, Ray’s Ice Cream is sure to have a flavor that satisfies your entire entourage.
Modern Cone, St. Clair Shores
Get ready to immediately swoon over these soft serves. Modern Cone offers decadent desserts. Do you want chocolate or rainbow sprinkles? It’s your pick. You can create your own nacho platter – waffle cone chips, ice cream, toppings, and sauce; a stacker – chucks of cake stacked in between your choice of ice cream; or have a colorful cup of Italian slush.
Street Sweets, Sterling Heights
There isn’t just one way to enjoy a sweet summer treat. Try a waffle pop or liquid nitrogen ice cream – also known as “Nice Ice Cream” – which has been described as “the five-minute way to make amazing ice cream.” And for a non-chilly treat, don’t overlook the Dessert Pizza!
Bob Jo’s Frozen Custard, Wyandotte
Bob Jo’s Frozen Custard is no novice in pleasing the summertime crowds. This year, the downriver classic celebrated its 73rd year in business while responsibly encouraging patrons to practice social distancing. Be sure to cruise by in time for special weekend flavors.
Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium, Ferndale
Lavender, yellow, pink, mint green – pretty pastel-colored ice cream is so dreamy and delicious at Treat Dreams. This place is colorful and tasty. Try the flavor “Kooky Monster,” a blue vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookie dough and Oreos. There’s ice cream fun for your four-legged buddy too. The Pooch Pops are specifically made to make any dog’s tail wag.
Donut Bar + Coffee, Troy
This mini-chain is mostly known for its endless rotation of donuts, offering over 50 creative flavors. When summer rolls around, the ice cream is yet another reason to stop in. Ice cream scoops and sprinkles are served in unique cinnamon sugar doughnut “chimney” ice cream cones. Or you can have a shake topped with a donut.
Neveria La Michoacana, Detroit
This mouth-watering Mexicantown spot offers tons of treats including ice cream, popsicles, fresh fruits, and cold drinks. Cool treats come in a cream or water base. Try a scoop of strawberry sorbet in a cone loaded with real, fresh strawberries, or the pistachio ice cream, creamy and loaded with nuts. You can’t miss these refreshing options and affordable prices.
Browndog Creamery, Farmington
Spot the ice cream cups topped with singular scoops. Made in Michigan, Browndog Creamery releases new chef-inspired flavors every week. There are year-round flavors too such as salty dog, grasshopper, beater lickin’ good, and chocolate hammer. Adult flavors are spiked. Try the Chocolate Martini or Bermuda Mule. There are vegan options available as well.
Written by Alicia McClendon