Local ice cream shops to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer

Every day is a good day for ice cream. No matter the weather or what you’re doing, ice cream makes any day better.  And we happen to have some top-notch ice cream right here in the Tri-State. so we made a list of the best places to go for some ice cream!

Here’s our list of recommendations for a great scoop.


Evansville Ice Cream

Milk and Sugar Scoop Shoppe

As soon as you walk into Milk & Sugar, you’ll smell the freshly made waffle cones. Get their artisan ice cream in a traditional waffle cone, on top of a waffle, or in one of their Milk & Sugar Buns- which is a donut. Plus they just recently opened up a second location in Posey County. Check out their new location at 10931 IN-66, Evansville, IN 47712.

Belgian Waffles today until 11am and Milk and Sugar Buns all day!
Posted by Milk & Sugar Scoop Shoppe on Saturday, March 24, 2018


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Lic's Deli & Ice Cream

Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream has been making ice cream in Evansville since 1950. If you’re looking for a fan favorite, try the Choco-Cremes!

Lic’s has many locations in the Tri-State.CLICK HERE to find the nearest location to you.

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Posted by Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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Jeanne's Gelato & More

Ice cream’s smoother, creamier cousin, Gelato, can be found at Jeanne’s Gelato on the Go!
Their gelato is made right here in the River City and the flavors on the menu are ever-changing – excluding a few year-round classics. They only operate out of their Mobile gelato trailer, so be sure to find their weekly schedule on their Facebook page.

Some if my favorite flavors today! Sun is shining, let’s make it a celebration!Salted caramel, coconut, espresso, red velvet, roasted almond, lemon and lime and more!
Posted by Jeanne’s Gelato & More on Wednesday, March 6, 2019


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Zesto Drive-In

Zesto Drive-In has been an Evansville tradition for burgers and ice cream for years! There’s something special about that place and so it deserves to be a stop on this ice cream trail.

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Big Top

Bring home four burgers and a sack of fries for the whole family and you’ll be the dinner hero for sure. This is another area favorite for burgers and ice cream. Find them by their iconic clown in the sky at 1213 W Maryland St, Evansville, IN 47710.

Source: Big Top


Emge's Deli & Ice Cream

Emge’s Deli is a great spot for breakfast, lunch, and a sweet treat from their ice cream parlor!
They recently just moved to a new location. Find them at 3848 N First Ave, Evansville IN.

Posted by Emge’s Deli and Ice Cream on Monday, August 19, 2013

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Have you ever heard of Thai fried ice cream? Maybe you’ve seen it in a video online. The cream is poured onto a griddle that is well below freezing and then rolled with a tool after it solidifies. It makes for a cup full of yummy, stacked rolls of ice cream and a great Instagram-worthy photo! Check them out at Eastland Mall.

It’s fun. When people come in to buy ice cream, they’re happy. It’s a treat.
🍦Ice Cream is ALWAYS an option❤️🙌🏻🙌🏻
Posted by D-Ice Co on Sunday, January 7, 2018


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Lollys Pop Bar

Lollys Pop Bar takes popsicles to the next level. They take real ingredients and make some of the most flavorful, yummy popsicles you’ll ever try. Their newest flavor is Blueberry Matcha Ice Cream Pop! You can find them in local coffee shops and other retailers. Check out where at their website.

MORE: See the magic behind Lollys Pop Bar


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Newburgh Ice Cream

Rivertown Icecream

If you’re looking for some soft serve ice cream, Rivertown Icecream is the place to go!

Blue raspberry sherbet! Open today 3-9🇺🇸closed 4th of July 🇺🇸
Posted by Rivertown Ice Cream and Grill on Friday, July 3, 2015

Ben and Penny's

There is something about ice cream and an amazing view. That’s just what you’ll get at Ben and Penny’s in Newburgh!

Ice cream, fruit, whipped cream, and chocolate drizzle! That’s all the food groups we need!
Oooh, a banana split, now…
Posted by Ben and Penny’s on Wednesday, June 3, 2020


There’s a Lic’s in Newburgh, too!
Lic’s has many locations in the Tri-State.
CLICK HERE to find the nearest location to you.

Owensboro Ice Cream

Big Dipper

The Big Dipper has been an Owensboro staple for over 65 years for burgers and a sweet treat. If you go, be sure to bring cash because the restaurant doesn’t accept card payments!

Big Dipper: This burger has been popular for 65 years and counting

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Wonder Whip

Wonder Whip has also been a go-to spot for ice cream in Owensboro.

Another beautiful sunset tonight in Owensboro, KY.
Posted by Wonder Whip on Thursday, February 9, 2017

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Lic's Deli & Ice Cream

Yep, Owensboro also has a Lic’s, too.
Lic’s has many locations in the Tri-State.
CLICK HERE to find the nearest location to you.

Bliss Artisan Ice Cream

Even though Bliss Artisan Ice Cream is based out of New Harmony, IN, you can get their ice cream in many locations around the Tri-State. They have Bliss Artisan locations in Henderson, KY, Mount Vernon, New Albany, Tell City.
You can also find Bliss Artisan Ice Cream served in The Refinery in Newburgh, IN, and many more locations!
CLICK HERE to find a location near you.

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