Check out these local spots for ice cream and sweet treats

This Saturday is shaping up to be one of the best weather days all year. Sunny and 75° sounds like a perfect day to get some ice cream!

We have some top-notch ice create right here in the Tri-State, too.

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

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These chains are surefire ways to get yummy ice cream, but if you’re looking for great local spots, keep scrolling.

Milk and Sugar Scoop Shoppe

As soon as you walk into Milk & Sugar you’re hit with the smell of 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 just a donut filled with ice cream (drooling).

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 and is a known staple here in the Tri-State. People love 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, now, 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


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 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 family 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.


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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 locations, too! Their new location is 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. This is the rolled ice cream that is cooled to well below freezing on an ice pan. 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 hear. They’re truly a gourmet treat. 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.

Lollys Pop Bar: Cool off this summer with these artisan pops


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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

The Refinery

The Refinery is such a cool place in Downtown Newburgh. They offer great beverages from coffees, teas, to their new Sweet Matcha Latte. They offer Bliss Artisan ice cream here, too. Bliss Artisan is based out of New Harmony, IN. We recommend the PB&J flavor and the Mississippi Mud.

It’s a PERFECT ice cream day here in The Burgh! ☀️ Come grab a scoop and a seat on the porch! We are here til 5 today! We can’t wait to see you! 🍦🖤

Posted by The Refinery on Wednesday, March 24, 2021


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.


Again, here are some chains that are always great, but for great local spots, keep scrolling.

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

Like the Big Dipper, Wonder Whip has been a tradition for years and will continue to be a great spot for a frozen treat for years to come!

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.

Lic’s has many locations in the Tri-State.

CLICK HERE to find the nearest location to you.

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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.

Introducing the newest ice cream flavor!!! Orange Blissicle is here! @bliss_artisan adds freshly squeezed oranges to their creamy base with a hint of vanilla. And today is the perfect day to enjoy it! ☀️🍊🍨😎

Posted by The Refinery on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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