YUM: Great spots for ice cream in and around the River City

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Is there anything better than ice cream on a hot and humid summer day? We think not. Here's our list of recommendations for great ice cream in and around the River City this summer.


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 scream in Evansville since 1950 and is a known staple here in the Tri-State. Bet you can’t try all their 20+ ice cream flavors this summer. Go ahead, accept the challenge.

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 & More.

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.

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.

Emge's Deli & Ice Cream

Emge’s Deli is a great spot for breakfast, lunch and a sweet treat from their ice cream parlor!

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 moment.

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. And they’re made right here in Evansville with fresh, all natural ingredients.

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

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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New Harmony 

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 Keylee’s Pizza, Creamery in Downtown Evansville 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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