Best Ice Cream Shops in Memphis

Ice cream is the perfect treat for everyone. It's cold, it's sweet, and it comes in enough varieties to suit almost any taste. Fortunately for local ice cream lovers, the Memphis area has no shortage of shops that serve up this frosty dessert. From Chunky Monkey to Cherry Cheesecake, Truffles in Paradise to Oreo Overload, you are sure to find the perfect flavor at one of these Mid-South ice cream shops.
  • 01 of 09
    Maggie Moo's makes their ice cream right there in the shop. And each flavor can be customized with the add-ins of your choice. For example, what about cheesecake ice cream with fresh raspberries mixed in? Or what about Irish Cream ice cream with cappucino chips? Yum! There are two Maggie Moo's locations in the Memphis area to satisfy your cravings.
    • Peabody Place
      150 Peabody Place #114
      Memphis, TN 38103
  • 02 of 09
    Jerry's Sno-Cones is a local favorite. Kids and adults alike all seem to flock there when the weather turns warm. Though snow cones are this shop's specialty, they also offer soft serve ice cream in the cone or the dish. Whatever frozen treat you get, you can be sure it will be delicious. Jerry's is only opened seasonally, however, so be sure to visit when the weather is warm.
    • 1657 Wells Station Rd.
      Memphis, Tennessee 38108
  • 03 of 09

    Thanks to its 60 year history, Baskin Robbins is a household name. Home of the 31 Flavors, these shops offer a different flavor for every day of the month! If you are looking for a change from plain old ice cream, Baskin Robbins also offers a nice variety of shakes, malts, smoothies, banana splits, and sundaes. There are twenty Baskin Robbins' locations in the Mid-South, making their treats accessible to almost everyone!

  • 04 of 09
    If you haven't tried Bruster's Ice Cream yet, it's time to make a visit. They make their ice cream fresh in the store and serve up a wide variety of flavors. In addition, they feature limited edition flavors each month. Plus, if you are watching what you eat, they have a fabulous line of no-sugar-added, fat-free ice cream. With two locations in the Memphis area, you won't have to go too far out of your way to get a taste.
    • Memphis
      7938 Winchester Road
      Memphis, TN 38125
    • Southaven
      795 East Goodman Road
      Southaven, MS 38671
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  • 05 of 09
    Half Baked...Karamel Sutra...Cherry Garcia...Phish Food. Is your mouth watering yet? Sure, you could get your Ben and Jerry's fix from the grocery store, but there's just something about going to a Scoop Shop that makes the ice cream taste better. Besides, you can only get their fabulous frozen drinks and sundaes from their three Memphis area shops.
    • The Avenue Carriage Crossing
      4630 Merchant Park Circle #725
      Collierville, TN 38017
    • East Memphis
      5007 Black Road, Space #110
      Memphis, TN 38117
    • Germantown
      9155 Poplar Avenue, Suite 14
      Germantown, TN 38138
  • 06 of 09
    Cold Stone Creamery is a fun place to get ice cream. Their yummy toppings and add-ins are mixed into freshly made ice cream on a granite "cold stone" right before your eyes. With all of the ice cream flavors and topping choices, there are 11.5 million possible combinations. So get moving to one of the two Memphis area Cold Stone Creameries because it is going to take a while to get through all of those flavors!
    • Memphis
      1243 Ridgeway Rd
      Memphis, TN 38119
  • 07 of 09

    Okay, so TCBY doesn't actually sell ice cream. Instead, they serve up "The Country's Best Yogurt." Frozen yogurt, that is. This stuff comes in more than sixty flavors and you can pick and choose from dozens of toppings. While frozen yogurt does not taste exactly like ice cream, it is close enough that your taste buds won't mind. And the fact that it has fewer calories and fat grams than ice cream means that your hips won't mind, either!

  • 08 of 09
    While many Dairy Queen locations feature hot food in addition to ice cream, it is ice cream that this franchise is known for. Soft serve is the signature treat at DQ but it is done in a variety of ways. You can choose soft serve in a cone or dish, dipped in a chocolate shell, blended with candy or cookies into a Blizzard, or coated in sauce for a delicious sundae. If that's not enough, they offer ice cream cakes for any special occasion. There are two Dairy Queens in the Memphis area.
    • Bartlett
      5730 Stage Rd.
      Bartlett, TN 38134
    • Wolfchase
      2760 North Germantown Parkway #185
      Memphis, TN 38133
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  • 09 of 09


    This is another ice cream imposter but Sheridan's frozen custard is so good, we just couldn't leave it off the list. And while the frozen custard is fabulous in its unadulterated state, it is even better with one or two of their toppings mixed in. They've got mangos, cashews, Ande's Mints, and just about any other topping you could dream up. There are two Sheridan's locations in the Memphis area--one in Cordova and one in Bartlett.

    • Bartlett
      6745 Stage Road
      Bartlett, TN 38134
    • Cordova
      8075 Macon Road
      Cordova, TN 38016