The Best Ice Cream Shops in Little Rock, Arkansas

Who among us doesn't love ice cream? It's almost the perfect summer treat. Cool, sweet and creamy, it tingles your mouth and gives you a brain freeze that brings you back to your childhood. I prefer to enjoy ice cream year-round. It's a little reminder that winter will be over and summer will come again. Here are some of the best places to enjoy ice cream in Little Rock.

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Loblolly Creamery

Four small plastic cups each with a scoop of a different ice cream flavor, a cookie and a colorful plastic spoon

Courtesy of Loblolly Creamery

1423 Main St suite c, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
Phone +1 501-503-5164

You'll see Loblolly products show up at restaurants around the city, but they have their own location too! Loblolly Creamery makes small-batch ice cream and serves 32 flavors at a time as well as craft Milkshakes, floats, sundaes. You can also find house-made macarons, marshmallows, and sodas.

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The Purple Cow

Purple Cow Milkshakes
Amanda Galiano
8026 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72227-2419, USA
Phone +1 501-221-3555

When people talk about The Purple Cow, it's not the burgers and fries or soups and salads they mention, even though those are great too. People talk about the monster milkshakes. Try the purple vanilla or my personal favorite, the peanut butter. The Purple Cow is pricey for an everyday ice cream treat but it's a nice sit down restaurant with something for kids.

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Scoop Dog

5508 John F Kennedy Blvd, North Little Rock, AR 72116-6708, USA
Phone +1 501-753-5407

Hot dogs and frozen custard, who could ask for anything more? Fun dog theme with lots of interesting hot dogs. Located in North Little Rock.

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Amanda Galiano
12011 Westhaven Dr, Little Rock, AR 72211-2745, USA
Phone +1 501-224-0150

Shake's doesn't have ice cream. They have frozen custard. If you've never tried frozen custard, you're in for a treat. From the first bite, you know you're not eating ice cream. It's much smoother and creamier. It tastes like you're eating silk. Don't be fooled though, a cup of Shake's is just as calorie laden as a cup of any ice cream you can find. It's hard to say which is better, ice cream or custard. We say try them both!

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Dreamy Spoon Frozen Yogurt

115 Audubon Dr Suite 1, Maumelle, AR 72113, USA
Phone +1 501-851-2448

The Dreamy Spoon self-serve frozen yogurt is located in Maumelle, but it's worth the drive. This is a locally owned spot with fun flavors you won't find at the chains plus a great atmosphere. They use fresh fruit toppings and try to use organic whenever possible.

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ZaZa Fine Salad and Wood-Oven Pizza Co

5600 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72207-4424, USA
Phone +1 501-661-9292

ZaZa's is a restaurant, but they have fresh gelato. The gelato is reason to visit by itself.

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2900 E Washington Ave, North Little Rock, AR 72114-6266, USA
Phone +1 501-945-9025

This is a nice little dairy bar serving up burgers, dairy treats and it's locally owned. Located in North Little Rock.

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Salem Dairy Bar

6406 Congo Rd, Benton, AR 72019, USA
Phone +1 501-794-3929

This one is great for nostalgia. Located at 6406 Congo Road in Benton, it's like the dairy bar your grandma used to go to. They server burgers and fries, too.

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TCBY Yogurt

11418 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72211-2806, USA
Phone +1 501-221-9020

You can drive through and get a treat or use the indoor and outdoor seating. The name stands for "This Country's Best Yogurt" and their product, while probably not the best, is pretty good. TCBY actually stated in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1981. They make great cakes too. There are three TCBY locations in Little Rock on West Markham, Airport Drive, and Cantrell and one in North Little Rock in Lakewood.

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Maggie Moos

17821 Chenal Pkwy Suite 113, Little Rock, AR 72223, USA
Phone +1 501-448-2639

Lots of flavors. Maggie Moos makes ice cream fresh at each store. 17821 Chenal Parkway, 501-821-7609.

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Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery
Amanda Galiano
12800 Chenal Pkwy Ste 8, Little Rock, AR 72211, USA
Phone +1 501-225-7000

Cold Stone Creamery is a chain that makes great ice cream. It's heaven for ice cream lovers. You can mix in any flavor and topping you want. I've yet to taste a bad flavor. You can sit indoors or outdoors on benches.

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