July is National Ice Cream Month, and our friends at Yelp Cleveland are here to help you beat the heat! Whether you’re looking for a vintage soda shoppe or gluten-free cone, we have a list the entire family will enjoy. Download the free Yelp mobile app, search “ice cream” and filter by location to find the highest rated sweet spots in your area!
Who screams for ice cream? Celebrate summer with these Yelp-approved local businesses:
1.) Sweet Moses – Cleveland (Gordon Square)
This old-school treat shop is a must-stop on your summer bucket list. For pure magic and nostalgia, grab a seat behind the 16-foot Tennessee marble soda fountain bar and try an old-fashioned malt or barrel float. Mom, Dad, grandparents and the kids will all find something they love.
Tip: Try the hot fudge and caramel sauces, which are kettle-cooked right in the kitchen.
2.) Tremont Scoops – Cleveland (Tremont)
Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free, Tremont Scoops has options for everyone! With more than 24 flavors, the family will love taste testing and grabbing a seat on one of the two indoor swings.
Tip: While you grab a sweet treat inside, your four-legged family member can wait safely outside in the “Puppy Protector” – a pink doghouse with a takeaway key.
3.) Piccadilly Artisan Creamery – Cleveland (University Circle)
Visit Piccadilly Artisan Creamery for both dessert and a show! Handcrafted with locally sourced and organic ingredients, Piccadilly combines custom toppings like fruit, cookie dough or brownies with the magic of liquid nitrogen.
Tip: Get your camera ready. The kids will love watching their ice cream freeze before their eyes!
4.) Malley’s Chocolates – North Olmsted (with additional locations throughout Northeast Ohio)
A Northeast Ohio favorite, Malley’s is well known for its decadent chocolates and tasty ice creams. At this 1950s-themed classic ice cream parlor, you and the kids can grab a seat on the merry-go-round while you enjoy a mouthwatering cone.
Tip: Little Yelpers love the specialty puppy and clown shaped ice cream!
5.) Cathy’s Creamery – Cleveland (Downtown)
Heading to a summer sports game? Cathy’s combines the best of both worlds: delicious cookies and crave-worthy ice cream. Stop by Downtown Cleveland’s only ice cream store for homemade ice cream sandwiches made with fresh cookies and custom toppings!
Tip: Try the snickerdoodle cookie with vanilla ice cream and fruity pebbles, and ask for info about catering on your way out!
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Northeast Ohio Parent is thrilled to host content from our partner Yelp Cleveland. These posts aim to connect parents and families in the greater Cleveland/Akron area to fantastic local businesses. Stay tuned for more fun guides from Yelp Community Leader Lauren Kotmel and Yelptern Megan Hermensky.