With summer just about in full swing as students are off and longer days are ahead, it only means it's time to try out the best of the best ice cream around Detroit. We are pretty sure you'll have a hard time deciding which to try first, so scroll down to discover some of the area's best and most unique must try soft serve ice cream experiences.
Detroit Water Ice Factory
1014 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Detroit Water Ice Factory is a downtown shop that serves something similar to ice cream, Italian ice. Fans swear this texture is even creamier than traditional ice cream so you'll have to try it out and see for yourself. There are 17 delicious flavors of D-ICE water ice served here and the best part is the ingredients contain no preservatives, low sugar and natural fruit, which creates a dessert that is smooth, creamy, non-dairy and fat free.
Huddle Soft Serve
2 John R St, Detroit, MI 48226
Next time you're taking a stroll through Capital Park, make sure to stop at Huddle’s Soft Serve window. Choose a flavor of chocolate, vanilla or twists with toppings of sprinkles, sea salt, chocolate chips, and cherry or chocolate dips!
4240 Cass Ave suite 100, Detroit, MI 48208
Cold Truth is a must try location with their rotating menu that features unique options such as lavender, vegan blueberry, chocolate, and vegan sweet cream soft serve. Order it in a fresh vegan, gluten-free waffle cone or a cup topped with vegan dark chocolate or milk chocolate shell, wafer cookies, and other local food toppings.
Bikes And Coffee
1521 Putnam St, Detroit, MI 48208
If you are looking for a vegan soft serve ice cream shop, BIkes And Coffee is the next destination to try out. Here you'll find flavors like soy-based vanilla and coconut milk-based peach. Order a cup or pour an espresso shot over the top for creamy affogato.
10300 Conant St, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Burk's Igloo has a variety of items ranging from coneys to an avalanche ice cream dessert.
25947 W Warren St, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127
If waffle custard sandwiches are a dessert of interest to you, Custard Hut is a must visit. Swirls of frozen custard in flavors of cake batter and Nutella between warm buttery waffles with toppings like fresh sliced strawberries, sprinkles, and fruity pebbles is only the beginning of options here. There are a wide variety of amazing, old fashioned ice cream cones, too!
Jim's Frostie Treats
1528 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Soft-serve and assorted fruit flavors of Dole Whip are served at this Royal Oak staple, Jim's Frostie Treats.
207 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067
Golden Cone is another Royal Oak fan favorite with their variety of Guernsey ice cream flavors as well as the original chocolate and vanilla custard. This stand also features non-dairy Dole Whip soft serve.
Erma's Original Frozen Custard
2080 E 14 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48092
A Metro Detroit ice cream favorite, Erma's Original Frozen Custard is known especially among vegans as Erma's has a selection of Dole Whip, which is a dairy-free soft serve. Erma's switches out the flavors of Dole soft serve weekly, so there is always something new to try. Customers can count on options like pineapple, raspberry, strawberry, lemon, and orange from spring through fall.
For the Love of Sugar
100 Erskine St, Detroit, MI 48201
For The Love Of Sugar is Brush Park’s decadent cake shop which also sells pints of custard ice cream to-go out of its storefront. Find flavors here like Oreo cookies and cream, strawberry shortcake, and vegan vanilla bean.