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The 3 Best Locations to get Ice Cream in Akron

Jake Wells

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The weather is getting warmer and you know what that means. Ice cream is by far one of the best ways to beat the heat. And let's be honest, even if the Akron area weather is a bit wild (say snow in May), you still want ice cream, right? Here are the top 3 locations to pick up some ice cream in Rubber City.


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Chill Ice Cream Co. was founded by three Northeast Ohio Brothers with a clear passion for ice cream. Their goal was take Ohio by Storm, one legendary flavor at a time. Chill offers only the finest ice cream to satisfy the palates of adults as well as children alike. There are several Chill locations, including one in downtown Akron right across from Lock 3.

However, it is important to note that Chill features more than ice cream. For example, you can pickup a delicious slice of frozen chocolate dipped New York style cheesecake. You can also get your hands on an ice cream cookie sandwiches are made with homemade chocolate chip cookies or real Oreo cookies Chill's very own artisan ice cream.

Fantastic ice cream spot. They have so many flavors and combinations that you spend 5 min eating free samples before you decide on a great flavor. The staff is awesome and the prices are great. MilkovichS


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Back in 1945, Alice Handel started serving ice cream out of her husband's gas station in Youngstown, Ohio. The first batches she created were from old fashioned recipes using fresh fruit she picked from her own backyard. Since then, Handel’s has grown to include locations in eight states including Ohio, Oregon, California and more.

You can pick up hand-packed quarts and pints from over 50 delicious flavors of our homemade ice cream. If you'd like something different, try Handel Pops. This treat features a generous scoop of Handel’s homemade ice cream covered in our rich, dark, gourmet chocolate served on a stick. Handel’s serves four flavors on their Handel Pops at all times: vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate chip and a special flavor of the month.

Everything these folks make is outstanding and super yummy. you need to be sure you are ready to burn off the calories... but it is worth it!! Right across the street from Cinemark and good food. Enjoy! Joe Picker

Stow Cone

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Stow Cone offers a large assortment of ice cream from simplicity of the vanilla soft-serve to the amazing flavors and toppings featured in the Chocolate Volcano. Stow Cone the kind of ice cream stand that hasn't changed very much over the years. You wouldn't be surprised to see a baseball team or two visit this traditional location after a game, win or lose. The soft serve ice cream is great with 2 new flavors each day. They also have sugar free and can mix flavors into it. If you'd like to time travel to the "good ol' days," look no further than Stow Cone.

GREAT soft serve ice cream with a bazillion different flavor options. The workers are always friendly and FAST. 211joshuar

Did I miss any of your favorites? Let me know by sharing your favorite locations in the comments! Thanks.

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