I scream, you scream, we all scream for…you guessed it: ice cream shops in Miami! There are tons of great places to get ice cream in Miami and our team did the hard work of trying out 8 of them to share with you (somebody’s gotta do it).
We found everything from vegan ice cream, to dairy free, ice cream with cereal added, and concoctions with nitrogen and wild mix-ins – Miami really has it all! Seeing is believing, check out this reel on our Instagram to get a close up look at each place that made our list!
If you prefer to enjoy your ice cream at home, we’ve got you covered. Check out this great recipe if you want to try to make your own ice cream.
Here’s 8 Ice Cream Shops in Miami to help you satisfy your sweet tooth!
Located in: Little Havana & a Pop-Up in Dadeland
What Moms are saying: “There is no other ice-cream place that represents the 305 like Azúcar does! It’s in the heart of Little Havana on Calle Ocho across from the Domino Park. Azúcar offers a variety of Miami and Cuban ice-cream flavors such as the Abuela Maria ice-cream with Abuela Maria crackers, Guayaba and cream cheese. The place is decorated with paintings of Cuban legend Celia Cruz, sofas made out of guayaberas, and Spanglish sayings.” – Bella, Miami Mom of 1
Notable Flavors include: Guayaba and cream cheese, plants maduro, cafe con leche, bourbon ice cream with dark cherries
Fun Fact: Azucar is owned by a Cuban Mom with a nod to her Abuela who was passionate about ice cream. The founder trained at Penn State’s Ice Cream University and the Frozen Dessert Institute of St. Louis. If you ask us, that’s cool…literally!
Located in: Wynwood
What Moms are saying: “Dasher & Crank is a beautiful Instagram-worthy spot with a crazy selection of ice cream flavors. Don’t be scared to try something different, The Ube flavor (Coconut Ice Cream with Filipino Purple Yams) is the coolest purple color & is surprisingly delicious! It ended up being the family favorite (kids included!)” – Minnie, Miami Mom of 3
Notable Flavors include: Ube,Lavender, Chai tea Latte, Boysenberry, Butter Pecan and London Fog (JoJo’s Earl Grey Tea with Dark Chocolate Chunks!)
Fun Fact: Dasher & Crank was voted Best Ice Cream in Florida by Food and Wine. they have created over 425 flavors to date and new flavors are released each week.
Located in: Pinecrest, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Coral Springs, South Miami, South Beach, Coconut Grove
What Moms are saying: “I love that ChillN has vegan options for us no-dairy folks. The coconut milk is 😋 – Candice, Miami Mom of 4
Fun Fact: Create your own combo by choosing a base, a flavor and a mix-in. Watch as ice cream is literally created before your very eyes using nitrogen! Vegan or loving the current oat milk craze? Satisfy your craving at ChillN where they offer almond milk, oat milk, and coconut milk as ice cream bases!
Located in: Palmetto Bay
What Moms are saying: “It’s the perfect combination of breakfast and dessert! They also have a pretty great cafe which is good for coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner. ” – Dianna, Miami Mom of 2 (with one on the way!)
Notable Flavors include: Choose a cup, connect or shake and with your ice cream (they even have vegan vanilla!) and mix in up to 3 cereals like Trix, Apple Jacks, Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Fruity Pebbles (to name a few). Drizzle with dulce de leech and voilà! You’ll have serious cereal nostalgia, we guarantee!
Fun Fact: As Miami’s one and only cereal bar, Milky Ways is mixing ice cream and cereal to create a memorable (and delicious) sweet treat. They even have a mobile truck, so catch them on the road!
Located in: Hialeah Mercado, Doral Commons Plaza, Homestead Pavilion Plaza
What Moms are saying: While it’s not officially ice cream, we did sneak in a chain FroYo brand on our list because if it’s delicious, we think it’s worth a visit!
Notable Flavors include: Blood orange sorbet, DOLE® Pineapple (satisfy your Disney Dole Whip cravings!), Cheesecake, Iced Coffee, Vegan Mango Sorbet, and more!
Fun Fact: All of Menchie’s frozen yogurts are kosher and they have gluten-free and vegan options with the highest quality ingredients.
Located in: Wynwood & CocoWalk
What Moms are saying: “Salt & Straw is anything but vanilla. They have unique flavors and often collaborate with local businesses for special creations, like their The Salty Donut Guava & Cheese or Panther Coffee Chocolate Tres Leches.” – Becky, Miami Mom of 2
Notable Flavors include: Summer is all about berries at Salt & Straw. Check out these monthly flavors at the Miami locations: Boysenberry Oatmilk Sherbet, Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero, Yogurt Lassi with Raspberries, Wild Foraged Berry Slab Pie, and Birthday Cake with Blackberries.
Fun Fact: Salt & Straw (who derive their name from the old fashioned way ice cream was created) are all about community and connection (you know we love that!) Founded in Portland, Oregon with locations down the west coast, Salt & Straw have made their first east coast home in Miami with 2 locations in Wynwood and CocoWalk.
Located in: Dine in at The Scoop Shop in Palmetto Bay, purchase some to take home at The Ventanita on 152nd Ave and Sunset (The OG), or grab a bite at Vicky’s House by Lokal in Coconut Grove.
What Moms are saying: “Between their signature flavors, rotating flavors, and special releases- Sweet Melody offers creative and delicious ice cream for anyone, full of local culture from Miami! How could we not love a Dad/owner who loves his daughter so much that he named his Ice Cream company after her?” – Alisa, Miami Mom of 2
Notable Flavors include: Toast, Bourbon Bacon French Toast, Salted Unicorn, Kookie Monster, among others! Sweet Melody is supporting Cuba with the proceeds from the sales of their Cuba Libre flavor (Bacardi rum ice cream with a hint of lime & cola, & CocaCola infused milk chocolate fudge!
Fun Fact: A dad (Mike), a daughter (Sweet Melody), and a dream. The story of Sweet Melody is a tear-jerker and to see it’s huge success today will warm your heart! Mike’s shop is also certified as a dairy plant, where he pasteurizes the milk to make his own individual ice cream bases.
Located in: South Miami
What Moms are saying: “Wall’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream is definitely a Miami staple that shoots you right back to your childhood! We loved cooling down in this Miami heat with our two scoop waffle cones in the creamiest of flavors. We hope to be back seeing the friendly faces to share a banana split soon!” – Ana-Sofia, Miami Mom of 1 (with one on the way!)
Notable Flavors include: Enjoy the classics like Butter Pecan, Triple Chocolate, Pralines ‘n Cream and Cookie Dough. Try out an old fashioned banana split, or strawberry soda!
Fun Fact: Wall’s is a family owned and operated Miami staple. Did you know they also sell fudge? Mmmm.
Check out these other ice cream shops in Miami that our community loves. Tell us if you check them out!
Gelato Alma Mia
Cielitos Artisan Pops
Subzero Nitrogen Ice Cream
Whip N Dip
Sloan’s South Florida
Love That Sugar Daddy
The Frieze Ice Cream Factory
Charlie’s Ice Cream
La Glace Miami
LuLu’s Ice Cream