Food & Drink

Best Ice Cream Shops

May 31, 2013 8:01 AM

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There’s nothing better on a sunny South Florida afternoon that a bowl or cone of ice cream. Sure, you could buy the stuff out of the freezer section of the supermarket, but when you want the really, really good homemade stuff where do you go? Why not check out our top five picks.

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor

128 S Federal Hwy
Dania, FL
(954) 923-4445

A Dania Beach legend, Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor has been at the same location making homemade ice cream on the premisis since the mid-1950’s.
Possibly the best banana splits in South Florida (ask for the extra fudge) and the portions are huge – great for sharing. Jaxson’s was recently been featured on the Food Network’s Top Five as the Top Cool Quencher.

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Walls Old Fashioned Ice Cream

8075 SW 67th Ave
Miami, FL
(305) 740-9830

A long-time Miami institution Walls is tucked away in the Coral Gables/ South Miami area. All the ice cream is made there and their flavors are delicious. Not sure what to get? Why not start with a brownie sundae; a huge warm brownie topped with two scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, and whatever toppings. Walls is also know for its homemade fudge and their old fashioned floats.

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Frieze Ice Cream Factory

1626 Michigan Ave
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 538-0207

Serving up fresh homemade ice cream and sorbet since 1987, the Frieze has developed quite following over the years. Just recently, they opened up a second location in the Plantation Towne Square strip shopping center. What can we say – everything is creamy, homemade, and really, really tasty. Not sure what to get and feeling a bit adventurous – try a scoop of the cappuccino chip with chocolate sprinkles.

Maggie Moo’s

2422 N Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL
(954) 537-0100

Okay, so we slipped in a chain place but if you haven’t been to a Maggie Moo’s (there are dozens of locations across South Florida) we have no idea what you are waiting for. The ice cream, made fresh in every location, is not only crazy good but it also comes in some wild flavors that you can mix with your favorite fixin’s like brownies, Snickers pieces, carmel or whatever. Maggie Moo’s invented the ice cream cupcake, as featured on Food Network and the ice cream pizza!

Whip ‘n Dip Ice Cream

1407 Sunset Dr
Miami, FL
(305) 665-2565

Hand scooped goodness in a cone. Whip n’ Dip usually has about 10 tubs of hand dipped ice cream (flavors rotate based on what they’ve recently made). They also have half a dozen machines that pump out soft-serve “whips”, all of which are light or sugar-free light. Just a word of warning – seating is limited to four picnic benches and the place is cash only.

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  • Joe Tex

    Don’t get fooled again! None of the ice cream here is homemade,it’s all brought in from the least expensive manufacturer in town, not that great! The store is dirty, and run down. Kind of a dump.Only thing homemade is the fudge, its good.

  • Joe Tex

    The lighting outside Walls’ is bad too,very uninviting,be careful not to trip over the garbage from your car to the store and back.

  • Pat

    I add Johnny’s Soda Fountain, in lovely Miami Springs!

  • LH

    what about 4D in South Beach? That Is the best ice cream and it is home made

  • Daniel

    My wife and I have been going to whip n dip since we were teens. The place has been around since over 20 years. And though its a small parlor, the place is always pact w/customers.

  • Alex

    What happend to Cold Stones they have great Icecream!

  • Lilly

    My favorite is Swensen’s on US1 & Red Road Miami- we have been going there since the 70’s. It’s a nice eatery San Francisco style and they have great ice cream flavors. My niece and nephews loved the bubble gum ice cream- now they are all grown up with their own kids and are passing it on to their children.


    What about KILWINS AT 612 LINCOLN ROAD !!!!!!!

  • Jennifer

    Where can I find World Famous Bassetts Ice Cream made in Philadelphia since 1861 Americas Oldest Ice Cream Company?
    Its ao creamy and delicious with sixteen and a half percent Butter Fat.
    I had it on my last visit to Philly and I have been searchiong here in South Florida and I cant find it.
    Hellp Please.

    • Jimbo99

      LOL, Jennifer, click your heels 3 times together and realize you’re not in Philly any more ? :)

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  • Susan

    Jennifer – You can have it shipped to you driectly from the source in Philly. It’s not cheap with the shipping and handling charges but totally worth the cost. I think the minimun order is 6 pints and you can mix and match the flavors.

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  • Chuck

    My favorite ice cream parlor, Razzleberries in Pompano Beach, is not listed. It is homemade ice cream. Their Banana is unbelieveable.

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