Ice cream is probably my favorite desert. Except for cookies, donuts, brownies, and basically anything else that has added sugar. Maybe it’s sugar that’s my favorite! Yep, sugar is definitely my favorite food. So it’s no surprise that I know where the best ice cream shops in St. Louis are. Lucky for you I am here to dish out my favorite places to get a scoop or two in a dish.
Ted Drewe’s – So this is technically a frozen custard joint, but this is my favorite ice cream place. Ever. A St. Louis institution, Ted Drewe’s has been doling out their frozen custard for decades, complete with flipping the ice cream upside down before serving. My favorite? Reese’s!
Ices Plain and Fancy – A unique way to make ice cream. Ices uses liquid nitrogen to flash churn this ice cream. This method give the ice cream a smooth finish to the ice cream and makes it lighter than other ice creams. A must stop to see how they make their ice cream! (They also have boozy ice creams and shakes for adults)
Jeni’s – They have Jeni’s in other large cities, but we just got a Jeni’s last summer. Located in the Central West End, Jeni’s has fun flavors and sundaes. My sister gets a sundae that comes with a waffle cone fortune cookie!
Crown Candy Kitchen – A time honored tradition in St. Louis. Crown Candy has ice cream, shakes, food, and of course candy! Their shakes are what they’re known for in terms of ice cream, but they dole out plenty of scoops each day. For the brave of heart, you can do the shake challenge in which you drink five milkshakes in one sitting. I think I’ll just stick to their ice cream, though.
Jilly’s Cupcake Bar – I know that says cupcakes. Did I make mistake because I got to thinking about cupcakes? No I did not. Jilly’s first started out making cupcakes but now also sells amazing ice cream. I had Ka-boom made with Oreo ice cream, M & M’s, and brownie bits and it was SO GOOD. They have lots of fun flavors with new ones monthly, plus you can have an ice cream infused cupcake! Two treats in one snack? Genius.
Bobby’s – Take a jump across the river to Illinois, and you’ll find Bobby’s. Located in Maryville, Bobby’s is another frozen custard joint. They have amazing sundaes and seasonal specialities. During the fall they have a pumpkin pie ice cream and it is to die for.
Oberweis – An area ice cream joint, Oberweis is a childhood favorite. They sell scoops, soft serve, and even milk. They have an assortment of dairy products they sell in store as well as delivery. If you’re into chocolate milk I suggest trying theirs. So chocolately good.
Dairy Haven – Another jump over the river to Caseyville and you can get best orange twist cone around. Whether you stick to the twist or shake it up with a concrete, their ice cream is perfect. My favorite time to go is Sunday nights after dinner, probably because of all the times I went as a kid.
Fritz’s Frozen Custard – Another frozen custard stop, but hey this is St. Louis! Walk up and get your favorite candy, sauce, or fruit mixed into creamy frozen custard. I of course get Reese’s but their other mix ins are top notch. My mom likes their famous turtle sundae!