National Ice Cream Day is just around the corner and we’re celebrating by getting a scoop of ice cream at one of our favorite local creameries! Omaha is home to multiple locally-owned ice cream shops that are perfect for a summertime dessert. These are our seven favorite local ice cream shops that need to be on your list!
A Council Bluffs tradition for over six decades, Christy Creme is a locally-owned favorite for delicious ice cream. They always have their classic flavors of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and twist, but they also have a specialty flavor that they change every day.
Featured on Shark Tank, this Omaha ice cream shop has been making a splash since they opened in 2007. eCreamery makes all of their unique flavors in-house and can even ship containers of ice cream to friends and loved ones not in Omaha. They have 16 homemade flavors that they rotate on a daily basis. Stop by their shop in Dundee, or order a pint online!
An Omaha staple, Ted & Wally’s is an ice cream shop that every Omahan loves. Their innovative and unique flavors of ice cream are all made in-house; you can even see them being made when you walk in their Old Market location! Stop by for an old favorite like Vanilla Bean or Dutch Chocolate, or try one of their rotating flavors like Pumpkin Bread Batter or Mint Oreo.
If you ever went to the College World Series when it was being held at Rosenblatt, chances are you’ve had an ice cream cone from Zesto. This shop has now opened multiple locations in the metro, but still stands as an old favorite for local ice cream. Be sure to grab a large cone of vanilla on a hot day this summer!
A throwback to the days where diners ruled, Dairy Chef is a must for burgers and ice cream in Elkhorn. They serve real soft-serve ice cream and handmade burgers. Located off of 204th in Elkhorn, this joint is a fun place to grab dinner and dessert!
Since 1950, Petrow’s has been a family-owned restaurant that locals have loved in the Omaha metro. Located on 60th & Center, this place is a great spot to stop for a bowl of ice cream. They hand make their ice cream and use it in a variety of different frozen treats like root beer floats, banana splits and turtle sundaes.
One of the newest creameries in the city, Coneflower has opened with a bang in the Blackstone District. In their short time since opening, they’ve even scored a spot on the television show, Cheap Eats. They focus on using farm-fresh ingredients and blending it with delicious-tasting ice cream.
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