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Where to Eat Ice Cream in Miami

It's time to cool down

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In a city with summer-like temperatures 10 months out the year, it's important to find ways to cool down. And what better way to do that than with a delicious frozen treat.

With that in mind, here are 16 great spots in Miami to enjoy some ice cream in all shapes and sizes. For this map, we didn’t dive into the many froyo places around town — only full-fat stuff.

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Tio Colo

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This Hialeah gem serves only one type of ice cream: Bocaditos de helado (also known as Cuban ice cream sandwiches). Served straight from the freezer in tightly wrapped in parchment paper, the rectangle shaped sandwich is housed between two slices of sugar-topped white bread and filled with a choice of more than a dozen ice cream flavors.

Frice Cream

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Frice Cream first got its start supplying its unique ice cream creations to some of the best restaurants in town. And now lucky Miamians can get access to these chef-approved ice creams at Frice’s first brick-and-mortar location inside the Citadel food hall. Flavors rotate frequently, but its seasonal creations are a must-try (think mini peep marshmallows in the rocky road ice cream for Easter or almond matzo toffee during Hanukkah). Current favorites are the passionfruit almond brittle, funfetti cake batter, and pineapple Thai sorbet, which all can be served by the scoop, pint, or even in a ice cream sandwich.

Frohzen

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Ice cream, but make it fancy. This confection offshoot by pastry chef Salvatore Martone, a longtime protege of the legendary Joel Robuchon, is located right by the legendary chef’s restaurant in the Miami Design District. Stop in for one of its unique ice cream creations like tres leches or guava Maria, or opt for one of the ice-cream filled macarons or decadent milkshakes,

Madlab Creamery

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The more over-the-top the better at this Miami Design District ice cream parlor. The Instagram-worthy spot serves up equally as photogenic ice cream creations topped with everything from gold flakes, to cotton candy, and even Japanese cheesecake and “fancy” sprinkles.

Morelia Gourmet Paletas (Multiple locations)

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Make-your-own ice cream on a stick with Morelia’s paletas. Guests choose their flavor of ice cream, and then choose what “dip” to put it in like chocolate or cookie butter. Then it’s time to go to town by topping it with more than a dozen options.

Salt & Straw (Multiple locations)

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This funky Portland ice cream shop has quickly become a mainstay in the Magic City, gaining a following for its flavor combinations that reflect the community it's in. Sure, guests can get flavors like chocolate or vanilla, but its more unique varieties are the real move. The Miami highlights include a guava and cheese ice cream filled with pieces of Salty Donut doughnuts, the Panther coffee tres leches, and the Wynwood Brewing infused mango IPA sorbet.

Mr. Kream Ice Cream Shop

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Owned and operated by a “couple of chubby DJs” (their words, not ours) it features a variety of different ice cream combos all named after rappers, along with items like a beer float, Ricky Rozay mimosa popsicles, sundaes, and flavored coffees.

Dasher & Crank

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This millennial pink ice cream shop offers up creative frozen flavors like smoked almond, banana pudding, strawberry cream cheese and guava jelly, and even a vegan-friendly matcha ice cream, making for some of the most unusual ice cream offerings in town.

Lulu's Nitrogen Ice Cream

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Lulu's makes its ice cream on the spot. Literally. Pick a flavor, ranging from everything from vanilla to Nutella, then pick mix-ins and it will be created on the spot with a little help from liquid nitrogen.

The Frieze Ice Cream Factory

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This longstanding ice cream shop on South Beach has been a favorite of locals for years. Whether its a classic cookies and cream or cappuccino chip that’s being craved, or something more decadent like an ice cream sandwich, Frieze has everyone covered.

Azucar Ice Cream Company

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A true Miami ice cream shop. It serves a plethora of inventive flavors inspired by the city and its Cuban heritage, like its Abuela Maria ice cream, made with crushed-up Maria cookies, and its cafe con leche flavor, with Cuban coffee and Oreos — along with many, many others.

Bianco Gelato (Multiple locations)

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Serving organic gelato made with local ingredients, it has quickly become a favorite around town offering flavors like strawberry, coconut, hazelnut, plus vegan options.

Whip n' Dip

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A South Dade mainstay, this ever-popular ice cream stand has been serving homemade ice cream, cookies, and other sweets to the crowds since 1985.

Sweet Melody Ice Cream (Multiple locations)

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This Miami-bred ice cream shop has gained quite the following since its debut 2016. Its secret? Sweet Melody is actually the only shop in town that became a certified dairy plant so it could make its ice cream blends from scratch from start to finish. The result is a creamy, dense, almost chewy ice cream in flavors ranging from classic Belgian chocolate to Seinfeld and Miami Heat themed pints.

Walls Old Fashioned Ice Cream

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Be transported back to a simpler time at this old-school ice cream parlor, where patrons can indulge in homemade ice cream, shakes, and sundaes.

ChillN Nitrogen Ice Cream (Multiple locations)

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There aren't many ice cream spots where the menu is displayed on a periodic table of elements, but ChillN is not a typical ice cream shop. Guests choose their flavor and mix-ins, and then employees flash-freeze their combination with liquid nitrogen and transform it into ice cream.

Tio Colo

This Hialeah gem serves only one type of ice cream: Bocaditos de helado (also known as Cuban ice cream sandwiches). Served straight from the freezer in tightly wrapped in parchment paper, the rectangle shaped sandwich is housed between two slices of sugar-topped white bread and filled with a choice of more than a dozen ice cream flavors.

Frice Cream

Frice Cream first got its start supplying its unique ice cream creations to some of the best restaurants in town. And now lucky Miamians can get access to these chef-approved ice creams at Frice’s first brick-and-mortar location inside the Citadel food hall. Flavors rotate frequently, but its seasonal creations are a must-try (think mini peep marshmallows in the rocky road ice cream for Easter or almond matzo toffee during Hanukkah). Current favorites are the passionfruit almond brittle, funfetti cake batter, and pineapple Thai sorbet, which all can be served by the scoop, pint, or even in a ice cream sandwich.

Frohzen

Ice cream, but make it fancy. This confection offshoot by pastry chef Salvatore Martone, a longtime protege of the legendary Joel Robuchon, is located right by the legendary chef’s restaurant in the Miami Design District. Stop in for one of its unique ice cream creations like tres leches or guava Maria, or opt for one of the ice-cream filled macarons or decadent milkshakes,

Madlab Creamery

The more over-the-top the better at this Miami Design District ice cream parlor. The Instagram-worthy spot serves up equally as photogenic ice cream creations topped with everything from gold flakes, to cotton candy, and even Japanese cheesecake and “fancy” sprinkles.

Morelia Gourmet Paletas (Multiple locations)

Make-your-own ice cream on a stick with Morelia’s paletas. Guests choose their flavor of ice cream, and then choose what “dip” to put it in like chocolate or cookie butter. Then it’s time to go to town by topping it with more than a dozen options.

Salt & Straw (Multiple locations)

This funky Portland ice cream shop has quickly become a mainstay in the Magic City, gaining a following for its flavor combinations that reflect the community it's in. Sure, guests can get flavors like chocolate or vanilla, but its more unique varieties are the real move. The Miami highlights include a guava and cheese ice cream filled with pieces of Salty Donut doughnuts, the Panther coffee tres leches, and the Wynwood Brewing infused mango IPA sorbet.

Mr. Kream Ice Cream Shop

Owned and operated by a “couple of chubby DJs” (their words, not ours) it features a variety of different ice cream combos all named after rappers, along with items like a beer float, Ricky Rozay mimosa popsicles, sundaes, and flavored coffees.

Dasher & Crank

This millennial pink ice cream shop offers up creative frozen flavors like smoked almond, banana pudding, strawberry cream cheese and guava jelly, and even a vegan-friendly matcha ice cream, making for some of the most unusual ice cream offerings in town.

Lulu's Nitrogen Ice Cream

Lulu's makes its ice cream on the spot. Literally. Pick a flavor, ranging from everything from vanilla to Nutella, then pick mix-ins and it will be created on the spot with a little help from liquid nitrogen.

The Frieze Ice Cream Factory

This longstanding ice cream shop on South Beach has been a favorite of locals for years. Whether its a classic cookies and cream or cappuccino chip that’s being craved, or something more decadent like an ice cream sandwich, Frieze has everyone covered.

Azucar Ice Cream Company

A true Miami ice cream shop. It serves a plethora of inventive flavors inspired by the city and its Cuban heritage, like its Abuela Maria ice cream, made with crushed-up Maria cookies, and its cafe con leche flavor, with Cuban coffee and Oreos — along with many, many others.

Bianco Gelato (Multiple locations)

Serving organic gelato made with local ingredients, it has quickly become a favorite around town offering flavors like strawberry, coconut, hazelnut, plus vegan options.

Whip n' Dip

A South Dade mainstay, this ever-popular ice cream stand has been serving homemade ice cream, cookies, and other sweets to the crowds since 1985.

Sweet Melody Ice Cream (Multiple locations)

This Miami-bred ice cream shop has gained quite the following since its debut 2016. Its secret? Sweet Melody is actually the only shop in town that became a certified dairy plant so it could make its ice cream blends from scratch from start to finish. The result is a creamy, dense, almost chewy ice cream in flavors ranging from classic Belgian chocolate to Seinfeld and Miami Heat themed pints.

Walls Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Be transported back to a simpler time at this old-school ice cream parlor, where patrons can indulge in homemade ice cream, shakes, and sundaes.

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ChillN Nitrogen Ice Cream (Multiple locations)

There aren't many ice cream spots where the menu is displayed on a periodic table of elements, but ChillN is not a typical ice cream shop. Guests choose their flavor and mix-ins, and then employees flash-freeze their combination with liquid nitrogen and transform it into ice cream.

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