What comes to mind when you think of summer rituals? A day at the beach? A picnic in the park? Backyard barbecue with family?
Whatever your favorite summertime entertainment, there is one thing that makes the day even more special—ice cream! And not just a simple bowl of ice cream you found in the back of the freezer, but homemade, decadent ice cream in a myriad of flavors perilously perched atop a specialty cone. It’s all about the experience—walking into an ice cream shop, carefully choosing just the right combination of flavors and toppings, and walking out with a little piece of heaven in your hand. Summer just wouldn’t be summer without a trip to an ice cream shop with family, the kids, and even Fido.
Here’s 3 of Cleveland’s best ice cream shops that are sure to tantalize your taste buds:
- Mitchell’s Ice Cream—Famous for using locally-sourced ingredients in each hand-crafted batch of ice cream in their Ohio City Kitchen, you will not be disappointed. You can order from your car in a designated curbside spot and have your ice cream delivered right to the car. Or you can order outside from a shop team member on the sidewalk. The Ohio City flagship store is temporarily closed, but there are seven other locations to visit. Indoor/outdoor seating is currently closed and remember to practice social distancing at all times. For a full curbside menu, current hours, and directions on how to order, check out their website: mitchellshomemade.com.
- Sweet Moses Soda Fountain & Treat Shop—Step back in time and enjoy homemade ice cream and handmade confections from a neighborhood tradition known as Sweet Moses. Located in the heart of Cleveland’s Gordon Square Arts District (6800 Detroit Ave) they are currently offering curbside delivery options. Visit the website for menu items, hours of operation, and directions on ordering protocol: sweetmosestreats.com.
- Mason’s Creamery—From the classics to unique, fun flavors, it’s all made in small batches to ensure the perfect scoop. Located at 4401 Bridge Avenue in Cleveland, Mason’s also offers vegan options and sorbet. And they are dog-friendly so be sure to bring your four-legged friends along. Visit their website for updated hours and takeout ordering options: masonscreamery.com.