28 May 2021
What’s your favorite ice cream flavor? Is it mint chocolate chip? Butter pecan? Rum raisin? Do you go for fruitier flavors like peach or strawberry? Or more elaborate choices like honey almond & cream, strawberry shortcake, or lavender?
With National Ice Cream Month coming up in July, it’s time to indulge in your preferred decadent frozen treat. You’re probably thinking, “National Ice Cream Month?” Is that a thing? Yes, it is. It was President Ronald Reagan who signed a bill in 1984 proclaiming the designation.
We’re so happy to be celebrating National Ice Cream Month that we put together a list of our top places to go for a cone or cup.
There’s only one place in Savannah’s Historic District to start a list like this. After all, childhood trips to Leopold’s Ice Cream make unforgettable memories.
For over a century, the creamery has served up sweet treats in historic Savannah. Its award-winning, homemade ice cream is unchanged since 1919. From the moment you step into the shop, you get why people love it. Their soda fountain is the stuff legends are made of, serving Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sodas, Chocolate Nut Sundaes, Banana Splits, milkshakes, and floats. Don’t be discouraged if the line looks long. It goes fast, and as anyone who has tried it will tell you, Leopold’s is worth the wait.
Leopold’s may the best-known ice cream shop, but it’s not the only one.
In a cool little spot on Bull Street, Soda Pop Shoppe serves ice cream by the scoop, malts, floats, and shakes. It’s a cute, friendly shop with a wonderful, family-friendly atmosphere. They also have old-fashioned sandwiches and hot dogs on the menu.
Peaches and Creme, adjacent to Olympia Cafe in the Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, is another great stop for a frozen treat. When you order the strawberry ice cream, you get real strawberries. They offer a vast selection of ice cream, along with sorbet and gelato.
Repicci’s of Savannah serves authentic Italian ices and gelato at River Street Market Place. Try lemon and creamsicle for a Lemon Meringue Pie flavor. Italian ice is fat-free, cholesterol-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, making it a perfect treat for everyone.
District Gelato recently opened at 400 W. River St. in the Plant Riverside District. District Gelato also serves authentic Italian-style gelato, sundaes, shakes, and more.
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen also serves delicious ice cream and gelato. With two locations in the Historic District,
Ben & Jerry’s at 25 E. Broughton offers all their favorite flavors, all-certified Kosher and non-GMO. There are even vegan and dairy-free options available.
Take things up a notch at Below Zero-Southside, which serves Thai-inspired rolled ice cream and sweet crepes. Try a Smores flavored roll or Georgia peach. Below Zero also serves Hawaiian shaved ice. It’s outside the Historic District at 318 Mall Blvd.
Make a memory with your family and discover your favorite ice cream shop during your next Savannah stay.