Best Ice Cream in Kansas City
Whether you favor an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that scoops up classic homemade flavors or a newer, trendy shop dishing out gourmet goodies, Kansas City has your summer frozen treat cravings covered!
Freezing Moo: 6936 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS, 1185 W. 95th St., Overland Park, KS, 66214 and 4535 W. 119th St., Leawood, KS, 6936 W. 135th St., Kansas City, MO.
What makes it special: Freezing Moo is the newest trend to take over Kansas City. This Thai-inspired ice cream technique is entertaining and delicious. Watch as servers prepare fried ice cream rolls right before your eyes. Servers handcraft this dessert by pouring milk over an iced grill and combining the milk with fresh mix-ins like fruit and chocolate. They serve up the fresh ice cream in rolls for a one-of-a-kind sundae.
Betty Rae’s Ice Cream: 7140 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO.
What makes it special: Serving delicious homemade waffle cones and ice cream sandwiches filled with homemade gourmet flavors, Betty Rae’s is a favorite neighborhood hangout. With bright trendy colors and a friendly staff, the sweet spot is loved by Waldonians! Betty Rae’s offers delicious classic flavors and a variety of unique concoctions for the truly daring.
Glacé: 4960 Main St., Kansas City, MO.
What makes it special: At Glacé you’ll find one-of-a-kind decadence showcased in a dozen flavors you've never imagined. But upon reading their names, you’ll find yourself thinking, "They read my mind—what a fabulous concoction!" Glacé uses only pure, fresh foods and natural ingredients to create their delicious flavors—no artificial flavorings. Locally owned and operated, this Christopher Elbow ice cream shop frequently invents new flavors just begging to be tried.
Sylas and Maddy’s: 11925 S. Strang Line Rd., Olathe, KS, and 1014 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS.
What makes it special: Sylas and Maddy’s makes fresh homemade ice cream and waffle cones daily, so you’re guaranteed to enjoy the best product they have to serve. Their delicious flavors have been super popular with local customers since 1997.
Poppy’s Ice Cream Shop and Coffee House: 307 SE Douglas St., Lee’s Summit, MO.
What makes it special: Poppy’s has that old-fashioned feel with a classic atmosphere and all the warmth and hospitality of the locally owned business that it is. Our favorite thing about Poppy’s is that all the ice cream is made in-house, and the homemade flavors are truly delish!
Westport Ice Cream Bakery: 4120 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 14 Kansas City, MO. 816.214.8887.
What makes it special: Their ice creams are handcrafted using real, fresh, and locally sourced ingredients.
Shiver's Ice House: 400 W. Pine Raymore, MO. 816.896.4915
What makes it special: This is not an ice cream shop, but rather a Hawaiian shaved ice stand. However, they serve a pineapple dole whip and strawberry dole whip that will trasnport you to memories of a Disney vacation.
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