It’s summertime and the living is easy. It also happens to be the time of the year that ice cream tastes a little sweeter. But let’s be honest, ice cream tastes amazing no matter what the weather looks like outside.
Let’s take a look at some of the best ice cream shops in the area, to set aside for your next sweet treat craving — which may occur by the time you’re done reading this…
1. Charlie’s Homemade Ice Cream and Edibles
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Charlie’s Homemade Ice Cream and Edibles has been a Sylvania favorite since Charlie Nyitray opened the shop’s doors in 1984. Charlie’s is known for their incredible burgers, curly fries, and their signature homemade ice cream. This is a one-stop shop if you’re looking for a meal and the perfect dessert to top it off!
2. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt
Just like George Frideric Handel was a master of composing music, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt is a master of creating ice cream. Handel’s creates their fresh, smooth and creamy ice cream on site every day, vowing to never skimp on piling on the toppings. With two locations in Toledo — and all over the country — this has been a popular destination for exceptional ice cream since 1945.
3. Jacky’s Depot
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Jacky’s Depot was originally founded in 1986 by Jacky and Marty Pauken in the old Inter-Urban Railroad Station in historic uptown Maumee. It has been a Northwest Ohio staple ever since, serving homemade, gourmet ice cream with over 50 unique flavors. Jacky’s also serves Fresh Pops, which are gourmet ice pops made with fresh fruit and organic cane sugar, in addition to flurries, shakes, slushes, sundaes, and more! There’s something to satisfy each person in your party at Jacky’s.
4. Lickity Split
Step back in time to your favorite ‘50s ice cream parlor with a sweet treat from Lickity Split. This is a summer favorite in the community, as nearby residents make this quaint shop a necessary stop on their afternoon walk. They have indoor seating available during scorching days, but many like to enjoy the sun with their cone, cup, or sundae on their outdoor seating area!
5. Mr. G’s Barn
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Mr. G’s Barn serves some of the best soft serve ice cream in town, operating out of an actual barn. While the quality of their ice cream is high, all of their ice cream is low-fat with extremely low price points. They also serve incredible chili dogs and chicken sandwiches!
With four locations in Toledo and one in Holland, Netty’s is a well-loved Northwest Ohio tradition, serving ice cream and chili dogs to the community since 1978. Order one of their famous chili dogs and your ice cream of choice, and escape the sun on the shaded outdoor picnic table area. This seasonal business is only open between March and October, so make sure you stop by while there’s still time!
7. Pa Jolly’s
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Pa Jolly’s is another local shop serving up an exceptional selection of chili dogs and ice cream in town! Their bright orange building will draw your attention and their delicious ice cream and sundaes will keep you coming back again and again.
8. Rachel’s Handmade Ice Cream
Rachel’s Handmade Ice Cream serves exceptional ice cream handmade in small batches at Bleak House Coffee, using USDA organic dairy and other natural ingredients. Stop by this adorable coffee/ice cream shop to sample three traditional flavors and seasonal flavors that rotate every few weeks!
9. Scoop’s Soft Serve
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The next time you’re spending the day in Temperance, Michigan, make Scoop’s Soft Serve a part of your itinerary. During the summer, this is a Township community staple packed with people enjoying their sundaes, ice cream cones or cups, and hot dogs in the sun.
10. Shivers Ice Cream
Shivers Ice Cream is another ice cream parlor offering a laid-back, nostalgic feeling. Toledoans flock to Shivers in the summer for sundaes, smoothies, hot dogs, BBQ beef sandwiches, polish sausages, shortcakes, pretzels, and over 24 flavors of soft serve ice cream!
11. Tony’s Cones & Coneys
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Tony’s Cones & Coneys is fairly new to the ice cream scene in Toledo, as they opened their doors in 2011, but they have a deep dedication to serving exceptional ice cream to the community they love. Stop by for a cone or cup and say hi to these friendly folks!
Happy Ice Cream Hunting, Toledo!
Who did we miss? We’d love to know who’s dishing up your favorite ice cream in town.