It truly doesn’t get much better than enjoying a frozen treat with family and friends on a SoIN summer day! When you are looking for a sweet treat to cool you down why not venture out from the usual chocolate or vanilla cone and try something different!
Southern Indiana has ice cream shops offering unique flavors, serving utensils, and atmosphere for you to try out this season!
Retro Nostalgia: Polly’s Freeze
Take I-64 up to Georgetown to Polly’s Freeze, a local drive-in restaurant and ice cream shop serving delicious treats in an authentic 1950’s atmosphere. Step back into 1952 where shakes and burgers are still served underneath the bright neon parrot. If you want to continue the retro-themed evening, head down to Georgetown Drive-In to catch a movie!
Ice Cream with a View: Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery
This charming Victorian-replica home along the Ohio River offers ice cream treats and the best views of the Louisville Skyline. Enjoy one of its 22 hand-dipped ice cream flavors, specialty shakes or sundaes in tranquil gardens. Two local favorites are the Proud Mary’s Peanut Butter Cup Sundae and the Bananaberry Shake.
Sherbet Crazy: Berry Twist
A Floyds Knobs tradition since 1978, the Berry Twist serves your favorite ice cream treats! Follow State Street in New Albany, known as “Paoli Pike” by locals, for a scenic drive with vistas overlooking New Albany and Downtown Louisville. Berry Twist has a reputation for having the best sherbet around, with over 24 flavors, three offered daily. Follow its Twitter account (@ILoveBerryTwist) to find out which flavor is available when you visit.
An Experience Uniquely Served: Uncommon Cups and Cones
Tucked between two houses sits a little sky-blue building with 30+ ice cream flavors. Uncommon Cups and Cones offers fun flavor names like Exhausted Parent, a bourbon-spiked espresso ice cream with bittersweet chocolate chunks and Halley’s Comet, a rich milk chocolate and vanilla ice cream with caramel ribbons and caramel truffles. Their treats all come served in a unique antique bowl or teacup*, just asking to be your next Instagram pic.
*Temporarily only serving out of paper cups for the safety of visitors.
Milkshakes with a Side of History: Schimpff’s Confectionery
Located in historic downtown Jeffersonville is one of the oldest, continuously operated, family-owned candy businesses in the U.S. It opened in its present location in 1891! This unique confectionery and candy museum comes complete with a 50's soda fountain serving sandwiches, soups, chocolate sodas and old-fashioned milkshakes! Make sure to catch a live candy demonstration showing visitors how candy has been made by hand for over 130 years!
Fresh from the Farm: Huber’s Ice Cream Factory
Spend a day on the farm and enjoy some homemade ice cream at Huber’s Orchard and Winery made right on site. They offer seasonal flavors made with fresh fruit from the farm like blackberry, strawberry and peach. Huber’s also has a Family Farm Park with activities like Mountain Slides, Mazes, the Grain Train and more, U-pick for fruits and vegetables from early spring to late fall, a winery and distillery and a farmers market.