We want you all to stay cool this summer and Nashville has some unique and refreshing ice cream and shaved ice shops for that after dinner dessert run!

Rolled4Ever Ice Cream

Have you ever heard of Thai-inspired rolled ice cream? If not, you’re missing out on a popular trend and a delicious treat! You can experience it at Rolled4Ever on 4th Avenue in Nashville. The concept of rolled ice cream is simple enough, yet at the same time totally brilliant: liquid ice cream is dumped on a cold plate, where it’s manipulated with a spatula until it freezes and then rolled. The result is sweet curls of ice cream that are as fun to look at as they are to eat.

1120 4th Ave N Suite 102 Nashville, TN 37208

Mike’s Ice Cream

For downhome flavor and texture that just can’t be beaten, you don’t want to miss this sweet little dessert shop in downtown Nashville. Mike’s Ice Cream is famous for its handmade ice cream – that’s right, handmade! And it’s so good, it’s even been featured in People Magazine and Rachel Ray.

Need something with a little more pick-me-up than ice cream? Take a swig of one of their gourmet coffee or espresso offerings.

129 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

If you’re environmentally conscious but also love ice cream and froyo, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 12 South is the dessert shop for you. On their website – where you can order their delicious treats to be shipped all around the country – they boast that 95 percent of what you buy in the store is compostable. Their flavors and the high quality of their desserts also attest to their integrity, as well as their mastery of yummy tasting creams and yogurts.

2312 12th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37204

1892 Eastland Avenue Nashville, TN 37204


Are you craving fresh ice cream, cookies, fudge, and key lime pie (oh my!)? Then visit Mattheessen’s on 2nd Avenue North. They serve up all sorts of mouthwatering desserts made with the finest ingredients. Everything on the menu is homemade so that you feel like you’re eating sweets straight out of Grandma’s kitchen.

123 2nd Avenue North Nashville, TN 37201

Mimi’s Ice Cream & Coffee Shoppe

Mimi’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop has everything you could ever want on a hot, sticky Nashville afternoon: ice cream in a kaleidoscope of flavors, shakes, malts, floats, and of course, coffee. This little place is brightly lit, brightly colored, and sweet inside and out – just like the giant ice cream cone outside the door.

2400 Music Valley Drive, Suite A Nashville, TN 37214

Cotton & Snow

If you’re looking to go beyond ice cream, Cotton & Snow’s menu of delightful shaved ice creations is here to dazzle your palate. Not only will you cure your snow cone craving here, you’ll also find milkshakes, ice cream, coffee, and cotton candy. In fact, Cotton & Snow is also well known as Nashville’s Cotton Candy Bar and serves 50 seasonal flavors that rotate throughout the year. Whatever hits that sweet spot, this dessert shop on Music Valley Drive won’t miss.

2444 Music Valley Dr. Nashville, TN 37124

Retro Sno

This snow cone truck is perfect for your summer events or a midday treat. Check out the trucks schedule or book the whole thing for a neighborhood block party or summer birthday. Get your snow cone stuffed with a scoop of ice cream inside or Retro with shaved ice and syrup!

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Hattie Jane’s Creamery

This small-batch creamery is born and raised in Tennessee and made with milk from local Tennessee cows. They feature modern takes on Southern traditions like Nana Puddin’, Brown Butter Pecan and a dairy free strawberry jam!

5055 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203

Wanna Spoon Cereal Bar

Wanna Spoon Cereal Bar is a fun and nostalgic take on dessert. Have a classic bowl of cereal or create your own ice cream swirl with your favorite cereal and toppings. Their vibrant outdoor space complete with corn hole makes you want to chill for a while!

1111 Caruthers Ave Nashville, TN 37204

The Nashville Sundae Club

This spot located in the Gulch is giving it all. Ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, frozen cocktails, and boozy milkshakes will definitely hit the spot.

335 11th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203

Blames Gourmet Dessert

Opened by the James and Blake families, this spot has it all: ice cream, milkshakes, edible cookie dough, lemonade, sundaes and more!

5024 Harpeth Drive, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

Enjoy your summer tour of Nashville dessert shops!

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