Chocolate, vanilla, mint chocolate chip? When we hear those words we can help but drool and think of ice cream. If there is something everyone can agree on, it’s that everyone adores ice cream. It’s chilly, it’s creamy, it’s flavorful. It’s the perfect happy pill. So when you’re craving ice cream, check out these Black-owned ice cream shops for your dose of cold and creamy dessert.
1. Margie’s 901 Homemade Ice Cream
For a massive cone of cool, sweet bliss, stop by Margie’s 901 Homemade Ice Cream on Main Street. Birthday cake, coffee, salted caramel and cold mint are just some of the luscious flavors they offer. If you’re lactose intolerant, they also serve up sorbets that’ll still tickle your taste buds. You can choose from the menu of tried-and-true masterpieces or add a few toppings to make your sweet treat one-of-a-kind. They are currenlty only available for delivery or pick-up, so check out their socials to order.
Location: 125 South Main St., Memphis
Hours: Mondays to Sundays 12–8 p.m.
Website, Instagram, Facebook
Phone: (901) 522- 1912
2. Waffle Cream
Even while ice cream and waffles initially seem odd together, consider it a waffle cone gone berserk. Or if you’re just looking for an excuse to have ice cream for breakfast, this place is just what you’re looking for! Many have tried the combination out of curiosity, and they ended up convinced that this would be the only way they’d ever have ice cream again.
Location: 999 South Cooper, Memphis
Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 12-8 p.m.
Phone: (901) 590-2550
3. Suga Moma Snoballs
Following the success of her food truck, proprietor Marci Clark recently built a physical location in Whitehaven. The place is pleasant and vibrant, and the service is prompt. Banana pudding snowballs and cheesecake snowballs topped with cheesecake are two of Suga Mama’s bestsellers. The Bob Marley, another of her signature snowball treats, combines the flavors of mango, green apple, and red raspberry into swirls of yellow, green and red.
- 1717 East Holmes Rd., Memphis
- 7041 East Shelby Dr #117, Memphis
- Tuesdays to Fridays 1–7 p.m.
- Saturdays 12–7 p.m.
- Sunday 1–6 p.m.
Phone: (901) 474-8711
4. Kaye’s Pints & Scoops
Kaye’s Pints & Scoops uses ingredients from regional suppliers to make their quality dessert in small amounts. Be prepared for intriguing combinations produced with the finest seasonal fruit. Each mouthful will be a divine experience for your taste buds thanks to flavor names like “Black Walnut,” “Strawberry Brownie Sundae,” and “Peanut Butter Crunch.” These delicious flavors are created on-site at their Winchester Road location.
Location: 2089 Winchester Rd., Memphis
Website, Instagram, Facebook
Phone: (901) 609-5451
5. Artreanna’s Italian Ice Inc.
The 13-year-old Artreanna launched her shop when she was just nine years old; she’s the girl on the Instagram post above. While not technically ice cream, this place serves some of the tastiest frozen dessert. Plus, their italian ice is vegan are made with the freshest fruits and ingredients. It’s surely just a great as a happy pill as its milk-based cousin. The shop is currently mobile with different schedules and locations everyday.
Location and hours: Their mobile store changes locations frequently. Check out their schedule here.
Phone: (901) 606-7403