Get ready to cool down and indulge in frozen delights because National Ice Cream Day is just around the corner! Miami, known for its vibrant culinary scene, offers a plethora of irresistible options to satisfy your sweet tooth on this special occasion. From classic ice cream parlors to innovative gelato shops, artisanal creameries, and trendy restaurants, the city has something for every ice cream lover. Join us as we explore the top spots in Miami to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16th and treat yourself to a scoop of pure delight!
Azucar Ice Cream Company:
Experience the vibrant flavors of Miami at Azucar Ice Cream Company. This Little Havana gem celebrates the city’s cultural diversity with their artisanal ice creams inspired by Latin American and Caribbean flavors. From their famous Abuela Maria, featuring guava, cream cheese, and Maria cookies, to their refreshing Mango ice cream, every scoop is a tropical delight. Indulge in their exotic creations and savor the taste of Miami’s rich heritage.
Sweet Melody Ice Cream
Mike Romeu and his sweet little girl, Melody, are the adorable team behind this homegrown ice cream business. It got its start selling to local restaurants but now Sweet Melody has several homes of its own, including a ventanita in Kendall and a scoop shop in Palmetto Bay. Romeu is always dreaming up new flavors, like Kooki Monster and Abuela’s Flan, which you can get solo, in a sundae, a shake or whipped into an ice cream cake for special occasions.
The story of HipPOPs starts with a charismatic fellow… Anthony (Tony) Fellows that is. With over 30 years of managing, owning and operating frozen dessert businesses, Tony’s passion was to create a premium frozen dessert and deliver it to the world in an uncommon way: handcraft the world’s best gelato, put it on a stick and make it a mobile concept (versus the traditional brick & mortar). After countless months of trial and error, Tony had finally developed the HipPOPs proprietary recipes and “handcrafted awesomeness” was born! Next was creating the POPtruck and no stone was left unturned: from the brand colors, usage of space, operational sequence, functionality, to the elevated customer experience… The World’s Coolest Dessert Truck had emerged. As Tony’s business began to grow, so did Florida’s appetite for his POPtruck and customizable gelato-on-a-stick! Over the next 5 years Tony’s brand of HipPOPs handcrafted gelato bars exploded with POPularity and built an army of loyal POPfans that would consistently follow his truck.
Dasher and Crank
Dasher & Crank is a craft ice cream shop located in the heart of Wynwood. All of their artisan flavors are made in-house from scratch using local and premium ingredients. Making everything in small-batches allows them to be creative and rotate their menu constantly. In our first year of operation, they have created over 425 flavors and release new flavors each week. Needless to say, you’ll never get sick of Dasher & Crank’s selections, though a few staples do stick around longer, like the Yoko matcha, lavender, chocolate crank and a smattering of non-dairy options, which they always have on rotation.
The Frieze Ice Cream Factory:
Step into a Miami institution at The Frieze Ice Cream Factory. This iconic ice cream parlor has been delighting locals and visitors since 1987. Their homemade ice cream, crafted with the finest ingredients, comes in an array of flavors that range from traditional classics to unique creations like Miami Vice and Coconut Grove. Don’t miss their signature Frieze Twists, a heavenly combination of two flavors twisted together. It’s a perfect spot to kick off your National Ice Cream Day celebration.
Salt and Straw:
Experience the unique flavors and artisanal craftsmanship of Salt and Straw, a renowned ice cream shop from the West Coast. Known for their innovative and seasonal flavors, Salt and Straw offers a rotating menu of delectable creations. From Honey Lavender to Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, every scoop is a masterpiece. Indulge in their imaginative flavors and savor the artistry of their ice cream on National Ice Cream Day at 749 Lincoln Road Miami Beach.
Prepare to be amazed by the whimsical flavors and creative concoctions at Serendipity Creamery. This artisanal creamery in Wynwood pushes the boundaries of traditional ice cream with their innovative offerings. From Lavender Earl Grey to Thai Tea and Toasted Marshmallow, their flavors are as unique as they are delicious. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Wynwood while savoring the imaginative flavors created by passionate ice cream artisans.
Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream:
Experience the magic of nitrogen ice cream at Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream in Edgewater. Watch as your favorite flavor is flash-frozen using liquid nitrogen, resulting in a creamy, smooth texture. Whether you’re craving classics like Chocolate or want to try their quirky creations like Cookie Monster or Unicorn Dreams, Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream will take your taste buds on a journey. It’s a must-visit spot for those seeking a touch of science and a lot of flavor.
This National Ice Cream Day, pamper your palate with Bellini’s sweet selection of Italian frozen delicacies. Indulge in an irresistible selection of house-made gelato and sorbet flavors, including the famous Pistachio Gelato and tangy Limone Sorbet. For a sweet treat on the go, enjoy Bellini’s selection of frozen delights available in front of Mr. C Coconut Grove at the iconic Bellini Gelato Cart. The contemporary Italian restaurant, nestled inside Mr. C Hotel, offers an intimate old-world atmosphere with sweeping views of Coconut Grove and Biscayne Bay.
Escape the summer heat and cool off at Pink Taco, the iconic rocker-chic Mexican restaurant located in the heart of South Beach. Treat yourself to the Pink Fried ice cream, a sweet symphony of deep-fried vanilla ice cream, fruity pebbles, cajeta sauce, and cinnamon tortilla strips & whipped cream. Indulge in the Pink Taco Sundae, composed of chocolate and vanilla ice cream, banana, whipped cream, and cajeta sauce. Fulfill your sweetest fantasy with the Tres Leches Churro or the Drunken Brownie, both perfectly paired with a creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream.
27 Restaurant and Bar:
Housed inside the beloved Freehand hotel, 27 Restaurant & Bar is the perfect place to enjoy a sweet frozen treat on a hot summer day. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with their Corn Sundae, a decadent dessert composed of creamy corn-flavored ice cream, olive oil cake, and garnished with sweet caramel corn. It’s a harmonious mixture of sweet and salty that perfectly melts in your mouth.
National Ice Cream Day is a time to indulge in frozen delights and treat yourself to the sweetest creations Miami has to offer. From iconic ice cream parlors and gelato shops to artisanal creameries and trendy restaurants, Miami’s diverse ice cream scene will satisfy your cravings on this special day. So, grab a spoon, gather your friends and family, and embark on a delightful ice cream adventure to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Miami. Get ready for a scoop of pure delight!