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Miami Ice Cream (18 Great Spots)

June 20, 2018

In a city with summer-like temperatures 10 months out the year, it’s important to find ways to cool down. And what better way to do that than with a delicious frozen treat?

Here are 18 great spots in Miami to enjoy ice cream, listed below in alphabetical order.

Is there a certain ice cream favorite that didn’t make the list? Make sure to leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below


18719 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

This California import made a name for itself out West for its mix-and-match ice cream sandwiches. They can be prepared with 20 ice cream flavors and 16 cookie flavors, along with as many as 15 toppings, including vegan and gluten-free options.

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2. Aubi & Ramsa

3516, 172 NE 41st St
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 946-9072

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Love ice cream and booze? Then Aubi & Ramsa is the spot to go to. It serves around 20 flavors of pre-mixed ice creams, with flavors like the bourbon-infused Kentucky creme brulee, made with Four Roses single barrel, and Del Maguey Vida mezcal-spiked chocolate Azteca. All the ice creams come in 3.7-ounce sizes and pints.

3. MadLab Creamery

140 NE 39th St #137
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 639-8178

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Owned and operated by Soraya Kilgore, the mastermind behind the desserts at places like Alter and Brava, MadLab serves up unique ice cream creations topped with items like cotton candy and edible glitter, along with chocolate bark by the pound, Japanese cheesecake, cookies, and cupcakes in a very Instagram-friendly setting.

4. Mr. Kream Ice Cream Shop

2400 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

Owned and operated by a “couple of chubby DJs” (their words, not ours) it features a variety of different ice cream combos all named after different rappers, along with items like a beer float, Ricky Rozay mimosa popsicles, sundaes, flavored coffees, plus board games and, of course, a DJ spinning hip-hop.

5. Taiyaki NYC Miami

143 NW 23rd Street, Taiyaki NYC
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 714-9008

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Seen all those ice cream cones shaped like fish on Instagram? Of course — they are hard to miss. And they come from Taiyaki NYC, which brought its popular ice cream to Wynwood. The Japanese treats come in a variety of flavors, like black sesame, and benefit from toppings like bean paste and mocha.

6. Dasher & Crank

2211 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33127
(305) 213-1569

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This millennial pink ice cream shop offers up creative frozen flavors like raspberry-wasabi, cherry blossom, and Earl Grey chocolate chip, making for some of the most unusual ice cream offerings in town.

7. Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream

2001 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33137

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Lulu’s makes its ice cream on the spot. Literally. Pick a flavor — ranging from everything from vanilla to Nutella — then pick mix-ins and then watch as it’s created right in front of you, with a little help from liquid nitrogen.

8. Mr. Bing Ice Cream

927 Lincoln Rd #112
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(888) 606-2464

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Mr. Bing is the latest wave of ice cream that has come to South Florida. Best described as the hybrid of traditional ice cream and shaved ice, it starts by freezing cylindrical blocks of dairy and shaving them down into paper-thin ribbons. Then, they’re topped with a variety of goods. Oh, and unlike traditional ice cream, this is best eaten with a fork.

9. Miami Coppelia Ice Cream

4750 NW 7th St
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 443-5054

Best known for its tropical ice cream and over-the-top sundae creations, this ice cream parlor has been keeping the masses happy since 1989.

10. Azucar Ice Cream Company

1503 SW 8th St
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 381-0369

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A true Miami ice cream shop. It serves a plethora of inventive flavors inspired by the city and its Cuban heritage, like its Abuela Maria ice cream, made with crushed-up Maria cookies, and its cafe con leche flavor, with Cuban coffee and Oreos — along with many, many others.

11. Freddo

1102 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(786) 310-0368

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This South American import serves premium “helado,” aka gelato, brought in from its headquarters in Argentina daily. It’s popular throughout the world — and Miami — for its gelato paninis, “mountain peak” waffle cones, and light flavors.

12. VIXI Gelateria

374 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

This gelato shop on Miracle Miles serves up unique flavor combos like ricotta orange zest in a chic, European-like setting.

13. Bianco Gelato

3137 Commodore Plz
Miami, FL 33133
(305) 458-4455

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Serving organic gelato in the heart of Coconut Grove, this local spot made a name for itself with its unique flavor combos, like pink salt caramel and yogurt and cherry, plus vegan options. (Locations in Wynwood and Bal Harbour.)

14. Swensen’s Grill & Ice Cream

1586 S Dixie Hwy
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 661-7658

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Known for its “mega sundaes” that could feed a crowd, this diner-esque restaurant has the groups coming in not only for lunch and dinner, but dessert as well.

15. Whip n’ Dip

1407 Sunset Dr
Coral Gables, FL 33143
(305) 665-2565

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A South Dade mainstay, this ever-popular ice cream stand has been serving homemade ice cream, cookies, and other sweets to the crowds for close to 30 years.

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