A Neighborhood Guide to National Ice Cream Day

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Ice Cream in Miami


Dasher & Crank

Dasher & Crank, opening in 2018, is still very new but making a millennial pink splash in Wynwood Arts District. The ice cream here is chef-driven craft ice cream with creative flavors. They are often rotated and 3-5 new flavors are added every week. If you are there, try their most popular flavor ube macapuno - Philipino purple yam ice cream with coconut. The Ube Macapuno yields a beautiful hue of lavender that is the perfect photo op.

Taiyaki NYC at 1-800-Lucky

It’s quite possible that you’ve seen Taiyaki NYC’s photo-worthy cones on your Instagram feed. Soft serve ice cream is swirled into a fish-shaped waffle cone. Each creation is even more striking than the next including the unicorn themed serving topped with sprinkles a tiny unicorn horns. Taiyaki NYC is the second location, the first in NYC and is located inside 1-800-Lucky.

Midtown Creamery

Midtown Creamery brings creative, craft recipes that are “Brooklyn born, Miami perfected.” Their signature offerings embrace both classic and Miami-esque flavors including the Ave Maria- guava ice cream, cream cheese and crumbled Maria cookies. Another popular flavor is Rum raisin ice cream with raisins soaked in Bacardi gold rum. Try them in a house-made waffle cone, on a cinnamon bun or in between two fresh baked cookies!

Design District

Aubi & Ramsa

When you arrive in Aubi & Ramsa, notice the bar-style decor with one sole staff member on the other side of the counter. At first glance, one may think this is a swanky bar, but it’s actually an ice cream parlor- strictly for adults. If you are 21+, you can indulge in a delectable treat of ice cream matched with a selection of boutique spirits. Yes, you’ve heard right, they put liquor in their ice cream! The flavor pairings come packaged in tin tubs and range from classic, like Strawberry Rosé or Chocolate & Amaretto to eclectic, like Kentucky Creme Brulee with bourbon.

MadLab Creamery

Whether cone or cup is your choice you can top it with lychee, strawberries, edible glitter, hand spun cotton candy or one of over 20 other options. The finished product is a delicious Instagram-worthy work of art. "Nothing is better than seeing someone's face light up at first sign of ice cream." - Soraya Kilgore, Owner.

Miami's Upper East Side

Cream Parlor

Owner Johnny Tsokos suggests the Purple Rain, a black raspberry concoction with dark chocolate cups filled with black raspberry puree that pop in your mouth! Or try the ever popular Unicorn Poop (cup or cone will range from $3.75-$6.25, or take home a pint for $5.75).


LuLu’s Ice Cream

When LuLu’s says “small batch” they mean it! So small that they make it right in front of you in five minutes. Using the milk from their own cow, LuLu’s creates delicious flavor bases and freezes it with liquid nitrogen at a temperature of  -321°F. At such a low temperature, it freezes instantly. That ensures that your ice cream has no preservatives, emulsifiers and definitely isn’t freezer burnt. The liquid nitrogen also creates the smoothest and richest texture.

Little Havana

Azucar Ice Cream Company

Celebrating seven years in operation, Azucar Ice Cream Company is located right on historic Calle Ocho in Little Havana. You can’t miss its exterior adorned with a giant ice cream cone sculpture and Celia Cruz art on the interior walls (it is ¡Azucar! Of course). Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with them while enjoying Miami and Cuban inspired flavors such as Café con Leche, pDulce de Leche or Key Lime Pie.

Miami Beach

KITH Treats

Ice cream paired with your favorite cereal! Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cap ’n Crunch, Cocoa Puffs and more are mixed with treats like Kit Kats and Crushed Oreos to create a combination fit for a runway. You can also try combinations created by Virgil Abloh, menswear designer for Louis Vuitton,  or Victor Cruz - Wide Receiver for the New York Giants. Whatever you decide, the swirl can also be accompanied by apparel for sale in the store.

The Frieze

This staple in Miami has been making ice cream fresh daily for thirty-one years. Family owned and operated, The Frieze has over thirty vanilla, chocolate, and nut based ice creams. They even use their ice creams to make ice cream cakes to take to your next event. Are you kosher? Worry not, The Frieze offers Miami Dade Kosher certified flavors.



CREAM is the ruler of ice cream sandwiches in South Florida. Using some of the best vehicles - cookies, dj’sants and brownies - to make titillating ice cream sandwiches. The cookies are fresh out of the oven all day with “super premium” ice cream flavors. You can even get a topping to accompany your dessert. CREAM is celebrating National Ice Cream Day with a free scoop when you purchase any cake cone or cup on July 15 & July 16.


Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor

The line at Jaxson’s Ice Cream may be off-putting to some, but the wait to get into the quaint and whimsical spot will be worth it. Whopping servings of house made ice cream are adorned with sprinkles and tiny American flags. Jaxson’s does it best with their classic flavors like butter pecan and options such as ice cream served atop warm, flower-shaped Belgian waffle.

Wilton Creamery

Enjoy an ice cream treat with your furry friend at Wilton Creamery who makes heart-shaped, dog-friendly ice cream. Wilton Creamery prides themselves on small batch craft ice cream and features a small batch flavor every week. While there, we challenge you to figure out your favorite flavor name, they all deserve the praise.