- Joey Smith
- Enjoying a Nicey Treat on a warm summers day.
You thought this list was going to be just ice cream, didn’t you? I assure you, while there will be ice cream here, these popsicles are some of the best and most flavorful frozen treats you can find in the city. The mad geniuses at Nicey Treat have crazy flavor offerings like mojito and grapefruit lavender. But don’t worry; if you’re not adventurous, they also carry staple flavors like orange, lime, and chocolate.
916 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-602-6423; 655 Virginia Ave.; niceytreat.com
It’s all about that gelato. If you ever want to feel like you’ve stepped into an Italian café this is the place. There is nothing better than sipping on a hot espresso while cooling off with a cold, creamy cup of gelato. Well, one thing is better. If you take that espresso and pour it over the gelato, then you have affogato. And there’s nothing better than that.
629 Virginia Ave.; 317-986-6904; cafenonnaindy.com
- Lick Ice Cream
- The people at Lick are talented at making ice cream and balancing acts.
125 E. Brookside Ave. C-7B; 317-979-0237; lickicecream.tumblr.com
This Village spot is perfect for when you grow tired of running along the Monon. Who doesn’t get bored with running? This is your perfect stop, I mean you didn’t run all those miles to not stop and get some ice cream. Did you? BRICS is a perfect post-run cool down, or even if you didn’t run one bit, you can still enjoy a cup of ice cream. Don’t eat dairy? Don’t worry, they have vegan options here, too.
901 E. 64th St.; 317-257-5757; bricsindy.com
- Sno Zone
- With so many flavors, why not try multiple.
924 Westfield Blvd.
There’s a reason for the long lines, it’s that soft serve ice cream. Mrs. Curl’s is a Southside destination for some of the best ice cream you’ll ever have, especially their razzles. (Think a Blizzard, but way better, like Episode 1 compared to The Empire Strikes Back). Another awesome option here is the flavorburst choices — the cheesecake flavor is pretty much orgasmic.
259 S. Meridian St., Greenwood; 317-882-1031; mrscurl.com
[There are literally hundreds of places to get icy treats in the city, this is far from a comprehensive list, but these are definitely a few places that have interesting options.]