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Downtown's Top Picks for Ice Cream

July 18, 2019  /  Downtown Nashville Blog

There's no shortage of ice cream shops located downtown to keep you cool while the summer heats up! Check out our top list for the classic, the gourmet and the delicious.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

At Fifth + Broadway, Jeni's is serving up their famous gourmet ice cream, creating flavor combinations that are as inventive as they are decadent. From Sweet Cream Biscuits & Peach Jame to Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Jeni's is the perfect end to a culinary tour the Assembly Food Hall and everything else Fifth + Broad tour!


Le Macaron

Located at Fifth +Broadway, Le Macaron's products that are rich in both flavor and origin, are synonymous with the French way of life. Beyond their signature French macarons, menu includes gourmet chocolates, French gelato & pastries, European style beverages and homemade candies. They are the only downtown business that offers authentic French gelato! 

Goo Goo Shop

Stop by the Goo Goo Shop to learn a bit of history about Nashville's favorite chocolate treat, and try a Goo Goo Milkshake while you're there. The Goo Goo is a delightful hodgepodge of marshmallow, caramel, and peanuts covered in chocolate - which makes it a perfect pairing with ice cream.


Hattie Jane's Creamery

Made-from-scratch using local ingredients, Hattie Jane’s Creamery located in Assembly Food Hall, offers custard-based ice cream featuring chef-driven, seasonal flavors and the good ‘ole “going steady” classics. Where Southern nostalgia meets culinary creativity, Hattie Jane’s Creamery was built on the idea that ice cream should make people happy. So, go ahead – pile up your scoops, add sprinkles or opt for a vegan or dairy-free flavor! 


Family owned and operated business in Key West, FL has brought their sweets to Downtown Nashville serving Homemade ice cream, 1/2 lb cookies, key lime pie and fudge! Check them out on 2nd Avenue.

Legendairy Milkshake Bar

Considered one of the most “Instagramable” desserts in the country, the over-the-top milkshakes served at the Legendairy Milkshake Bar don’t just look good--they’re absolutely delicious. From Coffee & Donuts to the Majestic Unicorn, you are in for too much of a good thing when you visit, and we think that’s great.


Milk & Honey

Nestled in The Gulch, Milk & Honey has both indoor and outdoor seating, making it the perfect spot to grab some of their homemade gelato and do some people watching! They boast an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and feature craft coffee that beautifully complements their array of gelato flavors.


Savannah's Candy Kitchen

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen serves southern sweets from all over the south, from pralines to saltwater taffy, right on Broadway. What better way to beat the heat than Savannah’s delectable array of homemade ice cream? Sample the flavors, from cotton candy to traditional chocolate, and choose your favorite today.


Mike's Ice Cream

Located on 2nd Avenue, Mike’s Ice Cream & Coffee Bar is downtown’s spot for homemade Sundaes, malts, and other soda fountain favorites. Their ice cream is also homemade with familiar favorites like chocolate and butter pecan and more unusual fare, such as blackberry cornbread and fudge covered Oreo.


The Peanut Shop

Located in the Arcade, The Peanut Shop has been a Nashville staple for over ninety years. Known for (what else?) peanuts, you can also get your soft-serve ice cream and chocolate fix there as well a large selection of candy to choose from.