BLAC List: Detroit Urban Ice Cream Stores

hile Detroit is known for its brisk winters, we have our fair share of scorchers, too-and a heaping scoop of ice cream is a great way to beat the heat. From walk-up ice cream bars to a popular sit-down restaurant-and everything in between, check out BLAC Detroit's 2013 list of great places to grab a cone in the city.

Astoria Pastry Shop 

  • Address: 541 Monroe St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-963-9603
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Known for selling a variety of pastries and desserts, this bakery also serves 20 flavors of Stroh's Ice Cream, including Bumpy Cake N’ Cream, Triple Chocolate Overload and the most popular-Butter Pecan.

Baskin Robbins 

  • Address: 14900 E. Eight Mile Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-521-8196
  • Hours: Open 24 hours

No longer limited to the original 31 flavors, now Baskin Robins offers almost 50 flavors including Lunar Cheesecake, Nutty Coconut and Jamoca Almond Fudge.

Ben & Jerry's 

  • Address: 1014 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-964-2185
  • Hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

It's no wonder Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream is known for being wild! The company features flavors like What a Cluster, Phish Food and New York Super Fudge Chunk. They even have a flavor called Late Night Snack, inspired by Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, which includes vanilla ice cream, caramel swirl and potato chip clusters.

BonBons Ice Cream, Candy and Godiva Chocolatier

  • Address: 300 Renaissance Center, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-392-9090
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Enjoy Ashby's-brand ice cream flavors like Anniversary Cake or Bear Claws in a cup, cone, sundae, shake or float during your next visit to the this sweet shop, located in the Renaissance Center.


Cold Stone Creamery 

  • Address: 540 Monroe St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-964-2715
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight daily

Try one of Cold Stone's creations or choose your favorite ice cream and fixings to create your own unique desert. With fun mix-ins like Butterfingers and Snickers, and ice cream flavors like cheesecake and Sinless Sans Fat, the possibilities are delectably endless.

Dairy Queen 

  • Address: 24671 W. Grand River Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-538-1570
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-11 p.m. Sunday

Satisfy your sweet tooth with an ice cream Blizzard in one of 25 various flavors with soft-serve ice cream. Choose from Mocha Chip, Strawberry CheeseQuake, Snickers, Cookie Dough and more.

Dairy World 

  • Address: 19010 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-731-8570
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday

This dairy spot, which serves soft serve as well as Stroh's hand-packed ice cream, offers its customers the choice of many flavors including Superman, Cookies and Cream and Black Walnut.

Family Treats

  • Address: 2010 Springwells St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-841-3522
  • Hours: 10:30 a.m. -9:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-9:00 p.m. Sunday. Note: Will stay open until 10 p.m. each night after June 15

Grab a classic soft serve vanilla, chocolate or a twist-or even flavors including Green Mint and Chip and Black Cherry.

Mootown Creamery

  • Address: 2461 Russell St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-393-6016
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

Choose from a wide range of flavors from Hudsonville Ice Cream at this parlor in the Eastern Market neighborhood. Some of the most popular flavors are Grand Traverse Bay Cherry Fudge, Michigan Deer Traxx and Sleeping Bear Dunes Bear Hug.

Nortown Dairy Bar 

  • Address: 20018 Van Dyke St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-892-7279
  • Hours: Noon-10 p.m. daily

Grab either a soft serve or hand-packed frozen treat at this walk-up dairy bar where customers rave about the Butter Pecan and Cookies and Cream flavors.

Nevería La Michoacana

  • Address: 4336 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-658-3217
  • Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

This spot offers a range of frozen treats at low costs. In addition to ice cream, they also serve paletas, or fresh fruit popsicles, and agua frescas, a fresh punch that comes in a variety of flavors.

Traffic Jam and Snug

  • Address: 511 W. Canfield St., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-831-9470
  • Hours: 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday

This popular sit-down restaurant in the Midtown neighborhood, serves house-made ice cream in flavors ranging from Vanilla to Coffee to Sea Salt Caramel.

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