Located in the deep south, Birmingham, Alabama can get to be quite hot throughout the year, so what better way to cool off than with a sweet treat? It doesn’t have to be summer to enjoy a nice ice cream cone or a cup of fro-yo. Read our guide to discover the best ice cream shops in Birmingham.
Steel City Pops defies the rule that dessert has to be unhealthy to taste good. With multiple locations in the South, their popsicles are all made from fresh, all-natural ingredients that are locally sourced. They are all sweetened with organic cane sugar, as opposed to artificial sweeteners and colors or preservatives and every single menu item is gluten-free and vegetarian, with vegan options available as well. Some of their flavors include fruity pop guava, creamy pop caramel, and cookie pop chocolate brownie.
Steel City Pops, 2821 Central Ave. Ste. 109 Homewood, AL, USA, +1 205 969 8770
Everyone knows that ice cream tastes delicious but it’s rare to find ice cream that smells delicious. Each day, Edgewood Creamery bakes fresh, homemade waffle cones, and the scent wafts out of the shop and fills the street. Local favorites include ‘Mexican Hot Chocolate’ and ‘Milky Way.’ Located down the street from the neighborhood park, this ice cream shop is a big hit with kids and is often very crowded.
Edgewood Creamery, 936 Oxmoor Rd. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 874 1999
Ice cream is everyone’s favorite dessert but sometimes it can be on the heavier side. A popular alternative is frozen yogurt, and one of the best places in Birmingham to get it is Yogurt Mountain. They have countless flavors, including cotton candy and cinnamon roll. Their yogurt comes in low fat, non-fat, gluten-free, no added sugar, reduced-fat, dairy-free, and kosher options. To top it all off, they have 75 different toppings including candies, cookies, nuts and fresh fruit.
Yogurt Mountain, 3000 Cahaba Village Plaza Ste. 120 Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 970 7778
This adorable little ice cream shop serves inexpensive, delicious flavors. Walking in, you get the small-town vibe in a quaint atmosphere. The decor is reminiscent of an old-fashioned 1950’s ice cream parlor, the service is great, and the people that work there are extremely friendly. Try flavors such as ‘Mississippi Mud’ and ‘Strawberry Cheesecake.’ The portions here are hefty!
Mountain Brook Creamery, 2715 Cahaba Rd. Mountain Brook, AL, USA, +1 205 870 0092
Most people eat ice cream in a cup with a spoon or in a cone but how about through a straw? MOOYAH is a burger and fries joint but their standout feature is definitely their shakes. After a hearty meal, order an ice cream shake and choose from 10 different flavors, with the most popular being mint chocolate chip and Oreo. It’s a great way to cool down on the go. If you’d rather have a meal before your dessert, build your own burger or create a salad, all at MOOYAH.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries, & Shakes, 2112 7th Ave. S. Birmingham, AL, USA, +1 205 224 5644