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What’s the best way to cool off in the harsh Miami heat? A dip in the ocean is nice and a cool glass of water is refreshing, but a scoop of ice cream or sorbet gets the job done and tastes delicious too. Read our list to discover the best places in Miami to get a yummy scoop of ice cream.
Milani Gelateria makes authentic Italian gelato. They serve both milk-based and water-based varieties in flavors like peach, banana, melon, applemint, nutella, and more. A number of these are available for purchase in larger quantities, and can even be delivered. They’re open late into the wee hours of the morning; perfect for a late-night snack.
Milani Gelateria, 436 Espanola Way Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 532 8562
Quarterman’s is a classic ice cream parlor, owned and operated by a local Miami family. They sell over 35 spectacular flavors, in addition to yogurt, sherbet, and sorbet. Don’t miss their shakes and malts, sodas and floats and their specialty ice cream dishes like sundaes and banana splits. For a special occasion, they’ll whip up an ice-cream cake, no problem!
Quarterman’s Ice Cream Parlor, 4 South Miami Ave. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 375 9595
Located on the famous Calle Ocho in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, this little ice cream shop has been voted ‘Best Ice Cream’ by the Miami New Times. They serve about 20 signature flavors and almost 20 seasonal flavors. Azúcar makes artisanal ice cream and sorbet, inspired by the owner’s abuela or grandmother, and each bite is delicious and made with love.
Azucar, 1503 SW 8th St. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 381 0369
Some of the richest ice cream around, The Frieze dishes out unique original flavors and classic sorbet and ice cream flavors. The list to choose from is extensive; try vanilla-based, chocolate-based, nut-based, coffee-based, and fruit-based ice creams, with at least eight options each. Be sure to check out their flavor of the month and the awesome art-deco ice cream inspired artwork on the walls.
The Frieze Ice Cream Factory, 1626 Michigan Ave. Miami Beach, FL, USA, +1 305 538 0207
Enjoy a cone from Coppelia, an ice cream shop located in the heart of Miami since 1989. This local joint is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Some of their tasty treats include 30 different flavors and 15 specialty dishes, like ensalada de helado, meaning ‘ice-cream salad’. They also offer gift certificates, perfect for treating family and friends to something special and sweet.
Coppelia, 4750 NW 7th St. Miami, FL, USA, +1 305 443 5054