20 Essential Cleveland Ice Cream Spots You Need to Try This Summer

Summer is finally here, which means it's time to get some ice cream or custard or gelato. Thankfully, there are tons of places to choose from in the Cleveland area, and we've put together a list definitely worthy of screaming over.

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Cathy’s: Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches
401 Euclid Ave., 216-303-9044
If you’re craving an ice cream sandwich, Cathy’s is the place to go. Fresh-baked cookies are made throughout the day, or they can be made at home if you purchase its cookie dough.
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Cathy’s: Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwiches

401 Euclid Ave., 216-303-9044
If you’re craving an ice cream sandwich, Cathy’s is the place to go. Fresh-baked cookies are made throughout the day, or they can be made at home if you purchase its cookie dough.

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Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream
Various Locations
With handcrafted options of ice cream, yogurt and sorbet, you have to check out all the flavors Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream has to offer. And from the second floor of this Ohio City location, you can observe the ice cream making process. 
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Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream

Various Locations
With handcrafted options of ice cream, yogurt and sorbet, you have to check out all the flavors Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream has to offer. And from the second floor of this Ohio City location, you can observe the ice cream making process.

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Tremont Scoops
2362 Professor Ave, 216-781-0352
Here you can choose from 24 flavors of ice cream or try a milkshake, sundae, ice cream sandwich or chocolate covered banana. Tremont Scoops also has options that are lactose-free, gluten-free and vegan.
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Tremont Scoops

2362 Professor Ave, 216-781-0352
Here you can choose from 24 flavors of ice cream or try a milkshake, sundae, ice cream sandwich or chocolate covered banana. Tremont Scoops also has options that are lactose-free, gluten-free and vegan.

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Apple Cart
4313 Superior Ave, 216-432-1125
Known for its soft serve, dipped cones and reasonable prices, Apple Cart is a great place to check out. Make sure you bring some bills with you, because Apple Cart only accepts cash.
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Apple Cart

4313 Superior Ave, 216-432-1125
Known for its soft serve, dipped cones and reasonable prices, Apple Cart is a great place to check out. Make sure you bring some bills with you, because Apple Cart only accepts cash.

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Cibik’s Dairy Island
8295 E. Washington St, Chagrin Falls, 440-543-7392
Grab a burger and some ice cream at this family-owned ice cream shop. While you’re there, enter the create your own ice cream contest, and you can win free ice cream for the year.
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Cibik’s Dairy Island

8295 E. Washington St, Chagrin Falls, 440-543-7392
Grab a burger and some ice cream at this family-owned ice cream shop. While you’re there, enter the create your own ice cream contest, and you can win free ice cream for the year.

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East Coast Original Frozen Custard
5618 Mayfield Rd, 440-461-7690
Based on both the custard at Euclid Beach Park and the first-ever frozen custard at Coney Island, the recipe used here gives guests a taste of the old days. Try a cone, sundae, cake or pie, which all feature that old-fashioned custard.
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East Coast Original Frozen Custard

5618 Mayfield Rd, 440-461-7690
Based on both the custard at Euclid Beach Park and the first-ever frozen custard at Coney Island, the recipe used here gives guests a taste of the old days. Try a cone, sundae, cake or pie, which all feature that old-fashioned custard.

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Dariview
22004 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, 440-734-4797
Dariview is known for its orange swirl, but if that isn’t your thing, there are plenty more flavors to choose from. Make sure to bring cash.
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Dariview

22004 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, 440-734-4797
Dariview is known for its orange swirl, but if that isn’t your thing, there are plenty more flavors to choose from. Make sure to bring cash.

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Honey Hut Ice Cream
Multiple locations
Honey Hut Ice Cream has been family-owned since 1974, when it was transformed from a shoe repair shop. Now, the Old Brooklyn location -- which was where Honey Hut started -- has a wide variety of flavors and even some special monthly flavors. Check it out and experience a great twist of modern and old-school.
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Honey Hut Ice Cream

Multiple locations
Honey Hut Ice Cream has been family-owned since 1974, when it was transformed from a shoe repair shop. Now, the Old Brooklyn location -- which was where Honey Hut started -- has a wide variety of flavors and even some special monthly flavors. Check it out and experience a great twist of modern and old-school.

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Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Multiple locations
The list of flavor options just keeps going at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. The shop has come a long way since Alice Handel started it out of her husband’s gas station.
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Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Multiple locations
The list of flavor options just keeps going at Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. The shop has come a long way since Alice Handel started it out of her husband’s gas station.

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Kamm’s Corners Ice Cream Company
3764 Rocky River Dr, 216-417-4382
Kamm’s Corners Ice Cream Company is dedicated to giving you a great family experience. Stop in, order some ice cream and play a game while you’re there.
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Kamm’s Corners Ice Cream Company

3764 Rocky River Dr, 216-417-4382
Kamm’s Corners Ice Cream Company is dedicated to giving you a great family experience. Stop in, order some ice cream and play a game while you’re there.

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