You scream! I scream! We all scream for ice cream! Even though Pittsburgh’s weather can’t really make up its mind what season we’re in, every day’s a good day for ice cream. Here are the 8 best ice cream shops in Pittsburgh, but be forewarned, you may just have a massive ice cream craving while reading.
1. Dave & Andy's Homemade Ice Cream
Experience ice cream like its meant to be: Homemade – one of 200 rotating flavors – swaddled in a homemade waffle cone. Dave & Andy's Homemade Ice Cream, a staple in Pittsburgh since 1983, promises that once you visit, you'll have to return again and again to satisfy that homemade ice cream craving.
2. Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor
Leave the 21st century behind and return to the magic of yesteryear when you enter Klavon's Ice Cream Parlor, a popular ice cream shop in Pittsburgh since 1923. Indulge in your favorite ice cream while relaxing on one of the popular revolving chairs at the counter. Klavon's menu features a wide range of ice cream sundaes, milk shakes, and ice cream flavors, including peach, chocolate chip cookie dough, and peanut butter swirl.
3. Scoops on the Boulevard
Satisfy your sweet tooth at one of three Scoops on the Boulevard locations – Mount Lebanon, Bloomfield, or Brookline – where you will face the delicious challenge of choosing from one of 40 scrumptious flavors, from chocolate fudge to French vanilla. Scoops on the Boulevard's menu also features sugar free ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, and seasonable specials.
4. The Milk Shake Factory
Don't let the name fool you. The Milk Shake Factory in the South Side has plenty to delight ice cream fans – from old-fashioned milkshakes with modern flavors, like the red velvet Oreo, to ice cream sundaes. Make sure to save room to try some of the fudge and other chocolate candies from Edward Marc Chocolatier.
5. Millie's Homemade Ice Cream
Go ahead. Give in to your sweet tooth craving with a visit to Millie's Homemade Ice Cream in Shadyside, where you'll find an array of delicious rotating flavors. Stick with the traditional chocolate or vanilla or go bold with Thai tea, rhubarb sorbet, or saffron apricot.
6. Sarris Ice Cream Parlor
Browse the mouthwatering, extensive list of ice creams and sundaes at Sarris Ice Cream Parlor in Canonsburg and feel the rush of childhood memories wash over you. Order an old-fashioned milkshake, an ice cream float, or a sundae. Sarris features an array of flavors ranging from traditional vanilla and chocolate, to egg nog and coffee.
7. Mercurio's Artisan Gelato and Neapolitan Pizza
Go for the scrumptious gelato but start with a slice of Mercurio's pizza. Mercurio's Artisan Gelato and Neapolitan Pizza on Walnut Street in Shadyside promises to make your taste buds explode with its spectacular array of gelato flavors: birthday cake, death by chocolate, and raspberry and truffles, to name just a few of the more than 200 rotating flavors. Mercurio's gelato is made fresh daily.
8. Page Dairy Mart
Indulge in an old-fashioned dinner- a burger and fries, maybe – before ordering from the extensively delicious menu of ice cream treats at Page Dairy Mart on East Carson Street in the South Side. Dip your chocolate ice cream cone in chocolate; tantalize your taste buds with a specialty sundae, or treat yourself to an ice cream sandwich...you have plenty to choose from, which may just leave you in a delicious quandary.