The summer heat seems to be in full effect lately, and you all know the best cure for that: ice cream! There’s nothing like a cold ice cream cone on a blisteringly hot day. These 7 ice cream shops in South Dakota not only will be refreshing this summer, they’ll also make your sweet tooth go nuts for their utterly delicious dairy treats.
1. B & G Milkyway - Sioux Falls
One of the oldest ice cream shops in South Dakota is the original B & G Milkyway in Sioux Falls. It began in 1954 and since then, not much has changed. They still hand make their own ice cream flavors and the menu is almost identical. The old fashioned charm of this place results in some absolutely delicious and authentic treats!
To visit B & G Milkyway, head to 2410 W 12th St, Sioux Falls.
2. Twist Cone - Aberdeen
Yum! There's nothing quite like a classic banana split. Twist Cone has tons of options that will cool you off and satisfy your sweet cravings all summer long. You can walk right up to order and receive the most sweetest and tastiest thing in the form of frozen dairy you've ever had.
Twist Cone is located at 503 N 3rd St, Aberdeen.
3. Gus' Best Ice Cream - Hot Springs
Gus, the most adorable manatee ice cream shop mascot you've ever seen, definitely has some of the best ice cream in the state. I'm almost tempted just to take a bite out of one of these waffle cones before any ice cream ever makes it to them, but trust me - the ice cream is more than worth it.
Check out Gus' Best Ice Cream at 345 N River St, Hot Springs
4. The Silver Lining Creamery - Rapid City
Indulge yourself on some utterly amazing gourmet ice cream from The Silver Lining Creamery. Tons of flavors, an endless list of toppings, combos and more are all there waiting for you to make your perfect ice cream treat. They also have the most delightful and tastiest Mason Jar Sundaes that you don't want to miss. It's hard to choose just one thing to recommend here when it's all so good!
If you're interested in stopping by The Silver Lining, go to 512 Main St, Rapid City.
5. Leones' Creamery - Spearfish
If that cone doesn't make your mouth water, you need to get a new sweet tooth! Leones' Creamery takes their handcrafted ice cream and makes it something extra special. Their creative combinations are delicious every time. This is the type of place you'll want to make a habit of visiting pretty often just so you can enjoy it again and again.
To find Leones' Creamery, go to 722 1/2 Main St, Spearfish.
6. Armadillo's Ice Cream - Rapid City
Good, old-fashioned ice cream is what Armadillo's is all about and it shows. Their scrumptious cold treats are delightfully delicious and will bring back fond memories no chain food place ever could. There is TONS of flavors and ice cream combinations available. You'll be coming back again and again, guaranteed.
Get to Armadillo's Ice Cream by heading to 202 Main St, Rapid City.
7. Edgar's - Elk Point
This old-timey soda fountain will flood you with nostalgia. Shakes and malts are definitely their specialty and highly recommended. Both the history and the awesome ice cream make this place truly unique and definitely worth a visit.
Edgar's Soda Fountain can be found at 107 W Main St, Elk Point.
So who is ready for some ice cream now? These places are the best to go to after a busy day out and about in the summertime. Looking for ideas on what to do this summer (or excuses to get ice cream)? Check out
this list of the top things you NEED to get in before the season is over this year.