Arkansas April 24, 2017
This Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail In Arkansas Is All You’ve Ever Dreamed Of And More
Warm weather isn’t far away here in the Natural State, and that means we’ll all be in search of tasty frozen treats. It turns out we’re in good shape for that situation. The drive time on Arkansas’s ice cream trail is five hours and there are nine stops. You’ve got options when it comes to how to conquer it; you can either drive the five hours in a few delicious days, or you can spread it out over several perfectly sweet weekend adventures.
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1. Scoops (Hot Springs)
At Scoops you're going to find ice cream that’s churned daily right in the store. Though most of the flavors there are made from family recipes, they do like to mix it up with new additions like blueberry cobbler and salted caramel. Whether you want a cone or a banana split, you’ll find a sweet treat you love at 4034 Central Avenue in Hot Springs.
2. Salem Dairy Bar (Benton)
You’re going to drive 42 minutes to our next destination. Salem Dairy Bar is an old school drive up joint that will serve you from the walk up window. With their freshly made shakes, sundaes, and malts, you’re going to love stepping up to order your frozen treat at 6406 Congo Road in Benton.
3. Green Corner Store (Little Rock)
If you’re looking for the coolest old school soda fountain in Arkansas, you can’t do much better than the Green Corner Store at 1423 Main Street Suite D in Little Rock. Even better, Green Corner Store is the place to get sweet treats made by Loblolly Creamery. If you don’t know about Loblolly Creamery, you need to know that they specialize in making small batch ice cream from local ingredients. Every batch is handcrafted, and the result is just about the best ice cream you’ve ever had.
4. Arkansas Pineapple Whip (Conway)
Arkansas Pineapple Whip isn’t like other ice cream places. They’re serving up tropical flavors in the form of creamy goodness from a well placed food truck. The Conway truck is parked at 380 Harkrider Street, making the drive from the Green Corner Store only about thirty minutes. The pineapple floats are especially unique and delicious, but you really can't go wrong with anything from the menu at Arkansas Pineapple Whip.
5. Freddo’s Frozen Treats (Russellville)
Okay, so maybe Freddo’s Frozen Treats isn’t exactly ice cream. It’s actually frozen yogurt and gelato. But hey, a cooling sweet treat is a cooling sweet treat, and you need to try Freddo’s. They’ve got all the toppings you could possibly want. Freddo's Frozen Treats is located at 407 North Arkansas Avenue in Russellville’s City Mall, a mere 47 minutes from Arkansas Pineapple Whip.
6. Diamond Drive-In (Clarksville)
You’re going to head up I-40 for less than thirty minutes to reach our next stop. Diamond Drive-In is a longstanding Clarksville favorite, and you’ve got to try a burger and shake there. Diamond Drive-In not only has that old school appeal, they also have shakes, malts, and sundaes that are absolutely delicious. This retro treasure is located at 1206 West Main Street in Clarksville.
7. Delicias Michoacanas (Fort Smith)
The dried fruit ice cream at Delicias Michoacanas is creamy heaven, and you don’t want to miss out on their popsicles either. In fact, you’re not going to find an imperfect item on their menu. Everything is delicious and refreshing. The drive from Clarksville with take you a little under an hour, but it’s worth every minute. You can find Delicias Michoacanas at 2304 Rogers Avenue Suite C in Fort Smith.
8. Burton’s Comfort Creamery (Fayetteville)
We’re driving an hour for the next leg of our journey, all the way up to Fayetteville for two stops we just couldn’t leave off this list. Burton’s Comfort Creamery is a food truck and it is necessary to this list of your future plans because they serve the most premium soft serve ice cream you can buy for $4 a cone. Think of the best ice cream cone toppings you can imagine, and they'll do even better than that. The Tellagraham is vanilla ice cream drizzled with Nutella and then covered in crushed graham crackers. That’s right, y’all, they’ve put Nutella on top of their soft serve. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. You can get it at 372 West Dickson Street in Fayetteville.
9. Chunky Dunk: A Milk and Cookies Truck (Fayetteville)
You’re just driving like five minutes to the final stop on the ice cream trail. It’s another food truck, but it’s a little different from Burton’s Comfort Creamery, which is why you must absolutely visit both. What Chunky Dunk does best is milk and cookies with a twist. You see, they put Loblolly Creamery ice cream (which you may remember from the Green Corner Store entry above) between homemade cookies. Now that’s a serving of cookies and milk that could bring Santa down to Arkansas even in a sweltering summer. They’re located at 693 West North Street in Fayetteville.
For more desserts you’ll love, you’ll want to
read about the Natural State pie trail and check out this cupcake shop.