Iowa Food & Dining May 22, 2018
These 8 Ice Cream Parlors Have The Best Soft Serve In Iowa
It’s ice cream season! Well, to me, it’s ice cream season all year long… but most Iowans prefer their frozen treats when the weather warms up. If you’re looking for a little more than the standard vanilla or chocolate this year, try these shops that serve up the best soft serve in Iowa for a true treat.
1. Snookies Malt Shop, Des Moines
Snookies Malt Shop is so well loved that people actually camp out overnight before they open for the season! They take soft serve to a new level, with candy, coatings, cookies and more added to their delicious cones.
Address: 1810 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
2. Van Dee's, Johnston
This famous spot is known for putting candy eyeballs on their cones! Their various soft serve flavors include strawberry, lemon, mint, orange and more.
Address: 5915 Merle Hay Rd, Johnston, IA 50131
3. Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe, Prairie City
Not only is Goldie's home to delicious ice cream, unique twisters, and plenty of sweet soft serve, but they also serve up one of the best tenderloins in Iowa. This place is so worth the drive!
Address: 8578, 304 W 2nd St, Prairie City, IA 50228
4. Granny's Sweet Freeze Shoppe, Des Moines
Granny's Sweet Freeze is a famous little spot that serves up unique soft serve in both single and double cone sizes. Enjoy their flavorful dips and toppings as you create a masterpiece.
Address: 3417 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317
5. Christy Creme, Council Bluffs
Christy Creme has been serving up delicious soft serve ice cream in Council Bluffs for decades, and this old fashioned stand is still a local favorite.
Address: 2853 N Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
6. Casa Chameleon, Belmond
With over 45 flavors, this hole-in-the-wall is a hidden gem for ice cream lovers. Enjoy their creations after a great meal out on their patio on a warm summer night.
Address: 439 E Main, Belmond, IA 50421
7. The Sweet Spot, Fairfield
The Sweet Spot is the place to go for a tasty, unique soft serve sundae in Iowa. You can get one loaded with toppings or enjoy your ice cream in between two donut halves! However you choose, you'll love these sweet treats.
Address: 300 W Burlington Ave, Fairfield, IA 52556
8. The Viking Drive Inn, Ventura
This is one of those must-stop places for anyone who drives by. Grab a simple treat or load up your soft serve sundae with toppings!
Address: 3 S Main St, Ventura, IA 50482
If you can’t get enough of the best ice cream in the state, head out on our
Iowa Ice Cream Trail for a road trip to the sweetest spots in the Hawkeye State.
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