From the top-rated ice cream in the state to real malted milkshakes, these Mississippi ice cream parlors are a must when you’re trying to satisfy that hankering for something sweet.
1. Walnut Square Pharmacy and Ice Cream Parlor, Hattiesburg
Located in Hattiesburg’s historic downtown area, this old fashioned ice cream parlor offers a fare of traditional sweets, such as sundaes, shakes, floats, malts, and banana splits.
2. Borroum’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Corinth
As the oldest operating drug store and soda fountain in the state, Borroum’s has had plenty of time to perfect an array of delicious treats, which, of course, includes real malted milks and ice cream sodas.
3. Velvet Cream, Hernando
Known by locals as “the Dip,” this Hernando eatery has become famous for its soft-serve ice cream, which comes in over 100 flavors, sundaes, and milkshakes. Aside from traditional items, the menu is filled with signature creations, such as the Elvis Shake, Mexican Shake, and the Mule Slobber.
4. Waveland Pharmacy and Old Fashion Soda Fountain, Waveland
In addition to serving as a fully-functioning pharmacy, this Waveland gem serves up some amazing sweet treats, including hand-dipped cones, malts, sundaes, and Italian gelato.
5. Lovelace Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Ocean Springs
Adorned in 1950’s décor and Elvis memorabilia, a trip to Lovelace is truly a nostalgic experience, which is only complete once you’ve tried an ice cream float or mouthwatering milkshake.
6. Brent’s Drug Store and Soda Fountain, Jackson
This traditional drug store has been serving the Jackson area for years now, and in that time, has gained a reputation for serving great hamburgers and even better milkshakes. And if a classic shake won’t cut it, no problem - the sweets menu is filled with other tasty options, including malts and ice cream sundaes.
7. Area 51 Ice Cream, Hernando
Area 51’s delicious homemade ice cream has earned the sweet shop stellar customer reviews in addition to several awards, including being named the “Best Ice Cream in Mississippi” by both PBS and the website Pure Wow.
8. Ice Cream Corner, Gulfport
When it comes to ice cream, this Gulfport gem boasts low prices and a large variety, with flavors including everything from classic vanilla to German chocolate.
9. Holli’s Sweet Tooth, Starkville
In addition to the delicious baked goods and candies that fill this Starkville sweet shop is a variety of ice cream treats, including shakes, floats, and sundaes. Ice cream specials, such as Milkshake Monday and Saturday Sundae are ran throughout the week, so be sure to check the website before your visit.