These 8 Ice Cream Parlors Have The Best Soft Serve In Montana
We’re spoiled by the volume of delicious homemade ice cream shops here in Montana (we’re looking at you,
Big Dipper). But as tasty as those scoops are, sometimes you just need a serving of good old-fashioned soft serve ice cream or frozen yogurt in your life. When that craving strikes, here’s where to go.
1. Softie's, 2407 Broadwater Ave., Billings
If you grew up in Billings, you probably remember this seasonal gem, which still offers the best soft serve cones ever from spring-fall. Don't worry, you've still got time this year to treat yourself.
2. Wild Jo's Frozen Treats & Hot Dogs, 207 9th St. W, Columbia Falls
Wild Jo's is the perfect place to go when you want a treat that's big on flavor, not guilt. Their hot dogs are made locally from Lower Valley Processing in Kalispell, and their frozen soft-serve treats include gelato, Italian ice, ice cream, and frozen yogurt with live active cultures.
3. Ennis Sugar High, 170 N. Main St., Ennis
At this charming Ennis burger joint, you can finish your lunch with a soft serve cone full of Wilcoxson's ice cream. And really, there's no better way to end a delicious meal.
4. Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries, 2530 N. Montana Ave., Helena
Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries is fairly new to Helena, but the business brings an old-school charm from the 50s that will leave you feeling nostalgic (and full). Their frozen custard is made fresh daily and it's amazing.
5. The Ice Cream Place, 3196 Mt Hwy. 83, Seeley Lake
If you regularly go to Seeley Lake during the summer, you've probably been to the Ice Cream Place. This charming joint has been family owned and operated since 1991, and it's a local icon.
6. Ripples Ice Cream Parlor, 310 E. Railroad Ave., Plains
Ripples serves plenty of tasty lunch fare, like soups, salad, and wraps. But it's the Wilcoxson's soft serve that most patrons come for.
7. Arrowleaf Ice Cream & Yogurt Shop, 27 N. Canyon St., West Yellowstone
Arrowleaf has been a neighborhood gem since 1986. Once a full-service restaurant, they've recently scaled back to focus on ice cream and frozen yogurt. Needless to say, they're nailing it.
8. The Freeze, 1722 Front, Fort Benton
For more than a decade, this little ice cream hut has been serving tasty soft serve to the people of Fort Benton. They're typically open from April to October, so you'll have to act fast if you want a cone this year.
We definitely love our ice cream here in Montana. Have you ever checked out our
ice cream trail?
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