Columbus October 24, 2017
These 8 Ice Cream Shops In Columbus Will Make Your Sweet Tooth Go CRAZY
Indulge in the mind-pleasing, tongue-freezing, chin-dripping flavors at these incredible Columbus ice cream places. Whether you love it in a cone, in a cup, with or without sprinkles, as a popsicle, or in frozen yogurt form, you’ll find it right here in our city. We’re pretty much world famous for Jeni’s at this point, but we also have lots of other delicious and unique shops with ice cream you definitely want to try. Read on and try them all!
1. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
How could we possibly start with anything else? Jeni's opened its first store in 2002 at the North Market. With flavors like Osmanthus & Blackberry Crackle and Middle West Whisky & Pecans, it quickly became famous in and out of the city. You can find Jeni's pints in many grocery stores throughout the city, and there's frequently a line out the door at the stores.
Jeni's now has 10 locations in Columbus; find them
2. Graeter's Ice Cream
Another local favorite is Graeter's Ice Cream. Graeter's first opened in 1876 in Cincinnati and they've been serving delicious French Pot ice cream ever since. At Graeter's, you'll find the classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, but you'll also see more unique signature flavors like Black Cherry Chocolate Chip and Toffee Chocolate Chip, as well as a variety of sorbets.
Graeter's has 11 locations in Columbus; find them
3. Johnson's Real Ice Cream
Johnson's has been serving classic, delicious ice cream in Columbus since 1950. A trip to Johnson's has been a part of Bexley life for decades, and they recently added a second location. Here, you'll flavors like Blueberry Pie and Salty Caramel Pretzel.
Johnson's Real Ice Cream is located at 2728 E Main St., Columbus, OH 43209 and 55 W Bridge St., Dublin, OH 43017.
4. Simply Rolled Ice Cream
Simply Rolled in inspired by street vendors in Thailand. They offer made-to-order ice cream rolls and use only local grass-grazed and hormone-free dairy ingredients. You can choose your flavors from over 20 mix-in toppings, including strawberry, apple cobbler, and pumpkin cheesecake.
Simply Rolled Ice Cream is located at 970 N High St., Columbus, OH 43201.
5. Diamond's Ice Cream
Diamond's makes delicious fresh traditional Mexican Paletas (popsicles) as well as ice cream and sorbet. They have over 40 flavors of ice creams and 70 flavors of paletas! Looking for exotic fruit flavors in your ice cream? You'll find it here.
Diamond's Ice Cream is located at 5461 Bethel Sawmill Ctr., Columbus, OH 43235 and 3870 Main St., Hilliard, OH 43026.
6. Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream
Mardi Gras makes both ice cream and cakes. They like to feature both traditional and international flavors in their desserts. Some of the unique worldly ingredients that you can find here are fig, mango, ginger, green tea, lychee, guava, and sweet rose.
Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream is located at 1947 Hard Rd., Columbus, OH 43235.
7. Cookie Dough Creamery
For some rich, creamy ice cream visit the Cookie Dough Creamery. Here you'll find a self-serve ice cream bar and all the fun that entails. Favorite flavors include Lemon Bar, Grasshopper Ice Cream, and Cake Batter Ice Cream.
Cookie Dough Creamery is located at 7227 N High St., Ste. 85, Columbus, OH 43085.
8. Rita's Italian Ice
Rita's Italian Ice has been making tasty treats since 1995. They serve a variety of frozen desserts, including Italian ice, cream ice, and custards. They also have sugar-free varieties. Don't miss out on the Blood Orange Italian Ice and the Pumpkin Pie Custard!
Rita's Italian Ice is located at 2116 W Henderson Rd., Columbus, OH 43220.
They’re all delicious, but do you have a favorite? Let us know your choice for the top ice cream shop in Columbus in the comments below, and don’t forget to include your favorite flavor!