By the time late spring has hit the weather is already in full summer swing and there’s nothing that can keep the heat at bay like ice cream. Luckily, there are plenty of independent ice cream stores and parlors in Flint & Genesee that offer plain old vanilla ice cream or something a little more daring. Whatever suits your taste, you’ll find it.

In Flint, it’s Banana Boat Ice Cream with two locations that can cool off those hot days. Featuring everything from soft-serve ice cream to hand dipped and shakes to flurries. They even have gluten-free options available. Once you get into the toppings you start to see how much variety they offer and looking at their lengthy menu it will be hard to decide what to get. They even have sundaes for dogs!

In Grand Blanc and Holly, you’ll find Ziggy’s Ice Cream, which offers tradition with a side of delicious. Here you’ll find Dole Whips and a long list of award-winning hand dipped flavors and flurries or maybe a soft service with a dip.  Ziggy’s has become a fixture in its communities with a little something for everyone.

Flushing offers Roaring 20’s Ice Cream Parlour and Cops & Robbers Ice Cream and both are worth a stop. You may have seen Roaring 20’s at one of the many events they participate in with their travel trailer, becoming a mainstay at events like Back to the Bricks in Flint. They have an extensive menu and offer homemade waffle cones if you need an extra incentive. Cops & Robbers is unique for the retail space in their building, and its unique mobile set up for events. Another shop that does lots of community events, Cops & Robbers even has an adventure golf space in the area but it’s the ice cream that keeps people coming back. Sundaes, cones, frozen drinks, and the makings for a heck of a party are all ready for the hottest of days.

Fenton’s Uncle Ray’s Dairyland is a staple in the region and boasts an exciting adventure golf course but it’s the ice cream that brings everyone back. Upon stepping up to the counter or using the takeout window you are always asked what sounds good and that’s not always an easy question. Whether soft serve, homemade hand dipped, or maybe their frozen yogurt and everything in between, they are legends in Fenton for a reason.

Montrose boasts Carie’s Caboose, Linden has the Ice Cream Garage, Davison offers the Corner Cone and Mayberry, in Swartz Creek there is Feather N’ Fin and just outside of the city is Twist Ice Cream. If you’re in Mt. Morris you might want to head over to Fat Tony’s Ice Cream, or in Flint Township there’s Little Ice Cream House, and back in Flint there’s The Scoop near Kettering’s campus.

There are as many options as there are flavors and on the hottest days of summer that’s a good thing as you look for some variety as you keep cool in Flint & Genesee.

Featured Ice Cream Shops:

Banana Boat Ice Cream

Seasonal, family-run ice cream parlor on Corunna Road in Flint. Read More

Ziggy's Ice Cream

Seasonal ice cream shop in Grand Blanc. Read More

Roaring 20's Ice Cream Parlour

Flushing’s Favorite Ice Cream Parlour Since 1978! Roaring 20’s has been part of the Flushing... Read More

Cops & Robbers Ice Cream and Gift Shop

Have fun at this historic downtown Flushing's first and only combination ice cream parlor and gift... Read More

Uncle Ray’s Mini Golf & Dairyland

Seasonal ice cream parlor in Fenton, featuring homemade ice cream, soft serve and frozen yogurt. Read More

Carie’s Caboose

Seasonal Ice Cream Shop located in a red Caboose. Read More

Ice Cream Garage

Take-out ice cream in Downtown Linden. Read More

The Corner Cone of Davison

Visit this Davison favorite with 24 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream and over 25 flavors of soft... Read More

Feather N' Fin

Seasonal ice cream shop in Swartz Creek that serves hand dipped Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream along... Read More

Twist Ice Cream

Seasonal ice cream parlor in Swartz Creek that offers 24 flavors of hand dipped ice cream, soft... Read More

The Scoop of Fenton

The Scoop of Fenton is an ice cream and coffee shop located downtown Fenton. Specializing in... Read More