Ice cream is a favorite treat for both children and adults alike. In fact it is among the most frequently bought snack foods in the US. It’s no wonder why either, it’s creamy and rich and there are so many flavor options, there is literally something for everyone. Well with warmer temperatures on the horizon, I’ve compiled a list of the best ice cream shops you can find in Kansas City! Hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did!
Glacé Artisan Ice Cream
Andy’s Frozen Custards
This store in Missouri serves the midtown community in Kansas City! This store opened on Friday, June 12, 2015, and was store #24 for Andy’s. Andy’s Frozen Custard has always been fanatical about custard, and has served it with pride since 1986. For more than three decades, only the freshest ingredients have been used for a frozen custard experience you can’t get anywhere else.
A unique but simple approach has been used to achieve such great success; hire great people, and treat them right. John and Carol’s philosophy was always, “If you are in the service business, you have to hire people that have a strong desire to serve. Pay them above average, train them well and demand nothing but the best.”
- Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11:30pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am-Midnight.
- Winter Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day): Sun-Thurs. 11am-11pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am-11:30pm.
Betty Rae’s Ice Cream
David and Mary met while in college at Columbia, Missouri, and ice cream would follow them through their relationship. They both put in time behind the counter and in the kitchen of Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream, a one-in-a-million parlor renowned for its collection of weird paintings and yarn animals as well as for its wonderful flavors. An early co-creation of theirs was Lavender Honey, a flavor they made on a whim that went on to become a longstanding local favorite.
Betty Rae was David’s grandmother, a great lady and phenomenal cook who had a taste for the sweeter side of life. Her spirit of invention, of preparing great food for good friends and of making room for fun will live on in Betty Rae’s Ice Cream!
website ||7140 Wornall Road, Waldo, Kansas City, Missouri|| 816.237.1168
Foo’s Fabulous Frozen Custard
Foo’s has been serving up some of Kansas City’s favorite frozen treats for almost 30 years. The neighborhood ice cream shop prides itself on using only the freshest ingredients with no fillers or preservatives. Foo’s is committed to sourcing ingredients from local vendors and maintains the highest ethical standards. So whether you’re craving a cone, concrete, sundae, or a frozen custard pie, Foo’s is sure to satisfy your every ice cream desire.
website||6235 Brookside PlazaKansas City, MO 64113||816.523.2520
Miami Ice specializes in a variety of frozen treats. They advertise shaved ice, malts, shakes, custards, and ice creams. Either choose from the dozens of flavors Miami Ice offers or create your own by mixing and matching. Located right on 39th St., makes Miami Ice the perfect place to stop in for dessert after eating dinner at one of the utterly fabulous surrounding restaurants.
website||1624 W 39th St, Kansas City, Missouri||816.561.5600
Looking for a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream? Well at Yogurtini, you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to get it. This frozen yogurt is a great source of calcium and packed with probiotics. Yogurtini offers all traditional ice cream flavors like vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and mint as well as tarte flavors like Acai and Green Tea Tarte. The best part? Flavors are as little as 80 calories per serving? Delicious frozen yogurt, with nutritional value, at a fraction of traditional ice cream’s calories? Yes please!
Cirque du Sucre
Cirque du Sucre literally translates to “Circus of Sugar” and the name is pretty fitting for this one-of-a-kind food truck. Think about all the delicious desserts and snacks you’d munch on while watching clowns and acrobats perform jaw-dropping stunts. That’s what Cirque du Sucre is serving up–delicious homemade desserts that both children and adults alike love! Every ingredient is carefully chosen for an experience you won’t soon forget. Find them swirling around any of Kansas City’s hotspots and you’ll be in for a treat. Every ice cream flavor under the rainbow, banana splits, macaron ice cream sandwiches, and sorbets will give you the nostalgia trip of a lifetime.
Sheridan’s Frozen Custard
Sheridan’s believes in growing, buying, and eating local. They hold customers and quality in high regard. With that being said, every bite is a taste of only the finest ingredients and nostalgia. With menu items like the Wedding Cake Concrete (vanilla custard blended with a whole piece of decadent wedding cake), The Mucho Mocha Almond Blender (rich espresso, vanilla custard, hot fudge, almonds, Oreos), and toppings that include New York style cheesecake and seasonal cobblers it’s no wonder Sheridan’s is a favorite amongst locals.
Now, what are you waiting for? The weather in Kansas City is heating up just in time to grab a scoop of ice cream at one of these tasty KC places.