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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bloomington's Favorite Ice Cream Scoops

Categories: Family Fun, Wine & Culinary, General

July and August are a hot and steamy time of year and can be particularly cruel when the temperatures hit 90 and above. Hot summer days are perfect for swimming or finding indoor activities in the AC (like free museums or shopping).  They’re also the perfect time of year for eating lots and lots of cool and creamy ice cream desserts!  We occasionally ask our social media community about their favorite things and a recent question about favorite ice cream scoops received tons of comments and passionate suggestions about where to find the best ice cream in town.  Here’s what Visit Btown fans told us about Bloomington’s most loved scoops and sundaes around town.


banana split

Don't forget July is National Ice Cream Month, so make sure to tag us in your Bloomington ice cream cone pics! It's a matter of national happiness after all.


  • Drunken Chocolate Pig - a buttery caramel bourbon base with roasted, salted pecans and crispy, sugared bacon dipped in rich chocolate. (this could count as breakfast, dessert, and cocktails!)
  • Salted Caramel ice cream
  • Chocolate & Basil ice cream


The Chocolate Moose

  • Vegan Chocolate ice cream
  • Chocolate Chip Blizz with Reese's cups
  • Grasshopper received so many votes - The Moose's version of mint-chip ice cream

chocolate moose

Blu Boy Chocolate Cafe & Cakery

  • Epic ice cream sundaes, the affogato being a favorite because it is ice cream and coffee all in one.
  • Ice cream sandwich with homemade honey ice cream and their famous salted chocolate chip cookies


  • Cotton Candy Explosion (it pops in your mouth!)

The Trojan Horse

  • Baklava ice cream by the scoop or if you're over 21 try the adult's only baklava milkshake
  • Excellent root beer floats

trojan horse

Jiffy Treet Ellettsville

  • Hot Fudge Cake Sundae
  • Butter pecan soft swirl 
  • Lemon Custard 

Dairy Queen

dairy queen

  • Dilly Bar
  • Dip Cone
  • Any flavor blizzard

Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream

  • Old fashioned, hand-dipped malt. Strawberry, Chocolate, Vanilla or Banana.

King Dough

  • Gelato - flavors vary each night so make sure you check out the chalkboard or ask your server. There are often vegan varieties available.

king dough

Did we miss any? Probably. I mean, we do eat a lot of ice cream around here, but we're bound to forget one or two. Share your favorites; people need to know about this important topic. 

Emily Hines

Emily Hines

Emily Hines was previously the digital content Coordinator for Visit Bloomington. When she wasn't blogging or grammin' you could find her hiking in the Hoosier National Forest with her husband and two black labs or enjoying a craft beer and slice of pizza in town.