Best Ice Cream Spots in Asheville

Summer is here, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than with a delicious frozen treat! Whether you’re a local or just visiting, Asheville offers some of the best ice cream spots to cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth. From artisanal scoops to classic flavors, discover the top places in town to enjoy a refreshing ice cream this summer.

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Best Ice Cream in Asheville
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AppalachCream | 1 Page Avenue, Asheville | @appaandlach

AppalachCream brings a delicious twist to a classic treat blending American, Italian, and Mexican influences. Enjoy creamy, flavorful ice cream, along with Italian sodas and milkshakes.

The Hop Handcrafted Ice Cream | 640 Merrimon Ave, 56 Patton Avenue, 721 Haywood Road, Asheville and 114 Cherry Street, Black Mountain | @hopicecreamnc

The Hop Ice Cream is a beloved Asheville favorite, known for its creative flavors. With a wide range of options, including vegan and gluten-free choices, The Hop offers something delicious for everyone.

The Freeze of Asheville | 1091 Patton Avenue, Asheville | @thefreezeavl

The Freeze in West Asheville, offers a delightful selection of frozen treats. Known for their creamy soft serve, sundaes, and “freezies”, The Freeze provides a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day.

The Mad Dipper | 195 Charlotte Street, 1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville | @themaddippernc

The Mad Dipper, formerly Ultimate Ice Cream, is an Asheville favorite with its delicious and creamy flavors. With a commitment to local ingredients, this ice cream shop offers a delightful experience for all.

Sugar & Snow Gelato | 99 Riverside Drive, Asheville | @sugarandsnowgelato

Sugar & Snow Gelato is a must-visit spot for a refreshing frozen treat. Their handcrafted gelato is made with clean, local ingredients. Sugar & Snow offers a variety of flavors that will transport you to Italy with every bite.

Sunshine Sammies | 99 South Lexington Avenue, Asheville | @sunshinesammies

Sunshine Sammies is the perfect destination for a cool, sweet treat. Specializing in ice cream sandwiches, Sunshine Sammies offers a variety of homemade ice cream flavors nestled between freshly baked cookies.

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