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Black-Owned Ice Cream Shops To Beat The Heat
With temperatures starting to rise across the country, an ice cream break is always a good idea. Support these black-owned businesses while also getting some relief from the summer heat.
1. Taharka Brothers Ice Cream – Baltimore, MD
Currently offering home delivery, Taharka Brother Ice Cream is a neighborhood staple. Their traditional and non-dairy options are available by the pint. The shop offers a variety of flavors from coffee oreo to Mintflix & Chillz made with peppermint ice cream, homemade peppermint patties and chocolate cookie crumb swirl.
2. Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats – Washington D.C
A true throwback, Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats “takes you to a simpler place and time where passion, integrity, quality and customer service were more than mere words”. You will need to follow their Instagram for their daily location throughout the D.C. area. But if you can track them down, you won’t be disappointed by their range of legendary Wisconsin-style Frozen Custard and nostalgic treats.
3. Mikey Likes It Ice Cream – New York, NY
Michael “Mikey” Cole is the founder and owner of Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, the pop-cultured inspired ice cream shop with locations in New York’s Lower East Side and Harlem. Currently, you can get your pint delivered to your doorstep if you live or are visiting areas in Manhattan. Flavors include Dough Boy, Ice Ice Mikey, and Foxy Brown made with crushed chocolate wafer cookies and a sea salt caramel swirl.
4. Miyako Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop – San Francisco, CA
Miyako’s is “a sweet tooth’s dream”.Located in the Fillmore District, this shop is known for locally made old fashion ice cream in a large selection of flavors alongside candy found in rows of jars displayed on the wall. They also offer milkshakes, smoothies, and sandwiches.
5. Shawn Michelle’s – Chicago, IL
You’ll find only the freshest ingredients and award winning flavors at Shawn Michelle’s.
This local favorite prides itself on bridging the gap of old fashioned homemade goodness and creating new memories of homemade desserts. Grab a signature sundae or a scoop of an old-fashioned favorite like banana pudding and Melanin Magic, for the chocolate lovers.
6. Cool World Ice Cream Shop – Athens, GA
Victor “Beau” Shell aka Lil Ice Cream Dude, got into the ice cream business in 2012 when he asked his parents to buy him an ice cream cart for his 8th birthday. Now the teen entrepreneur continues to put smiles on the faces of people across Athens at Cool World Ice Cream Shop.
Located at 10409 Gaines School Road, enjoy a variety of frozen treats including signature and custom ice cream sandwiches, hand-dipped and soft-serve ice cream, Italian Ice, milkshakes, sundaes, floats, and the Coolie Pie.