Cedar Rapids Moms Favorites: Best Ice Cream In and Around Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids Moms' Favorites: Best Ice Cream Around Cedar RapidsYou scream, I scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! We asked local moms for their favorite ice cream places and here are the results:

Cedar Rapids

Almost Famous Popcorn & Ice Cream

Address:1121 3rd St SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

Website:www.facebook.com/almostfamouspopcorn

Why moms love it: “You have to love a place with a flavor called This $&@! Just Got Serious! They have seriously delicious hand-scooped ice cream in a cute downtown location. We like to check out the cute bookstore nearby whenever we go, too.”

Parlor City Ice Cream

Address:1936 42nd St NE

Website: www.parlorcityicecream.com

Why moms love it: “Parlor City has so many toppings, flavor burst choices and just about every type of shake and malt you can dream of! Even with all those choices, I usually end up with a twist cone because even the simplest things are just SO good here!”

The Kool Moo

Address:1020 Old Marion Rd NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Website: www.facebook.com/Kool-Moo

Why moms love it:”My favorite is the Jared’s Monster Mash – vanilla or chocolate ice cream, worked with peanut butter, M&M’s, and cookie dough bites. Yum!”

Moo Moo’s Ice Cream Truck

Address: Local Communities in Eastern Iowa

Website: moomoosicecreamtruck.com

Why moms love it: “Moo Moos only serves Iowa made ice cream. I love that we are supporting Iowa businesses while also getting to enjoy delicious ice cream – and right to our door! What could be better?! It has also brought the neighborhood together. As the cow themed white van comes closer, kids stream out of the houses dancing and chanting ‘Moo Moos! Moo Moos!’ One of my favorite summer memories for sure!”

Marion

The Freeze

Address: 915 S 11th St, Marion, IA 52302

Website: facebook.com/themarionfreeze

Why moms love it: “My kids and I love getting a flavor burst cone after an afternoon at nearby Hanna Park. The friendly staff tends to be generous with the ice cream! It has a drive through, so many topping choices, is locally owned and serves Kathy’s Pies, too!”

Scoopski’s Uptown Creamery

Address: 144 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302

Website:scoopskis-uptown-creamery.business.site

Why moms love it: “We just tried Scoopski’s and saw that it has the same brand of hand-scooped ice cream as Almost Famous, but in right in Uptown Marion next to Urban Pie. It’s a perfect treat in any weather. There is plenty of indoor seating, but Marion square is close by with picnic table and umbrellas. We are definitely going back!”

Parlor City Ice Cream

Address:955 29th Ave, Suite A, Marion, IA

Website:www.parlorcityicecream.com

Why moms love it: “They have the best soft serve ice cream and so many options. I especially love getting baby cones with my kids since it’s a perfect little treat under a dollar. It always hits the spot!”

Frydae Street Fries & Ice Cream

Address: 743 10th St, Marion, IA

Website: www.facebook.com/finallyfrydae

Why moms love it: “Street Fryes and Ice Cream is opening in Marion in 2021! I’ve only seen the sign… but I WANT!

Mount Vernon

The Sweet Factory featuring Mount Vernon Confections

Address:118 1st St. SW Mount Vernon, IA

Website:mvsweetfactory.com

Why moms love it: “They have Dan & Debbie’s ice cream, which is simply THE BEST. You can get your ice cream fun cones, like a pretzel or cookie cone. You’ll definitely be tempted by all the candies and homemade chocolates, too.”

Ely

Dan & Debbie’s Creamery

Address:1600 Main St. Ely, IA

Website:dananddebbies.com

Why moms love it: “The flavor is amazing, creamy and delicious. Plus you’re supporting a family operation that they’ve built from the ground up from hard work and dedication to milking. I love the cute, locally famous goodies they sell there too!”

Swisher

Kava House Cafe

Address: 122 2nd Street SE, Swisher, Iowa

Website:kavahousecafe.com

Why moms love it: “The Kava House is not only a great place to grab a cup of coffee or eat, but they have awesome sweet treats and ice cream! They have a charming atmosphere with good food! Definitely worth the stop!”

Tiffin

Jon’s Ice Cream Store & Restaurant

Address: 231 W Marengo Rd, Tiffin, IA

Website:facebook.com/jonsicecreamtiffin

Why moms love it: “They use REAL cookie dough in their ice cream!”

Newhall

Shelly’s Sweets

Address:211 1st St E, Newhall, IA

Website:mamasfatfactory.com

Why moms love it: “We LOVE Shelly’s in Newhall! They have great prices and great treats!”

There you have it! You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream and that’s pretty much the same thing. Enjoy!

Where do you get the best ice cream around Cedar Rapids? Let us know!

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Amy Lovseth
Amy is a North Dakota girl who fell in love with Iowa when she moved to Cedar Rapids as a newlywed in 2006. She's an elementary teacher turned homeschooling mom of twin girls (2011) and little sister (2014). Her ongoing struggle, is keeping faith and family at the heart of family life, while still encouraging each of her girls to follow their passions and find their unique gifts. Awkwardly athletic with a large dose of nerd, Amy is a lover of words, winter sports, theater, and chocolate. As a recovering perfectionist, she strives to be present over perfect each day and is forever thankful there are no limits on grace. She hopes you find love and encouragement through the posts on CRMB because mom-ing is always better together.

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