Summer is a time for swimming all day at the pool and staying up late eating s’mores around a campfire. It’s long days at the ballpark and taking even longer naps in a hammock. It’s bike rides, frozen popsicles, hikes, and of course, ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream!
If you’re looking for great ice cream, we’ve got you covered! Below are the best places to find a sweet treat to beat the summer heat in Chickasaw Country!
Bedré Café in Sulphur
When you’re in Sulphur, turn right on Muskogee Street for delicious ice cream at Bedré Café! They have it all: banana splits, hot fudge sundaes, shakes, floats, and ice cream cones. It’s the perfect place to stop while you’re staying at the Artesian Hotel or shopping in downtown Sulphur. The ice cream is great, but the café is also cute. There is a jukebox in the corner and red booths along the wall. It will feel like your stepping back in time at Bedré Café!
Big Brother’s Ice Cream in Ardmore
Another great spot for some delicious ice cream in Ardmore is Big Brother’s Ice Cream. The owner of Big Brother’s Ice Cream is an Ardmore local of 17 years who is serious about making some tasty ice cream! You’re not going to want to pass up these mouth-watering flavors: strawberry cheesecake, s’mores, cinnamon toast crunch, Ardmore Tigers red velvet, peanut butter cup and the special flavor of the week just to name a few.
Jimmy J's Dairy Freeze in Ardmore
Jimmy J’s Dairy Freeze is located in Ardmore and offers hundreds of choices for shakes, Arctic Swirls and sundaes! Try any of the 7 different flavors of dipped cones or any of the 4 flavors of candy covered cones. Last, but certainly not least, try the Frozen Lemonade! Hungry for more? Jimmy’s is known for its famous “Jimmy J Burger” which includes bacon, egg, fried cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion.
The Doo-Whop in Velma-Alma
You know a food stand is good when patrons come back time after time! At The Doo-Whop in Velma-Alma, get the best of both words with a snocone and ice cream blend called a "chiller!" If you want the classics, they also serve milkshakes, sundaes, and ice cream cones.
Gramp's Ice Cream & Diner
If you're anywhere near Wilson, you have to stop at the local favorite Gramp's Ice Cream & Diner! This hidden gem carries 32 different flavors of ice cream and 9 different flavors of soft serve yogurt. For those who are craving something other than ice cream, Gramp's has a full service grill and deli with delicous choices for breakfast, lunch & dinner!
Finny B's in Blanchard
Try the delicious ice cream, candy, pastries and unique sodas when you stop by. Some of the favorites include the "Cookie Monster" and "Roll With It" shakes, a delicious combination of baked treats and ice cream! Make Finny B's your new favorite sweet shoppe next time you visit.
El Paraiso in Madill
El Paraiso Ice Cream, Snacks & More is a unique dessert joint located in Madill serving up some of the most delicious ice cream flavors made with the freshiest ingredients. Ice cream flavors include classics like strawberry, vanilla, mango as well as originals liked mixed berry and seasonal flavors! El Paraiso also offers homemade snacks such as popsicles, candy, popcorn and Mexican street corn!
It’s time to feed your sweet tooth in Chickasaw Country! Enjoy the end of summer with ice cream, and if you have another favorite ice cream location comment below and let me know. As always, we would love to see your photos! Use #VisitChickasaw and you might be featured on our social media.