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!
Sweet Swirlz in Sulphur
Just down the street from Bedré Café, you will find another sweet treat - frozen yogurt at Sweet Swirlz! When you walk in you will see hundreds of different options to choose from such as candies, fruit, and frozen yogurt. The atmosphere is fun with pink and blue decorations, and don’t forget to take a picture on the colorful chair at the front of the business.
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 16 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.
Layla’s Yogurt Café in Chickasha
When in Chickasha, you’ve got to make a stop at Layla’s Yogurt Café for something sweet. Layla’s is the place to go for delicious smoothies, frozen and hot coffee, yogurt and specialty lemonades. And don’t forget to grab a Pup Cup for your four-legged friend!
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!
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, I would love to see your photos! Use #VisitChickasaw and you might be featured on our social media.