Best Ice Cream Places Near Indianapolis, IN

It wouldn’t officially be summertime in Indiana without taking at least one trip down to the local ice cream shop for a sweet cone or two. Good thing there’s almost an endless variety of places that can satisfy even the syrupiest of sweet tooths. From a converted train station serving up uniquely made creamy creations, to a storefront where the best party in town happens every day, to a spot that serves up almost every type of sweet craving your heart desires, here are three scoops on the best places near Indianapolis to dip in and cool off.


BRICS, which stands for, “Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station” was founded by two life-long friends, David and David, who purchased the old Broad Ripple train station near the neighborhood they both grew up in. This picturesque establishment scoops up 24 different flavors that include unique favorites like: Chocolate Choo Choo, French Silk and Yellow Cake Batter just to name a few. Set alongside the peaceful Moon trail, this is the perfect little rest stop for joggers, cyclists or those just looking for a cool respite from the hot sun.

Our favorite item on the menu – Amaretto Cherry


CRAVE Ice Cream Social

When you get that itch for ice cream, one of the best places to find sweet relief is at this delicious spot located inside the famous Geist Marina. CRAVE blends fresh ingredients with its super-premium variety of hand-dipped ice cream flavors. For those who love the cold but don’t do dairy, grab a locally made Nicey Treat for some fruity, icy goodness.

Perhaps ice cream just isn’t hitting the spot? Crave also offers a variety of homemade baked cookies like: chocolate chunk, red velvet, butterscotch pecan and more!

Our favorite flavor on the menu–Graham Cracker Fudge Ripple


Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium

Named after the owner’s granddaughter, Wylie, this sweet spot is equally focused on providing great memories as it is to giving back to the East Indy community. Do you consider yourself egg-free? Gluten- free? Dairy-free? Sugar free? Then this place is to be. Wyliepalooza caters to most dietary restrictions while still providing an amazing variety of super-premium ice cream flavors in a fun, party atmosphere.

Our favorite item on the menu – Blueberry Cheesecake


Check Them Out for Yourself!

The next time you’re looking to cool off with a dish of the classic American summertime treat make sure these delicious ice cream places top your go-to list.

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