Savannah’s best ice cream

Savannah’s Best Ice Cream and Frozen Treats

Summer in Savannah is a magical time. The sun shines brightly over our historic streets, the river sparkles, and there is a sense of joy in the air as both locals and visitors take advantage of the warm weather. Of course, that warmth can sometimes turn into a heat we wish to cool for a little while. One of the best ways to beat the heat is by indulging in Savannah’s best ice cream and frozen treats! Lucky for all of us here at Upper East River and in Savannah, the city is bursting with refreshing options. Here are some of the best places to cool off with a sweet treat this summer.

Honeysuckle Gelato

Mere steps from our beautiful Upper East River, you can enjoy some of the most delectable gelato around! Honeysuckle Gelato is located within Eastern Wharf, in the retail section of the Riverworks apartments. Their charming tagline is, “We make bad days good and good days better by creating delicious gelato and joyful experiences,” and they sure live up to it! With handcrafted flavors like Chocolate Brownie Chunk, Carrot Cake, and Honey Lavender, they truly have “the goods,” as their site proclaims. Plus, certain flavors are available in pints to take home. If you want to try something a little less usual, go for the Butter Pecan Blondie gelato sandwich … trust us!

Leopold’s Ice Cream

No list of Savannah’s best ice cream shops would be complete without Leopold’s. A beloved Hostess City institution since 1919, Leopold’s is renowned for its rich, creamy ice cream made from secret family recipes. Stepping into Leopold’s is like taking a step back in time, with its classic soda fountain décor and nostalgic ambiance. Must-try flavors include the famous Tutti Frutti—a delightful mix of rum, fresh fruits, and nuts—and the indulgent Savannah Socialite, which features milk and dark chocolate with roasted Georgia pecans … yum, yum, yum! Whether you’re craving a cone, a sundae, or a shake, Leopold’s is the place to go for a taste of Savannah history. One tip though: be prepared to wait in line for this one!

Doki Doki

For something a bit different, head over to Doki Doki, a charming spot known for its Japanese-inspired desserts. Their menu is a delightful fusion of flavors and textures. Try taiyaki (a fish-shaped waffle filled with ice cream) or soft serve in unique flavors like matcha and black sesame. Many also name this one of Savannah’s best ice cream stops because of the creative toppings. Doki Doki’s fun and whimsical atmosphere makes it a hit with both kids and adults looking for a playful twist on ice cream.

Savannah Square Pops

Savannah’s best ice cream

For those who prefer something a bit lighter, Savannah’s best ice cream might actually take the form of a popsicle! Why not make it gourmet? Savannah Square Pops offers just that. They use fresh, local ingredients to craft flavors like avocado lime, hibiscus lemonade, and of course, the go-to classics. Savannah Square Pops is a great choice for a refreshing treat on a hot summer day! They’re also a little healthier and less messy than a cone if you want to stroll through our picturesque squares with something yummy.

District Gelato

Savannah’s best ice cream

If you are a lover of all things Italian, you’ll want to take the short stroll down the river to our friends at Plant Riverside. With sundaes, shakes, biscotti, Italian cookies, and more, District Gelato to isn’t just a gelato shop. But the 24 delicious house-made gelato flavors are certainly what earn this establishment a place among Savannah’s best ice cream shops. If you ask us, the Fresh Mint Chip, Maple Walnut, Roasted Pistachio, and Black Cherry are not to be missed! We’re so thrilled to have this delectable treat maker as one of our neighbors!

The Ice Cream Stop

Savannah’s best ice cream

With the perfect name, The Ice Cream Stop comes across as the classic little cold treat shop, and that’s exactly what it is! Known for their generous portions and friendly service, The Ice Cream Stop is a great family go-to. A mix of traditional and unique flavors means that they will have a little something for everyone. Don’t miss their signature ice cream sandwiches, either! Made with freshly baked cookies and your choice of ice cream flavor, they are delicious and one-of-a-kind. It’s the ideal combination of chewy and creamy in every bite. Yes, please!

Lulu’s Chocolate Bar

For those who enjoy sophisticated flavors and combinations, Lulu’s Chocolate Bar is worth exploring. They offer a decadent array of desserts, including some fantastic frozen treats. Chocolate martinis and homemade ice cream sandwiches top the list for many Lulu’s devotees. Their menu also changes seasonally, which makes for new and exciting experiences all the time. Pair your dessert with one of their expertly crafted cocktails for a truly decadent afternoon aperitivo or nightcap!

To Conclude Our Talks on Ice Cream

Living in Savannah means being close to all of these fantastic ice cream and frozen treat options. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cone, inventive rolled ice cream creation, or gourmet popsicle, the Hostess City has it all! And from Upper East River, you are perfectly positioned to take advantage of our beautiful (and ice cream-filled) area! Located just down the river from Plant Riverside, District Gelato is literally within walking distance. But our neighborhood is near River Street and Broughton too, which invites you to walk or bike to so many shops, eateries, and things to do. That is, if you can even bring yourself to leave those riverside views … ah, it really is dreamy!

But we digress … if you have been considering making Upper East River your home, we’d love to chat! Give one of our agents a call.

Denise “Dee” Stamps-Auston
Sales Manager

Or, take a look at our available homes. River Homes, Adlers, and The Mayors (soon to be completed!) are currently listed.

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