Black-owned Ice Cream Shops

30+ Black-owned Ice Cream Shops to Soothe Your Soul


We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Black-owned Ice Cream Businesses you need to know about. Whether it’s “Friday”, Saturday or any other day of the week…Ice Cream is always a cool treat!

Ruby Scoops Ice Cream & Sweets (Washington, D.C.)

Premium small batch ice creams, sorbets, & baked goods. Based in Washington,DC. All sweets created with local & seasonal ingredients.

Cajou Cream (Baltimore, Maryland)

our passion is real food We produce amazing dairy-free ice cream in small batches from scratch, using our own cashew, almond and hazelnut milks. We aim to make better ice cream…

Islands Tropical Ice Cream (Silver Spring, Maryland)

Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats (Washington, D.C)

“Goodies” is Washington D.C.’s first and only “Vintage Mobile Eatery” paying homage to the Rock & Roll era. We pride ourselves on creating and serving old-fashioned Frozen Custard and treats made with 100% love

York Castle Ice Cream Company (Rockville, Maryland)

Hawaiian Sno (Newport News, Virginia)

Surf’s Up is Hampton Roads premier mobile truck serving Hawaiian Shaved Ice. Every cup we serve is piled high with fluffy, white, finely shaved ice and topped with mouth watering syrups.

Scratch Bakery (Hampton, Virginia)

We’re located at 4181 William Styron Square in the Port Warwick area of Newport News and 36 Mellen St. in Hampton! We specialize in Wedding Cakes, Birthday Cakes, Graduation Cakes, Baby Shower Cakes, cookies and other bars.

Brooklyn Bell (Brooklyn)

We make really good sinfully tasty ice cream ya dig? Brooklyn Bell Foods & Co. is our forty acres and a mule; it’s a small Ma and Pa company with big ideas.

Mikey Likes It Ice Cream (NYC)


Brooklyn Swirl (Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Swirl is the first independently-owned frozen yogurt shop to serve the Brooklyn Community. Located in the heart of Brooklyn, we are open daily and offer a variety of frozen yogurt flavors, healthy toppings as well as smoothies, and crepes.

Fudge Farm (Pittsburgh)

Fudge Farm by: GoodyHouse is Pittsburgh’s premium gourmet Fudge, Chocolate & Milk Shake destination.

Jay’s Italian Ice (Raleigh, North Carolina)

One Man with One Cart, with One Dream, Accomplishing that dream by serving Authentic, Hand-Scooped Italian Ice. Proudly serving a fat free, dairy free and cholesterol free frozen treat.

Very Berry Frozen Yogurt (Dorchester, Massachusetts)

Whipped Creamery (Augusta, Georgia)

Your Go-To Frozen Desserts Shop Tempt your taste buds with devilishly good frozen treats from Whipped Creamery in Augusta, Georgia. We offer a selection of desserts for everyone! Come and eat to your heart’s content.

Lil’ Ice Cream Dude (Atlanta, Georgia)

My name is Beau Shell and I own my own ice cream push cart business. I operate my carts and trailers all over town. My ice cream cart business is available for fundraising, corporate, business, and church events.

Legato Gelato (Nashville, Tennessee)

Zberry (Chicago, Illinois)

Self-service frozen yogurt bar with a large selection of flavors & toppings, sold by weight.

Ohana Ice & Treats (Chicago, Illinois)

Shawn Michelle’s Old Fashioned Homemade Ice Cream (Chicago, Illinois)

It’s more than just “Ice Cream.” It’s an experience! Our mission is to bring back the feeling of tradition and togetherness. We are bridging the gap of old fashioned homemade goodness and creating new memories of homemade desserts.

Soul Veg Juice Bar & Cafe (Tallahassee, Florida)

Serving Vegan Smoothies, Juices, Desserts, Sandwiches & More!

Localicious Jax (Lauderhill, Florida)

Founders of Localicious Old Fashioned Ice Cream has spent a combined 40 years perfecting making the world’s best ice cream. Developing and perfecting new flavors of ice cream to bring to the public is our passion

Feverish Ice Cream & Gourmet Popsicles (Miami, Florida)

Our carts carry amazing gourmet popsicles.

Lakay Tropical Ice Cream (Miami, Florida)

Tropical ice cream made only with tropical fruits. Our 12 flavors of ice creams consists of cachiman, citron, korosol, anana, papaya, grenadia, peanut, etc.

Stix and Ice (Florissant, Missouri)

Scoops Parlor (Memphis, Tennessee)

Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream Co. (Clarksdale, Mississippi)

Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream Co. Is a small batch artisan gelato company located in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.What started out as making ice cream for family and friends, in our home kitchen, quickly flourished into a labor of love and…

Ice Cream 504 (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Ice Cream 504 gives the city a great, fresh, and light taste of ice cream with great natural flavors. The ice cream is churned old-fashioned style and is very…

Hank’s Ice Cream (Houston, Texas)

Well before the deluge of commercial manufacturers, ice cream was an extravagance, made in small batches through an achingly slow, labor-intensive process. Today, ice cream is king. Little kids long for it, summer virtually belongs to it…

Miyako Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop (San Francisco, California)

Miyako’s is a sweet tooth’s dream, with some sandwiches thrown in on the side. The small shop serves locally made old fashion ice cream in a large selection of flavors alongside candy found in rows of jars displayed on the wall.

Whimsicles Popsicles (Philly)

“Appropriate for any occasion, Whimsicles are available for special occasions ranging from baby showers and birthday parties to weddings and corporate events. Believing that one day Whimsicle will be available all over the world…

Icy Treatz (Pittsburgh)

Hi my name is Demont Coleman. I can remember as a kid growing up in the 70’s the sounds of ice cream trucks rolling through our neighborhood. Seeing others run from their house or from playgrounds and ball fields nearby usually meant it was time for

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