Cool Treats

What's Cooler Than Being Cool? Ice Cold Treats in the D


Remember how a mere couple of months ago we were all bundled up, frostbite nipping at us, sliding on ice, and wishing for summer to just get here already? Well, it is here and it is upon us in a big way. The summer days in the D have been hot, especially as of late. So instead of reaching for a bowl of soup or a hot chocolate, you now need to reach for a bowl of ice cream or a smoothie. We’re here to help you decide where to cool down as we’ve picked the best spots to grab a cool treat this summer in metro Detroit.

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Ice Cream

We know you probably already have your favorite ice cream shop you and your family frequent over the summer months, but this is the summer to shake things up by trying some of the other delicious ice cream that Detroit offers. If you’re looking for Michigan farm-made ice cream, look no further than Calder Dairy Farm in Lincoln Park. For over 70 years, Calder Dairy has been delivering metro Detroit the best dairy products, including 34 flavors such as Butter Pecan, Cookies & Cream, and White House Cherry, that are sure to satisfy on a sunny day.

Gelato

Fancy ice cream? Something completely different? We’re not entirely sure, but we are sure that gelato hits the spot on a hot summer afternoon. Iorio’s Gelateria in Ann Arbor offers a wide range of flavors that you can mix in 4-32 ounce offerings. If you need dessert for an entire group, Iorio’s also offers catering to cool down your guests.

Smoothies

If you prefer to sip your tasty, cool treats, there’s no better way to do that than with a smoothie. Voted best smoothie in metro Detroit by Hour Detroit, Beyond Juicery and Eatery gives you plenty of smoothie options along with some tasty fruit and other garnish on top. Whether you’re looking for a berry taste, an energy booster, or just a simple yogurt based smoothie, you owe it to yourself to try one from Beyond.

Frozen Yogurt

Who doesn’t love some good froyo? Being able to top some creamy frozen yogurt with berries, sweets, or anything else your heart desires is one of the draws of a frozen yogurt shop. Sweet Earth Frozen Yogurt gives customers that chance with up to 12 flavors featured every day. Froyo is the perfect treat to satisfy everyone in your family, whether they’re looking for something light and refreshing or something incredibly sweet.

Water Ice

If you are looking for something that is just as creamy as ice cream but isn’t as heavy and doesn’t have dairy, water ice might just be the thing for you. The Mitch Albom created company, Detroit Water Ice features water ice which is essentially a healthier form of ice cream. There’s also the famous Motown Twist which features soft serve ice cream above and your choice of water ice below. There’s two locations, one in downtown Detroit at Campus Martius and one at Franklin Cider Mill in Bloomfield Hills. Another cool (pun intended) thing: 100% of the proceeds go directly to S.A.Y. Detroit charities.

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