Of course, you can always find ice cream or frozen yogurt at any number of chain establishments, but the following is a list of places you can only find in Nashville!
Ice Cream & Milkshakes
114 South 11th Street, Nashville, TN 37206
Award winning ice cream made on site. Located in East Nashville with indoor, outdoor, and porch seating. Very kid-friendly with a small play-area indoors. Check website for Summer and Winter hours.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (multiple locations)
Jeni’s East Nashville: 1892 Eastland Avenue, Nashville, TN 37206
Open daily 11 am – 11 pm.
Jeni’s 12 South: 2312 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
Open daily 11 am – 11 pm.
Jeni’s at The Nashville Farmers’ Market: 900 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37208
Open Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 4 pm and Friday – Saturday 11 am – 8 pm.
*(Ok, so Jeni’s isn’t unique to Nashville, but the nationally known, Ohio-based ice cream company has SIX locations in Nashville…and they are delicious!)
2111 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203
This place has been a Nashville institution for over 75 years! Try stopping in for an old-fashioned milkshake. Open Monday – Thursday 7 am – 8 pm and Friday – Saturday 7 am – 10 pm.
5301 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
223 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
Another long-time Nashville institution, Bobbie’s is also known for their burgers, corn dogs, dipped cones, and incredible shakes. Call or check their Facebook pages for hours as they change with the season.
208 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201
This ice cream parlor and coffee bar is in the heart of Downtown Nashville. They serve cones, sundaes, shakes, fountain sodas, and many other treats. Mike’s Ice Cream is also available at Sip Café in East Nashville. Open Sunday – Thursday 8 am – 11 pm and Friday – Saturday 8 am – 12 am.
2911 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37204
This sister-run business makes paletas (Spanish for popsicle) with fresh ingredients in the store’s kitchen and offers 20 or more flavors each day! Paletas are available in both cream and fruit versions as well as in traditional Mexican flavors, seasonal flavors, and featured customer suggestions. Open Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm and Sunday – Monday 11 am – 5 pm.
A food truck specializing in shaved ice snow cones, Retro Sno offers creative, original flavors such as Sour Grape + Gummies and Vanilla Toasted Coconut that incorporate candy, ice cream, and other toppings. Check website and social media for their weekly schedule.
290 Indian Lake Boulevard, Hendersonville, TN 37075
3400 Mallory Lane, Franklin, TN 37067
*(Culver’s is a chain, and not exclusive to Nashville, but it’s worth mentioning, because frozen custard is just so worth it. Check with individual locations for hours.)
12oo Villa Place #113, Nashville, TN 37212
Legato Gelato serves up gelato made fresh daily with no artificial sweeteners, dyes, or extracts. Open Monday – Saturday 11:30 am – 9 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 8 pm.