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8 Best Ice Cream Spots in St. Louis

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       The iconic Ted Drewes. | Source: Facebook

The dreaded St. Louis summer is upon us, and one of the only effective strategies to combat the soul-crushing humidity is to search out the nearest ice-cream parlor. Luckily, St. Louis has its share of unique and even iconic spots to enjoy frozen treats. (Note: We aren't counting frozen yogurt; it's too healthy.) Gut Check has assembled a list of some of the best places to grab a scoop of sweet relief, but it's up to you to choose your toppings.

Ted Drewes Frozen Custard
(6726 Chippewa Street; 314-481-2652)
At the first hint of an oncoming heat wave, Ted Drewes becomes a genuine mecca for St. Louisans craving those famous concretes. Guests order at the window (even though the line moves quickly, it feels like you wait for an eternity), and their creation is prepared on the spot. Flavors range from the standards (strawberry, chocolate) to more exotic offerings (pomegranate, lime). Besides famous concretes, you can also order classic malts, shakes, sundaes, floats and ice-cream sodas. Ted Drewes has been serving up frozen goodness since the 1940s, so ordering your first frozen custard is a bona fide rite of passage.

See also:
- The Five Best Frozen Custard Shops in St. Louis
- The Ten Best Dessert Spots in St. Louis

Baileys' Range
(920 Olive Street; 314-241-8121)
Yes, Baileys' Range is known for its wonderfully juicy burgers and excellent beer selection. But it would be a tragedy to forget the ice cream, especially when the ice cream in question is homemade and includes such inventive flavors as the "Three-Chili Chocolate," a pistachio that's both nutty and minty or the "Baileys" (as in Baileys Irish Cream) and salted caramel. In total, there are fifteen unique flavors to try, plus a weekly "Battle of the Ice Creams," in which customers can vote on their favorite of two new experimental flavors. A recent battle pitted "Banana Nutella" against "Watermelon Sorbet." So sure, go for the burger, but we're pretty certain you'll find it impossible to pass on the ice cream. Baileys' boozy shakes are also not to be missed.

See also:
Best Ice Cream Parlor - 2012


Location Info

Venue

Map

Baileys' Range

920 Olive St., St Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Fountain on Locust

3037 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

I Scream Cakes

2641 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream

8130 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, MO

Category: Restaurant

Crown Candy Kitchen

1401 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

Mr. Wizard's Frozen Custard

2101 S. Big Bend Blvd., Maplewood, MO

Category: Restaurant

Gelateria Del Leone

3197 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

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22 comments
yoshi2014
yoshi2014

Fizzy's Soda Fountain in Old Webster!!! YUMMM and it's real ice cream!

Daniel Stout
Daniel Stout

Ted Drewes is frozen custard...NOT ice cream.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

and throw the ice cream man a quarter or two. no air conditioning in those vans and they are out 5 and 6 hours a day.

Ben Cerutti
Ben Cerutti

Please tell me this list has Ted Drewes 8 times.

Kristen Van Horn
Kristen Van Horn

Andy's will be included in this list once they open in Kirkwood. I do think Fritz's should be included as well. Remember, there are people who live outside of St. Louis county...

Dawn Stringer-Glisson
Dawn Stringer-Glisson

Vicky remember when we would all pile into your suburban and go to Ted Drews. We use to have so much fun. We need to plan a time to meet there this summer!!

Brian Zimmer
Brian Zimmer

Tonight's dessert was Ted Drew's "Crater Copernicus": chocolate cake hollowed-out and filled with hot fudge topped with vanilla custard and whipped cream with cherry. Our way of introducing a guest from Alabama to St. Louis. Good move, I'd say.

zenitin
zenitin

You say ice cream but only half listed serve that a cardinal sin. Custard is not ice cream. No mention of Velvet Freeze? Please...Velvet Freeze usurps them all with REAL ice cream made surrpetitially of mostly cream and little sugar. And with a most awesome acquiescently aged atmosphere.

Ryan Stufft
Ryan Stufft

Of course the internet gods had to post pictures of a strawberry Ted Drewes right after I started drinking protein shakes 2x/day...

Daniel Stout
Daniel Stout

Not Ted Drewes. It is FROZEN CUSTARD!!! Cone on, St. Louis, you can do better than this.

Tim Danneman
Tim Danneman

Why say top 8 and not just do top 10 to include the places you missed? And make it a round number?

Maria Sparks
Maria Sparks

Ted Drewe's and Tutti Frutti in U-City are my favorites. Love St Louis in the Summer!!!

Dave Lange
Dave Lange

Sandie, I do not belive so. Best bet is ted drews. Correct me if i'm wrong please

Sandie Coombs
Sandie Coombs

Do any of these places serve ice CREAM, not custard? I could not find it on their menu?

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