Thursday, July 20, 2023
This content originally appeared on InTheBurg.
We don’t need a reason to enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae, but if you’re looking for an excuse, here’s a great one: July is National Ice Cream Month, and National Ice Cream Day is the 3rd Sunday in July.
Choosing which flavor to savor is almost as difficult as choosing a shop! Here’s ten of our favorite creameries:
9329 Asheville Highway, Boiling Springs
Did you know that Averie’s Ice Cream Shoppe was started by Holmes Catering? The business behind Take It Holmes gourmet meals to-go has a westside location (1930 Old Reidville Rd,) and combined their Inman location under one roof with Averie’s. The eatery-sweetery combo is open seven days a week, 11am-9pm.
297 Spartanburg Hwy, Lyman
Big Ben’s is your one-stop-shop for ice cream sundaes, hand-baked brownies and cupcakes, milkshakes, Ben Hall’s famous banana pudding, and more. Build your own sundae, with a slice of signature cake and over 15 toppings to choose from. Stop by for a sweet treat, Tuesday through Saturday.
18981 Asheville Hwy, Campobello
“Have your [ice cream,] and eat it too” at Buck ‘N Brew. This specialty coffeeshop and ice cream parlor combo, has everything from hot fudge sundaes, handspun milkshakes, and cheerwine floats, to oreo frappes and sandwiches.
Check out their 24 flavors of ice cream, open daily. In a rush? They even have a drive-through!
5370 North Main St, Cowpens
Cowpens’ newest business is now brewing and scooping downtown; Cowpens Coffee & Creamery offers specialty coffee by Black Mountain, NC’s Dynamite Roasting Co. and 32 flavors of 100+ rotating Hershey’s Ice Cream varieties. They’re open 7am-9pm Monday through Saturday, and 8am-8pm Sunday.
158 East Main St, Spartanburg
Hub City Scoops has all sorts of ways to eat your ice cream: waffle cone, cake cones, ice cream sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, AND ICE CREAM FLIGHTS. Choose from nearly 60 rotating flavors— including non-dairy options, sugar-free flavors, and Italian ices and sherberts– from Wisconsin’s famous Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream. Hub City Scoops is open daily, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Or, enjoy your ice cream across the street with a stroll through the Denny’s Plaza gardens.
Check out their exclusive National Ice Cream Day menu offerings here.
112 West Cherokee St, Chesnee
34 Sweet flavors await you in Chesnee… After opening the doors to The Ice Cream Barn in January 2020, the Keeling family battled personal health scares alongside the pandemic, but remained resilient in creating a safe (and sweet) haven for the community. They reopened after shop renovations, serving up delicious Hershey’s Ice Cream Tuesday through Sunday.
222 South Main Street, Woodruff
Downtown City of Woodruff has a new sweets-shop, as of spring 2022, serving up single, double, and liter treats. Scoops on Main offers multiple flavors of Ashby’s Ice Cream– such as Moose Tracks, Amaretto Cherry, Oreo Cheesecake, and Rainbow Sherbert– by the scoop in handmade waffle cones, sundaes, and even banana splits. Try their full menu for yourself, Tuesday through Sunday.
198 West Main St, Spartanburg
With over 13 signature cupcakes, 250 rotating flavors, and 75 flavors of small-batch ice cream, Smallcakes Spartanburg has something to satisfy every sweet tooth. The bakery and creamery, owned by Cherella and Thomas Lee, is open Monday through Saturday, 1pm-9pm, for the perfect post-meal or catering treat. Cupcakes are sold solo, by the half-dozen, or dozen.
3097 Hwy 11 West, Chesnee
Most people know Strawberry Hill U.S.A. for their fresh-picked buckets of strawberries, baskets of peaches, and other seasonal produce. BUT, right across the street, stop by the Country Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor. The cafe is open year-round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab a Southern bite to eat and a dessert to-go, then eat your sweet treats in a rocker on the porch.
Strawberry Hill offers 12 homemade flavors and 18 Gifford & Hershey flavors, plus milkshakes, banana splits, root beer floats, fresh berry sundaes, and more. The Ice Cream Parlor is open daily, 10am-8pm.