During the hot days of summer (or any time of year, really), you can’t go wrong with some cold ice cream. Thankfully, Festival Country is home to a dozen ice cream shops. Hit the (ice cream) trail and enjoy some of the best treats just south of Indy.
First up is Handel’s. Known for their homemade ice cream and yogurt since 1945, Handel’s offers over 100 flavors!
After that, head to Ella’s Frozen Yogurt for some self-serve frozen yogurt. Their yogurt is certified by the National Yogurt Association, which means it is one of the healthiest types of frozen yogurt around. Keep it healthy with fresh fruit toppings, or add one of their 75 other toppings including candy, boba, sprinkles and more.
This next stop takes you to Indyo Frozen Yogurt, located in Greenwood. Enjoy frozen yogurt, coffee, unique soda and smoothies.
Mrs. Curl has been a staple in Greenwood for over 58 years. You can enjoy their soft-serve ice creams and hand-spun milkshakes at their outdoor café.
A visit to The Suds is a step back in time. This classic drive-in restaurant is known for their hamburgers, hotdogs and, of course, milkshakes. On the weekends you can see a classic car cruise-in while you dine.
Next on the trail is Ritter’s Frozen Custard, which serves creamy frozen custard in both Franklin and Greenwood. Their walk-up ice cream shop is a favorite for locals and visitors alike.
Then, head to Benjamin’s Scoops & Treasures. This shop serves hand-dipped ice cream and shakes in downtown Franklin. You'll also find a unique selection of gifts, t-shirts, home goods and more.
Next is Hoosier Cupboard Candy, Snacks & Ice Cream, which is located in a historic train depot. This throwback shop is known for their hand-dipped ice cream and milkshakes, but you’ll also find old fashioned sodas and jars of taffy, gummies and chocolate lining the walls.
Another Franklin favorite is Jack's Donuts, which got its start with doughnuts, but which also features an excellent ice cream selection.
Next is Not Just Popcorn in Edinburgh, which dishes up delicious Hershey's ice cream in bowls, waffle cones and regular cones.
Your final stop is Wildflour Bakehouse in Nineveh, which is most known for its awesome baked goods, but which also serves Hershey's ice cream and satisfying meals.