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The Coolest Spots for Ice Cream Near Elan River District

Who screams for ice cream? Okay so maybe you don’t scream, but we’re sure many of you enjoy a sweet and refreshing cup or cone of the cold stuff once in a while. From rocky road to simple selections like chocolate or vanilla, we can’t help but crave all of the delicious flavors and toppings. Here are a few local picks for sweet, satisfying scoops to enjoy near your Elan River District home.


Braum’s Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant

Distance from Elan River District: A 5-minute drive

A local favorite for over 50 years, Braum’s provides a ton of the flavors we know and love. When we’re looking to satisfy our sweet ice cream cravings, you’ll know exactly where to find us. Whatever you are looking for, Braum’s usually has it. You can choose from a variety of sundaes, banana splits, ice cream cones ( waffle’s are a must), soft frozen yogurt, malts, shakes and frozen sherbet. Not in the mood for just ice cream? Braum’s is open early for breakfast at 6:00 AM and closes late at 10:45 PM for all your evening snacking needs.


Sweet Sammies

Distance from Elan River District: A 7-minute drive

Your sweet tooth will thank you for visiting this next one. Sweet Sammies takes your favorite cookies (14 flavors of them to be exact) and sandwiches some of the tastiest ice cream you can find between them. Make your choice from ice bowls, milk shakes, & the best choices of ice cream sandwiches. Offering wholesome scoops of bluebell and chewy cookies, you’re truly in for a treat.


Curly’s Frozen Custard

Distance from Elan River District: A 7-minute drive

If you’re anything like us, you don’t pay any mind to the debate about whether frozen custard or ice cream is better and you just love both equally. Curly’s Frozen Custard is a local favorite for many and for good reason. They have everyday flavors like vanilla or chocolate, but they also offer specialty concretes, sundaes, desserts and more. Their flavor of the month always changes (of course) but is fitting for your season cravings for sure. Their base blend of Indonesian Vanilla Flavoring and two “subtle mystery ingredients” make for the best scoops you could ask for.


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