Summer temperatures in Atlanta are no joke. Fortunately, we’ve got some folks here who take cooling down very seriously.
SunO Dessert in Duluth and at Emory serves bubble tea, slushies and shaved ices; so if you’re on your way to an event at Duluth Town Green, swing by and grab a Suno Pappinsu to chill out with.
In 2010, King of Pops was just two brothers pushing a popsicle cart loaded with higher-end flavors: chocolate sea salt, raspberry lime and orange basil. Now Steven and Nick Carse have 40 carts and two ice cream trucks. Their popsicle carts can be found at Turner Field, all around intown neighborhoods and at their headquarters in Inman Park. That’s right, when you buy King of Pops you support a local company, and that’s hot. So grab a popsicle.
Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream boasts a rotation of more than 200 flavors. We really like the creamy coconut pineapple, coffee fudge brownie and blueberry corncake. But if dark chocolate chili is more your thing, you can find that, and dozens more flavors, at a stand-alone store in Ormewood Park, inside Farm Burger in Dunwoody and Juice It in the Atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, so if TSA wait times have you hot under the collar, help is at hand.
Queen of Cream makes its ice cream from scratch. All of it. Its kitchen uses locally-sourced dairy and real ingredients, rather than artificial flavors, and like its Inman Park neighbor, King of Pops, it was born in Atlanta. With a half-dozen flavors always available (like burnt sugar caramel) and few more seasonal (who doesn’t love lemon meringue pie ice cream?) this is the other Queen that will rock you.
And we can’t leave you without a few quick shout-outs to some of our other summertime favorites: if you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to check out the frozen custard at Rock’s Chicken & Fries at Phipps Plaza, cool down with Bhojanic’s mango lassi, grab a milkshake at Woody’s Cheesesteaks before a stroll in the park or mix up a concrete at Shake Shack.