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While Omaha winters tend to be fairly cold, Omaha summers have their fair share of being absolutely blazing! There’s no better way to keep cool than visiting many of our incredible ice cream shops in the area. Looking for soft serve? Or what about a sundae? We even have section on favorite milkshakes! Whatever tasty cold treat you’re looking for, we sure hope to share it with you! (But if you’re looking for a treat for our kids and more savory treat for yourself, check out our breweries guide!)
Local Ice Cream Shops
Located in the Blackstone District this is a must visit if you are looking for delicious homemade ice cream. The waffle cones are some of the best we have ever had. They pride themselves by bringing farm-fresh ingredients to customers. They have a variety of unique flavors mixed in with traditional favorites.
Address: 3921 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: (402) 913-2399
Dairy Chef is always busy in the summer. It’s not summer without a stop at this amazing ice cream joint. They also show outdoor movies in the summer for you to watch as you sip your malt.
Address: 3223 N 204th St, Elkhorn, NE 68022
Authentic Italian desserts and premium soft serve ice cream! You can choose a flavor or candy mixins to add to your soft serve! Authentic cannoli are made fresh daily.
Address: 1003 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102
This boutique parlor is full of classics, unique flavors, and create your own flavors! Everything from ice cream to gelato to sorbet, this place has something for everyone. Looking for a unique gift? eCreamery allows you to send ice cream all over the country.
Address: 5001 Underwood Ave, Omaha, NE 68132
Phone: (402) 934-3888
Fresh made to order rolled ice cream! You will love all of the flavors and topping choices to make a delicious cup! The perfect dessert to grab on the way to a summer concert at Stinson Park!
Address: 1918 S 67th St, Omaha, NE 68106
Goodrich never disappoints and is always delicious. If you are looking for the classic, old school, ice cream shop, this is it!
Address: 10814 Cottonwood Ln, Omaha, NE 68164
Yes, they have delicious cupcakes but they also carry a variety of ice cream choices. Their small batch ice creams are made in house with local Nebraska farm fresh milk. Flavors change regularly!
Address: 2121 South 67th Street (Aksarben), 2615 South 180th St. (Lakeside), and 10000 California Street (Westroads Mall)
Phone: 402.884.CAKE (2253)
If you are looking for a fun experience, this is a must try! The kids will love watching the magic of liquid turning into creamy ice cream rolls! There are a lot of fun flavors for all taste buds! Try out Taco Tuesdays for $5 tacos (waffle cone taco!) in all of their flavor options!
Address: 1405 Jackson St, Omaha, NE 68102
Now in two locations, this downtown favorite is even more accessible! Ted & Wally’s is an Omaha favorite with their premium, old fashioned, made from scratch ice cream! With the flavors changing daily, there is an added fun to see what they have come up with today!
Address: 1120 Jackson St (Downtown Omaha) OR 6023 Maple St (Benson)
Phone: 402-341-5827 (Omaha) 402-551-4420 (Benson)
Burgers and shakes? What more can you ask for? We love the shakes at Angus! As moms we love that they will split a shake in half/thirds for 2 or 3 kids! They each get their own cup and they love it! Bonus, kids eat free on Tuesdays with adult meal purchase!
Address: 10177 S. 168th Ave., Omaha, NE 68136
Phone: (402) 401-6613
You may be thinking…isn’t that an authentic Latin American restaurant? Well, yes it is and it is amazing food! They are also home to an amazing, always changing, milkshake! Piled high with toppings such as donuts, cookies, brownies, etc you will not be disappointed! The look on your child’s or anyone’s face will be priceless when this hits your table!
Address: 11036 Elm St.Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: (402) 557-6738