Here’s the scoop on the best places for ice cream in Michigan (in no particular order). Try these member recommended shops this summer to satisfy ice cream cravings!

1House of Flavors, Ludington

House of Flavors scoops up some of the finest made ice cream in the Midwest and is a 3rd generation ice cream shop and manufacturer.

-Laurie Konrad, Great Lakes Energy

2 Moomers Homemade Ice Cream, Traverse City

They have been voted “best ice cream“ place in the U.S. twice and have been in business for 20 years now and have created over 120+ flavors of mouth-watering ice cream, with Cherries Moobilee being their original award-winning flavor to bring them national prominence. The entire staff are friendly and happy to make new friends.

-Thomas Waclawski, Cherryland

3Captain Sundae, Holland

-Sandy Hansen, Great Lakes Energy

4Chocolate Moose, Portland

The variety of homemade ice cream flavors is amazing. Quaint little store, lots of pride in what they do, generous portions, friendly smiles behind the counter, cute moose artwork and delicious treats!

-Dennis Strahle, HomeWorks Tri-County

5Country House Ice Cream, Lewiston

Fantastic homemade ice cream. Friendly service and the single scoop is more like a double!

-Patricia Garrett, Presque Isle Electric & Gas

6Fudgees, Central Lake 

A great place to stop and have delicious ice cream and fudge.

-Stacey Hamilton, Great Lakes Energy

7Kings Trading Post, Mecosta

Hand dipped ice cream. Really big scoops dare you to try the triple-decker.

-Sharon Varney, Great Lakes Energy

8Plainwell Ice Cream, Plainwell

Homemade smooth and creamy ice cream with lots of flavors and great service.

-Sally Westover, Great Lakes Energy

9Mama Cow’s Ice Cream Shop, Chatham

Cute, quaint and serves the best ice cream.

-Denae Nadeau, Alger Delta

10The Soft Spot, Zeeland

Hands down the friendliest small town ice cream shop around.
On certain days the “Cow” sign is tipped for a special of the day!

11Country Dairy, New Era

A great place to have lunch, take a guided farm tour and enjoy some of the best ice cream around. It is also home of the bottomless cup of milk!

-Sandy Whitaker, Great Lakes Energy

12Jones Homemade Ice Cream, Baldwin

I have been a loyal customer for about 50 years. Always a delight!

-Tom Alliston, Great Lakes Energy

13Village Ice Cream and Café, Dimondale 

-Yvonne Esman, Midwest Energy & Communications

14Blue Moon Ice Cream Shop, Ovid

Voted best in Clinton county for several years!

-Jill Sloat, Alger Delta

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  1. No ice cream shops from the Grand Rapids or Detroit markets?

    Any list that does not include Guernsey Farm Dairy in Novi, MI is not a
    good list of ice cream shops in Michigan!

  2. MooVille in Nashville is the best! They also have MooVille milk, buttermilk, cheese, many other items in their cooler and freezer. And they have a petting farm and play yard for family fun.

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