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National Ice Cream Month

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Did you know July is National Ice Cream Month? According to the International Dairy Foods Association, in 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. There's a proclamation and everything, so really, you have to eat ice cream this month.  

Each Summer seems to get warmer and warmer and nothing cools you down better than some delicious ice cream. You can get it on a cone or in cup with thousands of flavors to choose from. Gwinnett has many ice cream spots for you to cool down in with your family and friends. We put together a list of a few places we recommend you try out.

Beren's Frozen Custard

This stop was recently named best ice cream in Atlanta by the AJC. At Berens, you'll find everything from shakes and cones to concretes and floats. They feature a "flavor of the day," and they've come up with some pretty outstanding combinations. Try black raspberry chocolate chip, lavender honey or pineapple pistachio.

8 Degrees Fahrenheit

Another AJC nominee, Fahrenheit is the perfect stop to try rolled ice cream. Try Thai tea with peach or original flavor with Nutella and graham cracker.


Ice cream rolls are the new fad, and Kremo makes some great ones. Watch them chop and roll gourmet ice cream in flavors like toasted coconut and New York cheesecake.

The Chocolaterie

If you're looking some unique flavors, visit The Chocolaterie in downtown Duluth. You'll find flavors like pistachio cherry and lavender. You should probably order some of their amazing chocolate truffles to go with your ice cream, too.

Daddy O'Brien's

Over in Sugar Hill where everything is sweet, you'll find Daddy O'Brien's. They've got family-friendly flavors, like butter beer and caramel crunch. They've also got some adult flavors, like Bailey's toasted marshmallow and cherry amaretto.

Swirlz Yogurt Bar

I love building my own meal. At Swirlz, you get to pick from over 200 flavors of frozen yogurt, and then add whatever toppings you fancy.

Roll It Up

Not only does Roll It Up serve rolled ice cream, they've also got liquid nitrogen ice cream. It looks cool, and tastes "oh-so-creamy."


At Rita's, you can order Italian ice, cream ice or frozen custard. Try a blendini, Italian ice combined with frozen custard and your favorite toppings, like peanut butter cups.

Berens Frozen Custard

Berens earned the title of best ice cream in metro Atlanta by the AJC. You can try all their wonderful flavors of frozen custard, which is like ice cream, but creamier and smoother. 

There are certainly more places that could go on this list, but this should be enough to get you started. Enjoy National Ice Cream Month!

Post by Clara Rooks
Clara lived in Dacula for 14 years before moving to Bethlehem with her husband and Goldendoodle, Sadie. She loves to get a book from the local library and take it to one of Gwinnett's many coffee spots. Outside of work you can find her fishing with her husband, getting smoothies or hanging out with family.