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Cleveland ice cream guide: 15 must-try spots in Northeast Ohio

If you are looking for a tasty ice cream cone this summer, look no further! 3News has compiled a list of some of the best ice cream shops across Northeast Ohio.
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Mitchell's Ice Cream

CLEVELAND — Nothing is better than enjoying a yummy ice cream cone on a hot day. 

With the unofficial start to summer bringing warm weather to Northeast Ohio, 3News has created a list of 15 of the best spots to get ice cream.

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Whether you are looking for a classic cone or a unique twist on the summer treat, many shops in Northeast Ohio have you covered. 

Bulldog Ice Cream 

  • 7467 Memphis Avenue, Brooklyn 
  • 216-215-2932

Bulldog is serving up soft serve ice cream as well as specialty shakes served in mason jars loaded with delicious candy. 

Chill Artisan Ice Cream 

Founded by three Northeast Ohio brothers, they are working to offer the finest ice cream in Northeast Ohio. The ice cream shop offers 32 flavors, including many vegan options. 

East Coast Custard 

East Coast Custard has a long history in Northeast Ohio, first opening in Parma Heights in 1985. The shop has over 100 custard flavors, that all vary based on location and constantly change. Their locations also offer vegan custard made with oat milk.

Handel's Ice Cream

Just in time for summer, Handel's Homemade Ice Cream opened up a new storefront in Rocky River. While Handel's flavors consistently rotate, customers at the Rocky River location can expect at least 48 options to choose from each time they visit. 

Honey Hut 

  • Locations: Brecksville, Brunswick, Old Brooklyn, Parma and Solon 
  • gohoneyhut.com

Since 1974, Honey Hut has been offering special flavors of ice cream. With 13 regular flavors and special flavors rotating each week, there is always something new to try at Honey Hut!

Kamm's Corners Ice Cream Co.

Kamm's Corners Ice Cream is known for creating premium homemade ice cream flavors at family-affordable prices. They also create custom ice cream cakes that can be ordered ahead of time. 

King Kone 

King Kone has a flavor for everyone with over 30 Hershey hard-serve flavors as well as rich, creamy soft-serve flavors.

Mason's Creamery 

Mason's Creamery is known for its ice cream in the summer and ramen in the winter, both made using the best ingredients they can source. The shop offers classic flavors, as well as unique flavors signature to Mason's Creamery. The creamery also offers egg waffle bowls or even a macaron ice cream sandwich!  

Last spring, the creamery was in the national spotlight after being featured on Food Network's Diners Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri.

Mickey's Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop

At a new location this summer, Mickey's Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop is set to welcome new customers. The shop offers everything from monster-sized milkshakes to classic cones and banana splits. 

Mitchell's Ice Cream 

  • Locations: Rocky River, Ohio City, Beachwood, Strongsville, Solon, Van Aken, Westlake, Avon and Uptown
  • www.mitchellshomemade.com

Mitchell's Ice Cream is a Cleveland staple, that creates each batch of ice cream in their kitchen in Ohio City. Mitchell's offers many delicious flavors ranging from fruity combinations to a chocolate lover's dream. 

Mount Granita Italian Ice

Maybe you aren't in the mood for ice cream, but are still looking for a refreshing treat. Mount Granita Italian Ice just recently opened in Little Italy and features handmade Italian ice with fresh fruit, cane sugar and no artificial flavoring. 

3News' Payton Domschke visited Mount Granita ahead of its opening for a behind-the-scenes look at the new shop. 

Remixx Ice Cream + Cereal Bar 

If you are looking for an "Instagrammable" spot and a delicious treat, Remixx is the place you want to go. Remixx offers a unique twist on classic ice cream, letting the customer be the "DJ" and choose from 50+ toppings, including many popular cereals in order to make the perfect summer treat.

Strickland's Frozen Custard 

Founded in 1936, Strickland's Frozen Custard is known for serving up two special flavors each day. 

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File photo: Strickland's in Akron.

Taggarts Ice Cream 

The ice cream parlor in Canton has been around since 1926 and features ice cream parfaits, sundaes, twisters and ice cream cookie sandwiches. 

808 Shave Ice

  • Locations: Avon, Fairview Park, Strongsville and Cleveland Zoo 
  • www.808ice.com

808 Shave Ice offers Hawaiian ice in Northeast Ohio with over 38 flavors to choose from. They also offer ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, slush and refreshers. 

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