We can finally feel the summer heat!
Now that we can shed our parkas and put our snow brushes back in the garage, it's time to start thinking about our favorite summer treat.
Whether you're a fan of soft serve or an old-fashioned sundae, the Greater Cleveland area has an ice cream option for you.
Here's our list of 10 cool places to enjoy an even cooler dessert.
Ohio City's small batch ice cream spot has just the right variety of flavors. The tiny shop has a few tables to sit indoors (in case the weather's too hot), or there's space to sit outside. Mason's has soft serve and regular ice cream with traditional flavors like chocolate and more daring options like vanilla sriracha. You can also upgrade your ice cream by adding churros or macaroons.
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Where: 4401 Bridge Ave., Ohio City
If you ask a Clevelander where to get ice cream, chances are Mitchell's will be the first suggestion you receive. It's also an ideal option for those seeking vegan flavors.
No foodie tour of Cleveland would be complete without a stop at @mitchellscleve - which may just be the best ice cream in the world. I had a scoop of the Autumn Caramel Apple and the Wildberry Crumble 😜 | More on theblondera.com
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Where: 19700 Detroit Road, Rocky River; 26161 Detroit Road, Westlake; 35520 Detroit Road, Avon; 2101 Richmond Road, Beachwood; 1400 Southpark Center, Strongsville; 11444 Uptown Ave., University Circle; 1867 W. 25th St., Ohio City; 6130 Kruse Dr., Solon
If you're looking for a throwback experience, head to Sweet Moses and step back in time. Sweet Moses, named after Cleveland's founder, is an old-fashioned ice cream shop and soda fountain, perfect for filling your phosphate fix.
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Where: 688 Detroit Ave., Gordon Square
Honey Hut is a local favorite for hard pack ice cream. Each week, there are special flavors to try, such as key lime pie and banana coconut.
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Where: 7304 Chippewa Road, Brecksville; 922 Pearl Road, Brunswick; 4674 State Road, Cleveland; 6250 State Road, Cleveland; 28300 Miles Road, Solon
Tremont Scoops is ideal if you're seeking options. The shop has 24 flavors in total, including vegan and lactose-free choices. You can also get chocolate-covered bananas and cheesecake on a stick.
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Where: 2362 Professor Ave., Tremont
Jeni's is where you go when you want something different. The brand offers some quirkier flavors for those with a more daring palate, like goat cheese with cherries or hot toddy sorbet.
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Where: 67 N. Main St., Chagrin Falls
Ice Cream Joy
This Lakewood spot offers artisanal ice creams, as well as brunch. Decadent ice cream flavors include chai pear, brown sugar bourbon and amaretto sugar cookie.
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Where: 15210 Madison Ave., Lakewood
It's Akron's go-to for frozen custard for good reason. Chocolate and vanilla are the standard, and there are always the flavors of the day.
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Where: 1809 Triplett Blvd., Akron; 2629 Bailey Road, Cuyahoga Falls; 3465 S. Arlington Road, Green; 3985 Medina Road, Montrose; 9070 state Route 14, Streetsboro
Pav's Creamery is another Akron hot spot for homemade ice cream. Not only is the ice cream excellent, but there are treats especially for adults. The brand makes adult milkshakes blended with booze, like the Drunken Monkey and Strawberry Mimosa shakes.
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Where: 3875 Massillon Road, Uniontown; 3769 Manchester Road, Portage Lakes
This little ice cream stand gets rave Facebook reviews for its customer service, but its ice cream ain't half bad either.
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Where: 14738 Ravenna Ave. NE, Hartville