Best Ice Cream Shops in the City of Decatur (Part 1)

As Decatur has continually transformed itself into a vibrant community of restaurants and eateries, there are quite a few unique shops to grab some ice cream and other desserts! Check out Part 1 of our listing featuring the best ice cream shops in the City of Decatur!

It’s been quite a hot and humid summer! Sometimes, you just want to chill out with a cool ice cream treat. As the City of Decatur has continually transformed itself into a vibrant community of restaurants and eateries, there are quite a few unique shops to grab some ice cream and other desserts! Check out our list of the best ice cream shops in the City of Decatur.

Butter and Cream
This inexpensive women-owned ice cream, yogurt, and dessert shop is located at 416 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030. In addition to classic and specialty flavors, Butter and Cream offer vegan and dairy-free options for customers. Popular flavors here include Salted Caramel, Butterscotch Brownie, and Cashew Creme Brulee. Credit cards are accepted and the area has kids activities nearby. The menu and other information can be found on their website at http://www.butterandcream.com.

Butter and Cream: Dark Chocolate Malbec on a Callebaut chocolate dipped cone! Source: Twitter

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Located at 545 N. McDonough St., Decatur, GA 30030, this splendid ice cream shop will pack a special pint just for you! Top flavors include Brown Butter Almond Brittle, Brambleberry Crisp, and Salted Peanut Butter with Chocolate Flecks. Small, Trio, and Sundae sizes are available, and Pints are offered for certain flavors. Additonal toppings that can be added include smoked almonds, hand-whipped cream, Moonbow and Sunbow Sprinkles, Salty Caramel Sauce, and Extra-Bitter Hot Fudge Sauce. Visit Jeni’s website for more details at https://jenis.com/scoop-shops/jenis-decatur-square/

Jeni’s White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie ice cream. Source: Twitter

Four Summers Gelato and Coffee Bar
Located in the Oakhurst neighborhood, Four Summers offers ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato creations. Menu options for customers include vegetarian, dairy-free, and vegan options. For those with children, Four Summers offers a kids menu and a play area for your convenience. There is a private parking lot with wheelchair accessible access. Popular items include the Nutella and S’Mores creations! Four Summers can be found at 350 Mead Road, Suite E and F, Decatur, GA 30030.

Mango vegan sorbet at Four Summers! Source: Facebook

Steel City Pops-Decatur
This shop is located at 312 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030 and offers a vast array of options for its’ pops. Pops come in 4 main categories: fruity, creamy, cookie, and paleo. You can customize your pop with the 4 D’s (Dip, Dredge, Drizzle, and Dust). All of their pops feature fresh fruit, organic cane sugar, and are gluten-free. Prices start at $3.59 for the fruity pops to $4.59 for the cookie pops. Steel City Pops also has catering and events offerings. Menu and catering information can be found on their website at https://steelcitypops.com/locations/atlanta/

Peach cream dipped in milk chocolate, dredged in pecans, and drizzled with caramel. Source: Twitter

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National Ice Cream Day

Today, July 21, is National Ice Cream Day! The holiday began in 1984 when President Richard Nixon declared the 3rd Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day! He not only celebrated on that chosen day, but proclaimed the entire month of July is National Ice Cream Month.

Today, July 21, is National Ice Cream Day! The holiday began in 1984 when President Richard Nixon declared the 3rd Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day! He not only celebrated ice cream on that chosen day, but proclaimed the entire month of July is National Ice Cream Month.

Businesses, especially ice cream parlors, are celebrating the day with freebies, discounts, and special promotions. The items in the list below is available at participating locations on Sunday, July 21. Some restaurants require an emailed coupon or have their app in order to participate in the promotion. Be sure to check with a location before your journey.

Freebies

Dippin’ DotsGet a free mini cup of Dippin’ Dots during a two-hour window at select stores and shopping center locations. Times vary by location. Learn more at www.dippindots.com/NICD-2019.

Omni Hotels & Resorts: Through Sunday, get free passion fruit ice cream in the lobbies of 32 Omni properties as a part of their Summer of Passion Fruit program. Find the participating hotels at www.omnihotels.com.

PetSmart: This ice cream freebie is only for dogs. At stores with PetsHotel facilities, dogs can get a free 4-ounce serving of dog-safe ice cream topped with dog biscuit treats Saturday and Sunday, while supplies last.

PublixFrom 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, get free ice cream samples of Publix’s premium brand Cookie Butter Crème ice cream in stores.

Discounts

Baskin-RobbinsGet two pre-packed quarts of any ice cream for $7.99 Sunday.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream: Rewards members get double points Sunday. Plus, check out other promotions at www.brusters.com.

Carvel: Buy one soft-serve ice cream cup or cone and get a second cup or cone free Sunday.

Cold Stone CreameryNew and existing My Cold Stone Club Rewards email members get a buy-one-get-one free coupon Sunday. Sign up by Saturday at www.coldstonecreamery.com to get the offer. 

Dairy Queen: Find deals including buy-one-get-one free offers on the chain’s mobile app to use at participating locations. Limit one offer per person per visit. There’s a different app for Texas residents.

Godiva: Buy a soft-serve cup or cone and parfaits Sunday and get 50% off the second Sunday.

LongHorn Steakhouse: For a limited time, participating locations have a special Steak & Bourbon ice cream for $3.99 at participating locations. The ice cream has bits of steak and bourbon caramel. Learn more at www.longhornsteakhouse.com/steakicecream.

Monkey Joe’sWith a paid admission, kids get a free ice cream cup Sunday at all Monkey Joe’s locations. Not to be combined with other offers.

Wendy’sFor a limited time, get a small Frosty for 50 cents.

Whole Foods MarketThrough July 30, Prime members get 35% off all ice cream and novelties.

Contests

Halo TopThe high protein ice cream is celebrating National Ice Cream Day Sunday by giving away thousands of free Halo Top Pops. The brand is partnering with social networking app, Bumble, to give away Halo Top Pops through the Bumble app. The Halo Top website also will give away 5,000 pops. Learn more at www.halotop.com/nicd.

So DeliciousThe dairy-free dessert is giving away 500 coupons for free pints Sunday with an Instagram contest. Share who you’d like to “#ShareAPint” and the first 500 will get a coupon for a free pint. To enter, share a picture on Instagram of you and your bestie, tag and follow @So_Delicious and tag #ShareAPint #FreePintPromo to get a coupon for a free pint, while supplies last.