In a city like Miami when it’s almost always sunny and warm, it’s only natural that residents and guests alike will gravitate towards ice cream. Heading to your favorite ice cream stand or parlor is a summer tradition no matter where you live, and in Miami it’s something that can be done year round. Luckily, the city of Miami does not disappoint when it comes to ice cream, and here are a few places that you have to check out.
Azucar Ice Cream Company
Tucked away in Little Havana, Azucar Ice Cream Company has a flavor listing that will blow your mind. They offer over two-dozen signature flavors, including the must-try Abuela Maria, a trademark of Azucar. Many of the flavors come with fun names like Beam Me Up, which is Bourbon-Heath Bar, or Mulatica, which is Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie. Azucar also has a wide array of seasonal flavors they break out during certain times of year, such as Pumpkin Flan, Berry Christmas, and Crème de Vie, which is Egg Nog. If you’re looking for a huge selection of unique flavors you never thought you’d find in an ice cream parlor, Azucar Ice Cream Company is the place to go.
Whip ‘n Dip Ice Cream
Another place with a great selection of flavors is Whip ‘n Dip Ice Cream. This place makes all of their ice cream in house from locally sourced ingredients, and it’s always coming up with new flavors, with Banana Nut Chip, Bulldog Blitz, Pineapple Sorbet, and Snow Capped Andes Chocolate being among the favorite flavors of their regulars. What also makes Whip ‘n Dip great is that they also offer all of the usual items you’d find in a good old fashioned ice cream stand like sundaes, banana splits, shakes, ice cream sandwiches, and frozen bananas. Also, if you need an ice cream cake for whatever reason, this is the place to go; they make cakes of all different sizes that can accommodate anywhere from four to 50 people.
Walls Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Finally there’s Walls Old Fashioned Ice Cream, which is an ice cream parlor that’s a little small in size but massive in taste. There are over two-dozen flavors available year round, from traditional favorites like Chocolate and Coffee to stuff you won’t see anywhere else like Superman and Mantecado, as well as seasonal favorites like Pumpkin and Egg Nog. But flavors are the least of what Walls offers. This place offers two unforgettable sundaes, the Cookies Monster Sundae and the Peanut Butter Deluxe Sundae, in addition to an epic Banana Split and an Old Fashioned Strawberry Soda, which hits the spot perfectly on a hot Miami day. On top of all that, Walls also offers homemade fudge in more than half a dozen different flavors, including Pistachio, Chewy Praline, and Cookies N Cream. With great ice cream and homemade fudge under the same roof, it’s no wonder Walls has been named Miami’s best ice cream parlor on multiple occasions.