Ice cream is said to be one of the coolest desserts in history, making July the perfect month to dedicate to the refreshing and creamy dessert. Below are Boise’s top five ice cream shops to celebrate National Ice Cream Month.
Founded in 1955, Reed’s dairy ice cream farm to freezer process in itself would make the mini-road trip to Idaho Falls worthwhile. However, Reed’s also has two Boise locations, making it that much easier to scoop up some of the freshest ice creams. Grab a cup or quart of their smooth and creamy ice cream. Strawberry cheesecake, Rocky Road, and Creamy Caramel are among their many flavors. Reed’s Dairy is doubling up their stamps for National Ice Cream Month, be sure to grab a stamp card for free ice cream!
1735 W. Chinden Meridian, ID 83646
10785 W. Lake Hazel Boise, ID 83709
Photo Credit: Reed's Dairy
Known for their ice cream infused with beer and wine flavors, The STIL is a Boise favorite. Coming up on three years, The STIL whips up ice cream for everyone. Options include traditional dairy ice cream, vegan, and dairy-free flavors. However, it’s the alcohol-infused flavors with beer and wine pairings to complement the ice cream that typically catches attention.
The STIL is always creating unique flavors like their Idaho Wilderness with lavender and berries and their Strawberry Rosé.
786 W. Broad St. Boise, ID 83702
3724 S. Eckert Rd. Boise, ID 83716
Photo Credit: Tessa Bishop
Delsa’s Ice Cream Parlour:
With a recipe originating from 1961, Delsa’s ice cream and restaurant is sure to hit the sweet spot. Having made over 130 flavors of ice cream, it can be assumed Delsa’s is a veteran at whipping up flavorful ice cream. One of Delsa's signature desserts is a delicious old fashioned hard ice cream shake.
7923 W. Ustick Rd. Boise, ID 83704
Photo Credit: Delsa's Ice Cream Website
Goody’s Soda Fountain:
Located in Hyde Park, Goody’s is a neighborhood favorite and a must-try shop for residents or travelers. Whipping up ice cream for 33 years, Goody’s know the way to their customer’s heart. Handmade cones whether for a scoop of ice cream or in the shape of a sundae bowl, Goody’s will be sure to win every customer over, one scoop of ice cream at a time.
1502 N. 13th St. Boise, ID 83702
Photo Credit: Goody's Soda Fountain Facebook
All things come in small packages, correction, batches. At Stella’s Ice Cream, flavors are created in-house and in small batches. Available flavors may include chocolate Nutella cheesecake, marionberry, Butterfinger, and pina colada. Ice cream masterpieces include a chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich and ice cream taco. Stella’s is an ice cream shop worth celebrating this month.
100 N 8Th St. Boise, ID 83702
2238 E Overland Rd. Meridian, ID 83642
2826 S. Eagle Rd. #140 Eagle, ID 83616
1212 3rd St. S Nampa, ID 83651
Photo Credit: Stella's Facebook page
Other Local Treasure Valley Faves:
- C4 Creamery
- Fanci Freeze (milkshakes)
- Cravin’s Candy Emporium
- Bite Me Bars
- Scoops at Sweet Tea Living
- Trailhead Italian Ice
Be sure to celebrate National Ice Cream Month this July at any of these Totally Boise favorite locations. Whether you are looking for booze-infused ice cream to vegan options to unique flavors, these parlors will leave you feeling satisfied.