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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in KC


Article by Kate Riffe

Photography by Stock + Provided

The weather has been heating up in Kansas City, and there’s no better way to cool off than with some ice cream! National Ice Cream day is July 21st so don’t forget to grab a scoop of your favorite summer treat!

Here are some locally owned ice cream shops that are sure to be a hit for this fun holiday, and all year round.

Ice Cream Bae

306 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Ice Cream Bae is located inside the Made in KC Marketplace on the Country Club Plaza. They have such a unique spin on flavors for cones and milkshakes. Their flavors range from favorite cereals, seasonal flavors like strawberry shortcake, and classics like cookies and cream. So yummy and super instagramable!

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Betty Rae’s Ice Cream

Waldo - 7140 Wornall Rd. , Kansas City, Missouri

River Market - 412 Delaware St. Suite D , Kansas City, Missouri

Betty Rae’s has two locations in Kansas City- check them out at at their original Waldo location or visit them at River Market. You can’t miss their handmade waffle cones! Betty Rae’s ice cream is creamy, delicious, and has a rotation of seasonal flavors you’ll love.

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Poppy’s Ice Cream

307 SE Douglas St. , Lee's Summit, Missouri

Poppy’s Ice Cream is located in downtown Lees Summit. Their homemade ice creams are some of my favorite! Be sure to check out the gianduja (chocolate and hazelnut) on a waffle cone. If you have a furry friend, you can even get them a pup cup so they can join in on the fun!

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I Am Frozen Dessert Cafe

14357 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66223

If you’re looking for a unique ice cream experience, Overland Park’s I Am Frozen Dessert Cafe is the place for you. They serve a variety of unique desserts, including shaved ice cream, honey toast, and Thai iced coffee!

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Glacé Artisan Ice Cream

4960 Main St. , Kansas City, Missouri

Glacé is on Main Street in Kansas City. If you’re looking for a fancy and elevated ice cream, Glacé is the place to go! Founded by Christopher Elbow (yes the famous chocolatier!) you can be sure that you’re getting the most unique and delicious ice creams around. New flavors are created each week, so be sure to check them out!

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