Five Ice Cream Shops to Visit Before Summer Ends

Nothing tastes more like summer than some good, creamy cold ice cream. Make sure to hit these favorites!

Elliston Place Soda Shop

It's a classic that’s now right here in Franklin. Known for their yummy sundaes, splits and thick milkshakes, Elliston Place has its second location right off Carothers in Cool Springs. Have someone in the family who doesn’t have a sweet tooth? Grab a basket of fries or onion rings and make the whole clan happy.

Bobbie’s Dairy Dip

A Nashville staple located on Charlotte Avenue, Bobbie’s has been around since 1951. A true ice cream stand, Bobbie’s is only open in the summer. Both kids and adults alike will have fun with the nostalgia of walking up to the window and ordering a cone.


Shakes, slushes, sundaes—oh my! Any Sonic is yummy and brimming with a million cool treat choices from creamy to fruity, but one of the more fun locations is close to Franklin High School on Hillsboro. Got young ones you don’t want to chase around? Load them up and let them eat right there in the car. 

Whole Foods Market—McEwen

Needing to get some things done and everyone is in an afternoon slump? Hit the Whole Foods coffee bar to grab some of their delicious gelato and roam the store to gather your grocery essentials. Wanting to branch out? Try some mochi at the mochi bar near the bakery. Mochi has a cake-like exterior with ice cream filling.

Las Paletas

Located in 12 South and on-site at lucky local festivals, these Mexican ice cream bars and fruit-based popsicles are out of this world. In flavors you’ve never concocted in your own kitchen and some classics, you’ll have every member of the family choose a different flavor simply to taste them all!

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