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The 10 Best Ice Cream Shops Near Kansas City

Updated: July 7, 2022

Wishing you for the summer holidays and sundaes? These Kansas City ice cream spots will make you feel like you're on vacation! We incorporated both user and critic reviews from top review sites to create a definitive list of the ice cream places. Get to these stores for the freshest fruit ice cream or fizziest vanilla floats in Kansas City.

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Betty Rae's Ice Cream

Desserts, $, Kansas CityDesserts, $Kansas City, Ward Parkway
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
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Paleterias Tropicana

Desserts, $, Kansas CityDesserts, $Kansas City, Westside South
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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High Hopes Ice Cream

Desserts, Kansas CityDessertsKansas City, Western 49-63
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

KaleidoScoops

Desserts, $, Kansas CityDesserts, $Kansas City
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Cookies and Creamery

Desserts, $$, Kansas CityDesserts, $$Kansas City, Red Ridge South
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Russell Stover Chocolates

Desserts, $$, Kansas CityDesserts, $$Kansas City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Miami Ice

Desserts, $, Kansas CityDesserts, $Kansas City, Volker
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
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Annedore's Fine Chocolates

Desserts, $$, Westwood HillsDesserts, $$Westwood Hills
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Foggi Ice Cream

Desserts, $, MissionDesserts, $Mission
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Aunt Jean's

Desserts, $, ShawneeDesserts, $Shawnee
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Ice cream craving shouldn't be a full-time job. We analyzed 5301 Kansas City restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Kansas City restaurant reviews, and 257 lists and articles – looking closely at what Hoodline had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - Your guide to the 5 top spots in Kansas City's Ward Parkway neighborhood and Hoodline - The 5 best spots to score ice cream and frozen yogurt in Kansas City. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. The ten options above are the best of Kansas City Ice cream.

Common questions

Taco Rico and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill have outdoor seating and ice cream in Kansas City.

Taco Rico and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill are the highest-rated late-night spots for ice cream in Kansas City.

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill is the highest-rated ice cream spot that is good for groups in Kansas City.

Taco Rico and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill are the highest-rated ice cream spots for take-out in Kansas City.

There are 4 ice cream spots in Kansas City.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • The perfect match for vanilla bean ice cream

    Experts recommend pairing a vanilla bean ice cream with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Rosé and strawberry ice cream


    Try coupling strawberry ice cream with a pink wine like strawberry ice cream to balance its fruit flavours.

Fun facts about Ice cream

  • The world record from The United States

    On June 28, 2014, The United States’s Ice cream fans celebrated a new world record by the strawberry ice-cream, weighing 3,010 pounds.

  • Amazing Ice cream in Utica

    Utica, The United States is the proud home of the annual Utica Ice Cream Festival, held every October to celebrate everything that is good about Ice cream.


  • The first ever neopolitan ice cream

    1900s was an interesting time, and it gave us the much cherished neopolitan ice cream. We can thank The United States for that!

Parking tips

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