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The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops In Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

Do you think it needs to be hot to enjoy a fudge Sundae or a strawberry ice cream pop? Not with these Philadelphia stores. For this ultimate list of ice cream spots, we analyzed top review sites and incorporated user and critic reviews. Visit these Philadelphia venues for the creamiest chocolate ice cream and best cones and toppings in town!

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

The Franklin Fountain

Desserts, $$, Old CityDesserts, $$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 3 best spots to score ice cream in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Weckerly's Ice Cream

Desserts, $$, FishtownDesserts, $$Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Plan your National Ice Cream Day around one of Philadelphia's top frozen dairy destinations

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Order Ice Cream in Philly for Pickup and Delivery

    Eater, 2020

Custard & Cakes Creamery

Desserts, $, WissahickonDesserts, $Philadelphia, Wissahickon
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Order Ice Cream in Philly for Pickup and Delivery

    Eater, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Check out the 5 most popular spots in Philadelphia's Wissahickon neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Arctic Scoop

Desserts, $$, East PassyunkDesserts, $$Philadelphia, East Passyunk
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Order Ice Cream in Philly for Pickup and Delivery

    Eater, 2020

Somerset Splits

Desserts, RichmondDessertsPhiladelphia, Richmond
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2019

    Philly's Essential Ice Cream Shops

    Eater, 2019

Scoop Deville

Desserts, $, Washington SquareDesserts, $Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best Ice Cream Shops in Philadelphia Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022
  • Eater, 2020

    Where to Order Ice Cream in Philly for Pickup and Delivery

    Eater, 2020

Franklin Ice Cream Bar

Desserts, $$, Old CityDesserts, $$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2019

    Philly's Essential Ice Cream Shops

    Eater, 2019

Jaslin Gourmet Ice Cream

Desserts, $, Society HillDesserts, $Philadelphia, Society Hill
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Scoop Affles

Desserts, HolmesburgDessertsPhiladelphia, Holmesburg
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Michael's Water Ice

Desserts, $, RoxboroughDesserts, $Philadelphia, Roxborough
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Jeni's Spendid Ice Creams

Desserts, $$, RittenhouseDesserts, $$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Mango Mango Dessert

Desserts, $, Oxford CircleDesserts, $Philadelphia, Oxford Circle
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Lil' Pop Shop

Desserts, $, Spruce HillDesserts, $Philadelphia, Spruce Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

The Perfect Scoop

Desserts, $$, Packer ParkDesserts, $$Philadelphia, Packer Park
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Coco's Cookies & Creamery

Desserts, $$, PoweltonDesserts, $$Philadelphia, Powelton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

How does it work?

Finding the best Ice cream spots in Philadelphia can take way too long. We analyzed 770 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline and Eater, 16402 Philadelphia restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Check out the 5 most popular spots in Philadelphia's Wissahickon neighborhood, Eater - Philly's Essential Ice Cream Shops and Eater - Where to Order Ice Cream in Philly for Pickup and Delivery. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. The ten options above are the best of Philadelphia Ice cream.

Common questions

Fiore Fine Foods, Rybrew, and El Merkury are the highest-rated ice cream spots that are good for groups in Philadelphia.

Laser Wolf, Fiore Fine Foods, and Rybrew are the highest-rated late-night spots for ice cream in Philadelphia.

El Merkury is the highest-rated vegan ice cream place in Philadelphia.

Laser Wolf, Fiore Fine Foods, and Rybrew are the highest-rated ice cream spots for take-out in Philadelphia.

Chloe’s Corner is a food stand that serves ice cream in Philadelphia.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • Champagne and vanilla bean ice cream


    The semi-sweet flavors in Champagne makes it a great sparkling wine to pair with vanilla bean ice cream.

  • A great drink pairing for strawberry ice cream

    Knowing what to pair with strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

  • A next-level pairing for Chardonnay

    Experts suggest pairing a cookie dough ice cream with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.


Interesting facts about Ice cream

  • A whole lotta ice cream

    Are you a fan of ice cream? The current record for eating the most ice cream is 15 pounds in only 8! Do you love ice cream enough to beat this record?

  • National Ice Cream Day in The United States

    Be ready to chow down on ice cream in The United States every July. That’s when people there celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

  • Amazing Ice cream in Utica

    Oh, you never heard of the ice cream eating contest that happens in The United States? It takes place at the Utica Ice Cream Festival which is held in Ohio.

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