So, you’re new to Utah or you’re visiting, and you’re searching for the best ice cream place in the state. Well, I’m glad you landed on my little slice of the internet! If we haven’t yet, my name is Janice Thomas and I’m a local realtor in Northern Utah. One of my favorite things about my job is to research the best local spots not only for myself and my family to enjoy, but to also offer recommendations to people like you who are exploring or moving to Utah.
So, now that you’re here, let’s talk about where you’re going to get your next ice cream fix! Whether you’re looking for a traditional vanilla ice cream cone or a selection of unique flavors, I’m sure you’ll find an ice cream place to fit your taste on this comprehensive list.
Why Ice Cream is Popular in Utah
Did you know that people (myself included) eat more ice cream in the winter? Well, we probably eat more of everything in the winter:) It’s true. As humans, we tend to eat more food in colder climates. Ice cream is a popular comfort food. It makes sense that we would eat more of it when it’s cold and need to be comforted (because well… it’s cold!).
Utah’s rich ice cream culture doesn’t disappoint. There are great ice cream places across the entire state. The frozen creamy goodness spans from “Aggie Ice Cream” in Logan to “Nielsen’s Frozen Custard” in Salt Lake City, and let’s not forget the local favorite, “Peach City” in Brigham City or Farrs Ice Cream in Ogden! (don’t worry all of these are on the list below!).
As a Utah resident for the last 30+ years, I’ve had my fair share of good ice cream. I’m also married to an ice cream lover and we raised four little ice cream addicts 🙂
So, without further ado, I’m sharing the best ice cream spots in Utah. Plan to try one (or several) on your next trip!
And this goes without saying but you will want to pin this post so you can access it later! Because you know you’ll be back!
20 Best Ice Cream Spots in Utah
Categorized by county for your convenience. Each title for the shop is a hyperlink. Be sure to visit their websites for more locations.
Salt Lake County
Open daily from 12-10 PM and located at 169 East 900 South in Salt Lake City. This spot takes soft serve to new heights and is anything but normal. Besides your regular vanilla and chocolate ice cream, they offer unconventional flavors and combos such as blood orange Julius, friggin’ bats, and their “choco taco”. And you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body because they use locally sourced milk from happy cows.
Known for their dense and creamy ice cream with less air and 16% buttermilk! Their G.O.A.T. flavor won best ice cream in America in 2019. It has a rich goat cheese base with blackberry, lemon jam swirls, and honey rosemary roasted almonds. Are you sold yet? Located at 115 Regent St Suite 115-A in Salt Lake City.
Famous for its thick and creamy over-the-top shakes. Don’t even try to drink it through a straw! There are currently 17 locations in Utah, Arizona, and California. Check out the Original Iceberg in Salt Lake City at 3900 South 900 East in Salt Lake City, and also inside the Vivint Smart Home arena! Or check their other locations!
Located in Salt Lake City at 2040 S 1000 E; this ice cream shop offers gourmet ice cream sandwiches as well as traditional ice cream options with a variety of flavors. And to top it off all of their products are made from scratch using fresh, natural ingredients. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are available!
Located at 928 E 900 S Salt Lake City, Cloud Ninth offers all-natural ice cream, gelato, sorbets, dole whip, and shaved ice! Talk about options! They use only the finest and freshest ingredients. Treat yourself to some of this rich goodness!
Founded in 2019, this newer ice cream shop is known for its delicious ice cream with unique combinations and iconic cereal mix-ins! They have locations in Salt Lake, St George, and Daybreak! Visit them at 907 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT.
Known for its cookie dough ice cream and traditional ice cream flavors with very creamy textures. This place is rated highly among BYU students, their families, and alumni as they come back to enjoy the creamy goodness and remember the memories at BYU. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a Cougar to enjoy this place! Come hungry because they also have amazing burgers and garlic fries! Located at 1209 N 900 E Provo.
Known for their dense and creamy ice cream with less air and 16% buttermilk! Their G.O.A.T. flavor won best ice cream in America in 2019. It has a rich goat cheese base with blackberry, lemon jam swirls, and honey rosemary roasted almonds. Are you sold yet? Located at 43 N University Ave in Provo.
With ice cream made the old-fashioned way- in small batches. They use fresh cream, sugar, and natural flavors that are all blended together to create a delicious sweet treat. They also offer the highest quality of baked goods, cookies, and candies that can be individually added to create our unique and tasty flavors. There are several locations in Utah with the Orem location located at 304 East University Parkway in Orem.
Located at 1152 N Redwood Rd. Suite 103, Saratoga Springs. They source the freshest, natural dairy products from local dairy farms that do not use artificial growth hormones or antibiotics. They even ship their ice cream nationwide! Oh….and guess what??…and they also sell hot chocolate in a variety of flavors. Yum! Click the link for more locations!
In business since 1945, created by Alice Handel’s homemade ice cream recipes with over 45 flavors. Eat it piled high in a cone or packed into a pint. Your choice! This spot is worth the trip to southern Utah! Located at 291 N Bluff St in St. George, Utah.
Box Elder County
Not only known for their delicious ice cream but was also voted best fries in Utah by KSL Studio 5 (a local news station)! So, if you like to dip your fries in your ice cream, I think you’ve found your match in Box Elder County! Whether it’s an ice cream sundae, a banana split, a milkshake, or hand-scooped ice cream you’ll find your favorite treat on this menu. And get the fries! Visit them at 306 N Main St in Brigham City, UT
In business for more than 100 years. Farrs is a staple in downtown Ogden and one of the best places in town to eat some good old-fashioned ice cream! With flavors like Raspberry Cheesecake, Rocky Road, or the popular Butter Brickel will surely keep your taste buds happy! Check it out at 274 21st ST in Ogden.
Located at 1812 N 2000 W STE 2, in Farr West. A family-owned business specializing in high-quality Ice Cream with the best ingredients with each batch made by hand. You can get ice cream by the pint, or eat a single, double, or kid-size scoop in a cup, sugar cone, or waffle cone. They also have milkshakes if you like those better!
Another go-to Ice Cream shop in Ogden! Choose one of their standard flavors like pralines and cream or gram a scoop of guava cream cheese or pumpkin spice! Located in South Ogden in the Hinckley Commons Retail shops off Harrison Boulevard. Check them out at 1479 East 5600 South #B102 in South Ogden.
Small batch artisan Ice Cream shop with fresh and delicious hand-crafted flavors like caramel cashew and Chewy Gooey Buttercake. Check them out at 180 S Main St. #100 in Bountiful.
One of our family’s favorite places for a sweet treat. Zeppes serves Italian ice which you can combine with custard (my husband and kids’ favorite) or just east the custard alone (my favorite). They opened in 2007 in Harrisville, Utah, and now have 9 locations across the state. The Syracuse location is at 2033 W 700 S, Syracuse, UT
A staple in Cache Valley in Northern Utah. You can’t visit Logan without trying their famous Aggie ice cream. The creamery offers a range of favorite flavors both traditional and unique that will make your mouth water! The Creamery is part of Utah State Univerisity’s Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences where students gain real-world experience in dairy production with delicious results. Visit them at 750 North 1200 East 8700 Old Main Hill in Logan.
19. The Creamery Parlor in Beaver
Located at 165 South 500 West in Beaver, UT. Treat yourself to one of their yummy 24 flavors of ice cream in a shake, float, cup, or cone.
Serving all-natural ice cream handmade on-site. Enjoy an array of traditional, favorite ice cream flavors as well as unique, seasonal flavors made from real fruit. Vegan options are available! Check them out at 402 Main Street in Park City.
Did you find a favorite?
There you have it! 20 best ice cream spots to choose from in Utah!
Whether you’re in the mood for topping your ice cream with fruity pebbles or you’re looking for a more traditional scoop, I hope you found the perfect place on this list. The next time your sweet tooth calls, remember that in Utah, from Logan to St. George, offers some of the best ice cream shops around.
Did you find the perfect spot? Tell me about it in the comments.
And if you know of any other places not listed, be sure to drop them in the comments below!