Summers can be brutal in Tuscaloosa and all across the southeast so it's important to find things to keep you cool. One of the best ways to accomplish that is by picking up a frozen treat and you'll find many options in the Druid City.

From traditional treats to new creations, the ice cream and frozen dessert scene has been growing in Tuscaloosa. We take a look at some of the best places to find a cold treat around this city.

  • Summer Snow via Facebook
    Summer Snow via Facebook

    Summer Snow

    1501 University Blvd E.

    A local favorite, Summer Snow has been serving the Tuscaloosa community since 1988. The small food stand along University Blvd specializes in shaved ice topped with a wide variety of flavors. You find them year round so plan your trip during the warmer months.

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    The Baked Bear

    Midtown Village

    This unique business just opened up at Midtown Village in 2018 and the reviews have been very positive. The Baked Bear will take care of your sweet tooth with freshly-made cookies, ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches.

  • Ingram Farms via Facebook
    Ingram Farms via Facebook

    Ingram Farms

    5900 Watermelon Road

    Ingram Farms Market and Ice Cream Shop is the perfect place to cool down after a trip to Sokol Park. The local business proudly serves Blue Bell ice cream and continues to grow in popularity by supplying fresh food to the community.

  • Steel City Pops via Facebook
    Steel City Pops via Facebook

    Steel City Pops

    2128 University Blvd

    What began as a single storefront in Birmingham, Alabama has now grown into a Popsicle business with locations in four states. Tuscaloosa is home to one of these stores downtown, which offers these pops made up of creative flavors and high-quality ingredients. The best part is they are always coming up with new creations so you'll have a chance to try something different every time in.

  • Frost Bite Tuscaloosa via Facebook
    Frost Bite Tuscaloosa via Facebook

    Frost Bite

    1914 University Blvd

    This new shop is opening in downtown Tuscaloosa and will bring rolled ice cream and nitrogen ice cream to the city for the first time.

  • Dippin Dots via Facebook
    Dippin Dots via Facebook

    Dippin' Dots

    912 Veterans Memorial Parkway East

    This flash-frozen treat was once know as the ice cream of the future but is now going on 30 years of serving customers. Located near the intersection of McFarland Blvd and 15th Street, Dippin' Dots will also sell you their product online in bulk bags.

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    TCBY via Facebook


    Two locations in Tuscaloosa & Northport

    'The Country's Best Yogurt' has locations in Tuscaloosa and Northport - both along McFarland Blvd - to serve customers across town. With daily specials and a menu that also includes sorbets.

  • Photo by Ben George
    Photo by Ben George

    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

    315 15th Street

    The fast food chain is known for its custard as much as it is for the burgers. The freshly-churned frozen custard hits the spot on a hot day (and just about any other time as well).

  • Yogurt Mountain via Facebook
    Yogurt Mountain via Facebook

    Yogurt Mountain

    Midtown Village

    Another option at Midtown Village, Yogurt Mountain is a self-serve yogurt shop that rotates many different flavors and toppings. Make sure you grab a couple sample cups when you arrive so you make sure you make the right choice.

  • Orange Leaf via Facebook
    Orange Leaf via Facebook

    Orange Leaf

    1650 Jack Warner Pkwy

    Conveniently located along the Tuscaloosa River Walk so you can take a break from your trip along the river to pick up some frozen yogurt. Orange Leaf is another self-serve shop with outside seating so you can enjoy the view.

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