Warm days and delicious ice cream go hand-in-hand. Even with all the coronavirus restrictions, you still can enjoy a scoop or two of your favorite flavors. In fact, a warm evening is the perfect time to enjoy an ice cream date night. 

Need some ideas for ice cream shop options? Here are some of our favorites in the area.

1. Creamistry

If you are craving ice cream flavors that pack in punches of your favorite cereals, snack foods, or candy bars like Fruity Pebbles, Frosted Animal Cookies, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, then take a quick 15-minute drive to Creamistry. This ice cream shop offers signature creations like Cap N’ Crunch Breakfast, featuring the cereal-flavored ice cream topped with bananas, strawberries, Nutella, and whipped cream. Or try the Elvis Presley with its banana ice cream, bananas, candied bacon, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Sauce. Or you can opt to create your own concoction with loads of ice cream and topping possibilities. 

2. Afters

Embracing the motto of “less talk, more ice cream,” Afters has branded itself as no ordinary ice cream shop. Featuring unique flavors like Milk and Cereal, French Toast Churro, Jasmine Milk Tea, and Cookie Monster, you can dig into a waffle cone filled with your favorite combination. Or you can try their signature Milky Bun—a mix of a glazed bun packed with those ice cream flavors and then sealed back up and heated on the outside for a unique hot/cold effect.

3. Hula Girls

Not a huge ice cream fan? Or are you looking for an icy alternative? The Hawaiian-inspired shaved ice flavors at Hula Girls provide some great options. Choose a flavor, choose a size, and get ready for your taste buds to explode. You could even try their twists on the popular Dole Whip. 

4. Brusters

With 150 premium handcrafted flavors, Brusters is an ice cream shop specializing in farm-fresh ingredients. So their flavors like Lemon Blueberry Cake, Coconut Pineapple, Black Raspberry Cheesecake, and Rum Raisin are all made fresh daily. They also offer sorbets and sherbets, frozen yogurt, and even non-dairy options.

Enjoy a great ice cream date with your favorite people on one of these warm nights. Support these local ice cream shops (or all!) and cool off with your favorite creamy flavors.