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Where are the Top 10 places for Ice cream in Northwest Arkansas?  North West Arkansans’ do love their ice cream, and the number of quality ice cream shops keeps growing at a fast pace here in NWA. Ice cream enthusiasts can now find every ilk of the tasty treat without having to leave the area.

Check the Top 10 selection below to locate just what you’re looking for in the yummy delicacy.


Trash Creamery Bentonville AR

Trash Creamery Ice Cream – photo courtesy

Spark Cafe’ Soda Fountain $
105 N Main St, (479) 273-1329

Located on the Downtown Square in Bentonville, Spark Cafe’ is part of The Walmart Museum experience. With its round bar stools, soda fountain, uniformed soda jerks, vinyl covered booths and 1960’s memorabilia, you’re transported back more than 50 years when an ice cream cone was a special treat. This is one place in NWA where the entire family can enjoy an ice cream concoction for under ten dollars.  They now have a convenient walk up ordering window.

Trash Creamery $
401 SW A St Suite 101, (479) 367-2412


Delightful local 80’s themed ice cream shop featuring heavenly ice cream and many delicious toppings. Community minded shop offers excellent, quick and friendly service. Just a short distance from the square, this fun shop is just the place to stop by for afternoon and evening refreshments.


The Funky Twig $
28 Spring St suite b

With a name like The Funky Twig, you might be wondering about the double delights they create? Wonder no more, you’ll find unique, delicious flavors of some of the tastiest ice cream you’ve ever put in your mouth. If you yearn for something different from run of the mill flavors, you’ll find plenty to bring joy to your taste buds at The Funky Twig.


Sweet Scoops Blender Bar $
68 E Main St, Farmington, AR 72730
(479) 267-9000

Featuring a modern twist on traditional ice cream shops, Sweet Scoops offers new ways to eat ice cream. The blended ice cream is soooo very delicious and the toppings are magical. Try the Chocalata in a bubble creation. It’s made with a delicious fluffy waffle, Chocolate Ice cream with Brownie and Cookie Dough Bites Topped With Chocolate Chips, Syrup and Hershey Bar. Oh my! This is lusciousness at its best. Note:  Image at top of the page is courtesy of Sweet Scoop Blender Bar.


Burton’s Comfort Creamery $
372 W Dickson St

If you love soft ice cream cones, but hate the mess, you’re going to love Burton’s, a food truck  featuring the buddy system, a cone system that keeps your hands clean while you enjoy delicious combinations of ice cream toppings. Open Spring – Fall.

Ice cream short stop nwa

Short Stop Grill Ice Cream Cone – Image Courtesy of Short Stop Grill

Shake’s Frozen Custard
2797 N College Ave, (479) 444-9777 $

Shake’s serves super premium frozen custard made from only the highest quality ingredients. Their award-winning ice cream experience including their classic sundaes, cakes, concretes, and frozen custard will keep you coming back time after time. Need to have an event catered? They do catering too.



The Short Stop $
18440 Marshall St, (479) 359-1303

Known for their humongous ice cream cones and big fresh cooked and juicy burgers, The Short Stop is staffed by friendly folks who go out of their way to make your experience with them a winner. Located close to Beaver Lake, the gas station/grill is swamped in warm weather, but don’t let that stop you, the line inside moves quickly. Note:  Image at top of the page is courtesy of The Short Stop.


Andy’s Frozen Custard $
2205 W Walnut St, (479) 636-2639

Be prepared for a fun experience when you frequent Andy’s in Rogers. The staff is friendly and determined to make your experience with them a happy one. The frozen custard is uniquely different, and promises to have you returning again and again. For your convenience, open until 11:00


Pure Joy Ice Cream $
108 N Broadway St, (479) 524-3221
This is naturally crafted, small batch ice cream and sorbet at its very best. Local ingredients like local peaches are used whenever possible, and the flavors are simply amazing.


Vargas Fruteria $
1975 W Sunset Ave Suite d, (479) 365-2924

For the best ice cream, shakes and fruit drinks you can ever imagine, swing by Vargas Fruteria in Springdale. This place has a wicked good atmosphere and friendly, efficient service to go with their amazing desserts. Before you order, just take a look at some of the creations they’ve recently made to get an idea about the special treat you’re about to receive. Great spot


Big Dipper $
2049 E Van Buren
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 253-5357

A great place to enjoy hand-dipped ice cream, sugar-free ice cream, malts, low-fat yogurt, banana splits, shakes, old fashioned sodas, fresh squeezed lemonade, chili dogs, hot dogs, and nachos. Known for their friendly, consistent service and ice cream parlor atmosphere

3 Crazy Berries (Frozen Yogurt) $
1826 N Crossover Road #1
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 287-4489

This frozen yogurt, some of the very best in NWA, contains active and live cultures, making it not only yummy, but good for you too. A popular family-friendly dessert place that not only offers high quality yogurt, but it also offers an iPad bar and a comfortable lounge. Your kids will beg to go back to 3 Crazy Berries.