Where are the Top 10 places for Ice cream in Northwest Arkansas? Locals and visitors 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.
We also included some non-dairy cold desert treats and a frozen yogurt shop to give you plenty of delicious options.
Check the Top 10 selection below to locate just what you’re looking for in the yummy delicacy.
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Spark Cafe’ Soda Fountain $
105 N Main St, (479) 273-1329 (Temporarily in Spark Cafe Food Truck)
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. NOTE: While the Walmart Museum is under renovation, the Spark Cafe will be housed in the Food Truck in front of the Museum and Cafe.
This is one place in NWA where the entire family can enjoy an ice cream concoction for under ten dollars.
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.
Ice Cream Delights $
273 N Main St,
Ice Cream Delights is an old fashioned ice cream parlor decorated in classic Coke memorabilia. They serve delicious Blue Bell Ice Cream shakes, ice cream cones, ice cream sundaes, malts, cobblers with ice cream on top and more. Be sure to stop in and enjoy their ice cream desserts and experience their warm and friendly customer service.
Sweet Scoops Blender Bar $
68 E Main St, (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.
Otro Rollo $
4201 N Shiloh Dr #1375, (inside NWA Mall) (479) 334-5365
See ice cream rolled right before your eyes. This is truly a unique and fun concept for Northwest Arkansas. The flavors are yummy and the presentation is beautiful. Take the kiddos, they will love watching as the liquid ice cream becomes a sheet, which is cut into rolls. Service is fast, kid friendly and professional. Great place to take the family for an unusual treat. Note: Image at top of the page is courtesy of Otro Rollo.
Shake’s Frozen Custard
2797 N College Ave, (479) 444-9777 $
Shake’s serves 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.
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 p.m.
Pure Joy Ice Cream $
108 N Broadway St, (479) 524-3221
This is naturally crafted, small batch ice cream and sorbet made from scratch is tastebud explosion of delight! Local ingredients like local peaches are used whenever possible, and the flavors are simply amazing. Customer service is just as sweet.
Paleteria Standard De Penjamo $
1215 S Thompson St, Springdale, AR 72764
Paleteria Standard De Penjamo offers delicious cold dessert treats with a flavor of Mexico. This hidden gem offers a tantalizing array of paletas (Mexican popsicles) in a variety of unique flavors along with homemade ice cream. It is perfect for beating the summer heat and great prices.
Barnett’s Dairyette $
111 W Tulsa Street, (479) 524-3211
Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Started in 1957, this place is a Siloam Springs institution. It specializes in delicious ice cream, old fashioned burgers, hand cut fries, cones, and hand mixed shakes. Some folks have been coming to Barnett’s for more than 50 years. The ice cream is just as delicious now as it was all those years ago.
Susie Q Malt Shop $
612 N 2nd St, (479) 631-6258
If it is made with ice cream, Susie Q Malt Shop makes it including malts, sundaes, banana splits, ice cream cones, ice cream sodas, floats and freezes. They also make tasty burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and amazing Susie Q Fries. Great place to stop if you’re on your way to Beaver Lake. This is a drive up and go to the window to order place, and although it has been there for years, it still turns out some of the best food in all of NWA.
NON-DAIRY ICE CREAM
Crazy Willy’s Ice Cream $
Waterfall Trl, Bella Vista, AR 72715
Crazy Willy’s Ice Cream is a Premium Dole Soft-Serve Ice Cream. If you’ve ever had ice cream at Disneyland, you’ll know the type we’re talking about. Bursting with distinctive flavor, whether it’s the traditional Pineapple whip or one of the rotating flavors like cherry, lime, strawberry, orange, lemon, mango and more.
Pineapple Bliss NWA
1345 E Henri De Tonti Blvd Suite A,
Springdale, AR 72762
Pineapple Bliss NWA Serves delicious better-for-you frozen soft serve sweet treats that cater to all dietary needs including low calorie, vegan, gluten-free, & sugar-free options. They offer cones, cups, floats and drinks. It is delicious refreshing and comes with friendly customer service.
Three Crazy Berries
1826 N Crossover Rd #1, (479) 287-4489
Three Crazy Berries is a fun frozen yogurt shop that offers a variety of delicious flavors and endless toppings to choose from. The interior is clean and refreshing, iPads are available in the seating areas for you to play on with your kids. The staff is friendly and efficient.