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 (Temporarily in Spark Cafe Food Truck)

While the Walmart Museum is under renovation, the Spark Cafe will be housed in the Food Truck in front of the Museum and Cafe.
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.

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.


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. 


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 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.


Otro Rollo $
1039 S Gutensohn Rd #D, (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.

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

Crazy Willy’s Ice Cream $
Waterfall Trl, Bella Vista, AR 72715
(479) 876-3379

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.