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Hot weather is here to stay for a while and what better way to lower the temperature than to sample some of the delicious ice cream, frozen custard, and frozen yogurt that Northwest Arkansas has to offer.

Check out some of the wonderful Top 10 ice cream shops we’ve found for you below:


Spark Cafe’ Soda Fountain
105 N Main St
Bentonville, AR 72712
(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 very special treat. For a truly fun experience, take your kids and their friends to Spark’s for the Supercenter Sundae Challenge. It’s 16 scoops of ice cream and toppings of choice in one large bowl. Give them some spoons and let them dive in.

Bella Vista

DQ Grill and Chill
1 Riordan Rd
Bella Vista, AR 72714
(479) 855-2362

Long known for its sundaes, shakes, ice cream cakes, blizzards and burgers, this is the place to go in Bella Vista when nothing but a DQ will do. This DQ is a terrific place to host a special event too.

Eureka Springs

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.


Andy’s Frozen Custard
1513 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 582-9404

Andy’s serves exception frozen custard in a fun atmosphere. In business since 1986, the key to their continuing popularity is the fresh ingredients they use to make their uniquely delicious frozen custard. In addition, they hire only people who are friendly and enjoy serving, ensuring that you have a fun experience every time you walk through their door.

Burton’s Comfort Creamery
372 W Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701

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

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 to 3 Crazy Berries.

Shake’s Frozen Custard
2797 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(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
Garfield, AR 72732
(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: the pee-wee or baby size ice cream cones are not small sizes.


Freddy’s Frozen Custard
4507 W Walnut
Rogers, AR 72756
(479) 903-7197

The first time you try a Freddy’s Frozen Custard Turtle, you’ll think you’ve died and gone straight to heaven (they are that yummy). Bring the entire family, sport’s team or club into this retro-style shop for a delicious steak burger, crisp cup of fries, drink and frozen custard dessert. You’ll hit a homerun when you take the gang to Freddy’s.

Siloam Springs

Barnett’s Dairyette
111 W Tulsa Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761
(479) 524-3211

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. It’s ice cream is just as delicious now as it was all those years ago.


Honorable Mention

Susie Q Malt Shop $
612 N 2nd St, Rogers, AR

If it has to do 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.