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10 local ice cream shops in Columbus, OH

Find a scoop shop you love in CBUS, with options like Italian ice, frozen custard, unique sundaes, or classic ice cream.

This sandwich is made with peanut butter cookie dough ice cream. | Photo via @swichsocial

This sandwich is made with peanut butter cookie dough ice cream. | Photo via @swichsocial

We all scream for ice cream in the summertime. But after new openings (we’re looking at you, Johnson’s Real Ice Cream) and new menu items (like the Jeni’s Father’s Day Collection), we decided to refine our list. Here are 10 updated local spots to get your sweet treat fix.

Graeter’s, Multiple locations
This Cincinnati-based ice creamery is Hanna’s favorite shop, with 13 Columbus-area locations. Pro tip: Try the s’mores flavor, made with marshmallows and chocolate chips in graham cracker flavored ice cream

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, 5665 Feder Rd.
Choose from 100+ flavors, including peach, cinnamon sticky bun, and local options like buckeye.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Multiple locations
The Columbus-based brand has eight locations in the city, and has exploded with popularity across the country. Hanna can’t go to Jeni’s without ordering Gooey Butter Cake.

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Gooey Butter Cake is made with cream cheese ice cream, crumbles of vanilla cake, and caramel-butterscotch sauce. | Photo via @jenisicecreams

Whit’s Frozen Custard, Multiple locations
If custard is more your style, order frozen custard sundaes or shakes with gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan options available.

Johnson’s Real Ice Cream, Multiple locations
Indulge in a wide range of flavors — from banana fudge to blueberry pie to cotton candy — at one of the six locations in CBUS.

Little Ladies Soft Serve, 673 Worthington Rd.
Top your soft serve with fun flavor blasts like Fruity Pebbles, candied pretzels, roasted marshmallows, or crushed potato chips at this local spot.

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, Multiple locations
Try Italian ice or frozen custard separately, or combine them for gelati, which has layers of both.

Try the green tea matcha ice cream in the puffle cone. | Photo via @getcrmd

Try the green tea matcha ice cream in the puffle cone. | Photo via @getcrmd

CRMD, Multiple locations
Enjoy your ice cream in a waffle cone or puffle cone, which is an egg-based waffle that is served hot. The ice creamery has a Short North and Lewis Center location.

Simply Rolled Ice Cream, 968 N. High St.
Ice cream is served rolled into cylinders, or you can order the cotton candy burrito, buckeyes, or edible cookie dough.

Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory, Multiple locations
This shop features Mexican artisan ice cream, with 40+ flavors of treats and popsicles, including salty and spicy options.

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