Five Ice Cream Spots to Visit Before Summer Ends

Cruze Farm – Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, Cruze Farm has quickly become a Scruffy City favorite. They offer many delicious flavors from lavender honey to chocolate chip peanut butter. Their second location off Asbury Road in East Knoxville also offers homemade pizza. Their red gingham outfits and delicious flavored swirls and shakes are a must-experience this summer.

Kilwin’s – Located in downtown Knoxville and Gatlinburg, this delicious ice cream and fudge shop offers 32 hand-dipped flavors served in freshly made waffle cones. One of my favorite flavors is their Tennessee River Mud: vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips and heavy caramel. Come fall, you will find me inhaling their made in-store mouthwatering caramel apples.

Bruster’s – With four locations in and around Knoxville, Bruster’s has become a community favorite. I’m a sucker for their double chocolate ice cream. You can also find Bruster’s at local events serving up delicious ice cream from their mobile ice cream truck. They also have dairy-free options and free doggy sundaes.

Phoenix Pharmacy – Go back in time with this real-life neighborhood pharmacy and ice cream parlor. Share a banana split while sitting in a chrome stool or vinyl booth with views of downtown Knoxville’s Gay Street. You must try the town favorite, the Great Smoky Mountain Sundae featuring a mountain of warm chocolate brownies, vanilla cake with a hot fudge base with fully loaded toppings.

D&B Hot Dogs + Ice Cream – Hidden in the Solway Shoppes area off Pellissippi Parkway and Oak Ridge Highway, D&B offers not only some of the best-tasting hot dogs in Knoxville but also delicious ice cream! Besides their delicious double-scoop chocolate with sprinkles in a waffle cone, I’m partial to their root beer floats and brownie sundae.