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Places to Go for Ice Cream in Akron

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Summer is short, take time to enjoy it at one of Akron's ice cream parlors. Below are our favorites:

Rizzi's

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Rizzi's is known for its great Italian dishes but their ice cream is a hidden gem. They offer soft serve ice cream, sundaes, and shakes at unbeatable low prices. Their ice cream cones tower over the competition and can hardly be finished. It is a perfect place to cool down with a treat at their outdoor patio with the family, friends or ball team.

Rizzi's Ristorante & Pizzeria
2809 Copley Rd.
Akron, OH 44321

Strickland's

Strickland’s award winning frozen custard has been an Akron favorite since 1936, and was recently voted #1 by Akron Beacon Journal. Watch as your soft serve frozen custard is freshly made from their ice cream churning machine. Enjoy your frozen custard in a waffle cone, or add toppings for a sundae or arctic twister. Pints & quarts of your favorite ice cream are available to take home. Strickland’s ice cream is also served at Progressive Field.

1809 Triplett Blvd,
Akron, OH 44312
2629 Bailey Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
3985 Medina Rd.
Montrose, OH 44333

Mary Coyle

This family owned and operated ice cream shop has delighted Akron with old fashioned butter-rich, home-made ice cream since 1937. Retreat to their air-conditioned ice cream parlor or enjoy your treat on the patio. Your favorite ice cream or sherbet is also available by the pint, quart or half-gallon to take home. Mary Coyle homemade ice cream is known for its high quality, rich ice cream. Try their chocolate peanut butter ice cream. Mary Coyle ice cream is also served at the Diamond Grille in Downtown Akron and Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls.

Mary Coyle
780 W. Market St.
Akron, Oh 44303

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Handel’s makes more than 50 flavors of homemade ice cream and yogurt daily for your pleasure. Handel’s is known for the smooth and creamy texture of their ice cream and loads of fresh ingredients such as fruits, nuts, and caramel in each batch of ice cream. Their Banana Split cannot be beat with endless mounds of toppings. Enjoy your ice cream or yogurt treat in their patio seating area. Handel’s offers over 50 flavors in quarts & pints to take home as well as their signature desserts. There are 2 buy-one-get-one-free coupons in Akron’s Entertainment Guide.

Handel’s
969 Copley Rd.
Akron, OH 44320

Cold Stone Creamery

Ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery is a delectable experience. First, you select a flavor of their creamy and smooth ice cream and then you decide what you want to mix in such as nuts, candies, syrup, etc. The next step is what makes Cold Stone so unique; they mix your custom creation on a frozen granite stone right before your eyes. Nor do they skimp on quality or quantity. Pricing is steep, but the delightful and delicious experience cannot be beat. Seating is on large benches and tables inside and a few tables outside. Cold Stone Creamery
3900 Medina Rd.
Akron, OH 44333

Zack's Famous Frozen Yogurt

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The best part about Zack's is that every dessert is delicious and you cannot tell that it is healthy for you. Many of the desserts are sugar-free so it is the perfect choice for the health conscious or diabetic. People of all ages enjoy the frozen yogurt treats. At times during the summer months, there are lines out the door. Relax in their air conditioned dining room. There are 3 buy-one-get-one-free coupons in Akron's Entertainment Guide.

Zack's Famous Frozen Yogurt
1530 W Market St.
Akron, OH 44313

Pav's Creamery

This family-owned ice cream shop was recently rated #2 by the Akron Beacon Journal for ice cream. Pav’s offers a full assortment of delicious ice cream treats such as banana splits, sundaes, shakes, waffle cones, and smoothies. The quality and flavor of the ice cream is rich and creamy, and the service is friendly and fast.
Pav’s Creamery
3769 Manchester Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

Friendly's

Friendly’s is a long standing favorite for ice cream and their ice cream is made with the freshest ingredients. Try one of their famous sundaes or build-your-own sundae with your favorite toppings. A great advantage to this ice cream parlor choice is that since it is within a restaurant, they offer great oven fresh options such as hot apple cobbler and brownies to accompany their ice cream. They often run coupons in Sunday’s newspaper and there is a buy-one-get-one-free coupon in Akron’s Entertainment Guide.

Friendly’s
3921 Medina Rd.
Fairlawn, OH 44313
2934 S. Arlington Rd.
Akron, OH 44312

Sweet Henrie's Ice Cream

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This family-owned and operated ice cream parlor knows how to treat customers right with ample portions, low prices, and friendly service. The old fashion atmosphere will make you feel right at home. They offer many ice cream combinations and desserts to be enjoyed in their indoor dining area. They also offer a great kids menu.

Sweet Henrie's Ice Cream
1365 Gardner Blvd.
Barberton, OH 44203

I. C. Sweets Ice Cream Shoppe

Conveniently located in downtown Akron, I.C. Sweets is a favorite place to stop for ice cream while visiting downtown during the day as they close at 4pm. They have all of the traditional offerings including ice cream cones, sundaes, shakes and more. There is a buy-one-get-one-free coupon in Akron’s Entertainment Guide.

I.C. Sweets Ice Cream Shoppe
76 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308

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