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Best ice cream

Bruster's, which has approximately 70 locations in Georgia, was your pick for best ice cream in and around Atlanta. Photo: Renee Brock / Special

Bruster's, which has approximately 70 locations in Georgia, was your pick for best ice cream in and around Atlanta. Photo: Renee Brock / Special

1. Bruster’s
You say, “Brusters for me! I love almost every flavor but have to say Winter Wonderland is one of my favs.”

2. Morelli’s
3. Jake’s Ice Cream
4. High Road Craft
5. Kilwins


Morelli's maple bacon brittle ice cream in a fresh baked waffle cone. Just one of the many reasons this spot is our pick for best ice cream in and around Atlanta. Photo: Scott Wink

1. Morelli’s
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “Morelli’s wide and unique mix of craft ice cream flavors, like Avocado or Balsamic Strawberry, has made it a go-to favorite for Atlantans looking for something a little different. Flavors change constantly, but first timers should start out with their Salted Caramel, if it is available.”

2. Westside Creamery
3. High Road Craft
4. Jake’s Ice Cream
5. Sarah Jean’s Ice Cream and Sweets

83 comments Add your comment


December 5th, 2011
2:20 pm

I realize that I’m going out of a major limb here, but the ice cream at Sublime Doughnuts really deserves consideration. Kamal Grant’s been at work for several months now creating ice creams to accompany his doughtnut creations.

Of note are the blueberry, maple bacon, and peanut butter ice creams. The blueberry is easily the best fruit-based ice cream I’ve ever tried. The maple bacon is seriously smokey yet sweet. Finally, the peanut butter ice quite subtle–very peanutty and not overly sweet–making it a perfect accompaniment for the doughtnuts.

I know, I know, Sublime probably won’t get much consideration in this category. But Kamal’s ice cream is quite great and its something he’s been doing under the radar for a while now.


December 5th, 2011
2:24 pm

Morelli’s hands down! They have the most unique, delish flavors ever! Their salted caramel will make you hit flips, ginger-lavender will be your favorite meal substitute, and the chai will make you slap somebody! it is a bit pricey, but wrth it if you want a good quality ice-cream fix.

Mary B

December 5th, 2011
2:31 pm

Brusters for me! I love almost every flavor but have to say Winter Wonderland is one of my favs

East Atl Foodie

December 5th, 2011
2:35 pm



December 5th, 2011
4:06 pm

Fado’s Irish Pub in Buckhead has the most amazing Guinness ice cream! Their Brown Bread ice cream is also fabulous. :)


December 5th, 2011
4:20 pm

Morelli’s!!! Salted Caramel wins best flavor!!!


December 5th, 2011
5:31 pm

I likes me some milkshakes from mcdonalds


December 5th, 2011
6:06 pm

High Road Craft Ice Cream — without question the best ice cream in Atlanta (and the Southeast)

Jimmy Baron

December 5th, 2011
7:50 pm

Didn’t we just do this topic last summer? Next.

Brazen Unicorn

December 5th, 2011
7:58 pm

Westside Creamery truck


December 5th, 2011
8:11 pm

I love Morelli’s, but I do admit the offerings from Sublime Doughnuts are amazing, as well. Both equally delicious and better than anything else.


December 5th, 2011
8:18 pm

Morelli’s salted caramel! Hands down.

Southside Steve

December 5th, 2011
8:22 pm

Brusters coconut chocolate chip is awesome! Yeah c’mon.


December 5th, 2011
8:37 pm

Jake’s! Imaginative flavors and always a variety to choose from.


December 5th, 2011
8:42 pm

High Road Craft Ice Cream, small factory store open weekends in chamblee and sold in most whole foods. A lot of restaurants are now featuring their custom ice creams.


December 5th, 2011
8:43 pm

Publix has wonderful ice cream.


December 5th, 2011
8:43 pm

Westside Creamery. Always seasonal, always delicious, and so so rich.


December 5th, 2011
8:49 pm

Haven’t we already covered this category in a previous “Best of…” blog post?


December 5th, 2011
8:57 pm

Sweet Tooth

December 5th, 2011
9:07 pm

Grater’s. Try the coconut chocolate chip. Kroger’s carries it along with an assortment of other somewhat exotic flavors from this Cincinnati based ice cream maker. I have never had ice cream with such actual flavors. You can taste the coconut in my favorite flavor. The blueberry chip has real blueberries. Same with mint, sorbets, etc. Worth every penny.

Dr. C

December 5th, 2011
9:11 pm

High Road Craft…like Tom said, check out the factory in Chamblee


December 5th, 2011
9:12 pm

Brusters is one of my favorites!!! :) ;)


December 5th, 2011
9:19 pm

Coldstone :-) I’m not an ice cream, but I LOVE the berry berry berry good ice cream at Coldstone


December 5th, 2011
9:19 pm

Honeysuckle Gelato (food truck) has fabulous gelato. Really creative flavors. Graeter’s out of Cincinnati is great for store bought. Huge chunks of chocolate in some sublime flavors. Their Peppermint Stick is the best.


December 5th, 2011
9:30 pm

Sarah Jean’s Ice Cream and Sweets on the Marietta Square near the Strand Theatre. This place is a hidden jewel, the ice cream is heavenly!


December 5th, 2011
9:37 pm

ecco’s olive oil, sea salt, and chocolate ice cream certainly deserves recognition.


December 5th, 2011
9:38 pm

Sheridan’s Frozen Custard. Their concretes are the best!


December 5th, 2011
9:42 pm

Blue Bell – Pralines n Cream. Most Blue Bell varieties are better than other. It’s the best.


December 5th, 2011
10:10 pm

Kilwin’s in Atlantic Station


December 5th, 2011
10:13 pm


Smoke Dogg

December 5th, 2011
11:12 pm

I likes the rocket pops and push ups from the ice cream van that drives around the hood riningin the bell. You can also get yourself a dime bag.


December 5th, 2011
11:13 pm

morelli’s is awesome


December 6th, 2011
1:29 am


December 6th, 2011
8:06 am


December 6th, 2011
10:00 am

Westside Creamery – I would run extra miles on my treadmill to eat Milk & Honey ice cream every day


December 6th, 2011
10:06 am

Publix. Seriously. Their dark chocolate trinity and their cappucino fudge blitz flavors are excellent, filled with morsels of goodness. And cheap.


December 6th, 2011
11:10 am

Sheridan’s Frozen Custard in Tucker


December 6th, 2011
11:29 am

Ben and Jerry’s or Scoops in Alpharetta

December, Really?!?

December 6th, 2011
2:05 pm

Better “Best of” for the month that Winter starts in, please….

Like best Cozy dining


December 6th, 2011
3:54 pm



December 6th, 2011
5:08 pm

Mayfield’s chocolate almond

sam louis

December 6th, 2011
8:12 pm

Please not Morelli’s….they use a mix!!!!!! Miller Union…where you have an actual pastry chef making the ice cream bases by hand and creating flavors.


December 6th, 2011
10:29 pm

Morelli’s!!! Butter Peacan


December 6th, 2011
10:30 pm

High Road and Morelli’s!


December 6th, 2011
10:33 pm

morelli whole foods

Velvet Elvis

December 6th, 2011
10:33 pm

Chic fil A ice dream with the strawberry sauce gets my thumb up.


December 6th, 2011
10:45 pm

Publix Premium baby!!! All day!!!


December 6th, 2011
10:49 pm

Greenwood’s. The coconut is amazing. They provide ice cream for restaurants but you can buy it at the factory on Ptree Ind.


December 6th, 2011
11:15 pm

Bruster’s is the best. “Jamacain Me Crazy” is my all time favorite w/ coconut, carmel, & nuts. But during this season the Eggnog and peppermint stick are great too.


December 6th, 2011
11:35 pm

The new Marble Slab Creamery in Brookhaven Station … dark chocolate & coffee ice creams are great! Death to yogurt …