One thing that hasn’t changed this summer is our desire for delicious frozen treats. It’s totally fine to try a new one every night, right?
Sure, it’s nice to keep a stock of Tofutti Cuties in the freezer, but taste-testing the offerings around town with locally-sourced ingredients and whimsical mixes make us even happier. Check out this roundup of our favorite flavors that put a new spin on the classics. They’re sure to put a smile on your face and make for A+ Instagram content. Just beware the dreaded brain freeze!
BRICS Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station: Double Chocolate Almond
Nostalgia hits you hard at this vintage-inspired ice cream shop where they’re dishing up a twist on a childhood classic in cones, bowls, and more. BRICS recently celebrated 10 years at the iconic Monon Railway Station. Call ahead or order online to pick up at the walk-up window everyday from noon to 9 p.m.
901 E. 64th St., 317-257-5757, https://www.bricsindy.com/
Nicey Treat: Strawberries and Mint
Think summer wrapped up in one icy pop: Light, carefree, and breezy—just how we want the season to be. Nicey Treat is located in the heart of both Broad Ripple and Fletcher Place neighborhoods, where they whip up all-natural frozen pops all year round!
655 Virginia Ave., 317-602-6423, https://www.niceytreat.com/
916 Westfield Blvd., Ste.102
Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium: Lemon Poppyseed
Known for their out-there flavors, Wyliepalooza is continuing to wow us all with the unexpected combos at both their Irvington and SoBro locations. The Lemon Poppyseed has just the right amount of bite, if you ask us. Call ahead to check the daily offerings and place your order.
5535 E. Washington St., 317-351-0275, https://wyliepalooza.com/
1049 E. 54th St.
Graeters Ice Cream: Boldly Bearcat
Launched this year, this brand new flavor experiences its first summer in 2020, with a fittingly unexpected mix of ingredients. Vanilla ice cream is mixed with red velvet sandwich cookies and the famous brand’s signature chocolate chips—and it’s amazing. Check it out at their scoop shops or at your local grocery store.
5560 N. Illinois St., 317-253-1405, https://www.graeters.com/
Lick Indy: Old Fashioned
Inspired by the iconic cocktail, Lick brings us this confectionary dream that blends local-to-Indiana West Fork Whiskey Co.’s B Street Blues Bourbon Whiskey, house-made cherry sauce, and orange zest to pack a punch of adult frozen fun in one scoop. Its mysterious, dark, sweet, and citrusy notes make for the perfect after-dinner moment. Catch the Lick crew at Broad Ripple and Garfield Park farmer’s markets to get your pint.
Lenie Tsakonas is a regular Indy Maven contributor and total ice cream lover.