Your Guide to Indy’s Best Spots for Summer Treats

These delicious desserts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Summer Treats

One of the best parts about summer is the refreshing desserts that cool you down on a hot day. From ice cream to fresh baked goods, we’ve got you covered for all the best local spots to get the summer sweets you crave.

Ice Cream

What’s summer without ice cream? Luckily, you’ll never have to find out. We’re swooning over Broad Ripple Blackberry from BRICS right now. Check out this story to learn where to get more favorite ice cream flavors and try a few new ones. 

Brics, 901 E 64th St, Indianapolis, (317) 257-5757 HTTPS://WWW.BRICSINDY.COM/


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Try unexpected flavors like bourbon pecan pie or lemon poppyseed at Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium. Find their unique ice cream, Italian ices, and sherbert at their locations in Irvington and SoBro. 

5535 E. Washington St., (317) 351-0275,

1049 E. 54th St.


Get handcrafted ice cream that has been around since 1870 at Graeter’s Ice Cream. Try one of their limited edition flavors: strawberry chocolate chip, orange and cream, peach, or banana chocolate chip. 

5560 N. Illinois St., (317) 253-1405,


Visit Lick Indy inside The Garage Food Hall at Bottleworks for boozy ice cream flavors like “Toffee Wee Mac” and Irish cream with a dark swirl of Guinness Ganache.


If popsicles are more your thing, stop by Nicey Treat for delicious and refreshing flavor combinations. Try their summer flavors like toasted coconut and key lime pie.

655 Virginia Ave., (317) 602-6423,

916 Westfield Blvd., Ste.102

Gordon’s Milkshake Bar

Or if you’re looking for a sweet and tasty milkshake, check out Gordon’s Milkshake Bar for tons of delicious flavors. Try a classic root beer float, decadent chocolate dipped strawberry shake, or refreshing blueberry cheesecake. 

865 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, (317) 453-1360

Traders Point Creamery

For great locally made ice cream straight from a dairy farm, head to Traders Point Creamery. Pick up a pint in your favorite flavors or enjoy it on site at Traders Point Creamery’s Dairy Bar. 

9101 Moore Road, Zionsville, (317) 733-1700,

Cakes and Cupcakes

Cake is good all year round, but it’s even better with refreshing flavors that will make you feel like you’re on vacation. Gallery Pastry is one of our go-to’s when we’re looking for a fix without blowing our budget. This story by Stephanie Groves has everything you need to know about where to get the coolest cakes in Indy that are as delicious as they are beautiful. 

Gallery pastry, 110 S Pennsylvania St, Suite B
Indianapolis, (317) 820-5526, HTTPS://WWW.GALLERYPASTRYSHOP.COM/
1101 E 54th St, Suite G
Classic Cakes 

Mix and match cake, filling, and icing flavors to create an ultimate summer explosion at Classic Cakes. Try cake flavors like lemon lavender and pineapple.

1752 E 116th, (317) 844-6901,


Order everything from a cake for your next event to cake pops and cookies at Princess Confections Bakery. Add fruit filling to your cake for a summer feel.

10609 East Washington Street Suite F, (317) 626-2931,

The Lemon Bar

The Lemon Bar is the place to go to get beautiful and delicious cakes. Their bestseller, a dark chocolate raspberry cake, is perfect for any occasion.

95 E Pine St, Zionsville, (317) 344-0472,

The Flying Cupcake

The Flying Cupcake has been an Indy staple since 2007 — and rightfully so. Check out their summer flavors like Blueberry Cream Cheese Blues and Lady Chiffon’s Lemon Coconut Cake. Stop by one of their five locations throughout Indy. 

(317) 396-2696,


Hart Bakery has cakes, bars, cookies, pastries and more. Try their princess bar for summer flavors like raspberry and coconut. 

7030 E. 10th St, 317-357-4706,

If those cakes and cupcakes looked good, get to know the women behind them. This story has a round-up of all the local women bakers you should know.




Get all your favorite breads, muffins, cookies, pies and more at Sea Salt & Cinnamon. Try a cupcake in a fun summer flavor like margarita. 



Trailhead Naturals has plenty of vegan treats to satisfy your cravings. Lemon poppyseed muffins and strawberry dates scones are perfect for summer.

7700 N Meridian St, 970-372-7182,

If you’re interested in learning more about these vegan bakeries or where to get your other vegan products, check out this story about the women behind the products.

Ellie Allen is Indy Maven’s Editorial Intern.

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