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Stay cool with 24 locally-owned ice cream shops in Kansas City

If you want to beat the heat + support local biz, check out these local ice cream businesses.

Ice Cream bae I love you so matcha ice cream in windowsill at country club plaza location kc today

I love you so matcha, ice cream. (That’s actually the name of this flavor.)

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Summer is in full swing. If you’re looking to cool down with some sweet treats, check out these 24 tasty ice cream shops churned in the KC metro.

Betty Rae’s Ice Cream, multiple locations | Try new flavors every time you bop by and peruse the rotating menu.

Bingbox Snow Cream Co., multiple locations | This cheeky, square-themed shop specializes in Korean snow cream, a dessert that mixes shaved ice with ice cream.

CHILL in the Village, 6966 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS | Enjoy frozen yogurt, ice cream, cookie sandwiches, and custom-blended frozen drinks.

Clinton’s Soda Fountain, 100 W. Maple Ave., Independence, MO | This shop first opened in 1988 and fit with a checkerboard floor, red bar stools, classic sodas and, of course, ice cream.

Cookies and Creamery, 533 E. Red Bridge Rd., KCMO | Make sweet memories with the array of “Creamwiches,” speciality popcorn, cotton candy, and flavored milks.

Creative Culture DIY Studio & Milkshake Bar, multiple locations | Enjoy milkshakes while crafting your own creations in this ice cream shop’s DIY craft studio spaces.

Fairway Creamery, 5938 Mission Rd., Fairway, KS | Chomp on donuts with your ice cream and wash them both down with coffee.

The Flying Cow Gelato Shop, multiple locations | Enjoy less fat + more flavor with this gelato, made fresh daily.

Freezing Moo, multiple locations | These Thai fried ice cream rolls also come in dairy-free and vegan options.

Fountain City Scoops & Floats, 419 Main St., KCMO | Sixteen different ice creams and 1,000+ sodas mean that you can create endless float flavors.

Frozen Gold, 4144 Pennsylvania Ave., KCMO | With its neon lights and swanky furniture, this is likely the most vibe-y ice cream shop you’ll visit.

The Golden Scoop, 9540 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS | Enjoy all the classic flavors at this biz focused on employing people with disabilities.

High Hopes Ice Cream, 5536 Troost Ave., KCMO | The cones at this walk-up ice cream shop are stacked high with creative flavors.

Ice Cream Bae, multiple locations | Its Instagram ready creations taste as good as they photograph.

KaleidoScoops Ice Cream, 6609 Parallel Pkwy., KCK | Sugar-free, dairy-free, and traditional flavors abound at this shop.

Martin City Ice Cream Co., 411 E. 135th St., KCMO | Constantly rotating flavors keep this ice cream tasting fresh.

Miami Ice, 1624 W. 39th St., KCMO | A play on the popular 1980s show, you’ll feel like you were transported in time as you enjoy shaved ice, soft serve, and cakes.

One More Scoop, multiple locations | Founded by a group of friends, this biz has gluten, dairy, and nut-free options.

Paleteria el Chavo, multiple locations | Stop in for ice cream, stay for juices and Mexican food.

Paleterias Tropicana | Homemade, traditional Michoacan ice cream is this family-owned business’ signature offering.

Popcoulture Gourmet Popcorn & Ice Cream, multiple locations | A chef and a dietician run this shop. Stop in and sample its tasty tasting wall.

Poppy’s Ice Cream Shop and Coffee House, 307 SE Douglas St., Lee’s Summit, MO | Pop by for homemade ice cream + candies.

Sweet Thang & Cafe, 2088 W. Santa Fe St., Olathe, KS | Slurp cold ice cream or bite into warm sandwiches.

Sylas and Maddy’s Homemade Ice Cream, multiple locations | Going strong since 1997, it serves freshly made ice cream and waffle cones.

Did we miss your favorite place? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

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