When temperatures rise, we dream of ice cream.
Beat the heat at one—or all—of our favorite 50 ice cream parlors around the state, boasting piled-high cones, indulgent milkshakes, and irresistible one-of-a-kind creations.
4th Ave Sweet Scoops
This sweet Pocahontas County stop is serving up your favorite flavors and specialty shakes all summer long. You might even get lucky and find grilled peaches with a scoop of peach ice cream on the menu—you never know what the 4th Avenue crew will surprise you with next. Stop by and try them all.
601 4th Avenue
Amy’s Market is filled with all kinds of goodies, but its ice cream is a definite stand-out. If you’re in the mood for something different, try a Stuffed Gourmet Milkshake that will really rattle that sweet tooth—and don’t be surprised to see a whole cupcake or hunk of brownie decorating the top.
990 Jefferson Street North
Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream
Huntington & Ceredo
Two locations means a double scoop of yum for ice cream lovers. And by yum, we mean gooey Cake Batter Fudge cones, dreamy Dreamsicle soft serve, and gorgeous—and enormous—hot fudge sundaes. The flavors are fresh and endless, with a little something for everyone. Wait—is that an ice cream pie?
809 3rd Avenue, Huntington, and 1103 C Street, Ceredo
Berkshire’s Custard by Evan’s Sweets
“Same Berkshire’s place, same Berkshire’s taste,” they say, and they are right about that. Berkshire’s fans will recognize not only the location, but also the flavor of the beloved business. With homemade waffle cones and a variety of mouthwatering options, you’ll want to spend your summer in this sweetly pink diner-esque shop.
509 Rogers Street
Bones & Cones
Even our furry friends deserve a sweet treat every now and then. Bones & Cones makes it easy to cool the whole family down with its extensive list of flavors and special doggy menu. Don’t want the ice cream-y goodness to end there? Pick up a quart or two of your favorite to enjoy at home.
21287 Seneca Trail North
Nothing pairs better with a trip to one of West Virginia’s most popular summer destinations than your favorite ice cream. Summersville’s beloved Campfire Grill has you covered in their sweet and whimsical shop, offering up creamy creations that are styled into the prettiest cones you’ve ever seen. Add this stop to your list!
1869 Summersville Airport Road
Chillmers Soft Serve
We don’t know about you, but a Chocolate Coconut Egg shake sounds pretty good to us, and Chillmers is where it’s at. The fantastic flavors and “udderly delicious” hand-dipped picks will keep you busy all summer. Sugar-free and dairy-free options make sure everyone has a sweet treat at their fingertips.
119 South Main Street
Coke & Float
As pretty as they are tasty, Coke & Float’s delectable treats are a must-have for the shop’s loyal customers. Try a signature cyclone, packed with flavor in each swirl. Coke & Float’s layered fruit cups are stunning—and immensely popular. And a Reese’s Cup banana split? We’ll take three with no plans to share, thank you.
624 West 2nd Street
Crafts of the Coal
This food truck knows ice cream. A menu of 20 flavors mixes the classics with some unique must-trys. Smoky Mountain Toffee, Carolina Peach, County Roads Cookie Jar—you can’t choose wrong. Grab your favorite in a piled-high waffle cone, but beware the summer heat because you won’t want to lose a single drop.
3057 Mt. Vernon Road
The Crown Confectionary at Crown Florals & Gifts
This sweet little stop is stunning and full of whimsy, an utter treat for the eyes. It only makes sense that the ice cream is equally as delicious. Boasting 32 Hershey’s flavors— Apple to Midnight Caramel River to Graham Central Station—Crown Confectionary invites guests in to marvel at the displays while enjoying a chilly dessert.
1933 Ohio Avenue
The Custard Stand
Webster Springs & Sutton
A West Virginia staple at its dual locations, The Custard Stand serves up desserts you don’t want to skip. Its selection of soft serve has a little something for everyone and enough flavors to keep you coming back for something new. Create your own flavor combination to really vary it up.
51 Main Street, Webster Springs, and 3945 Sutton Lane, Sutton
The Dairy Barn
A new Flavor of the Day means a new reason to head over to Keyser’s Dairy Barn. For something a little different, try a Frozen Cow— your pick of snowball flavor blended with ice cream for a unique treat. Choose an ice cream and two toppings to create the tastiest Crazy Cow in the barn.
397 New Creek Highway
Dancing Dog Ice Cream Cafe
House-made ice cream is the star at Dancing Dog, freshly made and ready to wow your taste buds. You’ll love cooling down on a hot summer afternoon with one of these premium flavors, like a sweet banana or a nostalgic snickerdoodle. Sip on an ice cream float for a refreshing treat.
201 Washington Street West
The weather is crazy at this Morgantown favorite. Cyclones, landslides, avalanches—the natural delights are endless. Find your new favorite ice cream dessert or enjoy a tried-and-true, from a classic banana split to a Funnel Cake Sundae. The options go on and on with something for every palate, so add it to your list.
3837 Earl Core Road
Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream
For over 20 years, Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream has been a local go-to. Alongside classic creamy goodness, you’ll also find a selection of sorbets, sherbets, and gelatos. Ellen’s rotating list of specialty flavors is unlike any other, with options like Smooth Ambler Bananas Foster, Pear Ginger, and Chocolate Grand Marnier.
225 Capitol Street
Essie’s Sweet Shoppe
This $&@! just got serious—according to Essie’s, that is. The colorful ice cream parlor is all kinds of fun, but this award-winning flavor proves Essie’s doesn’t joke around when it comes to ice cream. Stop by for an afternoon pick-me-up or an after-dinner snack. The selection is mouthwatering, and you’ll be eager for more.
101 East Brockway Avenue
Farm House Ice Cream
24 house-made flavors, including dairy-free, vegan, and sugar-free options, mean there’s something on the menu for everyone at Farm House Ice Cream. Try the Sweet Potato Praline, the vegan Coconut Latte, or the sugar-free Mexican Chocolate for a burst of sweet delight you won’t find anywhere else.
126 Thompson Drive
If you love options, you’ll be delighted by the menu at Fat Eddie’s. Its signature Storm flavors are enough to have your head spinning with possibilities in all the best ways, and the milkshakes only make it harder to choose. Chocolate Cherry, Pecan Cluster, Pineapple Upside Down Cake? Get in line!
2243 Summersville Lake Road
Front Porch Ice Cream
A trip to T&L Hot Dogs isn’t complete without a stop for Clarksburg’s favorite ice cream afterward. Front Porch Ice Cream hand-scoops stunning treats for the whole family—like Strawberry Cheesecake or Dutch Chocolate. We can’t get over the Tennessee Toffee. Mix and match the flavors and pile ’em high.
1202 East Pike Street
Frostbite Dairy Bar
The hand-dipped soft serve at Frostbite is as tasty as it is pretty, with perfect mounds of the sweet confection hidden under a layer of sweet, chocolatey coating. Enjoy a waffle cone sundae for a bit of crunch, topped off with a gleaming cherry. It’s all delicious at Frostbite.
1 Cobb Avenue
Frostee Shoppe, Too!
A Frostee Flurry better be on your order ticket under the distinctive roof at the Frostee Shoppe—you’ll regret it otherwise. Whether you go for fruity peach or sweet Oreo, this creamy indulgence is the perfect end to any meal or hot summer day. Keep an eye out for seasonal flavors.
3209 Grand Central Avenue
Gibby’s Ice Cream and Grill
The house-made cones at Gibby’s aren’t just massive—they’re also delicious. And they only get better when you fill them with your favorite frozen treat. For a coneless option, try classic hot fudge and peanuts over smooth vanilla soft serve or a timeless banana split. You can’t go wrong.
96 South Pike Street
Hanging Rocks Ice Cream
As a previous Best of West Virginia winner, Hanging Rocks Ice Cream is famously delicious. Butter pecan soft serve, strawberry cones rolled in crunchy topping, Oatmeal Creme Pie milkshakes—it’s safe to say Hanging Rock is doing something right. Keep an eye on its socials to find out the Flavor of the Week.
3753 Cumberland Road
Many Huskey’s regulars share stories of stopping in for ice cream as a kid and are now taking their own children to enjoy what the shop has to offer. Fans wait all year for the seasonal pumpkin soft serve—and who doesn’t love a hand-dipped cone of mint chocolate chip?
5119 Washington Street West
The Ice Cream Shop
While fruity sorbet and creamy ice cream are great on their own, they are even better when layered together in one of The Ice Cream Shop’s colorful parfaits. The flawless swirls of a float are enticing, and the sundaes are carefully crafted mounds of your new go-to treat.
451 William Avenue
Johnny’s Ice Cream Shop
Fried ice cream. That’s all we need to say. Swing by Johnny’s to see what the crew is whipping up with their selection of Hershey’s ice cream flavors. Try one of your favorites in a cone, milkshake, sundae, and more—and grab a PawPaw Pup Cup for your furry friend, too.
308 Main Street
Jules Frozen Custard
Flavor of the Week is the name of the game at Jules’. Enjoy it in a cup, waffle cone, or sugar cone, or have it smoothed into a luscious milkshake—any method is a good one. Keep an eye on the shop’s socials to see what the latest flavor is.
4976 Gerrardstown Road
The Kettle Stop
At this Capon Bridge ice cream shop, expect a slightly different menu on each visit. Soft serve flavors rotate each week, which means the selection of special sundaes and milkshakes does, too. If two flavors pair well, turn them into a beautiful swirl that is sure to please.
768 Northwestern Pike
There is always something special at Moe Fatz. Stop in each week to see what unique flavor they’re scooping out, and order it in a scrumptious sundae or flurry. Treats can be piled high with all the best toppings, like hot fudge, sprinkles, crushed waffle cone, or whipped cream—the list goes on.
134 North Main Street
Pap’s Dairy Dream
Pap’s has us dreaming of sundaes every day of the week. These cups of goodness are overflowing with creamy deliciousness and colorful toppings inspired by the Flavor of the Week. Pap’s believes “ice cream makes everything better,” and, with a menu like this one, we have to agree.
2614 Fairview Drive
Pizzas and Cream
For nearly 10 years, Pizzas and Cream has cultivated quite the fan base with its showstopping pairings. Cool off with flavors like Reese’s Egg, Peppermint Pattie, or a classic butter pecan out in the shade of an umbrellacovered picnic table for a memorable ice cream experience.
133 Nebo Walker Road
The Poky Dot
At the Poky Dot, everything is bigger—including the sundaes. Test the will power of your stomach with a 9-pound behemoth of ice cream inspired by the classic banana split. Or slip into a sugary day dream with one of its over-the-top milkshakes loaded with all kinds of goodies.
1111 Fairmont Avenue
Poling’s Dairy King
If you’re looking for a good milkshake, look no further than Poling’s—it is the king, after all. Enjoy a classic milkshake, fruity or sweet. Hoping for more? Upgrade to a Dairy Delight for a slurp with a little something extra—fresh banana, cappuccino mix, brownie pieces, and more— blended right in.
5624 Good Hope Pike
Scoops Food Truck
Scoops knows ice cream, but when they put it between two of their homemade cookies, it’s something truly special. And these aren’t just a schmear—they’re a massive pile. Choose your favorite flavors of cookies and ice cream for a different treat each time. Try a Scoops Flight for a real variety.
off of Route 2, near Emerick Hill Lane
After spending the day exploring the New River Gorge area, stop in at The Stache for a welldeserved chilly respite. Find your favorite flavors of Hershey’s ice cream, from Roadrunner Raspberry to Cappuccino Crunch. Take your cone to the porch to enjoy it in the summer sunshine.
139 South Court Street
Stalder Family Creamery
Imagine this: a scoop of rich vanilla ice cream slowly melting into its cookie bowl, softening everything into a delectable “cookies dipped in milk” situation. You can get that at Stalder Family Creamery. Farm fresh since 1913, Stalder’s is breaking the mold with its fantastic homemade ice cream creations.
305 Main Street
Sugar Grove—The Sweet Shoppe at Scots
This ’50s-themed ice cream parlor offers handdipped ice creams, sundaes, and shakes as well as scoops in cake and waffle cones, plus a selection of toppings. Butter Pecan and Cashew, Coconut Almond, Sea Salt Caramel Toffee—all are solid choices to enjoy in the classic atmosphere of this beloved ice cream destination.
6303 Grand Central Avenue
Sweet A Licious
Sweet A Licious is Buckhannon’s go-to for Premium and Gold Hershey’s ice cream flavors. Enjoy a Blenjava in your Hershey’s choice, a dreamy sundae, or a cone of cold, creamy goodness. On a sunny day, you may even catch the Sweet A Licious ice cream truck out on patrol—keep your eyes peeled.
21 Madison Street
Sweets & Treats on Main
Sweets & Treats gets mouths watering with its King Caramel Delight sundae: ice cream scooped in between warm cinnamon bread with a cheesecake topping. There’s also the Cinnamon Churro Delight, a cinnamon roll topped with Cinnamon Churro ice cream and more. Stop in to see what new specialty sundaes the crew is whipping up.
109 North Main Street
Tads Dairy Barn
The seasonal treats at Tads are always a hit. Last year’s appearances include ice cream– covered apple dumplings and pumpkin pie milkshakes. Of course, its year-round items are just as good: sundaes, splits, and scoops. The options are endless, and you can’t choose the wrong treat.
5295 Williamsport Pike
Toni’s Ice Cream
We don’t often think about topping our ice cream cones—that’s better suited to a cup or a sundae, right? Not at Toni’s! A selection of 10 toppings turns your soft serve into an unforgettable treat— like a smooth butterscotch dip or a delightful Krunch Kote. What’s your favorite combination?
1715 West Pike Street
What’s the Scoop
From simple soft serve cones to monster milkshakes and stupendous splits, The Scoop has what you’re looking for—even adorable Mothmaninspired treats, cherry-red eyes and all. This Point Pleasant favorite can be found near Mothman himself, and guests love to enjoy their selections while taking in the cryptid art along the walls.
208 4th Street