TrustSpot’s Top 5 Recommendations – Ice Cream Edition!

Hey, there! I’m sure you missed seeing our favorite spots around town, so we made sure to deliver with this sweet list of recommendations. And, if you haven’t heard, July is National Ice Cream Month. So, it looks like you may need to stop at one of these places to celebrate.

Keep reading to see where you can find the best scoops around Birmingham – we apologize in advance for the year-round addiction that is sure to follow.

Our Top 5 List

Big Spoon Creamery

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Big Spoon Creamery is a small batch, artisan ice cream shop focused on seasonal flavors using fresh, local ingredients. They specialize in bringing innovative pairings to the classics, like their Coffee & Cookies flavor made with cold brew and malted fudge… need I say more? Give their “sammies” a try for the true Big Spoon experience.

Mountain Brook Creamery

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Mountain Brook Creamery, along with its sister store, Edgewood Creamery, has been a Birmingham staple for years. As the famous saying goes, simple really is best. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cone or milkshake, it’s hard to leave disappointed at either of these creameries.

Bendy’s Cookies & Cream

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Bendy’s started as a food truck in early 2016, offering delicious ice cream sandwiches made with their freshly-baked cookies and small-batch ice cream. Bendy’s took to popularity among many Birminghamian’s and quickly grew to open their first storefront after only three years. They continuously push the boundaries on flavor creation, so there’s always something new to try.

Doodles Sorbets & Ices

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Doodles has been serving the Birmingham area for over 35 years. They stand as Birmingham’s only homemade Italian ice and sorbet maker, and we’re grateful they are here to stay. Sweeten up your next event or gathering by booking the Doodles food truck. Or, if you want to book it for yourself, that’s totally acceptable, too.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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Although Jeni’s isn’t native to Birmingham, it doesn’t make it any less splendid (queue a laugh). Their made-from-scratch recipes explore global flavors presented in a cup or cone for easiest consumption. At Jeni’s, you’ll find flavors inspired by human curiosities – art, history, pop culture, and more – that simply don’t exist in every creamery. Which summer flavors have you tried?