15 Best Places in Wichita for Ice Cream & Cool Treats


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Churn & Burn

This locally-owned spot specializes in ice cream and coffee. Something unique about Churn N Burn is their use of liquid nitrogen to create perfectly textured ice cream there in the store. My preschooler was completely fascinated with watching the ice cream-making process, as customers are able to see the ice cream being made behind the counter. One of their specialties is the Churn & Burn, a combination of coffee or espresso and ice cream.

Cocoa Dolce

Stop in for a scoop of gelato at Cocoa Dolce! Famous for their artisan chocolates, this Bradley Fair staple also serves gelato and specialty drinks like Organic Citrus Green Iced Tea, Cocoa Dolce Iced Chocolate and other cold treats. A Lavender Lemonade is the perfect way to beat the heat!

College Hill Creamery

Hand-dipped ice cream and espresso are served at this College Hill favorite located in Clifton Square. Also available are coffee, baked goods and Belgian waffles. The malted milk ball in the bottom of the ice cream cone is just one of the fun touches that makes College Hill Creamery unique.

Little Lion Ice Cream

What could be more fun than a mobile ice cream cart? Check their website or Facebook page to find out where this delicious fresh-from-scratch ice cream shop will be headed next.You can even watch them make their waffle cone batter!

Old Mill Tasty Shop

This classic Old Town soda fountain has been a Wichita favorite for over 80 years. Treats like malts, sundaes, floats and fountain-style soda pop are offered. Enjoy a time warp and a tasty treat at this time-honored Wichita eatery and soda fountain.

Songbird Juice Company

Open since 2015 and located in the heart of Riverside, Songbird Juice Co. serves cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls and other healthy offerings. Perfect for cooling off and quenching your thirst after a splash in the Riverside Park fountains!

Yo-B Yogurt & Burgers

This Old Town establishment offers over 200 flavors of yogurt, custard and gelato (though only 14 are served each week). Choose from over 100 toppings including fruits, cookies, and chopped up candy bars. They also serve a variety of burgers & sandwiches.

Chains We Love

Baskin Robbins

Known for their 31 flavors of ice cream, Baskin Robbins serves up your favorite classic ice cream flavors in addition to more unusual flavors such as Watermelon Splash Ice, Rum Raisin, Baseball Nut and Berry Fruitful Greek Frozen Yogurt. Sundaes, beverages, cakes, parfaits and other tempting desserts round out the menu.


This Midwest-based chain boasts 3 stores in one: a grill, soda fountain and grocery store all within the same building. Offering ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other sweet treats made with milk from their own private dairy herd. During warm weather, a Cherry Limeade from Braum’s is a must-have!

Cold Stone Creamery

An ice cream shake with a donut on the side? Yes please! The Cold Stone menu provides a seemingly endless variety of treats for your tastebuds, including ice cream, cakes, yogurt, sorbet, shakes, smoothies and frappes.

Freddy's Frozen Custard

Specializing in steakburgers and frozen custard, this chain with local roots also serves sundaes and blended sundaes called concretes.  The Dirt n’ Worms Sundae or Concrete made with vanilla custard, Oreo cookies, Gummi Worms and whipped cream will delight your little ones and you will probably find yourself stealing more than one bite.

Marble Slab Creamery

Lots and lots of ice cream flavors, sorbet and low-fat yogurt with unlimited mix-ins. Fancy a bowl of Carrot Cake ice cream with gummy bears, pop rocks and pistachios? Marble Slab advertises that they will mix in as many items as can fit!

Orange Leaf

Fill your bowl with frozen yogurt and then load on the toppings! The self-serve concept means you can customize your frozen yogurt creations. Orange Leaf offers sugar-free, gluten-free, non-dairy, and vegan alternatives, as well.


Many sweet treat options await you at Peachwave. With a selection that includes creamy yogurt, gelato, non-dairy, reduced sugar yogurt, tart yogurt and an array of toppings, this self-serve specialty dessert retailer prides itself on offering a personalized experience.

Rita's Italian Ice

Rita’s serves Italian Ice in unique flavors like Swedish Fish, Key Lime and Cotton Candy. They also offer frozen custard, milkshakes, sundaes and many other creations.


  1. This sounds delicious, Lauren! If you try every one by the end of summer, you’ll have a smile on your face.

  2. Scientists and nutritionists avert your eyes: “summer ice cream treats have no calories because they melt away.”

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