It’s undeniable, summer and ice cream go hand in hand. These days, the well-loved dessert has taken the word delicious to a whole new level. You’ll find everything from traditional soda fountain sundaes, shakes and floats, to some seriously interesting flavors. It’s hard to go wrong with this frozen delight, but to get started on your ice cream adventure, here are a few of our favorite stops.

Absarokee

Dew Drop Inn

Although it’s located in an RV park, you don’t have to be staying there to enjoy the ice cream. Stop in and enjoy the open air patio with an incredible view of the Beartooth Mountains.

Big Sky

The Emperor of Ice Cream

This all natural ice cream is made with local and organic ingredients. But what really makes it unique is that it’s cooked at a lower temperature for a longer period of time so it requires less sugar. (Bonus!)

Big Timber

The Frosty Freez

This landmark in Big Timber provides a true small town dining experience, complete with the traditional pie al a mode—highly recommended!

Cole Drug Company

A true old fashion pharmacy and soda fountain, you’ll be impressed with their shakes, floats and sundaes. If you’re up for it, share the Big Timber Sundae; 9 scoops of ice cream, your choice of flavors, 6 sauces, whipped cream and nuts!

Bozeman

Sweet Peaks Ice Cream

Bozeman’s newest ice cream shop serves seasonal flavors such as Montana Christmas; a pine soaked cream with huckleberries from Idaho and Montana farms. Summer specialties include S’Mores, and Strawberry Rhubarb Jam using local rhubarb in the house made jam.

The Chocolate Moose, Candy and Soda Shoppe

Here you’ll want to try the old time mixed sodas used in their ice cream sodas and root beer floats. Or try one (or two) of the 16 flavors of Wilcox’s ice cream, made in neighboring Livingston, MT.

Genuine Ice Cream Company, located at Victory Taco

Who says tacos and ice cream don’t go together? This food truck makes all natural ice cream with both traditional and specialty flavors such as Red Velvet Cake, Orange Creamsicle, Cardamom and Salted Caramel.

Gardiner

Located at the only year round entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Gardiner is full of gift shops and trading posts serving souvenirs and ice cream. One stop shopping!

Yellowstone Perk

Yellowstone Gifts and Sweets

High Country Trading

Livingston

Mark’s In & Out Drive Inn

Established in 1954, Mark’s is an original 50’s style drive in. (Or in this case, a walk-up.) Grab a soft serve ice cream cone, shake, malt or sundae to top off your meal.

Red Lodge

Scoops Ice Cream

For some real nostalgia, stop in this 1919 Soda Fountain for an old fashioned draft root beer float.  Scoops also serves Montana’s favorite Wilcoxin’s Ice Cream.

West Yellowstone

Arrowleaf Ice Cream Parlor

This ice cream shop starts with the basics, vanilla and chocolate ice cream or frozen yogurt, and then let’s you choose your own ingredients. (This is your chance to let your ice cream creativity fly!)

City Creamery

Nothing but real cream, sugar and vanilla make up this ice cream, and add to it some interesting twists. Try one of the most popular flavors, Huckleberry Honey Lavender. Yum!

Feeling full just reading about these tantalizing treats? No worries, you’ll find walking paths, hiking trails and biking routes throughout Yellowstone Country! Enjoy!