Top 10 Places to Enjoy Ice Cream in Madison this Summer

Ice cream is a classic summer staple, and Madison isn’t lacking in options for where to find just the type one is looking for. From frozen custard to gelato to rolled ice cream and more, you’ll be sure to find just what you and your family are looking for after perusing the “the best ice cream in Madison” list below. Enjoy!

(in no particular order | Please click on each restaurant title to visit the website.)

Top 10 Places to Enjoy Ice Cream in Madison

Ice cream in Madison: Ice cream is a classic summer staple, and Madison's isn't lacking in options for where to find just the type one is looking for.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

  • Drive-thru window available
  • Outdoor seating only
  • Premium ice cream, non-dairy, frozen yogurt, sorbets, ices, and sherbet options
  • Pet friendly (doggie sundaes are free!)
  • Free baby cones for children under 40″
  • Fundraising and catering opportunities
  • Latest promotion: Bring your own banana every Thursday for a half-price Banana Split
  • Open 12 PM – 9 PM daily

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Dairy Queen

  • Two locations in Madison
  • Drive-thru window option
  • Indoor and outdoor seating options
  • Full lunch and dinner menu
  • Cakes available
  • Open 10 AM – 10 PM daily

Rita’s

  • Indoor and outdoor seating options
  • Italian ice, frozen custard (both hand-scooped and soft-serve), and gelati options
  • Cakes, cookies, and more available
  • Catering options available
  • See website for hours
Ice cream in Madison: Ice cream is a classic summer staple, and Madison's isn't lacking in options for where to find just the type one is looking for.

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Sam and Greg’s

  • Varying gelato flavors
  • Indoor and outdoor seating options
  • Full lunch and dinner menu
  • Online ordering available
  • See website for hours

Sweet Charlie’s

  • Rolled ice cream
  • Premium, dairy-free, and frozen yogurt options
  • Delivery available
  • Online ordering available
  • Catering available
  • Open 12 PM – 9 PM daily

Sonic

  • Three locations in Madison
  • Drive-thru option
  • Outdoor seating only
  • Shakes, Blasts, Cones, and Sundaes available
  • Full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu
  • See website for hours

Culver’s

  • Drive-thru option
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Frozen custard
  • Sundaes, concrete mixers, cones, dishes, shakes, malts, and floats available
  • Rotating Flavor of the Day
  • Full lunch and dinner menu
  • Opening early-mid June 2020
  • See website for hours

Freddy’s

  • Double drive-thru option
  • Indoor and outdoor seating
  • Full lunch and dinner menu
  • Frozen custard
  • Sundaes (including dirt sundaes!), concretes, cones, dishes, sandwiches, malts, shakes, and take-home pints and quarts
  • Opening mid-June 2020
  • See website for hours and opening details

Zen Beri

  • Frozen yogurt bar
  • Sorbets and gelatos
  • Non-fat, low-fat, and non-sugar options available
  • Open daily; See website for hours

Baskin Robbins

  • 31 alternating flavor options
  • Online ordering and in-app ordering options
  • Cakes, pies, and take-home options
  • See website for store hours

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