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Where to celebrate National Sundae day in the South

National Sundae day is on November 12 and throughout the South there are plenty of yummy ice cream shops that will give you a frozen sugar rush. From seasonal flavors to endless toppings, these popular ice cream shops will allow you to create the ice cream sundae of your dreams. We can't promise you won't get a brain freeze but we can promise at trip to one of these ice cream shops will be delicious. 

Here are some ice cream shops to head to on Sunday:

Alabama
Since 1998 ice cream lovers have been heading to Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream in Mobile to get a taste of one of its 47 rotating flavors. Don’t miss out on these flavors: Creole praline and red velvet cake. 

Arkansas
You can find ice cream from Loblolly Creamery throughout Little Rock but for a true traditional frozen treat head to Green Corner Store where the creamy runs out of. Some inventive flavors that are on the menu include vanilla coconut sorbert and blackberry sweet corn ice cream.

Florida
Jaxson’s in South Florida offers the perfect treat for National Sundae day--- The Kitchen Sink. This sundae is not for the faint of heart. A minimum of four people is needed to order this sweet treat that allows you to choose as many flavors and toppings as you would like in one sundae.

Azucar Ice Cream Company can be found in Miami’s Little Havana Neighborhood. The artisan ice cream shop sources ingredients from local farmer’s markets. Expect to choose from flavors like café con leche and caramel flan.

Georgia
Morelli’s is an Atlanta favorite that channels a menu full of flavors that range from kid-friendly to sophisticated. The salted caramel is sweet and salty and only three people know how to make it. If you’re going to Morelli’s, the salted caramel is a good place to start when you’re constructing your sundae.

At Butter and Cream in Decatur a lot of detail goes into creating their small-batch ice cream, including baking the add-ins like cookies. If you’re Gluten free, no worries. The shop notifies customers which flavors to avoid. 

Leopold’s Ice Cream has been a favorite in Savannah since 1919. From milk shakes to banana splits, it’s worth waiting in the long lines for a taste of this delicious ice cream. 

Kentucky
Crank & Boom Ice Cream Lounge is not your average ice cream shop. The ice cream is accompanied with one-of-a-kind toppings including house-made marshmallows and local strawberries. For the adults, the “Lounge” offers boozy floats and cocktails topped with scoops of ice cream.  

The Comfy Cow has a menu full of flavors that are inspired by the South. With candy, fruit and other topping options, this is a great place to create a custom sundae. 

Louisiana
Creole Creamery is a New Orleans favorite. The décor feels like you’ve stepped back into the past but the ice cream flavors show innovation and creativity. Doesn’t peach Riesling sound yummy? 

Maryland
Dumser’s Dairyland has been an Ocean City landmark since 1939. The original location on the Boardwalk still serves up ice cream sodas and super sundaes for locals and tourists to enjoy. Can’t make it to the Boardwalk? Head to one of their seven other locations in the area. 

A Scot making Italian ice cream on the Chesapeake? That’s what you’ll find at Scottish Highland Creamery in Oxford. Prepare your taste buds for Italian lemon cookie ice cream or rich coffee ice cream. 

The Charmery is located right around the corner from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. For a true Maryland experience, try the Old Bay ice cream. 

Mississippi
Area 51 Ice Cream is a funky small-batch ice cream shop resting on the Tennessee/Mississippi river. The flavors are constantly changing but some memorable ones include blackberry goat cheese 

North Carolina
The Parlour started in a converted school bus and found a permanent location in Durham in 2012. Get ready to truly indulge when you visit this ice cream shop. All of the ice cream is made with 18 percent butterfat making it rich and creamy. All of the additional toppings and pastries available at the shop are made from scratch. 

South Carolina
Expect a menu full of sophisticated flavors like brown sugar bourbon and lemon basil at Sweet Cream Company. The shop is known for its fresh buttery waffle cones and “pillowy lemon sugar cookies” that are available if you choose an ice cream cookie sandwich. Don’t expect any additional toppings as they want "flavor of the ice cream itself to shine.”

Hilton Head Ice Cream is a micro-creamery located on Hilton Head Island. Pile on the free toppings when you build your sundae. 

Tennessee
Pied Piper Creamery in Nashville will leave you with a sugar rush. One of their most outrageous flavors is Trailer Trash, which is a blend of vanilla, Oreos, Butterfingers, Twix, Reese’s Pieces, Snickers, Crunch bars and M&Ms.

Elliston Place Soda Shop, featured in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, is the oldest operating restaurant in Nashville. It has been serving up fried chicken and ice cream sundaes for the past 75 years. Add this destination to your bucket list. 

Texas
At Lick Honest Ice Creams in Austin, basic ice cream flavors just won’t do. Instead this ice cream shop whips up flavors like cilantro-lime and roasted beet.

Amy’s Ice Creams has been making ice cream in Austin for the past thirty years. Over 1,000 flavors have been created at Amy’s and today their daily rotation includes 350 flavors. Don’t worry they have plenty of topping options as well. Along with their Austin store, Amy’s also has locations in San Antonio and Houston. 

From locally- sourced ingredients to environmentally friendly spoons, sustainability plays a huge role at Fat Cat Creamery. Try one of their five signature flavors, like milk chocolate stout or chai tea coconut, or a seasonal option like bourbon pecan pie. 

Virginia
Island Creamery has been a favorite for Virginians since 1975. The shop is located on Chincoteague Island and some of its flavors pay homage to local traditions like the annual pony swim. Try the pony tracks (a peanut butter and fudge swirled concoction) the next time you’re on the Eastern Shore.  

Now in her 70s, the owner of Bev’s Homemade Ice Cream and Café opened the ice cream shop after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America at age 49. “Everyday flavors” include honey almond oatmeal or white chocolate mocha chip. 

Washington D.C.
Situated on a corner in Georgetown, Thomas Sweet is a favorite in Washington D.C. The ultimate sundae topping option at Thomas Sweet- homemade fudge. 

West Virginia
Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream is the brainchild of Ellen Beal. For the past twenty years she has been creating and experimenting with ice cream flavors. 
 


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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.

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