I scream, you scream – you get the rest! There’s no better way to keep cool than with a scoop of ice cream, a shake or a float, and here in Baton Rouge, we have some of the best. Satisfy that sweet tooth by sampling some of our ice cream, ranging from traditional to gelato to taiyaki, in an endless number of flavors and mix-ins.
BONJOUR – CREPES, WAFFLES, ICE CREAM
Looking for some of the most decadent and creative desserts around? Well, say “bonjour” to Bonjour! Try one of their signature ice cream dishes and shakes or pair a scoop with one of their housemade crepes or waffles. Bon appetite!
DEARMAN’S DINER & SODA SHOP
Dearman’s Diner & Soda Shop first opened its doors in the ‘50s as a pharmacy and lunch counter, and it’s been a Baton Rouge staple ever since. While their burgers are renowned, their shakes, malts and ice cream sodas are sure to be showstoppers on your next trip!
You can’t really beat a frothy root beer float, except when it’s made from homemade root beer! Frostop is yet another Baton Rouge classic, and their floats are legendary. If floats aren’t your thing, you can also opt for a sundae, shake or classic scoop in a cup or cone.
GAIL’S FINE ICE CREAM
Made from quality ingredients, Gail’s Fine Ice Cream is heaven on earth for dessert lovers. This small-batch ice cream shop serves 16 flavors of creamy goodness – six flavors available year-round, with the other 10 rotating seasonally – and believe us, it’s not complete without a house-made waffle cone!
LA DIVINA ITALIAN CAFÉ
If you can’t get on a flight to Italy, La Divina Italian Café can bring Italy to you in the form of their gelato! Offering 24 flavors of gelato and sorbet, La Divina’s sweet treats come in a range of sizes, or you can get it scooped into a cup of espresso for an affogato. Bringing the pup along? Ask about their dog gelato!
LSU AGCENTER DAIRY STORE
Located in the heart of LSU’s campus, the LSU AgCenter Dairy Store makes their ice cream from milk from cows that live less than two hours away at the AgCenter’s Southeast Research Station in Franklinton, Louisiana. These sweet scoops don’t disappoint – find flavors such as vanilla, cookies and cream, chocolate chip, tiger bite, butter pecan and more.
MOOYAH BURGERS, FRIES & SHAKES
The name says it all – MOOYAH’s shakes are made from 100% real ice cream, with options of 8 different flavors to choose from! Find classics like vanilla, chocolate or strawberry, or opt for cookie dough, Oreo, s’mores, Reese’s or coffee shakes.
Sweet Society is serving ice cream you quite literally can’t find anywhere else in the city, and maybe even the state! With a twist of culture, Sweet Society is known for their taiyaki ice cream, sweet Japanese ice cream in flavors such as custard, red bean and Nutella. For our nondairy friends, no worries! The Dole whip taiyaki is just as delicious and comes in flavors such as watermelon, strawberry and pineapple.
THE YARD MILKSHAKE BAR
If you looked up the word “extra” in the dictionary, you may find a picture of a milkshake from The Yard… but don’t take our word for it! The Yard Milkshake Bar is known for their over-the-top shakes, shake bowls and floats, made from high quality ice cream and edible cookie dough, before being topped to the heavens with candy, cookies, whipped cream and other sweet treats.
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