Treat yourself or your family to some ice cream or frozen yogurt on July 15 in honor of National Ice Cream Day. Below is a list of must-try items at some of Wichita’s best sweet treat locations: 

Churn & Burn

  • Using liquid nitrogen to freeze their ice cream, any Churn & Burn (ice cream and espresso) combination is delicious, but especially the Snickers Surprise and Tiramisu. Other specialties:
    • French Twister latte
    • Fresh, made-in-store ice cream in a variety of specialty flavors
  • Churn & Burn is on the list as a participant in the Wicked Brew Tour, so you can get a mark off your passport while trying a chilly treat!

College Hill Creamery

  • Affagatos, served with a double shot of Reverie Coffee Roasters Bone Shaker Espresso, is a favorite of this cozy creamery. Also try:
    • Nitro Joe’s Cold Brew floats and shakes
    • Kombucha floats and shakes: In July, they are featuring blackberries from Elderslie Farms.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

  • Freddy’s was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine’s top ice-cream franchise perfect for summer. Treat yourself to one of these:
    • Turtle sundae/concrete
    • The Dirt n’ Worms sundae/concrete
    • Oreo custard sandwiches

Jimmie’s Diner

  • A Wichita tradition since 1987, you can’t go wrong with these:
    • Splendid shakes and marvelous malts
    • Fried peachsundae
    • Bodacious banana splits

Maggie Moo’s – Marble Slab Creamery

  • More than 65 mix-ins including fruits, nuts, candies and cookies means life is sweet at this creamery. Try one of these favorites:
    • Cereal Milk ice cream in a confetti wafflecone
    • Hand-scooped shakes in delicious flavors like Cotton Candy and Cookies ‘N Cream.


  • Located in the Historic Delano District, this sweet shop makesits ownice cream in both rich chocolate and vanilla bean. Other ice cream specialties:
    • Soda floats featuring hand-mixed flavors: birch beer, blood orange, vanilla cream and chocolate egg cream
    • Homemade pop tarts ala mode

Old Mill Tasty Shop

  • This Wichita staple has been making their tasty chocolate and vanilla malts since 1932. Another must-try: 
    • Turtle sundae made with vanilla ice cream, layered with butterscotch and hot fudge, pecans and whipped cream

8 Below Rolled Ice Cream

  • Each rolled ice cream treat is made-to-order and chilled to as low as -8°. Try one of these mouth-watering flavors:
    • Mango Tango
    • Pink Lady
    • Thanks-A-Latte

Can’t get enough cold treats? Satisfy your sweet tooth with these ice cream, bakeries and sweet businesses. Find eateries and fun things to do in Wichita throughout the year by visiting our calendar of events page.