Kalamazoo’s Ice Cream Scene Delights with this Handy List of Readers’ Favorite Ice Cream Shops

Reader Favorite Ice Cream places near Kalamazoo - girl eating ice cream cone

An Ice Cream Treat is Extra Special this Summer

Blue moon, moose tracks, chocolate gelato, or non-dairy strawberry sorbet, the possibilities are endless in Kalamazoo for everyone to enjoy their favorite treat this summer.

Like all families, our outings have been all but non-existent. A tasty ice cream treat is the perfect pick-me-up.

Boy eating ice cream near Kalamazoo

Discover Readers’ Picks to Enjoy the BEST Ice Cream Around Southwest Michigan

We’ve asked our loyal readers for their favorite places to go for frozen yogurt, frozen custard, ice cream, and gelato, and they responded with gusto.

Here are the best ice cream spots near Kalamazoo – from long-time favorites to the new kids on the block.

Listed by location, we’ve made it easy for you to hit up one of these scoop shops this summer.

Kids eating ice cream

Important Message: Area businesses are working to implement procedures based on the new safety guidelines. For each of the attractions and events we mention, we include a link to the business website. Please use this link to confirm the details, hours of operation and any requirements guests must follow before visiting. Thank You!


Nothing makes kids happier after a day in the Kalamazoo summertime heat than a scoop of deliciousness. With unconventional flavors, like a blue velvet-based “Cookie Monster,” rotating seasonal picks, and classic favorites, there is a scoop for everyone.


D’Nicio’s (Parlour) | 6880 W Main St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | 269-353-8600

Frosty Boy | 5030 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 | 269-345-5360

Great Scott Ice Cream | Kalamazoo Farmer’s Market & other vendor locations| 269-419-1174

Menchie’s | 1700 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 | 269-459-6377

Rollup Ice Cream & Tea | 3262 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 | 269-888-2553

Ice Cream places for families near Kalamazoo

Spirit of Kalamazoo | 154 S Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | 269-382-6249

Treat Street | 3023 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 | 269-388-5505


Bella Creamery | 10098 Shaver Rd, Portage, MI 49024 | 269-327-4057

Ritter’s Frozen Custard | 217 Romence Rd, Portage, MI 49024 | 269-321-8800

Rollup Ice Cream & Tea | 8340 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002 (NEW LOCATION)

Y’OPA Frozen Yogurt | 165 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024 | 269-366-4877

NORTH: Plainwell, Otsego, Allegan & Fennville

Dairy Freeze | 1443 M-89, Otsego, MI 49078 | 269-692-3629

Dean’s Ice Cream | 307 N Sherwood Ave, Plainwell, MI 49080| 269-685-6641

Plainwell Ice Cream | 621 E Bridge St, Plainwell, MI 49080 | 269-685-8586

Twister’s – Parchment | 330 S Riverview Dr, Parchment, MI 49004 | 269-350-5608

SOUTH: Vicksburg, Schoolcraft & Three Rivers

Apple Knockers Ice Cream Parlour | 220 W Prairie St, Vicksburg, MI 49097 | 269-649-1880

Scooters Malt Shoppe | 8399 36th St, Scotts, MI 49088 | 269-626-8860

EAST: Gull Lake, Richland, Climax-Scotts, Comstock & Augusta

Lickity Split Ice Cream Shop | 301 E Michigan Ave, Augusta, MI 49012 | 269-731-5742

Station 66 | 4488 D Dr S, Battle Creek, MI 49015 | 269-979-5766

WEST: Oshtemo, Texas Township, Mattawan & Paw Paw

Lafayette Creamery – Texas Corners | 7933 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009 | 269-447-2342

Lafayette Creamery – Paw Paw | 101 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079 (NEW LOCATION)

Moo Moo’s Ice Cream Joint | 57810 Murray St, Mattawan, MI 49071 | 269-668-7803

Road-Trip Worthy Ice Cream

Moo-ville | 5875 S M-66, Nashville, MI 49073 | 517-852-9003

Sherman’s Ice Cream | 1601 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090 | 269-637-8251

Chains/Multiple Locations

These national chains brought in a number of votes from readers as well:

  1. Coldstone Creamery
  2. Culver’s
  3. Dairy Queen


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