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Five Ice Cream Shops in Pittsburgh to Check Out this Summer


Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream - North Park

Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream

1000 Tennis Ct Rd, Allison Park

Millie’s newest location is coming to North Park, right next to OTB Boathouse. This new spot will serve Millie’s most popular flavors, allergy-friendly and dairy-free flavors, and seasonal surprises. In addition to ice cream, they’ll have cold brew, drip coffee, and Eat ‘n Park Smiley Cookies. They are hoping to open in early June and stay open through mid-October.


NatuRoll Creamery

NatuRoll Creamery

4318 Butler Street, Lawrenceville

If you're looking for an ice cream like no other, then NatuRoll is your place. This ice cream is Pittsburgh's original rolled ice cream. Their staff is trained in popular rolling techniques from Thailand and Hong Kong. They serve fresh, M-T-O ice cream, milkshakes, edible cookie dough, and bubble waffles with over 60,000 combinations and ingredients. They also have dairy-free, sugar-free, and vegan options. Check out their beautifully crafted deserts in Lawrenceville or their Cranberry location.



Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor
Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor

Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor

2801 Penn Ave, Strip District

In 1923 James and Mary Klavon opened Klavon's as an apothecary and ice cream shop. After being a staple in the community, the shop sadly closed in 1979. After about two decades, James and Mary's grandchildren worked together to transform it into a full-service ice cream parlor. They made sure to maintain the store's original features, such as its marble countertops, stainless steel fountain equipment, revolving stools, and wooden phone booths. People of all ages enjoy seeing its unique items, such as apothecary jars and old-time candy counters stocked with penny candy. From 2015 till now, Klavon's has created its own delicious ice cream straight from the traditional creamery.


Churn Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee
Churn Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee

Churn Homemade Ice Cream and Coffee

2000 East Carson St., South Side

Churn believes that handmade is always better, whether that is providing delicious hand-churned ice cream or espresso beverages. Their menu includes, ice cream sundaes, handcrafted milkshakes, Italian soda, coffee, and more. They really have something for everyone. Churn has three locations in Pittsburgh: Gibsonia, Fox Chapel, and Pittsburgh’s Southside.



Happy Day Dessert Factory

906A Western Ave. North Side

Happy Day Dessert Factory serves premium homemade hard ice cream, as well as water ice, frozen soft custard, stackers (frozen custard layered with water ice), ice shakes (blended mix of water ice and custard), twisters (blended mix of water ice, premium hard ice cream or custard, and cookie pieces), milkshakes, sundaes, fresh baked cookies, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, frozen pies, and waffle cones. They have something for everyone, while providing a fresh new twist on a familiar treat. Their unique products are what bring their customers coming back for more.

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