Nothing beats the refreshing taste of freshly scooped ice cream on a hot summer day! Fresno County is filled with local ice cream shops that will satisfy your craving for any type of flavored ice cream. From peach cobbler to root beer strawberry ice cream, the unique flavors are never-ending! Either scooped or rolled, every summer needs these local ice creams shops: 

 

1. Ampersand Ice Cream 

“Where great ice cream & community meet.”

Ampersand Ice Cream    Ampersand Ice Cream

Ever tasted peach cobbler or mango chile ice cream? Ampersand Ice Cream is the place to be when discovering delicious new flavors of ice cream. With every new month comes different special flavors that people really enjoy tasting (check out this month's flavors).  Ampersand Ice Cream is the only handcrafted small-batch creamery in Fresno, California. Located in two locations, Fresno High District and Northwest Fresno, Ampersand joyfully serves and creates their ice cream with locally sourced ingredients which gives a different spin to the ice cream world in Fresno County.

Ampersand is more than just scooping ice cream, they love giving the community opportunities to connect with others by collaborating with other local businesses and their homemade ingredients or hosting ArtHop events at their different locations. They also love supporting local non-profits and having a great connection with every one of their customers. 

Locations:

Fresno High District: 1940 N. Echo Ave., Fresno, CA 93704

Northwest Fresno: 7010 N. Marks Ave., Fresno CA 93711

Hours:

12:00 pm - 11 :00 pm. Monday - Sunday

Photo Credit for photos: @MikaylaMillerCreates

 

2. Fresno State Ice Cream

Students from Fresno State are not just hitting the books at the library, they are expanding their minds with the science of making their yummy ice cream.  Fresno State students are always experimenting and thinking of new flavors for their customers to enjoy. Some of their many flavors include java cappuccino chip, banana nut, pistachio nut, raspberry romance, and much more!

Take a quick look at their ice cream making process: 
http://www.fresnostate.edu/agf/dairyprocessing/documents/MakingIcecreamtheFresnoStateWay.pdf

You can find their ice cream in a few local businesses around Fresno, but here are two that you should definitely check out!

 

Gibson Farm Market

Gibson Farm Market

Managed by Fresno State students, the Gibson Farm Market not only serves their ice cream but also offers a wide variety of fresh produce that is grown by the Fresno State Farm Laboratory. Their market features their famous products from their Crop, Dairy, Enology, Food Processing, Horticulture, Meat, Orchard, and Viticulture Departments.  So grab your cone and be sure to buy some other delectable organic goods!

Location:

5368 N. Chestnut Ave., Fresno, CA 93740

Hours:

8:00 am - 6:00 pm. Monday - Saturday 

11:00 am - 6:00 pm. Sunday

 

Scoop, Soups, & More

Scoop, Soups, & More  Scoops, Soups, & More

This cute little 50’s ice cream parlor located in the heart of Old Town Clovis welcomes its customers to savor Fresno State ice cream while enjoying a cheerful and friendly atmosphere filled by their local community. They feature Fresno State ice cream, along with the other flavors they have, and also serve sandwiches, soups, salads, and other treats. After purchasing your ice cream, take a walk around Old Town Clovis which features unique antique and boutique shops

Location:

433 Pollasky Ave., Clovis, CA 93612

Hours:

8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Monday - Friday 

11:00 am - 10:00 pm. Saturday - Sunday

Photo Credit for first photo: @AllieCasePhotography

 

3. Roll Me Some

Roll Me Some

Talk about skill and technique, Roll Me Some ice cream offers their handcrafted ice cream in such a unique and entertaining experience. Select from their different creations or pick your own toppings like Oreos, pretzels, cookie dough, and Mazapan! Watch as the rolling professionals create such a masterpiece of ice cream that will have you sharing pictures of your beautifully rolled ice cream treat with all your friends. If you visit on a Friday evening, remember to stop by Old Town Clovis’ Farmers Market along Pollasky St. starting at 5:30pm and enjoy the live music and freshly harvested goods while eating your high-quality rolled ice cream. 

Check out this @RollMeSome Instagram video to see how the pros make such amazing ice cream: https://www.instagram.com/p/CE5QALsA4Y1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Location: 

530 Pollasky Ave., Clovis, CA 93612

Hours (Temporary):

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Tuesday - Sunday

Closed on Monday. 

 

4. G's Creamery 

G's Creamery  

All-natural and organic handcrafted ice cream, G’s Creamery is a local small business that is known for their amiable service, their cute pastel decor style, and their rich 30+ different ice cream flavors and toppings. Top off your choice of ice cream with fruits, nuts, peanut butter, mocha syrup or whipped cream! You can also select your ice cream base to be of vanilla, chocolate, regular milk or even coconut milk. They also serve milkshakes, sweet buns, and ice cream cakes. And on your way out, don’t forget to take a selfie with their radiant LED lights background.

G's Creamery Selfie

Locations:

2097 W. Bullard Ave., Fresno, CA 93711

9525 N. Sommerville Dr. #104, Fresno, CA 93720

Hours:

12:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Monday - Thursday

12:00 pm - 12:00 am. Friday - Saturday

12:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Sunday

 

5. Bella's Creamery

Bella's Creamery  Bella's Creamery 2

Located in downtown Kingsburg, Bella’s Creamery specializes in both cow's and sheep's milk ice cream. Sheep’s milk ice cream is actually half the fat of cow’s milk, lactose-friendly, and has a bit higher protein and vitamins! Their specialty items include homemade waffles cones, ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, and much more! They love being involved in their community by hosting events such as line dancing and also being a part of Kingsburg Swedish Village spirit by having Dolly the (pink) Dala horse outside their door. Whether it’s in front of their lovely pink door or with cute Dolly, Bella’s Creamery is such an Instagram-worthy place for a picture while savoring their scrumptious ice cream. 

Location:

1512 Smith St., Kingsburg, CA 93631

Hours:

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Monday - Tuesday

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Wednesday - Saturday

 

6. Heavenly Freeze 

Heavenly Freeze  

Tasty. Fresh. And of course heavenly! Heavenly Freeze’s ice cream is sure to explode your taste palette with their ice cream flavors and treats. Their signature treat, The Heavenly Combo, has a bit of a cool twist to it. The Heavenly Combo is served with Italian Ice (6 flavors to choose from) and their homemade ice cream on top! They also serve other treats like frozen drinks, cookie sandwiches, and milkshakes. And get this, Heavenly Freeze is mobile! Not your typical ice cream truck though! From catering birthday parties to community events, catch their Heavenly Freeze Dessert Truck on the move roaming the streets of Fresno County!

Heavenly Freeze2

They also have a shop location! 

Location: 

5790 N. Fresno St., Fresno, CA 93710

Hours: 

12:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Monday - Sunday

 

Enjoy choosing one of these local ice cream shops to visit or visit them all. Don't forget to check them off on our Fresno County Ice Cream Shops bucket list on our Pinterest.

ice cream shop list

Happy Ice Cream Tasting!