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Here's The Scoop: Ice Cream Spots You'll Love in Kansas City

Here's the Scoop: Ice Cream Spots You’ll Love in Kansas City

(Picture by Anna Petrow and The French Custard) 

Summer in Kansas City is synonymous with lake days, family outings, and, of course, indulging in cool sweet treats. Whether you're exploring new neighborhoods or simply satisfying a sweet tooth, our city offers an array of fantastic ice cream shops that are perfect for cooling down and beating the summer heat. Here are some of our favorite spots:

Laura Little's in Prairie Village

Nestled in the charming neighborhood of Prairie Village near 75th and State Line, Laura Little's is a delightful ice cream shop that brings nostalgia and sweetness together. Known for its old-fashioned candies and creamy ice creams, this place is a must-visit for those who crave a classic treat with a twist. You won't regret trying their delicious fudge and homemade popcorn either!

High Hopes on Troost

High Hopes offers a variety of unique flavors that are sure to surprise and delight. Their commitment to quality ingredients and innovative recipes makes every scoop a memorable experience that you will crave. This just might be your new weekly spot!

The French Custard in Brookside

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, The French Custard in Brookside is the perfect destination. This quaint shop offers rich, velvety custards that are infused with authentic French flavors. It's an elegant treat that feels like a little trip to Paris right in Kansas City.

Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard in Brookside

Just up the Trolley Trail from The French Custard, you'll find another Brookside gem: Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard. This local favorite has been serving up creamy custards and delicious toppings since 1988, making it a beloved spot for families and friends to gather and enjoy a sweet treat.

The Golden Scoop in Overland Park

The Golden Scoop in Overland Park is a place with a purpose. This unique ice cream shop not only serves fantastic ice cream but also provides meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Every scoop supports a great cause, and their inventive flavors are simply irresistible.

Betty Rae's Waldo + Several Locations

Betty Rae's is a Kansas City institution with locations scattered throughout the city. Known for their bold flavors and creative combinations, Betty Rae's offers something for everyone. Whether you're near Waldo, the River Market, or anywhere in between, a scoop (or two) of Betty Rae's is always a good idea.

Fairway Creamery in Fairway

Fairway Creamery is such a fun ice cream store located steps from the Fairway Pool -talk about the perfect combination right there! This neighborhood spot serves up mouth-watering ice creams and delectable donuts, making it a favorite for morning and afternoon treats alike. Their seasonal flavors are always a hit, so be sure to check them out!

Summer Salt Ice Cream Co. in Cornith Square in Prairie Village

Summer Salt Ice Cream Co. is the epitome of summertime bliss. This charming shop offers artisanal ice creams made with locally-sourced ingredients, ensuring every bite is fresh and flavorful. It's the perfect place to enjoy a scoop on a warm summer day.

The Flying Cow Gelato in Westwood

The Flying Cow Gelato in Westwood is a little taste of Italy in Kansas City. This delightful shop specializes in gelato, offering a variety of rich and creamy flavors that are perfect for indulging. What makes their gelato even more special is the use of chocolate from Annedore's, it's sister store and local chocolatier known for its high-quality products. Whether you're a gelato aficionado or a first-timer, The Flying Cow is sure to impress.

Yogurtini in Kansas City

Yogurtini, with multiple locations around Kansas City, is a fantastic spot for those who enjoy self-serve frozen yogurt. With a wide selection of flavors and an extensive toppings bar, you can create your perfect frozen treat. Whether you're in the mood for something fruity or chocolatey, Yogurtini has you covered.


Chill in Prairie Village

Chill in Prairie Village is another great destination for frozen yogurt lovers. Known for its family-friendly atmosphere (you'll definitely see someone you know), Chill offers a variety of flavors and toppings that cater to all tastes. It's the perfect spot to relax indoor or out on their patio and enjoy a delicious and refreshing treat on a warm day. 


The next time you're in the mood for a sweet treat, be sure to check out these amazing ice cream spots and discover your new favorite scoop!

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