Looking for a fun back-to-school treat or playdate? Ice cream is always the right answer! Here are our favorite places to grab a frozen treat in and around Knoxville.

Schulz Bräu

Emmy’s Frozen Yogurt

A place that strives to include everyone by offering options for those with special dietary needs, Emmy’s Frozen yogurt is delicious and inclusive! The topping bar makes it extra fun and customizable.


The Must Try: Birthday Cake

Abridged Beer Company

It’s All So Yummy Café

A place that serves gourmet grilled cheese and incredible ice cream? Talk about a kid’s dream! Bring out your inner child and check out this locally owned cafe. 


The Must Try: Root Beer Float

Alliance Brewing Company

Cruze Farm

With fresh churned ice cream from their local dairy farm, it doesn’t get tastier than this. Their cows are raised on their pasture 365 days a year and never given hormones. Happy cows and tasty ice cream. This is one awesome business!


The Must Try: Lavender Honey

Crafty Bastard Brewery

D & B Hotdogs

They may have been rated Best Hot Dog in Tennessee by Travel & Leisure magazine, but don’t let that overshadow their delicious selection of ice cream! They carry 16 rotating Blue Bell flavors. Try them in a milkshake or on a brownie!


The Must Try: Brownie Sundae

Blackhorse Pub and Brewery

Mayfield Dairy Farms

Tour the dairy farm in Athens, TN and enjoy delicious ice cream after. You will have the chance to see how your favorite Mayfield products are made during a fun and educational behind-the-scenes tour!


The Must Try: Turtle Tracks

Blackhorse Pub and Brewery

The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain

A downtown Knoxville Favorite. The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain makes and serves fresh, super premium, small-batch ice cream as well as many other house-made specialty desserts and soda fountain favorites.


The Must Try: Streetcar