Memphis sure does get hot in the summers, but luckily you have this guide to help you find ice cream, milkshakes, sodas, and more. Beat the heat with cool downtown treats!
Located at 106 GE Patterson Ave.
Hours: Wed-Thurs noon-7pm, Fri noon-8pm, Sat 11am-8pm, Sun noon-6pm
Scoops Parlor is the place to be on a hot, summer day! Their flavors are changing all the time, so you’ll always have something new to try, but be careful not to miss out on any of your favorites. The gelato is locally made, and they even have adult-only gelato like the well-loved red wine sorbet.
You have to see what is so wonderful about their current most popular item...SODA FLOATS! Mix any ice cream or sorbet flavor with any soda. Some favorite cool combos are TN Whiskey & Coke and Strawberry & Fanta Orange.
Enjoy what co-owner QuaSheba Callicutt calls a “chic, fun vibe with writing on the walls, bright outdoor seating, and customizable treats!” *Mention you read about Scoops Parlor’s floats on the Downtown Memphis site to get 5% off floats!
Located at 113 GE Patterson Ave.
Hours: Fri-Sat 3pm-midnight, Sun 6pm-midnight
Come on down to the Cheesecake Corner to enjoy a fresh, nicely chilled, slice of cheesecake, with so many flavors to choose from. You will love to cool down by getting a beautiful large slice of your favorite!
Beale Sweets Sugar Shack
Beale Sweets Sugar Shack
Located at 156 Beale St.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri 11am-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-8pm
One of the best ways to cool down, especially while strolling world famous Beale St., is by taking a stop at Beale Sweets Sugar Shack and enjoying a scoop of ice cream on top of all the assortments of candy and cold sodas. Beale Sweets is also excited to be a rare spot Downtown that serves Mempops! Come take a break and enjoy a sweet treat today!
Peabody Deli and Desserts
Located at 149 Union Ave.
Hours: Sun-Thurs 6am-8pm, Fri-Sat 6am-9pm
After watching the legendary duck show, head over to Peabody Deli and Desserts to get some homemade ice cream or anything else from the variety of unique desserts. Cool off and capitalize on the opportunity for a perfect for an insta post. Enjoy a decadent dessert; you could even get a famous duck-shaped one!
Located at 125 S. Main St.
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun noon-10pm
This is a must try shop to get a cool-down treat this summer. Locally owned, Margie’s 901 makes delicious homemade ice cream and ice cream cakes that you won’t be able to get enough of.
Located at 26 S. 2nd St.
Hours: Tues-Thurs 1pm-8pm, Fri-Sat 1pm-10pm, Sun 1pm-6pm
You’ll be happy you went to Rollin’ Sweets for your cool summer treat. Get their signature homemade rolled ice cream for yourself and your family to cool down. Choose from a variety of flavors with fun and unique names like Don’t Make Me Choose and Memphis Mix. Rollin’ Sweets also has delicious milkshakes with awesome flavors. Check their Facebook page for summer specials. Don’t miss out on the family-friendly Rollin’ Sweets with their excellent customer service and unbeatable rolled ice cream!
Located at 163 Beale St.
Hours: Mon-Wed noon-5pm, Thurs noon-6pm, Fri-Sat noon-8pm, Sun11am-5pm
Pull up a stool at Beale Street’s old-fashioned soda bar, A. Schwab. Cool down while feeling back in time ordering malts, milkshakes, phosphate sodas, gelato and ice cream. While you’re there, look around at all the fun, quirky merchandise in A. Schwab’s store. Truly a gem in Downtown Memphis.
Located at 109 S Ct
Hours: Mon 2pm-7pm, Tues-Sat 11am-7pm
You already love their cakes and cupcakes, but you may not know that Cupcake Cutie had an ice cream bar to serve cool treats all summer long. Try their Cake Shake today! You can pick out your cake flavor and ice cream flavor, and the lovely people at Cupcake Cutie will make it into a milkshake for you!
Downtown Memphis also has lots of stops with refreshing smoothies!
66 S. Main St.
Mon-Thurs 7am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11:30pm, Sun 8am-8pm
Qahwa Coffee Bar
109 N. Main St.
Mon-Wed 7am-6pm, Thurs 7am-6:30pm, Fri 7am-7pm, Sat 8:30am-2:30pm, Sun 9:30am-1:30pm
Bedrock Eats and Sweets
327 S. Main St.
Mon-Fri 7am-3pm and 5pm-7pm, Sat 8:30am-3pm, Sun 10am-2pm
116 S. Front St.
Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm, Sat 10am-3pm