Eat Local Ice Cream Shops in New Orleans

By Colleen Rush / Photography By Matthew Noel | Last Updated August 14, 2015
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Ice cream and gelato are a year-round business in New Orleans. Even our four-week blip of cool weather can’t keep us away from a cold, creamy scoop at one of our favorite parlors. And in the dog days of summer? Plan on waiting in a line that snakes out the front door and into the heat. But you know it’s totally worth the wait for a lick of Creole Cream Cheese or St. Joseph’s Chocolate Almond.  

Creole Creamery

Creole Creamery in New Orleans on Prytania Street
Why We Love It: A miles-long list of off-the-wall, only-in-NOLA ice cream flavors like Monkey Hill Dew, Sassafrass-Chicory, and Goat Cheese Fig. Uptowners fill this 50s-style ice cream parlor year-round for the shop...
|4924 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA, us

La Divina Gelateria

Menu board at La Divina Gelateria in New Orleans
Why We Love It: Owner/Gelato Whisperers Katrina and Carmello Turillo. If you don’t immediately fall in love with this sweet couple – who are devoted to making artisanal gelato – there is a lump of charcoal...
|621 St. Peter Street, New Orleans, LA, us

Angelo Brocato Gelateria

A New Orleans classic for gelato and cannoli: Angelo Brocato Gelateria in Mid-City
Why We Love It: It’s a New Orleans institution. For more than 100 years, the Brocato family has scooped Italian gelatos and granitas for generations of locals, from the original French Quarter location (which...
|214 N. Carrolton Avenue, New Orleans, LA, us

Quintin's Natural

Find Quintin's Natural Ice Cream at top restaurants and year-round festivals in New Orleans
Why We Love It: Two words: Salty Caramel. This is a stealth, small-batch ice cream operation. You have probably consumed way more Quintin’s ice cream than you think. In addition to scooping at a few of New Orleans...
|601 Toledano Street, New Orleans, LA, us


Sucre New Orleans triple scoop
Why We Love It: Boozy milkshakes, selfie-worthy macaroons. Sucre is a stylish, smart “sweet boutique” peddling a variety of goodies designed to impress the eyes and belly equally. The shop’s gelato is put to...
|3025 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, us

Ice Cream 504

Ice Cream 504 in New Orleans, purveyor of small-batch ice creams on Freret Street
Why We Love It: Owner and chief-in-charge ice cream maker Michael Southall opened Ice Cream 504 as a stall in the French Market in 2011, but he credits hot summer Sundays on his Aunt Ruby’s porch in Napoleonville,...
|2511 Jena Street, New Orleans, LA, us
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