Best Ice Cream Shops In + Around Lansing


Summer days in Michigan are the best! We have the beautiful Great Lakes, long weekends to spend camping, kayaking and sand dune adventures with friends, and the scenic Upper Peninsula! What better way to top off all the fun of a pure Michigan Summer than with a cool ice cream treat.

Delicious ice cream can be found all around the Mitten State. Those looking for local ice cream shops, look no further! Below is a list of some of our favorite ice cream, frozen yogurt, and gelato that can be found in and around Lansing.

Arctic Corner | 314 E Grand River Ave, Lansing

Arctic Corner in Old Town has been serving up cool treats to the Lansing area since 1953! Voted best Lemon ice cream in the state of Michigan. Cones, shakes, malts, Boston Coolers, and more!

Tasty Twist | 1137 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing

Looking for the best soft serve? Tasty Twist in East Lansing is where it’s at!

Unicha | 111 Division St, East Lansing

Unicha is a treat to your taste-buds! Serving gourmet hand rolled ice cream in East Lansing. With flavors such as S’more Fun, Matcha Lady, Mango Tango, Silly Taro, and Key Lime Cheesecake.

MSU Dairy Store | 1140 S Anthony Hall, East Lansing

Fresh, creamy, and delicious! MSU Dairy Store is a must when visiting campus. Their ice cream sandwiches are the best!

Iorio’s Gelato | 7420 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing

While you’re out grabbing fresh fruits and veggies at Horrock’s, you can stop at Iorio’s Gelato (located at the north end of the building). Dairy free options available!

Twisters | 327 S Waverly Rd, Lansing

This is a drive-thru just off of Waverly Road on Lansing’s west side. Twisters is owned and operated right here in Mid-Michigan. Visit Twisters for all the soft serve ice cream. They also serve Dole Whip, which is vegan, dairy-free, lactose-free, and delicious!
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Lick-ity Split | 103 N Bridge St, Grand Ledge

A Grand Ledge treasure! Lick-ity Split has flurries, cones, and fun sundaes for the kids.

Scoopy Doo’s | 126 N Bridge St, DeWitt

Old fashioned ice cream, soft serve and hand dipped in Dewitt.

Park Lake Creamery | 6320 Park Lake Rd, Bath

Delicious shakes and sundaes available at Park Lake Creamery right on the edge of Park Lake in Bath. They also have vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options available! 

Plan a Summer afternoon visit to one of these Lansing area ice cream shops, perhaps after you do a StoryWalk®! We’d love to see your photos tagged on our Lansing Mom Instagram page!


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