Our Favorite Ice Cream Shops in Henry County and the Surrounding Area

Is there anything better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day in Henry County?

By Jennifer Sheran, publisher Macaroni Kid McDonough, Stockbridge, Hampton, Locust Grove July 11, 2022

Is there anything better than treating the kids to an ice cream cone on a hot summer day in Henry County, Georgia? We can't think of one. July is actually National Ice Cream month and there are lots of ways to commemorate it! 

July has several themed days for ice cream lovers to observe. 

  • National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day - July 1
  • National Strawberry Sundae Day - July 7
  • National Freezer Pop Day - July 8
  • National Pina Colada Day - July 10 - Pina Colada ice cream anyone?
  • National Ice Cream Day - July 17
  • National Peach Ice Cream Day - July 17
  • National Vanilla Ice Cream Day - July 23
  • National Coffee Milkshake Day - July 26

Luckily, we have a lot of great locally-owned ice cream shops in McDonough, Locust Grove, Hampton, and Stockbridge where we can indulge in yummy goodness. 

Here are 11 of our favorite places for ice cream in Henry County:

Berry Mangos Yogurt Bar

1744 Hwy 81, McDonough, Ga

What we love: Can you say Dole Whip?


4244 Jodeco RdMcDonough, Ga 

What we love: Bruster's is where my daughter had her first ice cream.

C3D Creamery

McDonough, Ga

What we love: Artisan, creamy hand-churned ice cream and they deliver!

The Cake n' Shake

1000 Tanger Dr, Suite 220, Locust Grove, GA

What we love: Have you seen these shakes with whipped cream and an actual cupcake on top? 

Culver's McDonough

90 Hwy 81, McDonough, GA

What we love: Creamy custard, not quite ice cream but a nice refreshing treat nevertheless.

Decadent Coffee and Dessert Bar 

1561 Highway 20 W., McDonough, GA

What we love: Delicious desserts and gelatos!

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

1410 GA-20, McDonough, GA

What we love: Great vintage-themed restaurant.

Marble Slab Creamery

2011 Jonesboro Rd. Suite 21, McDonough, GA

What we love: Small-batch ice cream, hand-blended with loads of mix-ins

Scoops McDonough

3 Keys Ferry St., McDonough

What we love: Scoops has a wide variety of flavors and candies and is right in the McDonough Square.

Sweet Charlie's

2089 Jonesboro Rd #8 in Towne Center Village

What we love: Hand rolled ice cream in unique flavors and concoctions. Yes, the ice cream comes in rolls instead of scoops.

Welcome Home Creamery & Coffee

22 East Main Street, N. Hampton, GA 

What we love: Aside from its cute decor and ice cream themed bench, this shop has creamy ice cream in unique flavors and delicious baked goods.

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