Ice Cream Shops – Beat the Heat with These Cool Treats Around Lansing

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Stay Cool this Summer with Ice Cream and Cold Treats in Lansing

When it comes to cooling off on a hot summer day I usually choose swimming while my sons and hubby usually choose parks. But – if there’s one thing we all agree on it’s saying yes to tasty ice cream and sorbet together. This will be especially helpful this year as swimming and splash pad options are few in our area.

You know that hunched over panting look that kids have after running and playing in 80+ degree weather? It’s so darn refreshing to get out of the baking heat and stand up straight again, with a cold treat in hand.

When we mention grabbing a tasty cold ice cream treat together as a family, their sweet little faces light back up again.

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Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, and Cold Treat Options in Lansing

There’s something about Michigan summers and ice cream on a patio that just feels right. After all, what is Lansing summer without a superman ice cream or an MSU Dairy store trip, right!?

Here is your list of places you can find that Lansing summer superman ice cream around Greater Lansing plus a plethora of delicious flavors and cold treat options:

Scoops Old Town Lansing Ice Cream Patio with Kids MSU Dairy Store

West Lansing to East Lansing/Okemos Ice Cream Shops

Scoops/MSU Dairy Store

Located in Old Town in an old station building. MSU Dairy – need I say more?

Arctic Corner

Located in Old Town and a city staple. We love this place for its nostalgia and delicious soft serve.

Horrocks – Iorio Gelato


Located on the north end of the building.

Horrocks added a gelato shop and boy is it tasty. Try samples until you find the one you love.


These guys have a drive-thru. Marvelous – Ice Cream on the go.

MexiCone – Don Panchos

Get ready for a fun and delicious experience. They recently added more seating. Try the elotes if you want to give a party to your taste buds.

Unicha Sweet

Hand-rolled ice cream and lots of other fun treats.

Frosty Corner


Dairy Queen

Quality Dairy

Menchie’s Eastwood

Try something fun after a movie or while shopping in the heat.

Hawk Island Snack Bar

The perfect combo! Play in the splash pad, lake, playground, or take a walk – then grab something cold from their snack bar. My sons love it because they have snow cones.

MSU Dairy Stores:

Two locations: 1. Union Building 2. 474 S Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824

Tasty Twist

Insomnia Cookies

Open late!

Baskin Robbins

Classic, delicious, go-to goodness at their East Lansing & Okemos locations

Cold Stone

Sugar Berry

Three locations: West Lansing, East Lansing, Okemos.


Build your own creation with toppings and different flavors.

Mexi Cone Lansing Ice Cream Shops Kids


Gluten-Free options.

Kids love this spot because of the view of the river.

Corner Cone

A local mom reports this is her favorite. She says this has delicious flavors.


This place is more than a stop for ice cream. It’s an experience!

Tasty Twist

102 Lansing St, Charlotte, MI 48813

Fay’s Evelyn Bay


Dewitt/St. Johns/Bath Ice Cream Shops



We love the mochi, sorbet, and outside seating here.

Scoopy Doos

Ask about their peanut butter sauce. Ahhhh makes me want to head there now.

OhMI Organics

What a FUN place! They have all kinds of yummy combos and treats.

DeWitt Golf Center

Putt-Putt + Ice Cream = a great day had by all!

Cold Stone

Ice-cream-shop-Mason-Lansing Michigan girl licking ice cream cone


1050 Superior Dr, St Johns, MI 48879

Park Lake Creamery

A reader’s favorite with a lake view! It’s a great destination after you’ve played at Wiswasser Park just up the road.

Vegan/Dairy-free menu

Holt/Mason/Dimondale Ice Cream Shops

Edru Soft Serve Drive Thru

Holt – A fun and great way to end a fun time of skating, or an easy drive-thru cool down if you’re on the go.

Dairy Hill


Daily Scoop

350 S Jefferson St, Mason, MI 48854

Super Twist 

575 Cedar St, Mason, MI 48854

Sweet Sensations

1963 Cedar St. Holt, MI 48842

Dairy Dan

7035 S Cedar St Lansing, Michigan 48911 (boarder of holt)



204 E Grand River Ave, Williamston, MI 48895

Village Ice Cream & Cafe’

Ask for the sundae designed by Dimondale Elementary students as proceeds go to the PTO!

Soft-serve, shakes, food + gluten-free options.


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Where Do You Like to Beat the Heat with Ice Cream in Lansing?

Do you have an ice cream/frozen treat shop we should add to our list? We’d be happy to get them on the list to help more families around Lansing find the tastiest spots!

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