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It’s Time To Scream For It: Best Mobile Alabama Ice Cream Shops

mobile alabama ice cream shops

Back in the late 60’s and 70’s, my grandparents owned a drive-in restaurant called the Dizzy Dip. 

It was one of a few Mobile Alabama Ice Cream Shops in the area. Along with our extensive menu of burgers, dogs, fries, New Orleans Style Po-Boys sandwiches and seafood items, we had one of the best known ice cream bars around. 

Since its closing, it was hard to find a place in Mobile Alabama to fill its “cone” so to speak. So, where can you find a fantastic place to get good ice cream around here?

Mobile has over 16 different shops that serves ice cream or ice cream products.  From old time hard scoop to soft serve – to specialty ice creams and ice cream cakes.  Have it mixed up on a cold hard granite block or stainless steel and rolled up. Here is an extensive list of shops in the area and where to find them.

Let’s start this guide off with a place that has been in business since my grandparents started up their drive-in restaurant in the late 60’s.

Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe

Located on Old Shell Road in Mobile, Alabama, this shop is owned and operated by Cammie Wayne that use to work there when she was 16 years old.

Cammie purchased the ice cream shop from Edwin Widemire back in 1998 after he opened it back in 1969.

It was listed as the “Best Ice Cream Shop” for the state of Alabama by back in 2017.  

…I’ve been there…I agree.

She still keeps the old time shop nostalgic feeling going with 47 different flavors of ice cream made in house.  They also have Pennsylvania Dutch Milkshakes and traditional banana splits, floats and sundaes.

“Had my son’s 5th birthday party here yesterday, it was so cute and sweet and the staff couldn’t be better – not to mention some amazing ice cream!!! – Denise B. – Facebook Reviewer

  • Website
  • 2511 Old Shell Road, Mobile, Alabama 36607
  • 251-471-1710
  • Monday through Thursday 11am to 8pm
  • Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm
  • Sunday 1pm to 9pm
  • Facebook

Dippin’ Dots

This ice cream shop can honestly state that it was scientifically engineered to be the best unconventional ice cream with a unique flavor and taste.

Curt Jones back in 1988, a microbiologist, most likely was bored trying to find a way to freeze rich people so they could come back to life as a younger person, was able to use cryogenic technology to breath new life into the ice cream industry.

Thus “Dippin Dots” was born.

This location on Airport Blvd in Mobile offers its traditional Dippin’ Dots ice cream, sherbet and frozen yogurt products.

“Awesome place. I’m a fan of dippin dots. Still am. Their ice cream is really good. And the fact of the dots makes it fun to eat. I went here on a Sunday evening and the staff was very nice and laughed at my corny jokes…” Hayden W. – Yelp Reviewer

  • Website
  • 3964 Airport Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36608
  • 251-378-5460
  • Monday through Sunday 12pm to 9:30pm
  • Facebook

Marble Slab Creamery – Saraland & Schillingers

This unique franchise has two locations in the Mobile County area.  One on Schillinger Road and the other in Saraland on Industrial Parkway.

Your order is hand blended on a cold granite counter top where they can mix in a variety of flavors and place your concoction into a hand-rolled cone.

Their menu also includes Ice cream cakes, cupcakes, sundaes, shakes and smoothies.

Having a party and need a large order of ice cream?  No problem, they cater as well.

  • Website
  • 1201 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, AL 36571 or
  • 740 Schillinger Road South, Unit B2, Mobile, AL 36695
  • Saraland / 251-345-1928
  • Mobile / 251-633-0636
  • Sunday 12pm to 9pm
  • Monday through Thursday 11am to 9pm
  • Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm
  • Facebook

Moonpie General Store

Mr. Earl Mitchell, a traveling salesman for a regional bakery, was traveling in coal country in Kentucky back in 1917.  One of the coal miners asked Earl if they could make a snack “as big as the moon”.

Just a short time later, Mr. Mitchell came back with a lunch pail sized bakery treat and they called it the “Moonpie”.

The Chattanooga Bakery were producing hundreds of boxes every day by 1929 and they sold for only 5 cents each.

Along with breakfast and lunch menu, you can find a soda fountain and ice cream bar at the downtown Mobile Alabama location of The MoonPie General Store.

  • Website
  • 107 St. Francis Street, Suite 115 in the RSA Tower Building, Mobile, AL 36602
  • 251-301-7453
  • Breakfast & Lunch Menu
  • Monday and Tuesday 7am to 2pm
  • Wednesday through Friday 7am to 6pm
  • Saturday 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm (the Store and Ice Cream only)
  • Facebook

Snow Zone Mobile

A unique twist on ice cream, this establishment mixes ice cream and shaved ice, or snow as they call it, with a blend of Milk Teas, Fruit Flavored Lemonades and Snow Floats.

They have an extensive list of popular Snow Combos ranging from $6.49 for a small and $7.99 for a large or you can create your own combo which comes with two toppings of your choice and a drizzle.

“OMG… this fresh flavored frozen cotton candy is the best thing I have ever eaten with so many varieties of flavorless, toppings, fruit, and fresh cream topped with bobas! The peach princess tastes just like my favorite homemade snow ice cream with fresh peaches made by my deceased grandmother (Myra Cook) from Arkansas that I though couldn’t be beat!! Though this…. is the bomb!! Not to forget to mention the service is outstanding!!” Robin B. – Facebook Reviewer

  • Website & Facebook Page
  • Menu Image
  • 5212 Cottage Hill Road, Suite D, Mobile, AL 36609
  • 251-308-2693
  • Monday 1pm to 9pm
  • Tuesday – Closed
  • Wednesday and Thursday 1pm to 9pm
  • Friday and Saturday 12pm to 10pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 8pm

Cold Snap Frozen Yogurt

Four distinct options are available at Cold Snap Frozen Yogurt:

  • Lowfat in Cookies-n-Cream, Key Lime, Espresso, Wild Strawberry and White Chocolate Mousse.
  • Nonfat in Dreamy Chocolate, California Tart, New Your Cheesecake, Very Vanilla, Cherries Jubilee, Raspberry Pomegranate Energy, Birthday Cake, Caramel Delight, Blueberry Tart and Coconut.
  • Nonfat w/ No Sugar in Vanilla and Chocolate.
  • Nonfat w/ No Dairy in Pink Lemonade Sorbet and Orange Crush Sorbet

They feature 8 calories per ounce, with no fat, no cholesterol, low carbs and only sweetened with Fructose.

A huge assortment of toppings to finish your selection off.

  • Facebook Page
  • 266 McGregor Ave., South, Suite B, Mobile, AL  36608
  • 251-344-7074
  • Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm
  • Friday and Saturday 11am to 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 9pm

Kraze Frozen Treats Mobile

Kraze features a healthy, low or non-fat, cholesterol free frozen yogurt treat that strengthens the immune and digestive system.

They also state that it is a great source of live active cultures and calcium…what else you could you ask for!

How about over 50 different toppings to put on top.

Join the Kraze Frozen Treats Club to get free frozen yogurt and goodies.

Pour, Chop & Roll Ice Cream

This will be a unique experience.  Ice cream rolled up like a scroll!

You choose your flavor of ice cream, they mix and freeze it on a special cold prepping surface then roll it up like a scroll and place it in a cup.  You then choose your toppings from Coffee, Cereal-ouosly, Cookies & Cream to Peanut Butter JellyTime, Strawberry-Licious and Say S’mores.

They even have some wonderful Coke and Root Beer Floats with a Dreamsicle Float.


Don’t forget about their Square Reward Program when you visit.

Sno Dash Frozen Treats

Just like Pour, Chop & Roll, this is another prepared right in front of your eyes special treat on a cold stainless steel plate.

They mix your choice of ice cream with your favorite treat like oreo cookies then roll it up and place it in a cup.

Choose your toppings and it’s done!

Their menu also includes slushies, Sweet Tea and Flavored Lemonades.

  • Facebook Page
  • Instagram Page
  • 907 Hillcrest Road, Suite H, Mobile, AL 36695
  • 251-345-4655
  • Monday through Thursday 2pm to 9pm
  • Friday and Saturday 12pm to 10pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 9pm

Scooped Nitrogen Creamery

Like Dippin’ Dots, this place has the science behind it.

Scooped Nitrogen Creamery freezes its ice cream with liquid nitrogen at -320 degree F.  They say it freezes so fast that ice crystals don’t have a chance to form at a large size.

There’s no freezer burn and no fluff because there is no large air bubbles which increases the smoothness of this ice cream product.

Don’t worry!  It’s safe. Nitrogen makes up 78% of the air we breath anyway.

Get your Nitrogen Scooped Ice Cream in:

  • Regular Cup
  • Kid’s Cup
  • Waffle Taco
  • Milkshake or
  • Float

Just choose your base in premium, sugar free or vegan including your mix-in toppings and then add some on top.

  • Website
  • Facebook Page
  • Instagram Page
  • 7721 Airport Blvd St. E-130, Mobile, AL
  • 251-378-8919
  • Sunday through Thursday 2pm to 9pm
  • Friday 2pm to 10pm
  • Saturday 12pm to 9pm
  • A portion of your purchase goes to the Imani Feeding Center and Imani Boys Home in Morogoro, Tanzania.

Three Georges Candy

Even though it is famous for its candy, the Three George’s location on Dauphin Street in downtown Mobile has a fine ice cream bar and serves milkshakes as well.

This historic location was built in 1866 and was a general store in its hay day.

George Pappolamporous, Pope and Spero started the candy store back in 1917 with the intent to have a candy, soda fountain and sandwich shop all in one.

  • Website
  • Facebook Page
  • 226 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL
  • 251-433-6725
  • Monday through Thursday 10am to 5:30pm
  • Friday 10am to 6pm
  • Saturday 9am to 6pm
  • Sunday 12pm to 4pm

Baskin Robbins

A national franchise that has been serving our area and the nation for years.

Located on Schillinger Rd in West Mobile County, this location used to be on Dauphin Street near Interstate 65.

Tons of flavor options and now an interactive mobile app where you can custom build an ice cream cake.

They also have non-dairy and vegan flavor options including cakes, pies, sundaes, warm desserts, cones and bakery treats.

Take home orders are welcome and delivery is available within a specific area.  You can also get a gift card for that someone special.

  • Website
  • 700 Schillinger Road, Mobile, AL
  • 251-635-1555
  • Monday through Sunday 11am to 10pm
  • Delivery via DoorDash

Mr. Haney

Tim has traveled the Gulf Coast from Texas to the tip of Florida for the last ten years. As the grandson of restaurant entrepreneurs, Tim writes about unique restaurants, things to do and attractions all along the Gulf Coast and Southeast. Just like his grandparents small drive-in restaurant, he loves small town, mom-n-pop establishments as well as interesting and unique places.

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