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Best Places For Ice Cream in Louisville and Southern Indiana

Among your path to buying or selling your next house in Louisville or Southern Indiana you always have to find time for ice cream from time to time. Although the end of summer is drawing near there are two things that every ice cream lover knows: 1) ice-cream tastes delicious no matter if it’s July or January and 2) some of the best and unique flavors are only available around right this time. Whether it be Pumpkin flavor or tastes like Apple Pie, the last few months of the year can surprisingly be the most tasty!

We have compiled the top-5 ice cream places in Louisville and Southern Indiana where you will find delicious treats and unique flavors, all for an affordable price.

*The Comfy Cow*

If you happen to see a mascot of a cow holding an ice cream cone, chances are you are familiar with The Comfy Cow. With three locations situated across the city of Louisville, Comfy Cow is a growing company with a lot to offer. As soon as you walk in a Comfy Cow store you feel as if you walked into a time machine, as there is absolutely a genuine mid-1900s ice cream shop feel. There are multiple chalkboards that fill almost an entire wall filled with different flavors and desserts. They allow you to sample as many flavors as you like before you try, a great perk considering the unique flavors that have. If you’re feeling super ambitious feel free to attempt the Comfy Cow challenge (which was featured on the Travel Channel’s ‘Man vs. Food’: 15 scoops of ice cream, whipped cream, 10 cherries, 2 types of nuts, and a whopping of other toppings.

*Dairy Kastle*

Want delicious ice cream but you’re on a budget? No worries…Dairy Kastle has you covered. This small outside shop is over 40 years old and is situated right near the campus of the University of Louisville. During summer hours you will be hard pressed to find no lines in front of the store. Dairy Kastle is perhaps known for the Fat Elvis, which consists of vanilla ice cream, peanut butter, and bananas. Furthermore, Dairy Kastle offers exceptionally delicious food outside of ice cream, including their deal of two chili dogs and a medium drink for $2.99.

*Widow’s Walk Ice Cream*

Located right on the river in Jeffersonville, Indiana you are getting much, much more when you get ice cream at Widow’s Walk. You can build your own banana split and try unique flavors (such as Mocha Almond Fudge) but the biggest takeaway from your experience at Widow’s Walk is the view of the Louisville skyline you get while enjoying your ice cream.

*Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen*

With several locations throughout Louisville and Southern Indiana, Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen is an excellent choice with endless options. This company does a great job of using milk and cream that doesn’t include artificial growth hormones as well as supporting local farms. They have some of the best Pumpkin Ice Cream you can find but you will find much more, including several fresh pies, cakes, cookies, and more. For those with a big sweet tooth be sure to bring friends with you and check out the dessert ‘Everything But The Kitchen Sink’, which features 9 scoops of ice cream, 2 bananas, 2 large yellow upside down cupcakes, 2 brownies, whipped cream, hot fudge, and sprinkles.


Voted as a finalist for the Best Ice Cream Shop in the area for the past two years, Zesto is a great choice for delicious ice cream. They have it all: shakes, cakes, chili dogs, chicken sandwiches, etc. They have three locations in Indiana and is a can’t-miss option. Be sure to check out their frozen yogurts and hand-dipped ice cream cones.

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