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How about an ice cream cone to-go?
Maksym Azovtsev

Where to Find Carryout Ice Cream Treats in Detroit

These shops, seasonal stands, and walk-up windows are open with hard scoops, soft serve, and popsicles to-go

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How about an ice cream cone to-go?
| Maksym Azovtsev

It’s officially ice cream season in metro Detroit. While many favorite local spots are closed this year due to the novel coronavirus, a handful of ice cream shops are trying to stay open to help keep customers cool, content, and safe with frozen desserts during the pandemic. From spots specializing in mangonadas and popsicles to thick ice cream sandwiches, here’s where to find frozen desserts in metro Detroit right now. While a few of our favorite spots for swirly cones are on this maps, folks that only have eyes for custard should head to the more complete guide to carryout soft serve stands.

As always, please be considerate of the health and safety of other customers and staff by wearing a mask, washing your hands, and practicing social distancing in public.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Huddle

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2 John R St
Detroit, MI 48226
(586) 850-0205
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Huddle has transitioned from delivery to walk-up window service for the season. Drop by the downtown shop for chocolate and vanilla swirls and custard slushes. Huddle also has an ice cream truck available for social distancing, drive-thru parties.

a white walk-up window for Huddle with red and yellow signs and menus Huddle [Courtesy photo]

2. Ice Cream Plant

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Eastern Market
Detroit, MI

Eastern Market-based vegan ice cream company Ice Cream Plant is making doorstep deliveries around metro Detroit in addition to its regular wholesale stops. Customers can place orders online for pints of ice cream in flavors like cold brew coffee, Volcano salt vanilla, Irish coffee, and Blue Moon or purchase an ice cream-stuffed vegan cookie sandwich featuring cookies from the Nosh Pit. There’s a minimum $40 order for delivery. Find the company’s soft serve at Commonwealth in Birmingham.

3. Cold Truth

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4240 Cass Ave suite 100
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 680-1199
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Vegan soft serve favorite Cold Truth is open for curbside service at its pint-sized Cass Corridor shop from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Find flavors here like tart Michigan cherry, coconut, lavender, and sweet cream with optional toppings like dark chocolate drizzle and blue moon drizzle. Pick up cones, cups, pints, and even ice cream sandwiches. There’s also a pint-it-forward option for customers who wish to donate ice cream to first responders.

4. Tou & Mai

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4240 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Bubble tea is definitely the headliner at Tou & Mai, but this Asian mini mart operated by Go! Sy Thai is an all around good spot for chilled sweets. For an ice cream fix check out the Hello, Hello. The dessert based off of Filipino halo halo and features ube and mango ice cream, flavored jellies, red azuki bean, coconut and condensed milk, and candied coconut. The whole cup is topped off with wafer cookies.

5. Mangonadas Del Barrio

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4029 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

Mangonadas Del Barrio gets its name from a cool, tangy Mexican treat made with frozen mangos and a combination of chili, lime, and tamarind paste. This snack store mini chain has several locations throughout Southwest and the Downriver area, meaning folks are never too far from a massive ice cream sundae or a cup of strawberries and cream. The store is currently limiting the number of customers allowed inside for carryout.

6. Neveria La Michoacana

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4336 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 888-1701

This Southwest Detroit parlor is exceptionally popular on sunny days as families and kids stop in for scoops of ice cream and fruit popsicles. Neveria La Michoacana also offers Mexican street food snacks like Dorilocos and refreshing aguas frescas.

7. Calder Brothers Dairy

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1020 Southfield Rd
Lincoln Park, MI 48146
(313) 381-8858
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A Downriver classic, Calder Brothers Dairy makes ice cream with products from the family farm. Find generous scoops here in flavors like horchata, caramel cappuccino, and rich and creamy peanut butter as well as other dairy products to fill your fridge.

8. Shatila Bakery

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14300 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 582-1952
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Shatila Bakery, Dearborn’s sprawling Middle Eastern confectionery and cafe, is the perfect recipe for a sugar coma. The ice cream counter offering flavors like mango, strawberry, and cherry is particularly satisfying. First-timers would be wise to consider the pistachio ice cream — a cult favorite and Shatila specialty. This spot is currently limiting the number of customers inside and asking visitors to wear masks. Delivery is also available.

9. Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

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22965 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 544-3440
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This Ferndale dessert bar is open for carryout and delivery with favorites like cookie ice cream sandwiches and sundaes. Delivery is also available in a limited radius for $4. Place orders online and get pints, cookies, and jugs of hand sanitizer dropped right at your doorstep.

10. Ray's Ice Cream

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4233 Coolidge Hwy
Royal Oak, MI 48073
(888) 549-5256
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Ray’s in Royal Oak remains open for carryout service from noon to 10 p.m. daily. Pick from more than 50 flavors including rainbow sherbet, blueberry pie, superman, and praline pecan.

1. Huddle

2 John R St, Detroit, MI 48226
a white walk-up window for Huddle with red and yellow signs and menus Huddle [Courtesy photo]

Huddle has transitioned from delivery to walk-up window service for the season. Drop by the downtown shop for chocolate and vanilla swirls and custard slushes. Huddle also has an ice cream truck available for social distancing, drive-thru parties.

2 John R St
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Ice Cream Plant

Eastern Market, Detroit, MI

Eastern Market-based vegan ice cream company Ice Cream Plant is making doorstep deliveries around metro Detroit in addition to its regular wholesale stops. Customers can place orders online for pints of ice cream in flavors like cold brew coffee, Volcano salt vanilla, Irish coffee, and Blue Moon or purchase an ice cream-stuffed vegan cookie sandwich featuring cookies from the Nosh Pit. There’s a minimum $40 order for delivery. Find the company’s soft serve at Commonwealth in Birmingham.

Eastern Market
Detroit, MI

3. Cold Truth

4240 Cass Ave suite 100, Detroit, MI 48207

Vegan soft serve favorite Cold Truth is open for curbside service at its pint-sized Cass Corridor shop from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Find flavors here like tart Michigan cherry, coconut, lavender, and sweet cream with optional toppings like dark chocolate drizzle and blue moon drizzle. Pick up cones, cups, pints, and even ice cream sandwiches. There’s also a pint-it-forward option for customers who wish to donate ice cream to first responders.

4240 Cass Ave suite 100
Detroit, MI 48207

4. Tou & Mai

4240 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Bubble tea is definitely the headliner at Tou & Mai, but this Asian mini mart operated by Go! Sy Thai is an all around good spot for chilled sweets. For an ice cream fix check out the Hello, Hello. The dessert based off of Filipino halo halo and features ube and mango ice cream, flavored jellies, red azuki bean, coconut and condensed milk, and candied coconut. The whole cup is topped off with wafer cookies.

4240 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

5. Mangonadas Del Barrio

4029 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

Mangonadas Del Barrio gets its name from a cool, tangy Mexican treat made with frozen mangos and a combination of chili, lime, and tamarind paste. This snack store mini chain has several locations throughout Southwest and the Downriver area, meaning folks are never too far from a massive ice cream sundae or a cup of strawberries and cream. The store is currently limiting the number of customers allowed inside for carryout.

4029 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

6. Neveria La Michoacana

4336 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209

This Southwest Detroit parlor is exceptionally popular on sunny days as families and kids stop in for scoops of ice cream and fruit popsicles. Neveria La Michoacana also offers Mexican street food snacks like Dorilocos and refreshing aguas frescas.

4336 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209

7. Calder Brothers Dairy

1020 Southfield Rd, Lincoln Park, MI 48146

A Downriver classic, Calder Brothers Dairy makes ice cream with products from the family farm. Find generous scoops here in flavors like horchata, caramel cappuccino, and rich and creamy peanut butter as well as other dairy products to fill your fridge.

1020 Southfield Rd
Lincoln Park, MI 48146

8. Shatila Bakery

14300 W Warren Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

Shatila Bakery, Dearborn’s sprawling Middle Eastern confectionery and cafe, is the perfect recipe for a sugar coma. The ice cream counter offering flavors like mango, strawberry, and cherry is particularly satisfying. First-timers would be wise to consider the pistachio ice cream — a cult favorite and Shatila specialty. This spot is currently limiting the number of customers inside and asking visitors to wear masks. Delivery is also available.

14300 W Warren Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126

9. Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

22965 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

This Ferndale dessert bar is open for carryout and delivery with favorites like cookie ice cream sandwiches and sundaes. Delivery is also available in a limited radius for $4. Place orders online and get pints, cookies, and jugs of hand sanitizer dropped right at your doorstep.

22965 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220

10. Ray's Ice Cream

4233 Coolidge Hwy, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Ray’s in Royal Oak remains open for carryout service from noon to 10 p.m. daily. Pick from more than 50 flavors including rainbow sherbet, blueberry pie, superman, and praline pecan.

4233 Coolidge Hwy
Royal Oak, MI 48073

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