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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.

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]

Ice Cream Plant

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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.

Cold Truth

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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.

Tou & Mai

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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.

Mangonadas Del Barrio

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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.

Neveria La Michoacana

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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.

Calder Brothers Dairy

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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.

Shatila Bakery

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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.

Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

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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.

Ray's Ice Cream

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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.

Huddle

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.

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

Ice Cream Plant

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.

Cold Truth

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.

Tou & Mai

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.

Mangonadas Del Barrio

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.

Neveria La Michoacana

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.

Calder Brothers Dairy

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.

Shatila Bakery

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.

Treat Dreams Dessert Emporium

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.

Ray's Ice Cream

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.

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