The perfect dessert on a hot Rhode Island day? Or even a rainy and chilly Rhode Island day? Ice cream, of course! And the Ocean State knows how to do ice cream well—whether you are looking for a classic cone or a more unique twist, try out one of these delicious ice cream stores serving up the perfect creamy concoctions.
Grab a scoop of homemade ice cream at Three Sisters after a walk along Blackstone Boulevard. With a counter that’s constantly buzzing with energy, Three Sisters is beloved by locals, and you’ll soon understand why. Try the incredible Peanut Butter Heaven or green tea flavor.
With locations in Wakefield and Narragansett, Brickley’s is some of the best ice cream in Rhode Island! There are countless flavors to try: Oreo coffee, almond coconut chocolate, and apple pie are a few favorites.
Located right in the heart of Newport, Kilwins is the perfect spot to satisfy your sweet tooth. Their waffle cones are handmade in house, and are the perfect complement to their tantalizing flavors, such as toasted coconut, Kilwins Tracks, or the salty and sweet peanut butter.
Tricycle specializes in ice cream sandwiches that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious. New flavors are added every week at Tricycle, each one as good as the last! Some unique flavors include the brownie sandwich paired with Dave’s coffee milk ice cream and the fruity pebble cookie sandwich with matching fruity pebble ice cream!
Like No Udder is more than a name—when these ice cream makers create their delicious deserts, they literally don’t require any udders. Why? Though you would never know from the taste, this ice cream is completely dairy-free! From both a food truck and their brick and mortar location, Like No Udder serves up delicious soft serve and hard ice cream with coconut or cashew bases. Try the Thai iced tea for something sweet and new.
Grab a cone from this cash-only location, the perfect side-of-the-road stop. Served in giant portions, you’ll love the delicious soft serve, which is slathered in chocolate. Stop by in the summer to make the most of their window service and picnic table seating.
Papa’s serves a huge variety of Hershey’s ice creams, including some unique frozen yogurt flavors. Try the coffee soft serve, the perfect flavor to indulge in as you take in the location’s 1950s-style décor.
L’il Rhody’s serving sizes are anything but little! Even a kid’s cone will be enough to satisfy your sugar craving. Make sure to try one of their delicious flavors, like the peanut butter, which is striped with real ribbons, or the fresh and tasty cherry vanilla.
Overlooking the water from a classic Newport location, Cold Fusion serves rich and flavorful gelato in classic and unique flavor combinations. Grab a delicious salted caramel or the stracciatella, and make sure to eat it outside so you can take in the ocean views.