Our Favorite Ice Cream Shops in Gardner, Spring Hill and nearby areas!

Indulge in all the local yummy goodness!

By Brittany Marsh, Publisher of Macaroni KID Gardner-Spring Hill-Paola July 9, 2023

What's better than treating your kids (and yourself) to an ice cream cone on a hot summer day? Not much! Luckily, our area offers a great selection of locally-owned ice cream and snow cone shops that serve up the most delicious treats.

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Local Ice Cream & Snow Cone Shops

Pop's Sweet Shop

115 S. Main Street, Spring Hill

About: Our small batch kitchen has more to offer than just mouth-watering ice cream. Every day, we churn out fresh homemade fudge, authentic Italian cannoli, organic cotton candy, and other sweet treats that are sure to satisfy your cravings. With 22 varieties of America's favorite ice cream in shakes, sundaes, malts, floats, cups, and cones, you can have a taste of everything. Don't forget to top it off with Mom's homemade toppings or a creamy chunk of Pop's fresh homemade fudge. For a truly authentic experience, try Nana's legendary homemade Italian cannoli – a fan favorite that is not to be missed. And for the young and young at heart, we offer a dozen+ flavors of clean, vegan, dye-free, organic cotton candy tufts that kids of all ages will adore. At our small batch kitchen, we have something for everyone!

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Tad's Shaved Ice

314 E. Main Street, Gardner

939 Iowa Street, Lawrence

About: Items served and flavors offered vary by location.  

Daylight Donuts 

828 E. Main Street, Gardner

About: Daylight Donuts don't just serve coffee and breakfast pastries. In addition to donuts, we also offer Blue Chip Cookies and Sylas and Maddy's homemade ice cream.

Ice Cream House

726 High Street, Baldwin City

About: Ice Cream House just opened on June 23rd. Their first weekend open was a huge success! Serving over 3,000 scoops throughout their first weekend of business - top 5 sellers were: cotton candy twist, mint avalanche, vanilla, smore's and exhausted parent.


33080 W. 83rd Street, De Soto

About: Come enjoy a delicious scoop of creamy ice cream or a number of our Mexican treats and delicacies.

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Sylas and Maddy's Homemade Ice Cream

1101 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence

About: Since 1997, Sylas and Maddy's Homemade Ice Cream has been a local favorite in Kansas City. Our first store opened in Lawrence, followed by the second in Olathe in 1999. As a family-owned and operated business, we take pride in our history and our delicious ice cream. What sets us apart? We make our ice cream and waffle cones fresh every day. Our flavors are unique, and we carefully choose only the finest ingredients to craft your tasty treats. We go the extra mile to ensure that our ice cream is exceptional. For instance, we use an ENTIRE chopped, fresh watermelon to make our delicious watermelon sherbet. To make any of our pie flavors, we add an ENTIRE pie to each bucket of ice cream. When you visit our store, we want you to feel like a part of our family. We hope that you leave with a smile on your face, not just from our tasty ice cream, but from the experience of feeling welcomed and well-cared for.

Main St. Scoops & Sweets

714 Main Street, Suite 102, Eudora

About: With a passion for ice cream, the Blubaughs (family of 8) opened Main St Scoops and Sweets on June 4th. Main St Scoops is an ice cream shop and bakery. We offer super-premium ice cream, which is "the smoothest, the creamiest, the most amazing ice cream you've ever had melt in your mouth"! We're thrilled to give back to the Eudora community and invite you to visit us at Main St Scoops and Sweets for a scoop or two!

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