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Best Ice cream in gatlinburg TN

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No vacation to Gatlinburg is complete without an ice cream treat. We’re sharing the best places to get ice cream in Gatlinburg.

From banana splits, to floats, soft serve, or milkshakes, we have gathered up the best Gatlinburg ice cream shops to satisfy your sweet tooth on your next vacation to the Smoky Mountains.

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1.Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar is home to the most amazing and incredible milkshakes that I’ve ever laid my eyes on. These over the top dessert creations have a mason jar filled to the brim with ice cream, flavorful and creative mix-in flavors, and of course toped with whipped cream. They have are 52 different milkshake creations.

The signature Gatlinburg milkshake is Meet Me in the Mountains (in above photo). The custom designed Gatlinburg mason jar is filled with Smokey Mountain Crunch ice cream, chocolate Teddy Grahams, and topped with a Smokey Mountain top Rice Krispy Treat, whip icing, cookie dirt and a Moon Pie.

It is located in downtown Gatlinburg, right next to the World-Famous Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum. The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar is an ultimate dessert destination and definitely makes some of the greatest picture worthy desserts ever.

812 Parkway #106, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Mad Dog's Creamery ice cream treats photo collage
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2. Maddog’s Creamery & Donuts

Maddog’s Creamery has a large selection of hand dipped ice cream, soft serve ice cream, sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, and other treats. They have an amazing 24 flavors of ice cream, with just a few being strawberry cheesecake, Smoky Mountain fudge, rainbow sherbet, and all your favorite classic flavors.

One of the most popular dishes is their ice cream burrito. The ice cream burrito is where they take cotton candy and stuff three scoops of your choice of ice cream in it. Make sure to try it while you’re there.

The creamery is also dog friendly, serving ice cream shaped doggie treats and outside picnic tables and water bowls for your furry friend. Mad Dog’s Creamery is the perfect place for delicious ice cream for you and your pooch.

Mad Dog’s Creamery has a fun and creative menu that features ice cream, donuts, and other specialty items. It is located on the East Parkway in Gatlinburg,

731 East Pkwy, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 . (865) 430-5757

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3. Maddi Mae’s Café and Creamery

Maddi Mae’s Café and Creamery (formerly known as Village Café) offers fresh hand-dipped, soft served, Dole Whip, ice cream floats and a large variety of milkshakes. Maddi Mae’s serves up homemade ice cream that is made with real ingredients.

Not only does Maddi Mae’s have all the ice cream fixings, but it also serves Italian sodas, slushies, specialty coffees and frappes . It is located in downtown Gatlinburg in the Village Shoppes.

634 Parkway #17, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Glades Soda Fountain ice cream treats photo collage
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4. Glades Soda Fountain

Glades Soda Fountain truly brings customers back to the past with its nostalgic soda fountain and floats. They have a large menu and serve old-fashioned sodas, milkshakes, banana splits, and sundaes. These are just some of the classic ice cream treats on their menu. Glades is located in the Morning Mist Village on Glades Road in Gatlinburg.

601 Glades Rd # 20, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 . (865) 430-7881

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5. Kilwins

Kilwins serves dozens of premium and unique flavors of Ice cream. Their ice cream has a rich and creamy consistency that makes the ice cream truly premium. All of their ice cream flavors are original recipes, which makes this ice cream shop all the more special.

Mackinac Island Fudge (vanilla ice cream swirled with chocolate fudge), Traverse City Cherry (cherry ice cream swirled with black cherries and cherry brandy sauce), and Turtle Cheesecake (cheesecake-flavored ice cream swirled with pecans, caramel, and caramel-filled mini turtles) are just a few of their most popular flavors.

Also, don’t forget to have your ice cream in one of their fresh homemade waffle cones. They also have a variety of flavors of milk shakes, homemade fudge, hand dipped caramel apples and candies. Kilwins will satisfy your sweet tooth! It is located on the Parkway in Gatlinburg.

645 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738 . 865-436-3720

Best Ice Cream in gatlinburg

If you are looking for homemade ice cream, over the top milk shakes, or classics like banana splits these Gatlinburg ice cream shops will not disappoint! There is something for everyone’s taste buds on this list for the best ice cream in Gatlinburg.

These are just a taste of the ice cream choices you can experience on your trip to Gatlinburg, TN. With so many different flavors of ice cream, which Gatlinburg ice cream shop will you try first?


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