July 14, 2019

Michigan summers were made for splashing in the Great Lakes, soaking in colorful sunsets and taking road trips up north. Whether your idea of fun includes biking around Mackinac Island, climbing the dunes or touring towns across the state, no summer vacation would be complete without stopping for a scoop of ice cream at the end of a fun-filled day. There’s something nostalgic about taking your sunglasses off, hearing the door chime as you walk into cool air-conditioning and indulging in a big scoop of cold and creamy Hudsonville Ice Cream.

Our summer bucket list continues to grow and you better believe we’re making sure to add as many ice cream stops into our travel plans as we can (check out our event page on Facebook to see where we’ll be popping up). As you’re crossing off your own summer bucket list, we challenge you to see how many of the following scoop shops you can visit this summer! With more than 50 delicious flavors, some of which can only be found in scoop shops—like our Michigan Artisan Collection or Crunchy Munchy Peanut Butter—make this your sweetest summer ever and taste them all!



Situated along the shores of Lake Michigan, West Michigan is home to multiple beaches, making it a favorite summer destination. After a fun-filled day of beach volleyball, swimming and sun bathing, pile into the car with friends, roll the windows down and cruise on over to some of West Michigan’s one-of-a-kind scoop shops for a sweet end to a perfect summer day.

Pekadill’s, which is located in Whitehall, was named the best ice cream shop in Michigan by Travel + Leisure, and is known for its delicious Hudsonville Ice Cream sundaes. Captain Sundae, home of the famous Tommy Turtle Sundae, has three locations in Holland and Zeeland and is another West Michigan-favorite. Jersey Junction, a locally famous and historical ice cream parlor in Grand Rapids, is a place where you can grab a scoop and leave a mark too—guests are welcome to sign their name on the old-fashioned school benches inside the shop. A few of our other favorite West Michigan Scoop Shops include Frosty Boy in Cascade and Kalamazoo, as well as Norm’s Ice Cream Shop, which has three locations in Grand Haven, Fruitport and North Muskegon.



Headed up north sometime this summer? If indulging in Michigan-famous cherries all day didn’t completely satisfy your sweet tooth, a trip to one of these scoop shops will be a sweet treat for your tastebuds.

Located in Bellaire, Ruthie’s Dairy Twist is a great local ice cream shop to visit! After you’ve crossed the bridge and taken the ferry to Mackinac Island, you’ve reached one of Michigan’s most popular vacation destinations. From scenic bike rides to historic sightseeing, the ways to spend a summer day on the island are endless. After a long day of exploring, stop by Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor at Grand Hotel for dessert. Sadie’s is open to all Mackinac Island visitors and has 24 flavors of Hudsonville Ice Cream to choose from!



Did you know that Flint is home to one of Michigan’s biggest Farmers’ Markets? After a morning of picking up some of Michigan’s best local fruits, vegetables and flowers, start your afternoon off by stopping at Banana Boat, a local favorite ice cream shop in Flint with two locations and tons of flavors to choose from. And don’t forget about Jaami’s in Frankenmuth! Each summer, visitors and locals alike, take “the walk” down to Jaami’s after a busy day exploring Michigan’s Little Bavaria. No matter what sweet treat you choose, end your journey to Jaami’s ends by eating your ice cream on the benches of Cass Street. It’s these types of moments that make summer in Michigan feel so good!



From the bustling streets of downtown Detroit to the college town of Ann Arbor, southeast Michigan has something for everyone during the summertime. In Jackson, The Parlour will take you back in time with their traditional American diner atmosphere and all-American menu. It’s the perfect place to cue up a song on the jukebox and cool down on a hot summer day. The Sweet Tooth, located in historic downtown Marine City, is an old-fashioned candy store specializing in handmade chocolates, ice cream and nostalgic candies from the early 1900s to the 1970s.

While this is not a comprehensive list of all of the amazing scoop shops that carry Hudsonville Ice Cream, we hope it gives you a taste of the types of sweet summer adventures you and your family can enjoy. Head over to our Scoop Locator for a full list of over 500 Scoop Shops and restaurants that carry our flavors, and find the one closest to you!

Does your family have a favorite Scoop Shop? Tell us about it, and all the awesome flavors you try when you’re there!

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