Got a hankering for frozen treats? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top frozen treat spots in Detroit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to cool off this summer.
1. Detroit Water Ice Factory
Topping the list is Detroit Water Ice Factory. Located at 1014 Woodward Ave. downtown, the spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt, desserts and shaved ice is the highest rated frozen treat spot in Detroit, boasting 4.5 stars out of 102 reviews on Yelp.
All of this establishment's profits help Detroit's neediest individuals through the S.A.Y. Detroit program founded by journalist and best-selling author Mitch Albom, according to the nonprofit's website.
Grab a pint or quart of frozen treats like the Motown Twist, which includes vanilla or chocolate ice cream above and below this offering's famed water ice. Flavors of water ice include coconut, mango, banana, orange cream and more. Salted margaritas, iced pudding, classic hot chocolate, popcorn and pretzels round out this spot's menu.
2. La Michoacana
Next up is Southwest Detroit's La Michoacana, situated at 4336 W. Vernor Highway. With 4.5 stars out of 31 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt has proven to be a local favorite.
Expect ice cream flavors like coconut, pineapple, lemon, strawberry, piña colada and more. Try out the Mangonada Con Fruta for a fruity beverage. Snacks like the Dorilocos (Doritos chips with beef and cheese) and Hot Cheetos with cheese also line the menu.
3. Elias Donut
Rosedale Park's Elias Donut, located at 19231 Grand River Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score doughnuts, ice cream, frozen yogurt and desserts 4.5 stars out of 27 reviews.
Expect classic ice cream concoctions like the banana split, a single or double scoop sugar or waffle cone, or pile your ice cream high in a dish. Elias Donut also offers smoothies and shakes.
4. Treat Dreams
Treat Dreams, a spot to score desserts and ice cream and frozen yogurt in Midtown, is another go-to, with four stars out of 64 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4160 Cass Ave., Suite A, to try it for yourself.
The shop has been making custom creations since opening in 2010 and says it has created over 1,000 flavors of ice cream, per the business' website. Flavors change daily, but expect 12-14 options to choose from. Signature ice cream sandwiches, baked goods like brownies and macarons, smoothies and shakes are also available.