Who doesn’t love a tasty bowl or cone of cool and refreshing ice cream on a hot day? As the weather shows signs that summer is coming, you may want to prepare for ice cream parlor trips that will help you stay cool. Fortunately, if you live in or around Valparaiso, Indiana, you’ll have plenty of great options to choose from. Here’s our list of the best ice cream in and around Valparaiso so you can enjoy an ice-cold treat all season long.

Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store

Location: 725 Main St., Schererville

Hours: Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

You don’t want to miss your chance to visit Oberweis Ice Cream and Dairy Store in Schererville. This nostalgic ice cream shop has a welcoming feel that will make you want to stay and relax while you enjoy your treat. Every youngster gets a balloon, and kids and adults will have fun challenging friends and family to a game of chess or checkers. They also have other board games, so order what you want and sit back while you delight in the premium flavors and soft, creamy texture of Oberweis ice cream.

Their menu offers a variety of flavors, such as espresso caramel chip, cookie dough peanut butter, birthday cake, mint chip, and so many more. Treat yourself to an irresistible shake or malt. You can choose from options such as strawberry shortcake, banana, triple chocolate, and peanut butter, just to name a few. They also have sundaes, smoothies, and coffee drinks, so there’s always something sweet to try.

Bubbles Ice Cream Parlor

Location: 115 W. Coolspring Ave., Michigan City

Hours: Daily from noon to 9 p.m.

Since 2004, Bubbles Ice Cream Parlor has been putting a smile on the faces of its patrons. You’ll love the fun atmosphere almost as much as their mouthwatering ice cream flavors. First, you’ll have to decide whether you want your ice cream scooped into a cone, packed in a pint, mixed in a shake, or piled onto a sundae. Once you’ve chosen how you want your ice cream, you can select your favorite flavor — or maybe two or three. Their abundant options might mean you have to visit a few times to truly discover your favorites.

Some of their most popular flavors include moose tracks, Zanzibar chocolate, raspberry rhapsody, and strawberry cheesecake. However, you’ll have to stop in for yourself to find out what your preferred flavor is and how you like it served.

Sundae Funday Ice Cream Parlor

Location: 9281 E. 109th Ave., Crown Point

Hours: Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

Offering a light and whimsical atmosphere along with fresh, creamy ice cream, Sundae Funday Ice Cream Parlor is the place to go for a family ice cream treat. Opened in 2019 by a young family that felt the area needed a family-friendly ice cream parlor in the area, this ice cream spot is perfect for a scoop, pint, or other sweet treats. In addition to their four cone options, you can choose one, two, or three scoops of your favorite flavors. They have everything from honey-roasted peanut butter and black cherry to cinnamon bun and oatmeal cookie craving.

You can also get cookies, Italian ice, and brownies to satisfy your sweet tooth. One of their unique offerings is their ice cream pizza. It has a cookie crust made from your choice of chocolate chip, sugar, or M&M cookie. Grab a pint to take home if you want to enjoy one of Sundae Funday’s flavors later.

Super Scoops Ice Cream

Location: 2596 Portage Mall, Portage

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.

A simple ice cream shop with amazing flavors, Super Scoops Ice Cream is sure to satisfy your need for ice cream on a hot day. They have some delectable ice cream cookie sandwiches that will keep you coming back for more. But you’ll also love their creamy shakes that layer on the flavors for a treat you won’t soon forget. Get one, two, or three scoops in a waffle cone, and then have it dipped or covered in your favorite topping.

Anyone in your group who doesn’t want ice cream can get a flavored lemonade or a float for another way to cool down. No matter how you like your ice cream, you’ll find something you love at Super Scoops.

Dairy Belle

Location: 1496 N. Main St., Crown Point

Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Take a step back in time when you visit Dairy Belle. This ice cream shop has been serving tasty ice cream treats to the community since 1950, so you know it’s got to be good. They have five locations in the area now, with the Crown Point shop likely the closest one to Valparaiso. Their ’50s theme will make you think you’re in an old-fashioned soda shop, and the flavors will make you feel like a kid again.

Their cups and cones are great, but you might want to try a flurry for the ultimate treat. This is your choice of ice cream mixed with your choice of one topping. Choose from cookie dough, cheesecake, brownies, M&Ms, Snickers, Reeses, Butterfingers, Heath, chocolate chips, and Oreos. You can add more candy or another treat to your flurry for just a little extra. Before ordering your ice cream, consider getting a hot dog or a Polish dog with chips and a drink.

Well, there you have it. These are some of the best places in and around Valparaiso to get ice cream. If this list is making you wish you lived in the area, contact us at Steiner Homes to find out how we can help you get into the home of your dreams. We’re custom home builders with the experience to construct exactly the house you desire. Then when you move in, you’ll be able to enjoy ice cream at any of these places.