CaptureThe heat of a Southern summer can be brutal, but one of these cool treats can sure help on a hot, sticky day.

Island Ice Cream & Treats, Gulf Shores
Have a major sweet tooth? The doughnut ice cream sandwich at this local shop combines two desserts in one – making it the ultimate indulgent, portable treat.

Peach Park, Clanton
Visiting Peach Park is a must. It’s famous for its fresh peach ice cream, but the park serves a range of homemade flavors that will have you wanting more. Peach Park is conveniently located right off of Interstate 65 in the heart of Alabama’s peach country, making it an easy drive for locals or those passing through on a beach trip.

Steel City Pops, Multiple Locations
Steel City Pops now has stores in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Auburn and Huntsville and all serve uniquely flavored popsicles made with organic, natural ingredients. Choose a pop from one of two menus: fruity or creamy. Popular flavors include buttermilk, sweet tea, strawberry lemonade and coffee.

Big Spoon Creamery, Birmingham
This pop-up shop parks itself all over Birmingham to sell creamy, crunchy ice cream sandwiches and inventively flavored pints. Try the coffee-caramel sandwich, made using local Octane coffee for a sweet pick-me-up. Big Spoon also offers an ice cream club membership for those interested in having new flavors delivered to their door each month.

Trowbridge’s, Florence
An old-fashioned staple, this historic sandwich shop has been open since 1918. The shop’s famous orange-pineapple ice cream is a hit with customers of all ages.

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