Discover the Best Ice Cream Shops in Annapolis, Maryland

A trip to Annapolis wouldn’t be complete without a generous scoop of ice cream after a day of touring the Naval Academy, antique shopping or wandering the quaint historic side streets. Whether you’re craving a simple homemade ice cream cone or an artisan sundae, you’ll find everything from old-school parlors to funky dessert shops near our waterfront hotel to make your vacation just a little bit sweeter.

Annapolis Ice Cream Company

Located on scenic Main Street in downtown Annapolis, this sweet haven prides itself on offering creamy, homemade ice cream made right on the premises with only the finest natural and organic ingredients. Discover incredible flavors such as Rich Apple Pie, which contains generous chunks of real apple pie, Key Lime and Peanut Butter Oreo. They even offer vegan flavors. Enjoy your ice cream unadultered or make it a sundae and top it with cookie crumbles, hot fudge or other delicious favorites.

Hours: Open 11am-10pm, daily.
Location: 196 Main St.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

With a brand new location in the heart of Annapolis’s Arts District, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream of Annapolis is the perfect stop after a day of visiting the areas local art galleries, testing your skills at the escape rooms or checking out the charming storefronts. This family-owned and operated creamery offers handcrafted, hand-dipped ice cream that ranges from chocolate and strawberry to unique flavors such as Boston Cream Pie and Blueberry Cobbler. Enjoy a little added decadence and get your ice cream in a homemade waffle bowl or cone, made onsite daily. You can also visit their pop-up location in The Garden at Lemongrass restaurant on West Street.

Hours: Open 12pm-10pm, daily.
Location: 1409 Forest Dr.

Storm Bros. Ice Cream

For more than four decades, Storm Bros. has been searching up cold, refreshing treats to Annapolitans and travelers alike. The shop on Dock Street prides itself on offering ice cream made from the highest quality ingredients but with “neighborhood prices”. Choose from unique options such as Cappuccino Cookie, Raspberry Truffle, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough and Blue Panda, as well as sorbet, frozen yogurt and even sugar-free options. Splurge a little and get your ice cream in a house-made waffle cone or bowl, or take a pint or quart back to your room for a midnight snack.

Hours: Open 11am-10pm Monday – Thursday & Sunday; 11am-11pm Friday & Saturday
Location: 130 Dock St.

Kilwins Chocolate & Ice Cream

This old-fashioned confectionery, which can be found throughout the country, specializes in everything from handmade chocolates and candies to ice cream that’s followed the same delicious housemade recipe since 1985 (because why change a good thing). All of their ice cream is made in small batches with fresh antibiotic-free, rbST-free milk and creams from local farms. Enjoy Banana Fudge Pie, Mackinac Island Fudge and the infamous Superman ice cream. Don’t forget to take some homemade truffles, Tuttles or fudge home with you.

Hours: Open 10am-10pm Monday – Thursday & Sunday; 10am-11pm Friday & Saturday.
Location: 128 Main St.

Maryland is also home to the Best Ice Cream Trail, where visitors can sample delicious on-farm ice creams from nine different dairies. Blaze the ice cream trail and be rewarded with sweet treats along the way when you visit Annapolis. If you visit all the dairy farms by September 23rd 2019 you could become Maryland’s 2019 Ice Cream Trail Blazer.

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