Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, and Gelato in Greater Huntsville

Ever since Ronald Reagan proclaimed it in 1984, July has had the privilege of being National Ice Cream Month. Rocket City Mom decided to celebrate by putting together the ultimate list (and map!) of all the places in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, and Decatur that are dedicated to bringing frozen treats to your family.

We asked our readers to choose their TOP THREE favorites and we’re proud to announce those winners here! I must say it was a very close race…


Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

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With two local locations available in Madison and Huntsville, this walk-up/drive-thru ice cream parlor boasts over 104 recipes of ice cream to choose from, as well as yogurt, sorbet, sherbet, and Italian ices. You can even sign up to get text alerts when your favorite flavor is available! Because their ice cream is made fresh – right in the store – available flavors vary by location.


Cold Stone Creamery

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At Cold Stone Creamery your ice cream is served up hibachi-style – you can watch it get mixed with your favorite toppings on a frozen slab of granite right before your eyes! This made-to-order approach is fun for all ages, and you can have it served in a variety of ways: waffle cone, cake cone, sugar cone, or a simple dish of vanilla. Cold Stone also specializes in Mix & Go and Pre-Packed creations, all churned in-store.

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Founded in 1945, Baskin-Robbins pioneered the concept of the high-quality ice cream franchise and now everyone remembers that tiny pink spoon from their childhood. BR can now be found in 50 countries, but there are two locations in Madison County to choose from: Huntsville and Madison.

The ULTIMATE Ice Cream List & Map

To help your family stay cool this summer, we’ve compiled a list of all the places you will find ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, and other cool treats below.

NOTE: These are places that either 1) sell predominantly frozen desserts as opposed to food, or 2) are locally owned small businesses that also specializes in frozen treats. (In other words, you won’t find Dairy Queen, Sonic, or other fast food on this list.) Also be aware that hours listed below are summer hours only.

Ice Cream & Gelato

Baskin Robbins

Location: 5000 Whitesburg Dr S, Huntsville | 7830 U.S. 72 Alt #285, Madison
Hours: Sun-Thur 11AM-10PM, Fri & Sat 11AM-11PM
Phone: 256-881-7920 (Huntsville), 256-722-5725 (Madison) | View Website

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Ben & Jerry’s

Location: Parkway Place Mall
Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-9PM, Sun Noon-6PM
Phone: 256-512-5545 | View Website

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Location: 2100 Cecil Ashburn Dr SE, Huntsville | 12143 County Line Rd, Madison
Hours: Noon-9PM, all week
Phone: 256-882-7458 (Hsv), 256-325-6690 (Madison) | View Website

Cold Stone Creamery

Location: 2750 Carl T Jones Dr SE #1200, Huntsville
Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-10PM, Sun Noon-10PM
Phone: 256-883-6868 | View Website

The Cozy Cow Ice Cream & Coffee

Location: Big Spring Park, 100 Church St SW, Huntsville
Hours: Mon-Fri 7AM-5PM, Sat 8AM-5PM, Sun Closed
Phone: 256-213-7479 | View Website

Dip-n-Dog Ice Cream & Deli

Location: 15495 East Limestone Rd, Harvest
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30AM-8PM
Phone: 256-233-3766 | View Website

Golden Years Ice Cream Parlor

Location: 12835 U.S. 231, Hazel Green
Hours: 1PM-8PM, all week
Phone: 693-7142 | View Website


Locations: Decatur, Harvest, Madison
Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-10PM
View Website for all locations

Kreme Delight

Location: 401 W Washington St, Athens
Hours: Sun-Thur 11AM-9PM, Fri & Sat 11AM-10PM
Phone: 256-232-9130 | View Website

Limestone Drug Store & Soda Fountain

Location: 200 Market St, Athens
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30AM-7PM, Sat 7:30AM-5PM, Sun 9AM-5PM
Phone: 256-232-3811 | View Website

MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream

Location: Bridge Street Town Centre
Hours: Mon-Thur 11AM-9:30PM, Fri 11AM-11PM, Sat & Sun 11AM-9:30PM
Phone: 256-705-6667 | View Website

Sady’s Bistro

Location: 500 Providence Main St, Huntsville | 14 Main St, Madison
Hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-7:30PM, Sat 8AM-4PM, Sun 9AM-5PM (Hsv Only)
Phone: 256-270-8474 (Hsv), 256-325-1745 (Madison) | View Website

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Sam & Greg’s Pizza & Gelato

Location: 119 North Side Square, Huntsville | 364 Hughes Rd, Madison
Hours: Mon-Thur 11AM-9PM, Fri & Sat 11AM-10PM, Sun 11AM-8PM
Phone: 256-5339030 (hsv), 256-772-9888 (Madison) | View Website

Sub Zero Ice Cream

Location: 12100 County Line Rd, Madison
Hours: Sun11AM-7PM, Mon-Sat 11AM-10PM
Phone: 256-382-7682 | View Website

Whistlestop Sweet Shop & Gelato

Location: 104 Main St, Madison
Hours: Sun & Mon Closed, Tue-Sat 10AM-5PM
Phone: 256-325-8838 | View Website

Frozen Yogurt

32 Degrees Yogurt Bar

Location: 7690 Highway 72 West, Madison
Hours: Sun-Thur Noon-10PM, Fri & Sat Noon-11PM
Phone: 256.864.9430 | View Website

Arctic Chill Frozen Yogurt

Location: 616 U.S. 31, Athens
Hours: Mon-Thur 1PM-9PM, Fri & Sat Noon-10PM, Sun 1PM-9PM
Phone: 256-232-8330 | View Website

The Chill Factory

Location: 2246 Winchester Rd. NE #103, Huntsville
Hours: Mon-Thur Noon-10PM, Fri & Sat Noon-11PM, Sun Noon-8PM
Phone: 256-859-2277 | View Website

Orange Tree

Location: Bridge Street Town Centre, 315 The Bridge Street, Suite 103
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10:30AM-9:30PM, Fri & Sat 10:30AM–10:30PM, Sun 11:30AM-8:30PM
Phone: 256.327.8558 | View Website

Sub Zero Ice Cream

Location: 12100 County Line Rd, Madison
Hours: Sun11AM-7PM, Mon-Sat 11AM-10PM
Phone: 256-382-7682 | View Website

Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt

Location: 5000 Whitesburg Drive South #103, Huntsville
Hours: SUN-THUR 11AM-9PM, Fri & Sat 11AM-9:30PM
Phone: 256-885-2340 | View Website

Yogurt Mountain

Location: 2710 Carl T Jones Dr SE, Huntsville
Hours: Sun-Thur 11AM-10PM, Fri & Sat 11AM-11PM
Phone: 256-881-1677 | View Website


Location: 8141 U.S. 72, Madison
Hours: Sun-Thur 11AM-10PM, Fri & Sat 11AM-11PM
Phone: 256-830-0707 | View Website