It’s summertime, and we can think of only one safe, scientifically-proven way to keep cool during the Nashville heat: Ice cream.*
We’ve tried other remedies, but this seems to be the only one that works. (*frozen yogurt and gelato may also serve as substitutes, but we cannot guarantee their success). Lucky for you, there are a few spots right in Germantown to secure this remedy:
JENI’S AT THE NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET
Jeni’s at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Ice cream in cups. Ice cream in waffle cones. Ice cream in cups with waffle cone wedges. And let’s not forget ice cream sandwiches. Gourmet, no less. Not to mention (actually it’s important to mention) socially and environmentally conscious. Read about their partners, and you’ll see why it takes a village to build a Jeni’s ice cream cone. And, yes, there’s really a Jeni.
What is black and white and best enjoyed on a waffle cone? Cookies in Cream, of course! Sweet cream scented with vanilla. Dark chocolate cookies made from scratch using high-quality Fair Trade cocoa. Creamy flecks of crisp white chocolate. It's more satisfying and complex than any cookies in cream ice cream you’ve ever had.
MIKE’S ICE CREAM AND COFFEE BAR
Mike’s Ice Cream and Coffee Bar. The line out the door isn’t to get a glimpse of Gwyneth Paltrow. Although apparently she once made a sundae here, which ended up in People magazine for some reason. But the ice cream really is good. With traditional flavors, plus their very popular red velvet cake. Enjoy it with some gourmet coffee!
PIED PIPER CREAMERY
Pied Piper Creamery. It’s in a cottage, people. A freakin’ cottage. It’s adorable. It’s not quite Germantown, just over the river. And did we mention it’s in a cottage? Plus, everything is homemade. And the flavors. Where to begin. They have 12 permanent flavors on the menu. Our favorite is Trailer Trash (basically, someone dumped their bag of Halloween Candy into a vat of vanilla ice cream). Then every day they cycle through over 250 flavors (so far) they’ve created. So you never know what’s in store — in the store (which is an adorable cottage, in case you forgot).