When the weather starts to heat up, there's nothing like some ice cream to cool you down!

The next time you're looking for a frozen treat in Cedar Rapids, you may want to stop by one of the great local ice cream shops in the area! According to Yelp, these are the top five highest-rated places to visit in Cedar Rapids and Marion:


Located at 743 10th Street in Marion, Frydae offers a variety of ice cream flavors, but they're best known for their epic loaded shakes. Oh, and they have ice cream pies, too!

Parlor City Ice Cream

Parlor City is a popular seasonal spot located at 1936 42nd St NE in Cedar Rapids. They have a ton of menu options, like cones & cups, sundaes, shakes & malts, and “THE FREEZ,” which comes in more than 20 different flavors!

Almost Famous Popcorn

Almost Famous Popcorn is best known for their popcorn, of course, but if you stop by their location at 1121 3rd St SE in Cedar Rapids, you can pick up some delicious ice cream! They offer hard scoops in a cone or bowl.

The Freeze

Open seasonally at 915 S 11th St in Marion, The Freeze is a summer favorite. Check out their parfait delights, sundaes, shakes & malts, freezes, and flavor burst cones!

Deb's Ice Cream

Deb's Ice Cream & Deli is a Downtown Cedar Rapids staple. Located at 215 3rd St SE, you can stop by for a cone or an ice cream sundae, just like President Obama did back in 2012!

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