Summer in Omaha means extremely hot temperatures. One of the best solutions to beat the heat is to overload on delicious ice cream. Omaha boasts a number of local ice cream shops with plenty of unique flavors to satisfy any craving. In honor of National Ice Cream Day (this Sunday, July 17th!) we’ve gathered some of our top picks for the best ice cream shops in Omaha. Which ones would you add to the list? Let us know your favorites in the comments!

Ted & Wally’s


This Omaha staple has been around since 1984 and has maintained its stellar reputation by producing endless barrels of high-quality homemade ice cream made from scratch with fresh ingredients.

1120 Jackson St. in the Old Market & 6023 Maple Street in Benson

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This homemade ice cream shop in Dundee churns out classic favorites as well as original flavors. With personalized packaging and unique flavors such as lavender ice cream with mint, eCreamery has garnered national recognition appearing on ABC “Shark Tank”, Oprah, and more!

5001 Underwood Ave in the heart of Dundee

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With three locations in Omaha Zesto is well-known for its mountain-high twist cone. Stop by for amazing super shakes, waffle cones, sundaes, and more.

8608 N. 30th St in Florence & 7130 N 102nd Cir in Cherry Hills

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Chocolaterie Stam


With just a few locations throughout the Midwest, Chocolaterie Stam whips up modern chocolate treats steeped in old-world Dutch traditions. But beyond the chocolate bonbons and coffee drinks, you can also stop in for a scoop of gelato in delicious flavors such as yellow cake batter, peanut butter chocolate chip, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

7474 Towne Center Pkwy, Ste 123 in Papillion
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Helados Sante Fe

Helados Sante Fe is one of Omaha’s best kept secrets. The quaint shop serves up paletas (aka popsicles) in dozens of flavors along with homemade ice cream and shakes in unique flavors such as papaya and cactus!

4807 S 24th St

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This family-run establishment started out in Fremont in 1903 and has been making all of its ice cream on the premises ever since. The staples include vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, chocolate chip, cookies and cream, cinnamon, and black walnut. Petrow’s milkshakes have also been declared as the best in the state of Nebraska

5914 Center St.

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