National Ice Cream Day is just around the corner, and what better way to beat the heat than indulging in a frosty treat? National Ice Cream Day 2023 is on Sunday, July 16, and luckily, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County have an abundance of ice cream shops serving delectable ice cream to satisfy you on a hot July day. Whether you enjoy vanilla, chocolate, sorbet, or dairy alternatives, we've got you covered. 


Annapolis Ice Cream Company 

196 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 

Voted "Best Ice Cream in Annapolis" for 19 years, the Annapolis Ice Cream Company crafts premium, homemade ice cream on-site on Main Street. Try classic flavors like vanilla or cookies and cream, or taste-test a couple of rotating seasonal flavors such as fresh peach and blueberry lemonade. On July 16, 2023 - take 10% off your purchase at Annapolis Ice Cream Company.


National Ice Cream Day- Annapolis Ice Cream Co
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Always Ice Cream 

West Annapolis 116 Annapolis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 

Edgewater 129A Mitchell's Chance Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Always Ice Cream has two different locations, one in West Annapolis and another in Edgewater. Whichever one you go to, you will surely be blown away by unique flavors like Funfetti cheesecake or key lime-flavored ice cream that are perfect for an indulgent treat. If dairy isn't for you, don't fret! Always Ice Cream also offers vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free ice cream flavors that rotate daily. On July 16, 2023 - take 10% off your purchase at Always Ice Cream Company.


Pop Pops Ice Creamery

3074 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD 21037

Pop Pops Ice Creamery is a hidden gem located in Village Plaza in Edgewater. Pop Pops has a selection of 32 flavors of ice cream that they keep on hand, but they also have access to more than 80 flavors that are rotated throughout the year. 


Chick & Ruth's 

165 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Chick & Ruth's is known for serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day, every day, but this restaurant always makes sure to remind you that a milkshake is one of the best ways to finish off a meal. Served in a customized Chick & Ruth's jar that you get to keep, 16oz milkshakes are blended to perfection and topped with whipped cream and a dessert item like a doughnut or slice of pie. 


National Ice Cream Day Chick & Ruth's
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Ann's Dari-Creme 

7918 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

A fixture of Ritchie Highway since the early 1950s, Ann's Dari-Creme remains a popular spot to order their classic deep-fried hot dogs and a soft-serve cone with rainbow jimmies. 


Kilwins Annapolis  

128 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401  

Kilwins Annapolis has served ice cream, fudge, and chocolate-dipped treats since 2007. All products are guaranteed fresh and made in-store using the finest and richest ingredients for their customers. At the shop, you can browse a variety of ice cream flavors paired with homemade waffle cones or watch the employees hand-dip apples, pretzels, Twinkies, Oreos, marshmallows, or Rice Krispy treats into decadent chocolate and caramel.  



National Ice Cream Day Kilwins
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Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory

130 Dock Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 

Storm Bros. Ice Cream has been serving Annapolis along City Dock since 1976. The family-owned and operated business houses 48 flavors of ice cream that rotate seasonally. Storm Bros. is also famous for its traditional ice cream sundaes and waffle bowls that will fulfill any ice cream lover's dreams!


The Red Bean  

220 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401  

The Red Bean is an innovative ice cream and coffee shop that hand-crafts its syrups and sauces daily while also sourcing ice cream from locally sourced dairy to ensure freshness. The artisan ice cream flavors range from rich cinnamon chili dark chocolate to lighter flavors like mango pineapple and blackberry green tea. 


National Ice Cream Day Red Bean
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TropQ Pizza  

133 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401  

TropQ not only creates hand-crafted pizza but also serves an array of ice cream flavors that include vegan options. Just steps away from City Dock, this newly opened and redesigned restaurant is worth a stop when downtown along Main Street.