Ohio Ice Cream Trail: 40 Ice Cream Shops To Visit in Toledo This Summer

* This post is in partnership with Ohio. Find It Here.

Summer is here and that means ice cream season is in full swing. There is nothing quite like your favorite scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. July is also National Ice Cream Month so it’s fitting that you go forth and explore every local ice cream shop Ohio has to offer starting with the 419! Toledo has some amazing ice cream shops that offer a wide variety of frozen treats. If you wish to venture beyond Toledo check out Ohio. Find it Here’s Ohio Ice Cream Trail for 20 more locations to explore around Ohio. Here are a few ice cream shops to check out in and around Toledo.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

Handel’s has been serving up homemade ice cream since 1945, when Alice Handel started serving her delicious old-fashioned ice cream out of her husband’s gas station in Youngstown, Ohio. Since then Handel’s has been recognized as one of the best ice creams in the world. Each location makes fresh ice cream daily, one batch at a time.

Choose from a variety of over 50 decadent flavors including Bananas Foster, Butter Toffee, Cinnamon Sticky Bun, Coffee, Maple Walnut, Praline Pecan, Caramel Pretzel Crunch, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, and so many more! Or try one of their delicious sundaes, made with vanilla ice cream, and your choice of toppings that include Caramel, Marshmallow, Pineapple, Strawberry, Cherry, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Syrup, Vanilla Syrup, or Hot Fudge, topped off with a mountain of whipped cream. Yum! Other frozen treats options include banana splits, ice cream sandwiches, hurricanes, and milkshakes. If you discover a favorite ice cream, you can even get a pint or quart to enjoy at home. Everything that I’ve ever had here has been a special treat.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

5655 Secor Rd

Toledo, OH 43623

Instagram @handelsicecream

Mayberry Ice Cream

Located in Sylvania, Ohio, Mayberry Ice Cream is definitely a must-stop. My first visit here was a most amazing experience. The shop itself is super cute. When my daughter and I entered the shop, all of the employees greeted us with the warmest smile and were eager to get some delicious ice cream in our hands. They offer soft serve and hand-dipped ice creams as well as sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream cakes, and concrete mixers. I loved that they also serve coffee beverages. I’ll be back to try one of those!

On this visit, I tried two of their 25+ hand-dipped flavors, lemon and strawberry cheesecake. I had the scoops in one of their fresh-made waffle cones. What a treat that was!

Mayberry Ice Cream

5645 Mayberry Sq E

Sylvania, OH 43560

Instagram @mayberryicecreamsylvania

Sweet Experience

One of my favorite scoops of ice cream on my local ice cream journey had to be to Sweet Experience. With 38 flavors of ice cream, including several that are vegan, you will surely find the scoop of your dream. I chose a scoop of their Exhausted Parent, a bourbon-spiked espresso ice cream swirled with bittersweet chocolate chunks. Not only did it described me this week, but it had all of my favorite ingredients in it: bourbon, coffee, chocolate. It was quite amazing! My second scoop was their Sticks & Stones, chocolate ice cream with soft cookie dough chunks, crunchy chocolate-covered pretzels, and a gooey salted caramel ripple. So decadent!

The Sweet Experience also has caramel apples, cheesecakes in a jar, chocolate-covered pretzels, and liquor-infused popcorn. A sweet experience is indeed what you’ll get.

Sweet Experience

2111 N Reynolds Rd

Toledo, OH 43615

Instagram @sweetexperience02

Lickity Split

Another great local ice cream shop you should put on your radar is Lickity Split. The cute walk-up ice cream shop has all the delightful frozen treats you could ask for. The menu is pretty extensive so choosing just one item could prove to be difficult. During my visit, a customer saw I was having difficulty choosing so she told me that their raspberry cheesecake was out of this world. And with that much-appreciated suggestion, I ordered the Raspberry Cheesecake Sundae, vanilla ice cream layered with raspberry topping, and real cheesecake. So good!!

Lickity Split also offers several other specialty sundaes, soft-serve ice cream, smoothies, milkshakes, and cyclones. If you want a bite to eat, they have that too. Check out their food menu that includes: hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheese, French fries, onion rings, and salad. 

Lickity Split

2021 Glendale Avenue

Toledo, OH 43614

Instagram @lickity_split_419

Penguin Palace

Head to Maumee for another friendly neighborhood ice cream shop, the Penguin Palace. The Penguin Palace was founded in 1947 but recently went through a significant renovation. Still holding on to its iconic 1950s design, this ice cream continues to serve up all of your favorite ice cream treats. On my visit, I was eager to try one of their non-dairy options, the Dole Whip, a soft-serve dairy-free frozen dessert. That day they were featuring their Mango Dole Whip. I love it!! It was so refreshing! I would definitely come back every week to try their Dole Whip of the Week.

You can get pretty much any ice cream-based dessert here! In addition to soft-serve ice, the menu includes sundaes, tornadoes, shakes, and frozen yogurt. You can even pick up a dog bone sundae for your pup!

Penguin Palace

2117 River Rd

Maumee, OH 43537

Instagram @penguinpalace_

Toozer’s Time Out

Another fun ice cream shop to check out in Maumee is Toozer’s Time Out. Their menu is full of all of your favorites and some that are soon to be your favorites. I was in the mood for something fun and peeped their Rainbow Sundae, made with ice cream, marshmallow sauce, Froot Loops, and whipped cream. They had me at marshmallow sauce. Yum!

Toozer’s Time Out

1003 Key St

Maumee, OH 43537

Instagram @toozers


So when you see deep-fried donuts and ice cream on the menu you run to that ice cream shop. And that’s exactly what I did when saw them on Jockos menu Unfortunately, they were out of the deep-fried donuts the day I went. The menu was pretty large so I asked the two young ladies at the window what else was Jockos known for. There were quite a few, but the Turtle Sundae sounded so tasty! And that it was! It simply had vanilla ice cream, pecans, chocolate sauce, caramel, whipped cream, and cherries on top. Delicious! I’ll be back for that deep-fried donut!


2029 S Byrne Rd

Toledo, OH 43614

Dogg’s Ice Cream & Bites

I’ve driven past Dogg’s Ice Cream & Bites many times on my way to Perrysburg but was never able to stop. I knew it had to be a good spot to get ice cream because there was always a line. That’s always a good sign. Well, last week I had the chance to try Dogg’s Ice Cream & Bites for the first time.

I ordered a Banana Split. I got a little fancy and ordered it with two scoops of Butter Pecan Ice Cream. It was everything I could ask for and more. I noticed that they had a huge smoker on the side of the building and that there were menu items listed with smoked meats in them. You know I’ll be back for that!

Dogg’s Ice Cream & Bites

640 N, Dixie Hwy

Rossford, OH 43460

Need more ice cream shops to explore?


Tony’s Cones & Coneys

2330 W Laskey Rd, Toledo, OH 43613

Pa Jolly’s

2106 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613

Mr. G’s Barn

6756 Hill Ave, Toledo, OH 43615


2701 Dorr St, Toledo, OH 43607

Shivers Ice Cream

2425 Key St, Toledo, OH 43614

Fritzie Freeze

5137 Summit St #1, Toledo, OH 43611

Below Zero

3324 Secor Rd #2-3, Toledo, OH 43606

Deb’s Soft Kreme

1326 Navarre Ave, Toledo, OH 43605

Milkster Nitrogen Creamery

5333 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43623

Mr. Freeze

2031 N McCord Rd, Toledo, OH 43615

Fundae Sundaes

1855 S Reynolds Rd Suite F-2, Toledo, OH 43614


Nedley’s Ice Cream & Coffee

200 E South Boundary St, Perrysburg, OH 43551

Twisty Treat

750 W Boundary St, Perrysburg, OH 43551

Rudy’s Dairy Depot

28572 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551


Charlie’s Homemade Ice Cream & Burgers

6600 W Sylvania Ave, Sylvania, OH 43560

Timbo’s Cones & Coneys

5437 W Alexis Rd, Sylvania, OH 43560


Edie’s Ice Cream

2349 Woodville Rd, Oregon, OH 43616

Pearson’s Ice Cream

3217 Seaman Rd, Oregon, OH 43616

Dairy Depot

4160 Navarre Ave, Oregon, OH 43616


Kat’s Ice Cream Shoppe

381 E Andrus Rd, Northwood, OH 43619

Chilly Treats Ice Cream

4568 Woodville Rd, Northwood, OH 43619


Sweet Retreat

1276 Michigan Ave, Waterville, OH 43566

3rd Street Scoops

10 N 3rd St, Waterville, OH 43566

•More Ice Cream!•

Jacky’s Depot

130 W Dudley St # C, Maumee, OH 43537

Chitter Chatter Ice Cream

8144 Airport Hwy, Holland, OH 43528

Freeze Daddy’s

8060 Monclova Rd, Monclova, OH 43542

Mike & Aj’z Ice Cream Shack

2 Basic St, Luckey, OH 43443


10609 Jerusalem Rd, Curtice, OH 43412


1512 Woodville Rd, Millbury, OH 43447

General’s Ice Cream

6751 Providence St, Whitehouse, OH 43571

Eric’s Ice Cream Factory

215 E Wooster St, Bowling Green, OH 43402

Barnside Creamery

10980 OH-2, Oak Harbor, OH 43449

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