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Grab an Instagram-worthy ice cream from these shops near Lakeland

I scream, you scream, we all scream for — you get the point. Check out this list to find your perfect scoop, sandwich, sundae, or snowball.

A hand holds a bowl with six scoops of ice cream and three waffle cone cookies.

When it comes to ice cream, we say go big or go home.

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These sweet treats are worth a snapshot. Whether you prefer a scoop of ice cream, a cup of Italian ice, or a snow cone, here’s what we recommend from these shops in and around Lakeland that will keep your Instagram feed cool.

Mayday Ice Cream, The Joinery, 640 E. Main St.
Scoop this: A flight of your favorite six ice cream flavors (we always get the Parent Trap, Aviator, and Cloud 9)

Cake Makers Studio, 115 S. Kentucky Ave.
Scoop this: Unicorn Freakshake made with blue and pink ice cream, topped with an ice cream cone “unicorn horn”

A plastic nacho tray holding vanilla ice cream, waffle cone chips, and melted chocolate syrup instead of nacho cheese.

Have you ever eaten ice cream in nacho form?

Lakeland Ice Cream Company, locations vary
Scoop this: Ice cream nachos with your favorite flavor + cookies and warm chocolate for dipping

Andy’s Frozen Custard, 4046 S. Florida Ave.
Scoop this: James Brownie Funky Jackhammer filled with hot fudge

A paper plate with a funnel cake topped with powdered sugar, a scoop of chocolate ice cream, and chocolate syrup

Funnel Feasts offers vanilla, chocolate, and imported ube ice cream.

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Funnel Feasts, 1023 S. Florida Ave.
Scoop this: Chocolate ice cream atop a freshly fried cheesecake crunch funnel cake

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, 2117 E. County Rd. 540A
Scoop this: Sugar Cookie gelati — cookie butter + cake batter Italian ice layered with vanilla soft serve

A hand holding a cup of layered yellow and pink Italian ice with a spoon. On the wall in the background is a "Mimi's Italian Ice" sign and an ice cream cone pattern.

Mimi’s specializes in gluten-free + dairy-free concoctions.

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Mimi’s Italian Ice, 3120 S. Florida Ave.
Scoop this: Gelati with layers of Italian ice + dairy-free ice cream (don’t miss out on rotating flavors made in-store each day)

Dessert Destination, 5178 County Line Rd.
Scoop this: Ice cream float with root beer, cream soda, or even a Shirley Temple

Two hands holding pink cotton candy wrapped around blue and white ice cream with sprinkles in the shape of a burrito

You’ll need your sweet tooth for this frozen creation.

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Polk City BBQ & Ice Cream Company, 221 Commonwealth Ave. SW, Polk City
Scoop this: A cotton candy burrito filled with ice cream + sprinkles

Ripples Handcrafted Ice Cream, Bowen Yard, 312 4th St. SW, Winter Haven
Scoop this: A tripple scoop piled high in a waffle cone — we suggest the Coffee Chip made with Ethos Roasters’ coffee

Have another favorite ice cream parlor or milkshake stand? Let us know where else we should try so they don’t get left out in the cold.

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