Beat the heat with a scoop from one of these ice cream shops in 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.

Pro tip: Sprinkles + a homemade cookie are always free at Mayday. | Photo by @gilbertchubz

The best way to celebrate Independence Day? With your favorite cold treat in hand. Whether you prefer a scoop of ice cream, a cup of Italian ice, or a snow cone, here are 11 shops in Lakeland and what we recommend from each to keep your cool on a hot summer day.

Mayday Ice Cream, The Joinery, 640 E. Main St.
Scoop this: A cup of Parent Trap ice cream (peanut butter + Oreo) topped with homemade sprinkles

Andy’s Frozen Custard, 4046 Florida Ave. S.
Scoop this: The Freedom Berry Jackhammer made with vanilla custard, blended with berries, and filled with marshmallow crème

Cake Makers Studio, 115 S. Kentucky Ave.
Scoop this: A unicorn “Freakshake” made with blue Cookie Monster + pink strawberry ice cream, topped with an ice cream cone “unicorn horn”

Lakeland Ice Cream Company, 2973 Duff Rd. + 2972 Lakeland Highlands Rd.
Scoop this: The cotton candy burrito, filled with bubble gum ice cream and sprinkles

Lakeland BBQ & Ice Cream Company, 2101 S. Combee Rd.
Scoop this: Your choice of ice cream in an Elvis sundae (topped with banana, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and whipped cream)

Pelican’s Snoballs, 2510 S. Florida Ave.

Scoop this: A POG shaved ice (pineapple, passion fruit, orange + guava) with coconut cream added

A chocolate and vanilla layered ice cream cup with red sprinkles in the foreground, the sign for Jeremiah's Italian Ice in the background.

Jeremiah’s is coming soon to Lakeland.

Photo by @2forksandacork

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

Milkster Nitrogen Creamery, 5178 County Line Rd.

Scoop this: The Biscoff Voyage, a mixture of local cream, organic decaf coffee, and Biscoff spread topped with a Biscoff cookie

Mimi’s Italian Ice, 3120 S. Florida Ave.

Scoop this: Any flavor of dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan ice cream or Italian ice

Twistee Treat, 4945 US Hwy. 98 N.
Scoop this: A classic waffle ice cream cone with a swirl of chocolate + vanilla soft-serve

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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