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WhirLocal Salem

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222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

When the summer heat hits Salem, Oregon, there’s one thing that can bring immediate relief and joy – a delicious scoop of ice cream! Whether you’re out with your family, hanging out with friends, or just craving a sweet treat, Salem has a fantastic array of local ice cream shops that are perfect for “chilling out” and beating the heat. Here are some must-visit spots that will satisfy your ice cream cravings.

Dolce Mama’s

Indulge in a world of sweetness at Dolce Mama’s, where everything is made with love. They’re experts in handmade ice cream, milkshakes, waffle cones, desserts, brownies, cookies, and ice cream sandwiches. It’s a great place to chill downtown with your family and friends. You’ll taste the care they put into every treat, and they’ve got flavors for everyone—whether you like classics or something new. Dolce Mama’s is the spot to enjoy yummy treats and make sweet memories with your loved ones.

On Any Sundae

When it comes to satisfying your sweet tooth, On Any Sundae has you covered with two locations in Salem. This dessert haven offers a delicious variety of menu items, from mouthwatering sundaes and banana splits to massive ice cream sandwiches that could brighten anyone’s day. But that’s not all – their menu is a treasure trove of treats, featuring Dole Whip for a tropical twist, choco tacos for a delightful crunch, and shave ice to beat the heat and cater to every craving. They even serve something called “Ice Cream Lasagna!”

Paleteria y Neveria La Super 2

Step into a world of sweetness at Paleteria Y Neveria La Super 2. This spot in Salem offers a tantalizing menu of treats that will transport your taste buds to Mexico. With classic flavors like fresa (strawberry), sandia (watermelon), chili mango, and melon, each paleta is a burst of deliciousness. Beyond paletas, you can indulge in a delight of flavor-packed ice cream, chocolate-dipped bananas, chamoyadas, and other Mexican sweet treats that will leave you wanting to try everything on the menu.

22 Below

Immerse yourself in the icy delights of 22 Below, where handcrafted rolled ice cream takes center stage. From timeless vanilla to audacious flavors like flaming hot Cheetos, this Salem shop serves up frozen treats that are as creative as they are delicious. With a menu boasting over 30 flavors, including the option to concoct your own masterpiece and add your own toppings, the possibilities are endless. With the ability to cater to various dietary preferences, they offer dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, fat-free, and cholesterol-free options, ensuring everyone gets to take part in the fun.

Aspinwall’s Fruit Stand and Produce

Drive west down OR-22 to Aspinwall’s, where you’ll find more than just locally-grown fruits and veggies. While they’re not your typical ice cream shop, this local gem creates handmade ice cream treats (and other yummy sweets) with their fresh, in-season fruit! From their fruit-topped sundaes and shortcakes to their seasonal ice cream flavors, it’s like a burst of nature’s sweetness in every bite. So, if you’re up for trying something sweet made with the freshest ingredients, swing by Aspinwall’s during the summer and enjoy the flavors of the farm in a whole new way.

Don Bigote Churreria

This Salem food truck is a gold mine of taste. While their churros and crepes steal the show, they’ve got more than a few tricks up their sleeves. Alongside the crispy churros and delicate crepes, Don Bigote offers a delightful selection of ice cream, ice cream shakes, and other chilly treats that’ll have you trying each one of their tasty combinations. Every bite is like a mini party in your mouth!

Jones Farm Produce

Heading north of Salem, you’ll find Jones Farm Produce, a haven for all things fresh and flavorful. Like Aspinwall’s, this spot takes pride in offering a fantastic range of fruits and veggies that are bursting with natural goodness. Their ice cream stand (open May through October) offers 8 flavors of Umpqua ice cream, and if you’re craving something more, they’ve got you covered with fresh-made peach, strawberry, and blackberry shortcakes, milkshakes, and sundaes.

In Salem, Oregon, beating the heat has never been sweeter. So, gather your family and friends, explore these local gems, and embrace the joy of cooling off with an array of local ice cream stops!

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