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Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have some truly fun shops with unique ice cream creations and sweet snacks.
Mad Dog’s Creamery and Donuts
With Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg locations, Mad Dog’s motto is “Unleash the Sweet.” Along with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, Mad Dog’s hand-dipped ice cream flavors including Yellow Brick Road, White Chocolate Raspberry, Orange Pineapple, Strawberry Cheesecake and Sea Salt Caramel Cheesecake.
Ice cream flavors aren’t the only unique treats. Among, Mad Dog’s fun creations are an ice cream stuffed cotton candy burrito, a banana pudding funnel cake and ice cream on a cloud – ice cream on cotton candy served in a cone. Visitors also will find doughnuts. Maple bacon, dreamcicle, banana pudding, chocolate chip cake are among the flavors.
Find Mad Dog’s in Pigeon Forge at 3048 Parkway, (865) 774-5558, and in Gatlinburg at 731 East Parkway, (865)430-5757.
Apple Valley Creamery
The Apple Valley Creamery in Sevierville is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and bakery that makes about 60 different ice cream flavors and made from scratch baked goods. The shop, and adjoining restaurant and store, are just off a main road but they feel a million miles away. In business since 1991, Apple Valley Creamery will turn your ice cream choice into a banana split, malt or an ice cream float, and you can top your homemade fruit cobbler with ice cream too!
Find Apple Valley Creamery at 230 Apple Valley Rd., Sevierville, (865) 429-4113.
Curl de le Crème
Customize your own creation at this Pigeon Forge eatery and the curlers will make it beautiful and almost too pretty to eat – almost.
Visitors choose an ice cream flavor – vanilla, chocolate, mint, and also vegan vanilla, vegan chocolate and sugar-free vanilla or chocolate. Each order is turned from liquid cream to ice cream as you watch. Choose from a selection of cookies, fruits, cereal, and nut-based pastes to mix in. Fruity Pebbles, peanut butter, Nutella, pecan pie, cherries, coffee and many more to mix in and add on top of the final creation.
The ice cream curls are placed beautifully in a cup, waffle bowl, waffle taco or between 2 Krispy Kreme doughnuts!
Find Curl de la Crème at 2656 Parkway, Suite 6, Pigeon Forge, (865)-286-9230
Pearl’s Pie in the Sky
Whether you want pie or ice cream or pie and ice cream, Pearl’s Pie in the Sky will satisfy and surprise. Treats are served up with one of the most spectacular views in the Smokies.
Located in Firefly Village in in the mountain playground called Anakeesta in Gatlinburg.
Enjoy a scoop of creamy hand-dipped ice cream by Bluebell; cones, milkshakes and sundaes. Add a scoop of your favorite flavor to homemade fried pies, cookies and brownies.
Find Anakeesta by calling (865) 325-2400, 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg.
Glades Soda Fountain
Step back in time at Glades Soda Fountain, where ice cream dishes – Phosphates & Floats, sodas & sundaes, milkshakes & malts – are mixed up by the “soda jerks” just as they were in the drugstores of Main Street USA during the late 1880s and most of the 20th century (Drugstoremuseum.com).
Glades Soda Fountain makes ice cream sodas including chocolate soda with vanilla ice cream – a black and white. With chocolate ice cream, it’s called a black and black. There’s also strawberry blonde, Cherry Coke, banana, pineapple and many more.
Glades Soda Fountain has been in business for 28 years in the Morning Mist Village on Glades Road and is part of the Great Smoky Mountains Arts and Crafts Community. They use Mayfield- brand ice cream, which is made in Tennessee.
Root Beer Floats are a favorite of many, but you can also get a Root Beer Milkshake or Root Beer Ice Cream Soda, since we have the syrup to use for these and not just the bottled type. Our Banana Splits, Brownie Delights and Boston Shakes are favorites for the hearty.
Find the Community at 668 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, (865) 412-1012. Find Glades Soda fountain at 601 Glades Road, Suite 20, (614) 719-9108
Funnel Cake Factory
Funnel cake is a classic dessert during summertime or when visiting a county fair. It’s also the primary focus for the team behind Funnel Cake Factory. Elevate the traditional funnel cake to new heights, whether you get the Fruity Pebbles variant or just add a scoop of ice cream. Alternatively, you can keep it simple by getting the original or a hot fudge cake.
Cookie Dough Monster
Unlike the version we all ate as kids and won’t admit it, the cookie dough you get at this incredible location of Cookie Dough Monster is safe to eat. Add your favorite candy like Reese’s or other desserts like a cinnamon roll. Even better, you’ll have the option to eat dinner beforehand, ensuring you’ve earned your sweets time.
Buzzed Bull Creamery
Combining liquid nitrogen and alcohol, Buzzed Bull Creamery ice cream shop is the perfect destination for adults looking for a dessert with an edge. They offer multiple flavors and even provide a non-alcoholic option so the kids can enjoy the creamiest ice cream treat available.
Nothing beats a frozen sweet treat. You can enjoy the treats at Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar in Gatlinburg.
The menu is about ice cream and the ways you can enjoy this treat. The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar has their own favorites:
For breakfast, enjoy two scoops of strawberry ice cream in the crazy cup with Pop Tarts, Fruity Pebbles cereal, marshmallow sauce, and whipped topping.
You will have two scoops of brownie s’mores ice cream in crazy cup topped with toasted marshmallow, crushed graham crackers, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup, marshmallow sauce, and whipped topping.
Crazy Cookies’ N’ Cream Waffle
Enjoy three scoops of cookies’ n’ cream with Oreo cookie pieces, chocolate syrup, and whipped topping on top of a warm Sugar Pearl Waffle.
The crazy bomb, is premium ice cream flavor between two chocolate chip cookies.
Enjoy strawberry cheesecake ice cream in a strawberry-swirled jar with vanilla buttercream rim rolled in crushed cones. It is topped with a slice of cheesecake, fresh strawberries, graham cracker crumbs, strawberry sauce, and whipped topping.
After a satisfying ice cream treat, you need a satisfying place to stay and play.
My Bearfoot Cabins hopes to be that place.
Pat and Don Kirchhoefer, Owners