Sweet Treats

Connor enjoying a shaved ice from the Soda Bar Murfreesboro in 2019. The great thing about this particular spot is it’s across the street from the Fountains at Gateway (a free splash pad area for kids!)

On a hot, summer day nothing beats a sweet treat! You can check out dessert spots I’ve reviewed by clicking the link below. It has ice cream, popsicle, shaved ice, and cookie stops all across the city. Yummm!

Tip: Did you know the Nashville Adventure Pack Restaurant Set has discount codes and coupons to many of the spots listed in my roundup? At only $20, it pretty much pays for itself! Plus it has a QR code for an interactive Google Map so you can find a family-friendly dessert no matter where you are

Click HERE to view my ever-expanding list of restaurants and sweet shops that are kid-friendly

Here are my TOP 8 favorite sweet treat spots to visit during the summertime

Hidden Seed Plant Co
Spring Hill

This is a summer MUST-HAVE for our family. We love the Beach family (yes, that’s their name) and how they’ve incorporated their Beach Co. Chill shaved ice truck into their plant and nature shop. Outdoor eating only, but plenty of shade

Bobbie’s Dairy Dip

The quintessential summer pit stop in Nashville, Bobbie’s Dairy Dip has been around for generations. Enjoy their outdoor seating with walk-up service. But be aware, they close during thunderstorms and inclement weather

Fryce Cream

Hot, salty fries paired with cool, creamy soft-served ice cream??? This is the stuff dreams are made of. Plus they have dairy-free ice cream on rotation and an ever changing menu of homemade toppings and dipping sauces

KOKOS Ice Cream

This 100% plant-based ice cream shop is full of delicious, specially crafted flavors available for walk-up or dine-in service. We love enjoying ours outside on the boardwalk watching the sand volleyball games. Feels like the beach!


Adorable shop with small-batch, hand-made flavors. Usually has allergy-friendly options as well. Call ahead to verify flavors as they switch out often

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Outdoor seating, indoor/outdoor ordering, frozen ice, and ice cream! SO much to love at this little shop. Plus it’s just down the street from Boro Beach

The Soda Bar

With ice cream, milkshakes, Italian Ice and more, The Soda Bar has something for everyone. It has indoor and outdoor seating and faces the Fountains at Gateway splash pad

Wanna Spoon Cereal Bar

Great outdoor seating, fenced-in play area for kids, and specialty cereal to top your ice cream and yogurt concoctions