Chill Out! Top Spots to Keep Cool This Summer

Summer is here, and July means it is heating up around Indy. We’ve got you covered. Check out the best spots in Carmel and Zionsville to chill out and keep cool this summer.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

2466 E. 146th St.

Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 705-1855

A summertime favorite around Indy, Handel’s has two locations: one in Carmel and one in Fishers. During the week, they close at 10 p.m., and on the weekends at 11 p.m., which allows for you to go and get that almost midnight snack.

Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream

620 S. Main Street

Zionsville, IN 46077

(317) 344-0927

First established in 2003 in Carmel, Bub’s has grown to three locations around Indiana. While the restaurant is known for their line of different “Ugly” burgers, they also have an ice cream shop in the restaurant with many unique flavors.

Yo Joy Frozen Yogurt

9873 N Michigan Rd Ste 150

Carmel, IN 46032


Yo Joy is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop featuring 14 unique flavors of yogurt (21 counting the twist options). They serve only the highest quality real frozen yogurt and pride themselves on offering a huge toppings bar with the freshest options.


918 S Rangeline Rd

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 810-1673

Graeter’s is a chain ice cream shop that specializes in specialty ice cream and sorbets. There are three locations around Indy that offer a variety of different flavors, from Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Chip all the way to Cheese Crown.



The Scoop

305 South Main Street

Zionsville, IN 46077

(317) 344-0944

The Scoop is located just off of Main Street in Zionsville, and was built by Zionsville natives who just wanted to help others make memories with great ice cream. With nearly 30 flavors of ice cream, smoothies, malts and shakes, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

2740 E 146th St

Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 218-3304

Freddy’s is a diner atmosphere with many different types of custards and concretes to choose from. And if you aren’t in the mood for a frozen treat, just go to their regular menu to find their famous steakburgers as well as more amazing, delicious options.

Cold Stone Creamery

14550 Clay Terrace Blvd Ste 105

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 569-7170

Located on the main drag of Clay Terrace, Cold Stone is a classic summer ice cream option. With signature dishes as well as normal flavors, Cold Stone keeps things interesting with toppings you can mix in anyway your heart desires.

Baskin-Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream

2336 E 116th St

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 844-1971

Famous for their 31 different flavors, Baskin-Robins is another great summer destination for ice cream for the whole family. Name a flavor, and they probably have something close to it. Baskin-Robins also has no sugar added options if you want something a little healthier.

Traders Point Creamery

9101 Moore Rd

Zionsville, IN 46077

(317) 733-1700

Traders Point Creamery is more than just your typical ice cream parlor, offering award-winning yogurts, milk and cheese. Traders Point prides itself on its 100 percent grass-fed cows and other organic ingredients used to make their products.

Yogo Passion

3204 E St Rd 32

Westfield, IN 46074

(317) 804-9492

Located just East of 31, Yogo Passion is a self-serve yogurt shop in Westfield. Yogo Passion offers a variety of flavors that change often with a family-friendly atmosphere.

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