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Top Ice Cream Parlors & Creameries

Places to Indulge the Sweet Tooth


Reno / Tahoe has a great selection of ice cream parlors and creameries in which to indulge the quest for sweet delights. Surprisingly enough, they are popular even when the snow is flying.

Tahoe Creamery

Tahoe Creamery, UNR, Reno, Nevada
Photo courtesy of Tahoe Creamery
Tahoe Creamery's owners have a long history in the ice cream business and are now making their treats in Minden in the Carson Valley. They use milk from Nevada cows and many other Nevada made ingredients. Multiple flavors include one specially made for UNR called Wolf Pack Tracks. You can get Tahoe Creamery ice cream at Scolari's and 7-Eleven stores around the area. Two ice cream parlors dish up Tahoe Creamery flavors in the immediate vicinity. You'll also see the Tahoe Creamery mobile unit at various area events, like the Reno River Festival.

Joe Crowley Student Union at University of Nevada, Reno
(2nd floor in the Food Court)
87 West Stadium Way, Reno, NV 89507

Galleria Center
4751 Galleria Pkwy., Sparks, NV 89436
(775) 354-2237


Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, Sparks, Nevada
Photo courtesy Pamela Culbertson
I still like these places even though lots of competition has sprung up lately. Must be the familiarity since I've been going to B-R since I was a kid. The ice cream cakes are pretty good.

1145 N. McCarran Blvd, #115, Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 359-3555

2875 Northtowne Ln., Reno, NV 89512
(775) 355-0888

5150 Mae Anne Ave., Reno, NV 89523
(775) 746-9344

18120 Wedge Pkwy., Reno, NV 89511
(775) 852-3100

Marble Slab Creamery

Reno Lake Tahoe Sparks Nevada ice cream parlors Marble Slab Creamery
Photo © Stan White
From the website: "The choices at Marble Slab Creamery are seemingly endless, dozens of rich, homemade ice cream flavors, hand-dipped waffle cones and a multitude of mixins."

Sparks Mercantile
2835 N. McCarran, #101, Sparks, NV 89431
(775) 358-5566

Southtowne Crossing
191 Damonte Ranch Parkway, Suite C, Reno, NV 89511
(775) 851-SLAB (7522)

South Virginia Commons
6637 S. Virginia St., Suite B, Reno, NV 89511
(775) 851-7566

Swensen's Ice Cream & Food

Reno Lake Tahoe Sparks Nevada ice cream parlors Swensen's Ice Cream Food
Photo © Stan White
I like going here at night to share a big hot fudge sundae with my girlfriend (wife). The atmosphere is 1890s soda fountain and restaurant; we like that.

3340 Kietzke Ln., Reno, NV 89502
(775) 825-3444

Cold Stone Creamery

Reno Lake Tahoe Sparks Nevada ice cream parlors Cold Stone Creamery
Photo © Stan White
Cold Stone Creamery offers everything you'd like to find in a quality ice cream parlor, and has multiple locations around the Reno / Tahoe area.

299 E. Plumb Lane Suite A, Reno, NV 89502

95 N. Sierra St., Reno, NV 89502
(775) 324-9990

1610 Robb Drive, Reno, NV 89523
(775) 787-9109

2838 Vista Blvd. Bldg. G-106, Sparks, NV 89436
(775) 355-0668

1645 Highway 395, Minden, NV 89423
(775) 783-1000

1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-3000

Carvel Ice Cream

From the website: "Carvel provides an affordable ice cream experience and family fun for everyone by offering a variety of fresh made cakes, novelties and fountain ice cream products."

1131 Steamboat Parkway, Reno, NV 89521
(775) 852-7595


TCBY serves up frozen yogurt treats. It's not ice cream, but the goodies are tasty anyway. And I will concede that a lot less fat is probably a good thing.

Lakeside Crossing
900 W. Moana Ln. #101, Reno, NV 89509
(775) 829-7447
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