July 14, 2023


Soft-serve ice cream in a rose-colored glass on the counter at Theory coffee in Redding, CA

What’s better than a cool scoop after a hot day of enjoying the great outdoors?

Luckily, Redding has no shortage of spots to get your ice cream fix. Whether you’re craving classic soft serve or a more culinary adventure, we’ve got the inside scoop on the best ice cream in Redding, CA.

Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in Redding


A woman's hand holding up a double scoop in a waffle cone in front of the Taste & See Creamery Sign in downtown Redding

Taste & See Creamery

Artisanal Ice Cream

For those who enjoy ice cream with a gourmet twist, head to Taste & See Creamery – a Redding favorite!

This locally-owned and operated shop makes all its ice cream by hand at nearby Duivenvoorden Farms. The constantly changing lineup of small-batch flavors ranges from classic to experimental. You can even submit an original flavor idea of your own!

Redding locals recommend sampling the blueberry goat cheesecake or dairy-free almond joy for an ice cream experience you won’t find anywhere else. And don’t miss their freshly made waffle cones!

The ice cream cooler and flavor signs at 32 Below Ice Cream in Redding, CA

32 Below Ice Cream

Classic Ice Cream Shops

If classic is your style, 32 Below Ice Cream in Redding specializes in traditional ice cream treats like old-fashioned banana splits, milkshakes, and brownie sundaes. This beloved local spot serves up timeless flavors and combinations for a dreamy ice cream parlor experience.

For a taste of nostalgia, stop by Dairy Queen to create your own sundae or banana split Blizzard. Or cruise over to Dude’s Drive Inn where the soft serve is served alongside classic burgers and fries. Baskin Robbins, the OG ice cream chain, has been dishing up their famous 31 flavors since 1945. 

Candy bar gelato with bits of waffle cone

Sweetspot Gelato

Ice Cream & Sweet Treats

Looking for a taste of ice cream alongside other dessert favorites?

Stop into Sweetspot for gelato, cupcakes, and other housemade desserts, including dairy- and gluten-free options. In addition to their sweet offerings, Sweetspot also serves up food like their popular ramen bowls.

Cold Stone Creamery is known for its signature style of customized ice cream creations. Watch Cold Stone’s scoopers mix and mash toppings like cookies, candies, and fruits into your ice cream on a frozen granite stone. Choose from their pre-designed signature creations or craft your own flavor combination for a one-of-a-kind frozen treat.

A colorful polka dot cup full of frozen yogurt and toppings with a cherry on top at Cookies & Yogurt in Redding, CA

Cookies & Yogurt Froyo

For a frozen yogurt and cookie fix, check out Cookies & Yogurt. You’ll find classic self-serve froyo with over 50 toppings at any of their three locations in Redding.

After you customize your froyo masterpiece, be sure to grab a fresh-baked gourmet cookie. Choose from chocolate chip, double chocolate, snickerdoodle, or rotating specialty flavors. While you’re there, peruse their theme displays to add to your souvenir collection.

Vanilla chocolate swirl soft serve at Theory Coffee in Redding, CA

Soft Serve Swirl at Theory Coffee

Unique Redding Ice Cream Finds 

Theory Coffee, located at the Mt. Shasta Mall on Hilltop Drive, offers a wide selection of coffee drinks along with a surprise frozen treat – soft-serve ice cream. Choose from chocolate or vanilla soft serve to accompany your morning brew for the ultimate coffeehouse pick-me-up, or ask them to combine the two!

5 cups of Mexican ice cream at La Michoacana Plus in Redding

La Michoacána Plus Mexican Treats

For a taste of authentic Mexican frozen treats, visit La Michoacana Plus. This spot serves traditional nieves, or Mexican ice cream, in flavors like mango chili, coconut, and more. La Michoacana’s nieves are creamy and flavorful, made from natural ingredients like fruit, nuts, and Mexican spices.

Ice Cream Shops in Redding: Choose Your Own Adventure

So, what are you waiting for? Redding isn’t just about epic trails and endless outdoor fun. It’s also your sweet tooth’s dream playground, where the ice cream shops are as adventurous as you want to be. Pace yourself or go all out – you’re in charge here!


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