To celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday July 17, we’ve compiled a list of favorite ice cream parlors in Utah Valley! 

With the exception of Handel’s (because they’re too delicious to leave off this list) - all these ice cream parlors are local or chains started here in Utah! Make your ice cream dreams come true by trying one of these places you’ve never been to, or returning to a favorite. Maybe try more than one this summer. There are few better ways to cool off in the July summer heat than to grab some delicious ice cream!

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1. Rowley’s Red Barn

Address:  901 S 300 W St, Santaquin, UT 84655

Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm    

Eli's Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Store Front

2. Eli’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Shop

Address: 7 S Main St, Payson, UT 84651

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm

3. Stan's Drive-In

Address: 248 W Center St, Salem, UT 84653

Hours: Daily 10:30am-8:30pm

chocolate ice cream being scooped

4. Barry's Parkview Drive Inn

Address: 115 S Main St #2032, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm

My personal fave here is a chocolate malt with marshmallow!

5. Glade’s Drive Inn

Address: 296 S Main St, Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-10pm

caramel swirl ice cream drips down waffle cone onto hand

PC: Dana Devolk

6. SOS Drug Co. 

Address: 214 S Main St, Springville, UT 84663 

Hours: Mon-Thurs 9am-7pm, Fri 9am-7pm, Sat 9am-2pm

Authentic old time soda bar & ice cream parlor inside historic downtown Springville pharmacy.

BYU Creamery

7. BYU Creamery on Ninth

Address: 1209 900 E, Provo, UT 84604

Hours: Mon-Thurs 7am-10pm, Fri-Sat 7am-11pm

Additional locations for BYU Creamery ice cream include the BYU Creamery Outlet and Wyview Creamery.

8. Fillings and Emulsions, Provo

Address: 326 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601

Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri 8am-10pm, Sat 9am-10pm

They have gelato!

9. Penguin Brothers | Dessert Catering and Ice Cream Shop

Address: 111 Cougar Blvd, Provo, UT 84604

Hours: Mon-Thurs 4pm-11pm, Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 12pm-11pm

Don't miss their gourmet ice cream sandwiches!

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10. Rockwell Ice Cream

Address: 43 N University Ave, Provo, UT 84601

Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-10pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm

Made in house to complete perfection, this parlor has won national awards with their flavors!

over the rim ice cream sundae

PC: Angel Archuleta

11. Leatherby’s Family Creamery Orem

Address: 304 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT 84058

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am

If you haven't tried Leatherby's caramel - don't walk, RUN to this sit down creamery with over the top sundaes!

Brooker's Ice Cream Vineyard Utah

12. Brooker’s Founding Flavors Ice Cream

Address: 568 N Mill Rd a101, Vineyard, UT 84059

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm

Address: 748 E 820 N, Provo, UT 84606

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-11pm

You're in for a laugh with this historically punny parlor - flavor titles include "Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Cookie Dough," and "Patrick Henry's Give Me Chocolate or Give Me Death."

13. Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Address: 1249 E Main St #110, Lehi, UT 84043

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 3pm-10pm

Address: 1405 S State St, Orem, UT 84097

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 3pm-10pm

Mmm so rich and delicious.

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

14. Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

Address:1873 W Traverse Pkwy Suite E, Lehi, Utah 84043

Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-9pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-10pm

Address: 62 W Center St, Provo, UT 84601

Hours: Mon-Thurs 12pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-11pm

Watch your frozen treat be made in front of your eyes in seconds with the power of SCIENCE.

15. Thanksgiving Point Ice Cream Shop in Water Tower Plaza

Address: 3003 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, Utah 84043

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-8pm

Delicious ice cream options with old parlor vibe!


Whether you're looking for a great date idea in Utah Valley, or an awesome activity with the kids - checking out one of these parlors is sure to be a win! Quench the heat this summer with one of these delicious options!

Do you love soft serve? Ice cream trucks? Other varieties of frozen treats? Let us know on our Facebook page your favorite!


Looking for more fun things to do in Utah County? Check out our summer adventure ideas here or the Utah Valley Events calendar here.

Looking for a bite to eat while in Downtown Provo? Check out Chef Chad Pritchard's favorites, or our entire list of Central County restaurants here!


Cover photo: Courtney Cook