Tennessee is known for its Country Music, lively social scenes, and unmatched southern hospitality. You can ask any native resident and even our new residents and they will tell you that there is no place quite like the Volunteer State. They will also warn you though that once Summer comes along you may need to pack an extra pair of clothes in the car “Just in case.” Luckily, Sumner County has multiple sweet treat spots for you to kick back, relax, and let your clothes dry while you cool off.
Andy's Frozen Custard
Andy’s Frozen Custard although still fairly new, is a sweet treat that is sure to make you order that extra scoop. Opened in 2022, Andy’s has helped its guests escape the heat through their fresh toppings and multiple offerings of desserts. Whether you are in the mood for a cone, sundae, concrete or one of their seasonal favorites, you are sure to leave with your next toppings and flavor in mind.
The Ice Cream Social
If you are looking to sit down and be a social butterfly with friends or people walking around the square, then this sweet hang spot is calling your name! The Ice Cream Social is in downtown Gallatin on the square providing an upbeat atmosphere that will melt away any stress. Flavors are no enemy as the Ice Cream Social thrives on their ability to create new and interesting collaborations that leave each guest wanting to save the last bite, so they never run out. Want to create your own collaboration? No problem! The Ice Cream Social offers a generous number of toppings, drizzles, and add-ons that will bring out your inner artist or choose from one of their already crafted masterpieces that matches up to any Picasso.
Sometimes the summer heat makes us miss the snow and the fair weather (or at least the thought of it) but luckily this cooler than cool spot will make you feel as if the heat didn’t exist. Pelicans Snoballs is nestled in Gallatin and is calling your name. With over 100 different flavors to choose from and mix, there is no shortage of creativity here. Don’t want to lose all that flavor in the heat? A covered seating area is sure to make your treat last longer so you can make every bite (or sip) count. A spacious outdoor play area for the younger dessert lovers will allow for creative flavors to be created and lasting memories to follow. You’ll make this spot a summertime favorite after one trip!
Visiting further up North I-65 and have a sweet craving? Pelicans Snoballs has a second location in Sumner County in the heart of Portland that is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth while giving a homey feeling. With weekly specials and no shortage of shaved ice fans, you’re sure to find a new favorite combination or friend while cooling off from the heat.
Bruster's Real Ice Cream
Looking for flavor in all the wrong places? Trying to expand your horizons and try some oat milk ice cream? Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is your one stop shop for any adventurous ice cream connoisseur! Located in Hendersonville, this stop has everything your ice cream dreams can imagine. With over 150 rotating flavors of ice cream, this will be a more than one trip occasion! Along with the large selection of combination flavors, Bruster’s also offers vegan, non-dairy, and oat milk options so that everyone can enjoy their sweet treats! The outside seating area welcomes all guests to sit down, relax, and plan their next flavor combination.
Bottom View Farms
Tired of the busy streets and want some fresh air? Take the path less traveled and find the hidden gem of Bottom View Farms in Portland! Located just outside the city limits, Bottom view Farms offers an array of desserts and activities. Whether you are in the mood for ice cream, cupcakes, or homemade pies, you are sure to leave wishing you had the recipes. After you get done enjoying some fresh desserts, spend your time exploring the old country town, creating memories on the playground, or cruising on the ziplines. Check out Bottom View Farm’s seasonal activities including the Fall Festival, Apple Cider Market, or Christmas on the Farm. Admission is $10.00 per person over the age of 3 for a day full of country living and eating.
Sumner County offers a wide variety of places to eat that span from local to international cuisine. We welcome you to come and taste for yourself the flavors that make our county one of the most visited in Tennessee! Visit our website to find all of our food and dining locations including more sweet treat destinations.