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10 Places to Get Non-Basic Ice Cream Treats in Baltimore

Baltimore puts a creative spin on ice cream, with delicious results.

The Charmery

This Hampden neighborhood artisan ice creamery is a must-stop for adventurous ice cream lovers, offering a menu of creative flavors that change daily. On regular rotation, you can usually find hometown-inspired signature flavors like Old Bay Caramel, Tell Tale Chocolate or Maryland Mud. See more information on The Charmery

Cosima

This charming Italian restaurant along the Jones Falls scenic byway offers several refreshingly unique sweet treats. Try the lavender honey gelato, or any of the adult beverage-inspired combinations like the Campari-orange sorbetto, watermelon-rum-mint sorbetto or the house-made fig amaro gelato. See more information on Cosima.

Gunther & Co.

This Brewer’s Hill restaurant makes all of its ice cream in-house and it’s all delicious. A standout dessert item is the summer fruit cobbler, a buttery baked delight topped with Tellicherry peppercorn ice cream, which creatively highlights the Indian spice known for its sweetness and fruity aroma. See more information on Gunther & Co.

Iron Rooster

In addition to the popular chicken and waffles, this breakfast-all-day spot incorporates its thick homemade waffles into a knockout dessert. The red velvet waffle ice cream sandwich is a tower of decadence with two cakey waffles, vanilla ice cream and drizzled chocolate sauce. See more information on Iron Rooster.

James Joyce

Who needs a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, when you can have a James Joyce ice cream sundae at the end of the meal? The Harbor East restaurant-pub goes all-in with its Irishness with the dessert, which combines vanilla ice cream with Bailey’s Irish cream and caramelized Irish brown bread. See more information on James Joyce.

Johnny’s

In summer, you can get house-made ice cream and sorbet at a stand along Roland Avenue in front of Johnny’s restaurant, where you can also get the icy specialties. Try the heavenly blueberry cobbler ice cream made with reduced blueberry syrup and bits of buttery cobbler. See more information on Johnny's.

La Cuchara

This upscale Basque restaurant offers one of the most divine dessert menus, with savory ice cream flavors like salted orange caramel and roasted pineapple with ginger shortbread crumb leading the way. For a one-of-a-kind dessert, try the chocolate mocha roulade, a roll of espresso cream, chocolate ganache and pumpernickel ice cream. See more information on La Cuchara.

Little Baby’s

In a corner stall of ultra-hip R. House in Remington is the food hall’s sole dessert stand, which features Little Baby’s ice cream. The company prides itself on making small-batch, super-premium ice cream in flavors like Earl Grey, Sriracha and chocolate salt malt. See more information on Little Baby's.

Verde

In southeast Canton, Italian restaurant Verde offers root beer floats for those who like their ice cream fizzy. The Cantina Root Beer Float is made with homemade root beer that’s created with cane sugar, local honey and more than 15 spices, which is poured over gelato imported from Italy. See more information on Verde.

Woodberry Kitchen

The jewel in James Beard Award-winning chef Spike Gjerde’s Baltimore eateries, Woodberry Kitchen, doesn’t disappoint when it comes to creative ice cream flavors. Summer offerings include spearmint stracciatella, bay and sweet corn. If cream isn’t your thing, wet your palate with icy offerings like blackberry sherbert or fish pepper watermelon sorbet. See more information on Woodberry Kitchen.

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