The summer sun makes it difficult not to crave the chilly and satisfying goodness of a delicious ice cream treat. If you’re looking for a new favorite haunt in the Covington and Slidell area, consider some of these sweet suggestions.
1. Old Town Slidell Soda Shop
301 Cousin St, Slidell
7 minutes from Springs at Fremaux Town Center
All of the flavors featured at the Slidell Soda Shop are made on-premises. There are more than 300 options in the shop’s recipe repertoire, but only 27 are out at any given moment. This means you can try your luck over several visits to see if you can score a standout taste. Some of the flavors you may find during your visit include creole cream cheese, ponchatoula strawberry, Bordeaux cherry amaretto, jalapeno cream cheese, Madagascar bourbon vanilla, black walnut, and wedding cake. This is an ideal choice if you’re looking for an unusual ice cream flavor in a quaint, old-time atmosphere.
2. Marble Slab Creamery
4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd Ste D, Metairie
30 minutes from Springs at Fremaux Town Center
Marble Slab Creamery crafts its treats in small batches with the freshest available ingredients. The extensive menu includes all your favorites as well as more creative picks like amaretto, banana rum, honey, key lime, very yellow marshmallow, and tiramisu. You can customize your treats with unlimited mix-ins including cereals, candy bars, fruit, sprinkles, and more.
3. Southern Delights LLC
311 S Military, Slidell
10 minutes from Springs at Fremaux Town Center
Southern Delights is a locally owned shop that specializes in those three classic treats—chocolate, vanilla, and twisted ice cream. You also can order a tasty snoball, banana split, malt, sundae, or rootbeer float. This destination is only open seasonally, so don’t miss your chance to stop in!
4. Just Chillin
3799 Hwy 22, Mandeville
6 minutes from Springs at River Chase
If you’re a fan of the sweet syrupy goodness of a well-made snoball, don’t miss out on this local highlight. The creative menu was recently updated with a new stuffed snoball known as ‘The Elsa,’ a well-timed feature with blue cotton candy and marshmallow ice cream. While Just Chillin specializes in snoballs, its shaved ice is enhanced with ice cream for a distinctive flavor and rich texture you’re sure to fall in love with.
What’s your favorite ice cream shop around Covington and Slidell? Tell us about your top destinations as well as your favorite menu items in the comments section below!