Summer may be winding down but it’s not too late to grab a cone from your favorite local ice cream shop. And the Parma area has lots to choose from!
Honey Hut Ice Cream Shoppe
Honey Hut has been making its award-winning ice cream with real honey since Cleveland firefighter Frank Page opened up shop in 1974. While other shops simply offered vanilla and chocolate, Page came out with his signature honey pecan flavor. Honey Hut remains a family-owned business. Just driving by and reading the flavors of the week will make your mouth water! The original location is also on State Road, just a couple miles North toward Cleveland, if you want to sample a scoop at each.
6250 State Rd
East Coast Custard
If you’re looking for some classic frozen custard like the kind you’d find in the days of Cleveland’s Euclid Beach Park, stop under the neon sign of East Coast Custard in Parma Heights. Founders Bob Olgin and Ivan Platt opened that flagship location in 1985, in an effort to bring back the frozen confection from their childhoods. Thanks to them, residents can enjoy classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, or more exotic concoctions like Fluffer Nutter.
6240 Pearl Rd.
Zero Zest has been serving up sweet treats for more than 60 years. The original Zero Zest opened on Denison Avenue at Fulton Road in the early 50s, but closed when Interstate 71 was built. Zero Zest re-opened in Parma just as homes were popping up along the residential streets of State Road. Choose from hard ice cream, yogurt, dip top flavors, avalanches, slushes, hot dogs, pop corn, candy and more.
6090 State Rd.
Doc’s Shake Shoppe
Doc’s Shake Shoppe has been serving ice cream and shakes for more than 45 years. Dr. Leopoldo Magpoc originally opened the shop in the front of his house in 1970 for his kids to work over summers. Due to construction on State Road, the original building had to be torn down and Doc’s relocated to the back of the property. Magpoc’s grandchildren still work the counter, serving up sundaes, malts, shakes and freezes for generations to enjoy.
7449 State Rd.
Lumpy’s Shake Shop
Lumpy’s is the newest area ice cream shop, but no less delicious! The business cleverly transformed a used car lot into a place for delicious hand-dipped treats that even has a drive through. Lumpy’s is a family-owned business, named after owner Doug Hill who was nicknamed “Lumpy” during the Viet Nam war. This is the family’s second location, in addition to one in Brook Park.
6372 Pearl Rd.
Brayson’s Icecream Parlor
Parma’s newest ice cream shop offers 30 different home made ice cream flavors in a classic parlor atmosphere. From Cookie Monster to Lake Erie Salt Mine, you have the summer to try them all! Plus dogs get free ice cream. Owner Jim Fritsche named the place after his twin grandsons Brady and Mason. After eating ice cream elsewhere six days a week, he decided to open his own place and eat it there seven.
5840 Ridge Road (Essen)