Cool Treats: 10 Great Ice Cream Shops in the South Hills of Pittsburgh

Is there anything better than an ice cream cone on a hot summer day in Pittsburgh?

By Alexus Miller, Macaroni Kid Publisher Assistant Intern June 11, 2024

Is there anything better than treating the kids to an ice cream cone on a hot summer day in the South Hills of Pittsburgh? We can't think of one. 

Luckily, we have a lot of great locally-owned ice cream shops in the South Hills where we can indulge in yummy goodness. Here are 10 of our reader's favorite places for ice cream in the South Hills of Pittsburgh (in no particular order):

Scoops on Beverly

311 Beverly Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Your friendly neighborhood ice cream parlor is calling your name. With scattered locations throughout the city, Scoops on Beverly is one of the most popular and the original location. Your kids will love the variety of flavors they have to offer, but don't stop here. Check out the other locations too because not every shop has the same flavors.

Graeter's Ice Cream

437 Mt. Lebanon Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Graeter's is the last place still using French pot ice cream. With a variety of treats to choose from like candy, desserts and ice cream, they will have your kids minds spinning. Stop in and try their French pot ice cream to see if they are Graeter than the rest.

Shannon Sweet Stop

3776 Willow Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Try your favorite ice cream flavor in one of their homemade waffle cones for a delicious sweet treat. I've heard their waffle cones are the best. They are called the sweet stop, so it seems like they know what they're doing. Check them out today and see if your kid can finish the whole cone!

Sugar and Spice

5200 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
When you stop in to check out the retro 50s theme and snack on some delicious ice cream, take home one of their cookie, chocolate or sundae kits. Not only is Sugar and Spice a great place to sit and enjoy your snacks, but these kits will be a fun snack-making activity for the whole family.

Antney's Ice Cream

1316 Poplar St, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Check out this seasonal ice cream shop while they're open all summer. They open up each year by popular demand and because they built a name for themselves. The community loves the ice cream and the friendly environment they have. When you come to grab your delicious treat, bring your pupper too, they are dog friendly and even have treats for them!

Page Dairy Mart

4112 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15210
Turn the corner and open your pallet to another ice cream spot. This cute, corner mart ice cream shop has a variety of sundae's, soft serve flavors and much more for you to beat the heat with, this summer. Don't miss out on them.

Kelley's Dari-Delite

5999 Baptist Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102
This Delite-ful ice cream shop has so many soft serve flavors you'll get a brain freeze trying to decide. Visit this shop for some good old soft serve ice cream and a place your kids will beg you to visit every day, to try a new flavor. Take a dip, you'll love it.

Tasty Creme of Library

6365 PA-88, South Park Township, PA 15129
This seasonal ice cream shop will make you wish you had come here sooner. They have special toppings and flavors you can only get here, like orange dip cones, cotton candy toppings and more! You won't want to miss out on these delicious treats, so come in today for some Tasty Creme.

Al's Cone Zone

1211 PA-885, Clairton, PA 15025
Another seasonal delight is Al's Cone Zone. For some tasty treats and flavors you won't want to pass up, come by today and grab your favorite flavor however you like it. 

Sarris Candies

511 Adams Ave, Canonsburg, PA 15317
With a signature rich flavor of chocolates, Sarris Candies is a well-known and popular shop to curve a sweet tooth. They have chocolates of all kinds, sweet treats galore, and even an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. The ice cream flavors and treats are a hit, so you wouldn't want to miss out on a photo opportunity with your kids and a snack they'll never stop talking about.

These are some of our reader's favorite ice cream shops in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. When you check them out with your friends and family, post a photo along with your thoughts on social media using #pghmackid for a chance to be featured on our social media. Do you have a favorite ice cream shop in the South Hills of Pittsburgh that deserves to be on this list? You can submit your ideas HERE or email