When the weather heats up, it’s time for something cool – and Tri-Village is packed with sweet spots to treat your taste buds.
3080 Tremont Rd.
Caffé DaVinci’s slow churning process for making gelatos makes the dense, milky treat last longer and taste better, the store’s owners say. For summer, try Tutti Frutti, a mixed berry, or the popular Mora, a blackberry gelato.
1855 Northwest Blvd.
Enjoy eating Black Raspberry Chip or Lemon ice cream from Bexley-based Johnson’s Real Ice Cream in Chocolate Café’s cozy setting with free Wi-Fi.
1629 W. Lane Ave.
At local frozen yogurt shop Cuzzins, you can add fruit, candy or crunched up cereal to a variety of flavors, such as Pomegranate Raspberry Sorbet or Caramel.
1512 W. Fifth Ave.
This tried-and-true chain is dishing out a S’more Blizzard for the first time this summer.
Krema Nut Company
100 W. Goodale Blvd.
Savor the taste of Krema’s own peanut butter and Johnson’s Real Ice Cream in a Peanut Butter & Jelly milkshake at the company’s headquarters, factory and retail shop.
Giant Eagle Market District
3061 Kingsdale Center
Grab a pint or half gallon of ice cream from Giant Eagle Market District, which carries a variety of ice creams and gelatos year round, including Peaches & Cream and Strawberry Stracciatella gelato.
Graeter’s Ice Cream
1534 W. Lane Ave.
Graeter’s small-batch, French Pot ice creams are dense, and its chocolate chip flavors feature giant chocolate chunks. Among the highlights of its seasonal menu are Banana Chocolate Chip in July and August and brand-new flavor Peanut Butter Brownie in August and September.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
1281 Grandview Ave.
Jeni’s new Gravel collection adds condiments to the local chain’s popular line-up of premium ice creams, including powdered doughnut crumbles, everything bagel crumbles and Salty Caramel Sauce.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
3130 Kingsdale Center, 1374 Grandview Ave.
Serve yourself as much or as little frozen yogurt as you like in flavors such as pineapple, vanilla and coffee. Orange Leaf also has unique toppings, including fortune cookies.
2116 W. Henderson Rd.
This chain, which offers outdoor seating only, serves Italian ice in a series of rotating flavors, including its classic Alex’s Lemonade.
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
3219 Tremont Rd.
All Schakolad’s offerings are made fresh in-store – including gelato. The shop’s Hummingbird gelato is made with a chocolate base, bananas, coconut, rum, mocha and strawberry. Or try a frozen banana covered in the chocolate of your choice: dark, milk or white.
United Dairy Farmers
1281 W. Fifth Ave., 993 King Ave.
United Dairy Farmers has a range of flavors, including Paintball Blast, a tie-dyed ice cream with a variety of colors.
4740 Reed Rd., Ste. 106
This central Ohio chain promotes its “bottoms” as well as toppings; start with a base of brownie or cookie and layer on frozen yogurt, toppings and sauces. The shop offers summer drink-inspired flavors piña colada and blue daiquiri.