Superman is an obvious choice when visiting your favorite ice cream shop in Michigan, but sometimes getting the same old, same old starts to feel a little vanilla.
We have scoured the menus and found some of the craziest, most outrageous, and quirkiest ice cream (and even some frozen yogurt) dishes to send your taste buds on a wild and delicious journey this summer.
QUIRKY ICE CREAM TREATS
14 of the Quirkiest Ice Cream Creations you can get in West Michigan
These flavorful ice cream treats are begging for taste testers.
Is your family up for this wild ice cream shop challenge?
The Underground Cookie Club is not your average ice cream shop. This fantastic destination is described as a dessert sanctuary and it’s easy to see why.
Their gourmet ice cream sandwiches are sure to delight your eyes and your mouth.
QUIRKY: Adventurers looking for a flavor (and color) explosion must try The Chubby Unicorn. Superman ice cream is layered with rainbow sugar cookies and topped with sprinkles before being rolled in Fruity Pebbles.
Yes, you can get regular ice cream shop fare at this ice cream stand just outside of Grand Rapids. But, there’s something else you can get from the hidden menu that not many people know about…
QUIRKY: When a flavor of ice cream begins to get too low to scoop from, Scooper’s will scrape out the remainder and put it into a new barrel. Once that barrel is full, you get an ever-changing new flavor dubbed Bottom of the Barrel. Every lick is something different!
Jamnbean Coffee Company does a great coffee and tea business. They also serve up a wide array of ice cream treats at their West MI locations.
QUIRKY: Order “The Darkness.” It’s hand-dipped Hudsonville raspberry sorbet topped with Ghirardelli dark chocolate sauce, dark chocolate raspberry cream cups, whipped cream, and a cherry. For an extra level of fun, ask for candy eyes to be added to your ice cream creation.
5) Party Parfait or Donut Sundae
Tippy Cow 3830 Chicago Dr SW, Grandville, Michigan 49418
This local ice cream shop just outside of downtown Grandville is great at serving up their clever creations.
QUIRKY: You’re going to have to choose between a Marge’s Donut Den donut topped with soft serve ice cream, hot caramel, peanuts, whipped cream and a cherry OR a Party Parfait, which is a parfait built inside a frosting lined cup with two layers of Funfetti cake, two layers of ice cream, and alllllllll the sprinkles, whip cream, and cake crumbles.
QUIRKY: The Rock Pile is soft-serve vanilla, layered with hot fudge, marshmallow & chocolate rocks, and then topped off with whipped cream and a cherry.
12) The Tommy Turtle Sundae
Captain Sundae 537 W. Main, Zeeland MI | 365 Douglas, Holland MI | 247 West 40th Holland, MI
Not so quirky, but pretty wild that this one has been on the menu for so long. Creamy vanilla ice cream topped with rich hot fudge, caramel, honey roasted pecans, whipped cream, and a cherry. A crowd-pleaser for generations.
QUIRKY: Scoops of chocolate, vanilla, strawberry cheesecake, and orange-pineapple ice creams, with swirls of chocolate syrup, cherry topping, strawberry pieces, crushed pineapple, a whole banana, whipped cream, and chocolate sprinkles for a GIANT ice cream treat.
QUIRKY: Liquid froyo base is poured out onto a special surface before Oreo cookies are mixed in, before being spread then finally scraped into delightful rolls and topped with whipped cream and a cherry.
Steph is an explorer of local adventures having honed her skills moving all across the country (thanks to her husband's military service) before settling down in the Grand Rapids area with her ragamuffin boy and giggly girl. When not checking out the latest going-on, she can be found gobbling up books and coffee, planning overly ambitious parties, or napping.