Clumpies Ice Cream on Frazier Avenue. (Photo: Ashley Day)

One of the best ice cream shops in America might be right here in Chattanooga, according to Thrillist.

The lifestyle magazine hailed Clumpies Ice Cream for their “simple, rich creamy flavors” and “not-so-simple … tongue-tingling Pop Rock-infused Tutti-frutti ice cream.”

The article was from Thrillist Food highlighting The 31 Best Ice Cream Shops in America.


Clumpies was third on the list next to Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco and The Chief in Goshen, Indiana. Morelli’s in Atlanta, Georgia also made the list.

Read the full list here. 

From the introduction to the article:

It’s quite possible that we are living in an age of peak ice cream, one where old-school creameries are churning out vanilla bean masterpieces honed over generations while creameries are tossing the term “chef” into the mix to challenge the very notion of what ice cream is. It’s a win-win for everyone, especially when temps outside begin to spike.

 This year’s best ice cream shops represent everything from old-school custard outposts and soft-serve emporiums to new-wave artisan creameries, with some generations-old stalwarts still operating at the top of their game. Grab a napkin. It’s gonna get gloriously messy.
Clumpies Ice Cream Co. is having a block party to celebrate the opening of a new shop on May 18 from 4 to 9 p.m. The new Southside location is on Market Street in the former English Rose Tea Room location.
Ice cream seekers can find Clumpies Ice Cream at 26 Frazier Ave., 3917 St. Elmo Ave. and 1110 E. Brow Road on Lookout Mountain. Clumpies ice cream is also available at Velo Coffee Roasters, The Flying Squirrel, The Chattanoogan hotel, Fairyland Club, Blue Plate and more restaurants throughout the city.