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18 Best Ice Cream Delivery Services & Subscriptions

The Best Ice Cream Delivery Services & Subscriptions

Updated 5/28/20 to include Daily Harvest’s new Scoops offering.

We think everyone can relate to the very real urge to stick a spoon in a pint of ice cream and enjoy that sweet, cool, happy place for as long as possible. The desire for Jeni’s, Graeter’s or McConnell’s ice cream might strike after finishing a meal or during a Disney+ marathon—or, nowadays, smack dab in the middle of a work from home day. You’ll be amazed at how many ice cream delivery options are out there (some are even offering local pickup services!), and we’ve rounded up the best of the best. Not sure how to narrow it down to one? We suggest starting at the top and placing an order from each. Just kidding—kind of. Ladies and gents, here’s a list of the best ice cream delivery services and subscriptions!

Ice Cream Delivery for Keeping It Cool from Home

1. Scoops by Daily Harvest

Chocolate vegan dairy-free ice cream from Daily Harvest.

Image via Daily Harvest.

The Cost: Plans start at 9 cups per week at $8.99 per Scoops cup (totaling $80.91 each week). Save with greater volumes or a monthly subscription. Buy it here!

COUPON: Use code GOODFOOD4U to get $25 off your first box of 9, 12, or 24 cups!

About this brand: You may know Daily Harvest for the nutrient-packed, pre-portioned superfood smoothies, soups, bowls, and other snacks that all come in frozen cups. They now offer dairy-free and gluten free ice cream in four different flavors! Choose from Strawberry + Rich, Vanilla + Salted, Mint + Dark, and Chocolate + Ooey, Gooey. All of Daily Harvest’s ice cream offerings feature whole food ingredients and are free of fake fillers, gums, or refined sugars. You can subscribe to this healthy meal delivery service weekly or monthly, and you can customize your own box to include just vegan ice cream, a combo of Scoops and other frozen food offerings, or choose to be sent a shipment of their best-sellers.

Is it a subscription?: Yes

Ships to the US.

 

2. eCreamery

8 pints of various flavored ice cream made in small batches by eCreamery.

Image of the Treat Yourself Ultimate Collection via eCreamery.

The Cost: Starts at $69.99 for 4 pints. Pints with personalized containers cost $79.99 for 4 pints and $129.99 for 8 pints. Ice cream sandwich kits cost $99.99 for 24 cookies and 4 pints. Buy it here!

About this brand: This Omaha-based business churns ice cream in small batches and hand-packs them in themed pints, printed with messages including birthday wishes, teacher appreciation, encouragement, and more. You can also customize your cartons with images and words of your own, choosing your flavors from 20+ options, which include several dairy-free ice creams and sorbets. For a delicious DIY, eCreamery also sells ice cream sandwich kits, which include four of their pints and 24 homemade cookies in flavor combos of your choice.

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships to the US.

3. Jeni’s

Jeni's Street Treats single serve ice cream is available for delivery.

Image via Jeni’s.

The Cost: $12 per pint; minimum of 4 pints required for delivery ($48 total). Collections of 5+ pints start at $58. Quarterly pint club (4 pints per delivery) costs $230 per year. Single-serve “Street Treats” packs start at $32 for 12 cups. Buy it here!

About this brand: Jeni’s ice cream is known for its smooth texture and buttercream base, boasting bright and fun flavors—often with streaks of fruit, fudge, or other deliciousness throughout. Their ice cream is free of synthetic flavorings, dyes, and off-the-shelf mixes, and they also sell sauces to top your scoops with a little extra decadence. 20+ flavors are available for online purchase, including several dairy-free ice cream options!

Is it a subscription?: There are both subscriptions and one-time order options available.

Good to Know: Local delivery is available for those who live within 5 miles of a Jeni’s scoop shop. Free delivery when you order 4+ pints. See if local delivery is available in your area by entering your zip code here.

Ships to the US at varying rates, starting at $13.

 

4. Harry & David “Ice Cream My Love For You” Collection

The Ice Cream My Love For You" Collection from Harry & David.

Image via Harry & David.

The Cost: $69.99 for 4 pints. $89.99 for the 6-pint collection. Buy it here!

About this brand: Harry & David is known for their luscious fruits, sweet-and-salty treats, and decadent gift baskets, but they also offer ice cream from eCreamery in 4-pint or 6-pint counts! eCreamery ice cream is churned in small batches and packed by hand into pints that are printed with encouraging messages.

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships to the US and the following international countries: Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, England, Wales, Great Britain, Scotland, and APO/FPO addresses. Ice Cream ships 2-day express for the cost of standard shipping (starts at $16.50).

 

5. Amazing Clubs Ice Cream of the Month Club

Ice cream sundae with chocolate fudge and strawberries—an example of what you could make with the ice cream this club delivers.

Image via Amazing Clubs.

The Cost: $54.95 per quarter for the quarterly subscription (includes 4 pints per delivery). Monthly subscriptions start at $54.95 per month for 3 months (includes 4 pints per delivery). Save with longer subscriptions. Buy it here!

About this brand: Similar to the quality sourced for their other themed clubs (like chocolate and cheese), Amazing Clubs sends hard-to-find, gourmet ice creams made in small batches by boutique ice cream makers around the world. Each shipment comes with an ice cream-themed newsletter giving information about the flavors sent and more.

Is it a subscription?: Yes

Ships to the continental US for free, and to Alaska & Hawaii at varying costs.

 

6. Graeter’s

Chocolate Ice Cream scoops from Cincinatti-based Graeter's.

Image via Graeter’s.

The Cost: $79.95 for a pack of 6 pints. $119.95 for a pack of 12 pints. $72 for a box of 12 ice cream sandwiches. Buy it here!

About this brand: Cincinnati-based Graeter’s makes ice cream that is luxuriously creamy, which they credit to being made in French pots, which they use to freeze two gallons of ice cream mix at a time. They hand-pack each pint and 56-ounce package. There are nearly 30 flavors of pint-size ice creams available for online purchase, ranging from classic single-flavor scoops to flavors mixed with chips and cookies and caramel, and more. They also sell ice cream sandwiches in packs of 12.

Is it a subscription?: No

Good to Know: Local delivery is available for those who live near a Graeter’s shop. See if local delivery is available in your area by entering your zip code here.

Ships to the contiguous US at varying rates (some states are free) and some addresses in Alaska & Hawaii for $75.

 

7. McConnell’s

Three scoops of flavor-streaked ice cream from McConnell's Ice Cream.

Image via McConnell’s.

The Cost: $12 per pint; minimum of 9 pints required for delivery ($108 total). Pint of the Month Club (3 pints per delivery) starts at $144 for a 3-month membership. Buy it here!

About this brand: McConnell’s Ice Cream is steeped in rich family history, and while they started out making ice cream from their own dairy farm, they now source their raw milk and cream from another family-owned farm. They source ingredients from purveyors committed to fair trade or sustainable practices. All their ice cream and sorbets are certified Kosher and many (namely those without cookies or other extras mixed in) are gluten-free. Choose from 15+ flavors when you order online!

Is it a subscription?: There are both subscriptions and one-time order options available.

Good to Know: Local pickup is available at McConnell’s DTLA location. More info here.

Ships to the contiguous US for $14.99 per box of 9 pints.

 

8. Salt & Straw

Fun flavors of ice cream packed in pints by Salt & Straw.

Image via Salt & Straw.

The Cost: $65 for 5 pints. Buy it here!

About this brand: Salt & Straw serves up handmade ice cream with exploratory flavors. They use locally sourced ingredients for their foundation flavors and collaborations whenever possible, and typically scoop 36 flavors in-store (9 are currently available online, and you can pick your 5 pints or select a pre-chosen pack).

Is it a subscription?: No

Good to Know: Salt & Straw is offering local pickup in areas where there is a scoop shop (all located between Seattle and Los Angeles). Enter your address on their site to see if there is a store near you.

Ships to the US from Portland, OR via FedEx. Shipping costs vary.

 

9. Ice Cream Jubilee

The Cost: Starts at $38 for 4 pints. Pint of the Month Club costs $120 for local pickup in the DC area and $350 for nationwide shipping. Buy it here!

About this brand: Ice Cream Jubilee is the celebratory result of founder Victoria leaving her corporate job to create something that could be enjoyed together. Their classic flavors include staples like Chocolate Chocolate and Bold Vanilla, as well as exciting regular options like Banana Bourbon Caramel and Thai Iced Tea. They also carry dairy-free ice cream and sorbet! With the Pint of the Month Club you’ll receive 4 limited availability pints every month for 3 months.

Is it a subscription?: There are both subscriptions and one-time order options available.

Good to Know: The DC scoop shop location is open with limited hours for take out and delivery. Local delivery of 4 or 6 pints within the DC Beltway costs $14.

Ships nationwide via Goldbelly, for free to the continental US, $35 to Alaska and Hawaii.

 

10. Goldbelly Ice Cream Monthly Subscription

Decadent ice cream scoop on a waffle cone.

Image via Goldbelly.

The Cost: $89 per month for a minimum of 3 months. Buy it here!

About this brand: Goldbelly is a platform that helps small shops, chefs, and restaurants reach food-lovers nationwide. The Ice Cream Monthly Subscription includes your choice of 5-6 pints of ice cream or 6-24 ice cream sandwiches from a different small company each month. Some examples are San Francisco’s Popular Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, LA’s Amazing Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches, and Nancy’s Silverton’s Nancy’s Fancy Gelato.

Is it a subscription?: Yes

Ships free to the continental US, $35 to Alaska and Hawaii.

 

11. Cool Haus

Cereal Dreams Ice Cream pint from Cool Haus.

Image via Cool Haus.

The Cost: $60 for 6 ice cream sandwiches, $72 for 6 pints of ice cream. Buy it here!

About this brand: This women-founded and -led company serves up pints and ice cream sandwiches, in both dairy and non-dairy varieties. Nearly 30 ice cream flavors and almost 15 sammy combos are yours for the choosing. Go with a classic flavor or try a wild one like Milkshake & Fries, Buttered French Toast, or Dairy-Free Mocha Marcona Almond Fudge. Yum!

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships to the contiguous US at varying rates (some states are free) and some addresses in Alaska & Hawaii for $75. See shipping map here.

 

12. Tipsy Scoop

Chocolate Whiskey Salted Caramel Ice Cream with decadent toppings from Tipsy Scoop.

Image via Tipsy Scoop.

The Cost: $48 for 4 pints, $72 for 6 pints, and $216 for 12 pints. Buy it here!

About this brand: The female owner of Tipsy Scoop took the ice cream making tradition of her great-great-great grandfather and added booze! Their spiked ice cream and sorbet offer adult alternatives to both familiar (Vanilla Bean Bourbon and Spiked Mint Chip) and inventive (Cake Batter Vodka Martini and Mango Margarita Sorbet) flavors.

Is it a subscription?: No

Good to Know: Local pickup available from their stores in Manhattan and Williamsburg, BK. Local messenger delivery is available in those areas for $10.

Ships nationwide via Goldbelly, for free to the continental US, $35 to Alaska and Hawaii. A signature is required upon delivery since products contain alcohol.

13. Van Leeuwen

Two scoops of chocolate ice cream vrom Van Leeuwen.

Image via Van Leeuwen.

The Cost: $12 per pint, available in quantities of 4, 6, 8, or 24. Buy it here!

About this brand: Van Leeuwen makes ice cream with basic, high-quality ingredients: milk, cream, eggs, and cane sugar—or coconuts, cashews and oats for those seeking dairy-free ice cream. Their website features 24 flavors, about half of which are vegan. Some stand out flavors includes Honeycomb (dairy & non-dairy available), Brooklyn Brown Sugar Chunk, Sicilian Pistachio, and Vegan Oat Milk Mocha Latte.

Is it a subscription?: No

Good to Know: Local delivery is available in New York City and Los Angeles via Doordash, Uber Eats, Caviar, and Postmates.

Ships to the US at varying rates.

 

Vegan Ice Cream More Your Speed? These Brands Carry Exclusively Dairy-Free Ice Cream:

14. NadaMoo

Five pack of dairy free ice cream pints from Nadamoo.

Image via NadaMoo.

The Cost: $29.95 for 5 pints. Buy it here!

About this brand: This family-owned brand makes coconut milk ice cream in small batches. Their ice cream is USDA organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, and fair-trade certified, and they offer nearly 20 flavors—yep, all dairy-free! Some of their unique options include Maple Pecan, Caramel Cold Brew & Cookies, and Strawberry Cheesecake. Pick your own 5-pack or let them send a box of their newest flavors.

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships to the US via FedEx at varying costs.

 

15. Snow Monkey

Matcha Green Tea dairy-free ice cream from Snow Monkey.

Image via Snow Monkey.

The Cost: $59.99 for 4 pints, $63.99 for 5 pints, $69.99 for 6 pints. Buy it here!

About this brand: A departure from vegan ice creams that use dairy-free milk as their base, Snow Monkey makes theirs using fruits, seeds, and superfoods. Their sweet treats are dairy-free, paleo, contain 20g of plant protein per pint, are nut-free, and gluten-free. They carry some flavors you’d expect from fruit-based ice cream, like Açai Berry and Passion Fruit, but also indulgences like Chocolate and Mint Chip.

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships to the continental US for free, Alaska & Hawaii for $70.

 

16. Frankie & Jo’s

Three scoops of vegan ice cream from Franki & Jo's

Image via Franki & Jo’s.

The Cost: $56 for four pints. The Pint Club starts at $100 for 2 months. Buy it here!

About this brand: Most of Frankie & Jo’s vegan ice creams are made using certified organic ingredients; some seasonal, local fruits and vegetables they use that don’t have an organic certification but are grown with organic practices. They use simple ingredients, they make their own milk and bases, and they sweeten using dates and maple rather than refined sugars. Their Pint Club is offered in 2, 4, or 6-month durations, and includes four pints—three seasonal flavors and one that’s on their everyday menu.

Is it a subscription?: There are both subscriptions and one-time order options available.

Good to Know: Local pickup is available for Seattle residents in the Capitol Hill and Ballard areas.

Ships to the continental US.

 

Bonus! here are some alternative ice cream delivery ideas to switch things up:

17. Cosmik Space Ice Cream

Freeze-dried ice cream from Cosmik.

Image via Cosmik.

The Cost: Starts at $19.99 for a four-pack of one flavor, $29.99 for a 6-pack in a variety of flavors. Buy it here!

About this brand: Cosmik freeze-dries their ice cream, removing all the water so that what’s left is a light and crunchy treat that doesn’t require chilling. All the ingredients used are organic, non-GMO, hormone-free, and they don’t use corn syrup or any artificial ingredients. Flavors include Mint Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, and Cookies & Cream.

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships to the US for free.

 

18. Mr. Mochi

The Cost: Starts at $41.99 for a 24-pack. Buy it here!

About this brand: Mr. Mochi is part of MGT Foods Marketplace, which also carries green tea ice cream, dairy-free ice cream, malts, and frozen dog treats. But we’re focusing on the mochi ice cream (who doesn’t love a good Japanese treat?), which is an ice cream-filled tapioca ball. It comes in chocolate, green tea, strawberry, and coffee flavor options—try all four our stock up on one favorite flavor.

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships to the US via FedEx. Ships free to most states, shipping costs $25 for addresses in CO, FL, ME, MT, NE, NM, OK, and WY.

 


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Which ice cream delivery option has caught your eye? Head to the comments and let us know where you’ll be ordering ice cream from first!


The Best Ice Cream Delivery Services and Subscriptions


Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Comments (24)

  1. I’ve done the Coolhaus 6 pack/ $72 dealio for some of the more “out-there” flavors that my local store didn’t have – Balsamic Fig & Marscapone, Thai Tea with Chocolate-Covered Fortune Cookie, Coffee, Matcha, etc.

    WORTH IT. Coolhaus ice cream is amazing and I highly recommend. Their vanilla is the best vanilla ice cream I’ve ever had.

    • Oh man that sounds like an epic combo of flavors. Sometimes you just gotta go for it!

  2. Unlike other food deliveries ice cream companies never seem to have any good promotional deals:( The prices are considerably higher than buying them in person. Jeni’s is $9.99 at Wholefoods cheaper than ordering directly from them even without considering shipping. Other NY brands like Malai charge $12/pint in their Brooklyn store but $9 at Wholefoods. I’d think they’d want to incentivize buying directly from them..
    Nadamoo is $4.99 at Wholefoods currently on sale for $3.60 for Prime members.

  3. I can get Graeter’s at Krogers

  4. Wow! I sure am glad I live in the dairy state where amazing, high quality ice cream is available everywhere at a fraction of these prices.

  5. I’d rather never eat ice cream again than pay this much for it.

    Pints are like the little Ben and Jerry’s aren’t they?

    • Yes, that’s them. Charging this much for ice cream should be illegal.

  6. The prices for most of these are insane,I will just go to my local stores and get my Ice Cream.

  7. I so don’t need this information lol but now that I have it…

  8. I am willing to pay full price for Halo Top (about $6 a pint, and I buy 2 pints a week at Whole Foods) but even that is cheap compared to some of these. Also the calories are a lot lower.

    I just gave in and go to the grocery store once a week at a non-peak time. Instacart delivery times are generally not available around here. Plus I have heard of some silly substitutions (like a microwave muffin instead of flour) and I’d rather choose my own substitutions (like farro is OK instead of wheat berries but who knows what I’d get if that choice was left to someone else?). And I don’t want to be the person who takes a delivery spot from a disabled or elderly or immune-compromised person who really does need it. But that means I can just choose my own cheese/ice cream/etc. instead of ordering really expensive subscriptions or single-item-type deliveries.

  9. I can get Jeni’s at my local Publix for $7.99. It is awesome but wouldn’t spend $12 for it.

    • That’s great! I have only tried Jeni’s once, and it was while traveling in a city a few hours away from where I live. I agree it’s expensive to order but I suppose I could see someone making an investment in delivery from one of these places in lieu of being able to travel at this time!

  10. They all look wonderful, but I can’t afford them.

  11. I would so subscribe to one of these subscriptions but they are absurdly expensive. Sigh….

  12. I have sent gifts through icecreamsource.com, and as I recall, the prices aren’t as high as some of these. Probably not now, but they would typically have specials going that make some package deals not that horrible in terms of cost. Of course, “not that horrible” is still really expensive, since dry ice and expedited shipping are required due to the nature of the product.

  13. I’m someone who believes that the Honey Lavender or Pear Blue Cheese ice cream from Salt and Straw would almost justify that insane price tag…..almost. It’s the best tasting ice cream imaginable, but my pre isolation jeans remind me that this kind of treat is not meant to be delivered to my house, ever. That way lies madness. When life someday returns to normal I can go to the big city of Portland and enjoy a rare treat, something to cherish and look forward to…..

    • honey lavender sounds good, but blue cheese in ice cream? What the…. that sounds crazy lol. I dont like blue cheese regardless, but any kind of cheese in ice cream sounds insane lol.

    • I adore the strawberry honey balsamic with black pepper. But like you, save it for a special occasion so that my jeans will fit!

  14. Daily Harvest has now added ice cream to their subscriptions and they look so good!

    • Yessss I just added DH to the top of the list! We are so excited about this!

  15. I love ice cream and always have some in my freezer, but these prices are ridiculous.
    No way would I order any of them.

  16. I’m all for spending more to get quality items, but the prices on these are insane!

  17. Who knew ice cream was so expensive!

    • I feel bad paying full price $6/pint for my beloved Talenti gelato when it’s not on sale but that’s nothing compared to these prices! 😬

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