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16 Best Ice Cream Delivery Services and Subscriptions

Erin Pullmann
ByErin PullmannJul 18, 2021 | 29 comments

Updated 5/7/21 to include the most up to date information.

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 a scoop from Jeni’s, a chocolate ice cream cone from Graeter’s, or a hot fudge sundae with crushed Oreos from McConnell’s 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, including delivery services and subscriptions from your favorite iconic ice cream brands, artisinal local brands that offer outrageous flavors and dairy-free ice cream alternatives. 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 from Iconic Brands

1. Graeter’s

top view of ice cream cartons with lids off different flavors

Image via Graeters

The Cost: $79.95 for a pack of 6 pints. $119.95 for a pack of 12 pints. $72.00 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 U.S. at varying rates (some states are free) and some addresses in Alaska & Hawaii for $75.00.

 

2. McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

The Cost: $12.00 per pint; minimum of 9 pints required for delivery ($108.00 total). Pint of the Month Club (3 pints per delivery) starts at $144.00 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 U.S. for $14.99 per box of 9 pints.

 

3. Goldbelly Ice Cream Monthly Subscription

Decadent ice cream scoop on a waffle cone.

Image via Goldbelly.

The Cost: $79.00 per month for a minimum of 3 months with free shipping. 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 U.S., $35.00 to Alaska and Hawaii. Check out our Goldbelly Ice Cream Monthly Subscription details to learn more.

 

4. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Delivery

ice cream cone with scoop laid beside open ice cream carton, cup, wooden spoon, and sundae shake

Image via Postmates.

The Cost: Varies by location. Buy it here!

About this brand: It’s the ice cream brand we’ve all rushed over to our BFF’s house with in the middle of the night after a bad break-up. Now, even if you can’t be there for your friend in person, you can still share a delicious pint and a good cry together over Zoom! Just visit Ben and Jerry’s website, type in your zip code, and they’ll share a list of grocery and food delivery services that can have ice cream at your door within minutes.

Is it a subscription?: No

Delivery fees may vary by delivery service and location.

 

5. Amy’s Ice Cream

The Cost: Starts at $119.00 for 5 pints + shipping. Buy it here!

About this brand: This beloved indie ice cream brand is the sweetest treat in Austin, TX. But now you can enjoy it from anywhere in the continental U.S! Amy’s offers 5 pint collections featuring their signature flavors such as Texas Dirt Cake and Campfire Treat as well as seasonal bundles that make great gifts. If you live in Austin, you can also get next-day delivery!

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships to the continental U.S. only. 

 

Outrageous Ice Cream Flavors Delivered to Your Door

6. Jeni’s

Image via Jeni’s.

The Cost: $12.00 per pint; minimum of 4 pints required for delivery ($48.00 total). Collections of 5+ pints start at $58.00. Quarterly pint club (4 pints per delivery) costs $230.00 per year. Single-serve “Street Treats” packs start at $32.00 for 12 cups. Buy it here!

About this brand: Jeni’s Pint Club 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. However, as of publication, Jeni’s Pint Club subscription service is currently on temporary hiatus. You can enter your email address to be alerted when the service becomes available again.

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 U.S. at varying rates, starting at $13.00. Check out our Jeni’s Pint Club details to learn more.

 

7. Salt & Straw

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

Image via Salt & Straw.

The Cost: $65.00 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?: There are both subscriptions and one-time order options available. The Salt & Straw Pints Club is $65.00 per month (plus tax and shipping which are calculated at checkout) for five pints. Choose between seasonal, vegan or choose your own flavor subscriptions.

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 U.S. from Portland, OR via FedEx. Shipping costs vary. Check out our Salt & Straw details to learn more.

 

8. Ice Cream Jubilee

The Cost: Starts at $89.00 for 5 pints through Goldbelly. 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! 

Is it a subscription?: No.

Good to Know: All locations are currently open for pickup only or delivery through Postmates, DoorDash and UberEats for select locations.

Ships nationwide via Goldbelly, for free to the continental U.S., $35.00 to Alaska and Hawaii. Check out our Ice Cream Jubilee details to learn more.

 

9. Cool Haus

Image via Cool Haus.

The Cost: $60.00 for 6 ice cream sandwiches, $72.00 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. Cool Haus offers nearly 30 ice cream flavors, and almost 15 sammy combos are yours choose from. 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 U.S. at varying rates (some states are free) and some addresses in Alaska & Hawaii for $75.00. Check out our Cool Haus details to learn more.

 

10. Tipsy Scoop

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

Image via Tipsy Scoop.

The Cost: $48.00 for 4 pints, $72.00 for 6 pints, and $216.00 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 $10.00.

Ships nationwide via Goldbelly, for free to the continental U.S., $35.00 to Alaska and Hawaii. A signature is required upon delivery since products contain alcohol. Check out our Tipsy Scoop details to learn more.

11. Malai Ice Cream

partially scooped ice cream out of cartons

Image via Goldbelly.

The Cost: Starts at $89.00 for 4 pints with free shipping. Buy it here!

About this brand: Malai Ice Cream is a Brooklyn-based small-batch artisanal ice cream shop that delivers pints nationwide via Goldbelly. The name means “cream of the crop,” and according to raves in publications like The New York Times, Business Insider and Gothamist, Pooja Bashivi’s ice cold creations more than live up to the hype. Order a collection of pints featuring innovative flavors such as Rose with Cinnamon Roasted Almonds, Turkish Coffee and Orange Fennel, or try one of their vegan flavors or Gulab Juman Ice Cream Cakes!

Is it a subscription?: No

Ships free to the continental U.S., $35.00 to Alaska and Hawaii.

 

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

12. 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. NadaMoo! creates ice cream that 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 U.S. via FedEx at varying costs. Check our our NadaMoo! details to learn more.

 

13. 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 U.S. for free, Alaska & Hawaii for $70.00. Check out our Snow Monkey details to learn more.

 

14. Frankie & Jo’s

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

Image via Franki & Jo’s.

The Cost: $56.00 for four pints. The Pint Club starts at $100.00 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 U.S. Check out our Frankie & Jo’s details to learn more.

15. Cosmik Space Ice Cream

Freeze-dried ice cream from Cosmik.

Image via Cosmik.

The Cost: Starts at $23.99 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 U.S. for free. Check out our Cosmik details to learn more.

 

16. Mr. Mochi

The Cost: Starts at $49.99 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 U.S. via FedEx. Ships free to most states, shipping costs $25.00 for addresses in CO, FL, ME, MT, NE, NM, OK, and WY. Check out our Mr. Mochi details to learn more.

 


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!


What other food delivery services are out there?

Lots! Here are some of our favorites:


 

Erin Pullmann
Erin Pullmann
When Erin finds a new box she loves, she wants the world to share her joy, especially if it includes something sparkly. Her non-subscription addictions include knitting, reading, baking, running and dancing with her husband and daughter.

Erin Pullmann
Erin Pullmann
When Erin finds a new box she loves, she wants the world to share her joy, especially if it includes something sparkly. Her non-subscription addictions include knitting, reading, baking, running and dancing with her husband and daughter.
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29 comments

Anne

Nightfood ice cream is missing from this list. I love, love their ice cream. It’s delicious, and if they don’t sell it near you will ship it.
They usually have a promotion going where they will reimburse you for your first pint. Letting you try your first pint for free. (Through their website)
This product is designed to not spike your blood sugar so you can it be before bed. It’s amazing!

Amanda P

Erin, are these in the order that you like them? Which services have you tried and which is your favorite?

Kathy

Glad to see Frankie and Jo’s on this list! I live in close proximity to their shop and their ice cream is fantastic and SO smooth for vegan ice cream. Only issue is it is also SO expensive.

Caity

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.

Christen Russo

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

Elena

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.

Kristin

My Publix has Jeni’s for $7.99, that brown butter almond brittle is fantastic.

Pink5

I can get Graeter’s at Krogers

JMM

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.

Katy

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?

Ashley

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

Tina Ames

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

Jacki

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

Ragan Buckley

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.

Kristin

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

Christen Russo

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!

Alice

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

Michelle

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

Sherri

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.

Penny

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…..

Marion

Finally got a Salt and Straw near me, but it’s smack in the middle of Downtown Disney, so it’s not like I can casually roll up & get a takeaway pint, so I STILL haven’t been.

Joan

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

Makenzie

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.

Claire

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

Christen Russo

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

MzBev

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

Mary

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

Ami

Who knew ice cream was so expensive!

Laura

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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