Top Ice Cream Sundaes In St. Louis

August 20, 2014 7:00 AM

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Summer comes on with a fury in St. Louis with high heat and thick humidity, but locals know how to cool down with some sweet, tasty treats. This town offers many amazing top spots for cold treats during the summer heat. Whether it starts with a frozen scoop of rich and thick custard or old-fashioned handmade ice cream, sundaes are a great way to beat the sun’s relentless rays. Sit back with friends and bite into some deliciously refreshing ice cream sundaes. Find the most scrumptious cool-down sundaes at these popular locales.
Fritz’s Frozen Custard
1055 St. Catherine St.
St. Louis, MO 63031
(314) 839-4100

When Debbie and Terry Fritz had a vision to provide a car hop-style custard stand to patrons in 1983, they did not know how big of a success it would become. This local custard stand began in north county, and is now a favorite to area cold treats lovers. Ask for the Blueberry Hill custard sundae and you won’t be disappointed. Not only is it deliciously refreshing, but you get some healthy fruit, rounding out your scoop of custard topped with marshmallow.

Ted Drewes
6726 Chippewa St.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 481-2652

Ask any St. Louis native and you will surely hear that anything you order from Ted Drewes is good. Choose the Crater Copernicus sundae and you’ll be sinking your teeth into Devil’s food cake covered with the thick, rich custard that made this hot spot famous, topped with hot fudge and whipped cream. If you prefer a little fruit with your sweets, choose the Cardinal Sin that combines the tart flavor of cherries with hot fudge. Or, stay true to your nearby Missouri college by ordering the TerraMizzou, which includes pistachios and a secret blend of chocolate.

The Fountain on Locust
3037 Locust Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 535-7800

This midtown old-fashioned soda fountain provides great food in an art deco atmosphere. It’s a great place to stop in to enjoy before taking in a show at the Fabulous Fox. Cool down with the Nutty Irishman, which is creamy Irish coffee ice cream with hot fudge and pecans, topped with homemade whipped cream. The ice cream is Cedar Crest, which is imported from Wisconsin.

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8130 Big Bend Blvd.
Webster Groves, MO 63119
(314) 962-2700

Remember the flavor of hand-cranked, homemade ice cream that refreshed on a hot summer’s day like nothing else could? This place in Webster Groves knows how to recreate that memory while still delivering a cooling treat. Start with just about any flavor of ice cream you can imagine, including St. Louis locals’ favorite of Gooey Butter Cake. Or choose chocolate or vanilla and enjoy a classic hot fudge sundae.

Crown Candy Kitchen
1401 St. Louis Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63106
(314) 621-9650

Reminisce about the good ‘ole days at this oldest soda fountain in the city. Sit back and sip on some of the best milkshakes in the area, and cool off with one of the most refreshing ice cream sundaes in town. Order the French Sundae and you will be delighted to bite into rich delicious spoonful after spoonful of flavor. This elegant sweet cooling delight includes three sauces, strawberry, pineapple and marshmallow, which is then lavishly poured over the top of two scoops of vanilla ice cream and accented with a sliced banana, all topped with whipped cream and crushed toasted cashews, chocolate sprinkles and, of course, a cherry on top.

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Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at

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