It’s the middle of the summer and even if Mackinac’s brisk weather doesn’t get you in the mood for a frozen treat, these Island ice cream shops are the cherry on top of your Mackinac stay.
Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor
Named after Grand Hotel Chairman R.D. Musser’s pup Sadie, who won “Best in Show” in 2010 at the Westminster Dog Show, Sadie’s is one of Mackinac’s most popular ice cream parlors. With its classic American ice cream parlor style and design, take a trip back to a simpler time where people used to hang out with friends and just simply get a milkshake. With outdoor and indoor seating, you can take in the beauty of the Grand Hotel and split one of Sadie’s Grand Sundae’s with 10 of your closest friends.
JoAnn’s Fudge is a staple of Mackinac Island and has been since 1969, but that’s not their only sweets. JoAnn’s also serves up some of the best ice cream on Mackinac Island, but don’t forget to put some of JoAnn’s homemade Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce and Cream Carmel Sauce on your sundae.
Moomers at Good Day Café + Coffee Bar
Flights are all the rage, flights of beer, flights of wine, but flights of ice cream? That’s right you can get a flight of ice cream at the Good Day Café and Coffee Bar. A flight of Michigan made Moomers ice cream, and cup coffee is the care free way to start your day on Mackinac Island or try one of Good Day’s house baked ice cream cookie sandwiches.
Sander’s Chocolate + Ice Cream
Right in the heart of Main Street Sanders Chocolate + Ice Cream is one of Mackinac’s most frequently visited fudge and ice cream shops. For those not from Michigan, Sanders is 140-year-old Detroit tradition and has now become just as much of a tradition for the thousands of families who visit Mackinac each year. Grab your fudge and ice cream while taking in the beauty of Main Street.