As the weather warms up, nothing is better than ice cream on a hot Michigan summer day.

Where do you go when you need some ice cream?

Hudsonville Ice Cream
Facebook/Hudsonville Ice Cream

Trace One released a study that shared each state's favorite ice cream brands. However, I may have to disagree with their findings.

97.9 WGRD logo
Get our free mobile app


What is Michigan's Favorite Ice Cream Brand?

To figure out the most popular ice cream brands for each state, Trace One researchers used Google Trend data for the past 12 months, ending in April 2024.

As for Michigan, the favorite ice cream brand, according to this study, was Baskin-Robbins.

Source: Trace One analysis of Google Trends data
Source: Trace One analysis of Google Trends data

Besides Baskin-Robbins, the stand-out ice cream brand is Blue Bell. It is the most searched in 22 states across the South and Midwest.

However, the most popular regional brand goes to Hudsonville Ice Cream. Duh!

📷 Hudsonville Ice Cream
📷 Hudsonville Ice Cream

While I am a big fan of the 31 flavors at Baskin-Robbins, I think there are local ice cream shops that are much better.

Grand Rapids Ice Cream Shops

You can visit any Grand Rapids ice cream shops that cool you down on a hot summer day.

Frosty Boy GR - 1757 Plainfield Ave NE

Google maps
Google maps

Love's Ice Cream & Chocolate - 435 Ionia Ave SW Suite 106

Kilwins Downtown Grand Rapids - 146 Monroe Center St NW #146

The Cone Shoppe - 1225 Michigan St NE

Woody's Cone Shop - 700 28th ST Se

Furniture City Creamery - 958 Cherry St SE

Pinkie's Ice Cream and Desserts - 1127 Wealthy St SE

Elsa's - 121 Ionia Ave SW Suite 135

Tsitsiki Ice Cream Shop - 1505 Cesar E. Chavez Ave SW

Twisters Ice Cream - 956 Fulton St W

Ice Cream Stands Across West Michigan Are Open For 2024 Season

From South Haven to Otsego to Kalamazoo, here's when your favorite mom and pop ice cream shops are opening for the 2024 season:

Gallery Credit: Lauren Gordon

6 Local Ice Cream Stands to Enjoy Across SW Michigan

With summer coming to a close, you and the family better hit these local ice cream stands before they close for the season!

Gallery Credit: Lauren Gordon

More From 97.9 WGRD