Michigan's Livingston County is a great place to call home in any season, but our little corner of the world really comes to life during the summer months. Our real estate agents love spending time outdoors this time of year, whether it's swimming, fishing, hiking, or camping.
After all that activity, you might find yourself in the mood for an ice cream cone. Luckily, there are quite a few places where you can cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth here in Livingston County.
- Cap'n Frosty Ice Cream - 9245 Bernice Dr, Pinckney, MI 48169
What's not to love about Cap'n Frosty Ice Cream? With over 40 hand-dipped flavors, you'll have plenty of options to try something new... or just go with the old favorites! Nothing wrong with that! Cap'n Frosty offers chocolate, vanilla, and twist soft-serve as well as specialties like malts, flurries, milkshakes, and sundaes. They're also pet friendly and will even provide a 'pup cone' upon request.
- Ice Cream Garage - 106 S Bridge St, Linden, MI 48451
Located right in the heart of the community of Linden, the Ice Cream Garage is always a reliable place to stop for a scoop or three on a hot summer day. They offer a wide and ever-changing selection of flavors, which typically include at least one or two vegan and dairy-free options. The Ice Cream Garage also serves some excellent root beer floats, and you can design your own sundae using multiple flavors and a variety of toppings.
- Blank Slate Creamery - 126 E Grand River Ave #1, Brighton, MI 48116
Originally founded in Ann Arbor in 2014, Blank Slate Creamery opened in the spring of 2020. Despite being thrown for a loop by opening within the first months of the pandemic, the new location took off. The Brighton shop serves the same delicious, homemade ice cream with locally-sourced ingredients that fans of the flagship location will already be familiar with. From elevated takes on old favorites (Browned Butter Cookie Dough, Garden Mint Chip) to creative seasonal delights (Sunflower Burst, Rosemary Maple), you'll never run out of new flavors to try.
- Ritter's Frozen Custard - 5962 Meridian Blvd, Brighton, MI 48116
The folks at Ritter's Frozen Custard make their custard fresh every day, and those in the know will tell you that the frozen treats at this beloved small dessert chain are on a whole other level. The Brighton location of Ritter's serves up frozen custard in flavors that include cappuccino, chocolate-covered banana, key lime pie, buttered almond, and of course, classic chocolate and vanilla. They also offer eight signature sundaes, as well as refreshing Italian ices in a dozen flavors.
- M Street Baking Co. - 117 N Michigan Ave, Howell, MI 48843
Known for their unique and beautifully crafted custom birthday cakes and cupcakes, M Street Baking Co. is rightly regarded as one of the best bakeries in eastern Michigan. If you're in need of something sweet and frosty, be sure to check out their signature milkshakes. With milkshake flavors like strawberry shortcake, birthday cake, and green mint chip—each adorned with a veritable mountain of toppings—you simply can't go wrong. Find M Street Baking Co. in the heart of downtown Howell.
- Dairy Queen - 321 W Grand River Rd, Brighton, MI 48116
Of course, we can't forget the classic place to order up soft-serve favorites. From Blizzards to sundaes and milkshakes, the local Dairy Queen is always a treat. Located near the river, Brighton's Dairy Queen location has been a favorite for years. There's also a Dairy Queen location in Howell serving up the same treats you know and love.
Contact us today to learn more about life in Brighton, MI, and the surrounding areas, and be sure to ask our real estate agents about finding your dream home in Livingston County.