July is National Ice Cream Month, and let's face it, we all deserve to treat ourselves with a visit to of HoCo's finest ice cream shops, creameries, and purveyors of frozen treats.

Ice cream cones from Parkridge Creamery in Howard County

Soft Stuff has been a staple of HoCo summer for over 30 years since it first opened shop in 1984 They serve premium soft-serve ice cream with over 12 flavors of ice cream and vanilla yogurt with a seemingly endless variety of toppings. Cindy's Soft Serve in Elkridge is ready to serve you soft-serve cones, dips, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, and sundaes; plus many flavors of snowballs and shaded outdoor seating! The perfect summer spot.

The Snowball Stand in Woodstock, MD is a nostalgic spot, don't forget the marshmallow fluff! Tous Le Jour on Korean Way serves Korean shaved ice, or Patbingsu, in a variety of flavors like Matcha, mango, and strawberry. 

Shaved Ice from Tous Les Jours in Howard County


National Ice Cream Day 5k Virtual Run

Feeding America National Ice Cream Day 5K

A portion of every entry will be donated to Feed America. Feeding America is a United States–based nonprofit organization that is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies.