If you’re having a craving for ice cream, Cape is definitely the place to be. In addition to the many chain options, Cape has some amazing hometown mom-and-pop ice cream options as well.
Andy’s Frozen Custard
What’s better than ice cream? Well, frozen custard, of course! If you’re in the mood for the best-frozen custard in Cape, look no further than Andy’s Frozen Custard. The oldest of Andy’s Franchises, their Cape Girardeau location is just a short hop from campus and stays busy year-round. Very similar to ice cream - but creamier and made fresh hourly! - Andy’s frozen custard is very rich and decadent. They offer a full variety of treats from cones and sundaes to “jackhammers” and seasonal favorites like the Cookie Casanova Sundae or the “Words Can’t Describe It” Apple Pie Concrete. Want a classic combo? Try the signature Rowdy Redhawk Concrete – vanilla frozen custard blended with Oreo and strawberries – available only at the Cape location.
Want to try it before you buy it? Attend a SEMO basketball game - SEMO students get in free with their student ID - for a chance to get a free Andy’s cone. Our local Andy’s has partnered with Redhawks Basketball to play Wheel of Andy’s at every men’s and/or women’s basketball game. If the Redhawk's score is equal to or higher than the number spun on the wheel, you can redeem your game ticket for a free Andy’s cone after the game. It’s a nice way to have fun and a treat all for free!
Buddy’s Rolled Ice Cream
If the way you roll is a little less traditional, you might want to give Buddy’s Rolled Ice Cream a try. This business is new in town and named after the owner’s 15/10 good doggo Buddy. Buddy even picks a feature flavor each month! You’re in for a real treat when visiting. Not only do you get a cup of beautifully rolled ice cream to snack on, but you also get to watch it being made! Prepare to be mesmerized as employees freeze, hand mix, and roll your dessert before your eyes. Don’t forget to stop by the selfie wall and get a picture before heading out to the pet-friendly patio.
Baskin Robbins is an absolute classic with an incredible range of flavors. And the best part? Receive a free scoop when you download the BR App and log in for the first time. We love a good deal! This place has the perfect treat for when you're hitting the books, celebrating a birthday, or just because.
Sugar Chic Creamery
If you’ve never met an ice cream flavor you didn’t like, you’re going to love the way Sugar Chic Creamery is all about options. Ar Sugar Chic, you don’t have to settle for just one flavor. Instead, try a flight! Load up your bowls with five different flavors to share with a friend…or to eat on your own…
Don’t do dairy? While the flavors always rotate at Sugar Chic, you can always count on a plentiful non-dairy selection on the menu. Eight soy and Italian ice flavors are available!