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 amazing hometown mom and pop ice cream options as well.

Andy’s Frozen Custard
A vanilla Andy's concrete in front of the Andy's sign.

 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 the 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 Redhawks score 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
Vanilla, rolled ice cream with a pretzel on top and caramel drizzle..

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.

Spanish Street Farmacy
A small cone with two scoops of ice cream held in front of the Cape City Hall.

Don’t let the sign fool you. This “farmacy” is just what the doctor prescribed on a hot day. They serve breakfast and lunch made with local ingredients but if you’re in more of a straight-to-dessert mood, they can help with that too. They serve ice cream by the scoop, sundaes, parfaits, shakes and malts, and ice cream sandwiches. But why stop there? You can also pair the ice cream with homemade cake, pie, Belgian waffles, cookies, or add a scoop to a vintage fountain soda! Spanish Street Farmacy uses local milk from Rolling Lawns Farm in its desserts. 

Sugar Chic Creamery
A flight of assorted ice cream. 

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!