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On hot, sunny days, one of the first ideas that pops into someone’s head is: “This is a great day for ice cream!” Even though every day is a good day for ice cream, summertime is definitely peak season.
But if you are one of the few with an undying love for the dessert that follows you through even the coldest of winters, then maybe owning an ice cream shop is your calling!
Imagine the smiles on kids’ faces when you hand them ice cream cones topped three scoops high and covered in sprinkles; picture all of the families gathered together having a great time in an environment you provided! Sounds like a pleaser, yes?
Opening a new business is never an easy task, but the incentive of ice cream should make the process more palatable! For a business like this, it is definitely best to plan your business start date near the beginning of peak season, to allow for the busiest grand opening event.
This will not only give your new business a good head start, but hopefully help establish a good enough customer base to get you through the off-season months.
Ideas for Ice Cream Shop Names
What's the Scoop?
The Dreamery Creamery
Hokey Pokey Ice Cream Parlor
Utterly Ice Cream
Ice Cream Fundae
Dipsy Do's Softserve
Cold Cones Ice Cream
Magic Cone Ice Cream
The Waffle Bowl
The Magic Slab
The Waffle Cone
Cherry on Top
The Dixie Pixie Creamery
The Cheery Cherry
Farmer's Ice Cream
Nuts Please! Creamery
Pink's Ice Cream Parlor
The Drippity Cone
Ice Cream CONEction
Scoops n' Smiles
Feelin' Nutty Ice Cream
A La Mode
A Bit Nutty Ice Cream
Off the Stick Creamery
Sprinkles Sundae Shop
Quaker Slate Ice Cream
The Ice House
The Ice Cream Shuffle
Freezing Point Ice Cream
Milk It Ice Cream
The Vanilla Bean Creamery
Blue Skies Ice Cream
Utterly Delicious Ice Cream
The Frozen Spoon
Two Scoops Ice Cream Shop
Cherry on Top Ice Cream Shop
Tips for Naming Your Shop
One of the things you have to consider when opening any new business is what you will call it. Here are a few ideas to help you think of ice cream shop names:
- Use the food: This is one of those “duh” moments. Using types of ice cream desserts in the name is a way to get your customers drooling before they even enter your doors!
- Adjectives: What better way to let people know just how delicious your ice cream is than by describing it?
- Use your name: If you are the owner, why not? Be proud, you entrepreneur, you!
- Use your location: Maybe you won’t be at the same location 10 years from now, but that’s okay because it will always be a part of your business’s history!
- Rhyme: Find a way to add a rhyme in your business name—it can help the name stick with your customers!
When you are trying to think of ice cream shop names, think about what type of names would draw you into an ice cream shop, as a consumer. What sounds appealing? What would push you away?
Sweet Tips for Naming Your Business
How to Choose
Notice any patterns? Many of these names put forth the impression that this place is a happy place to be, the ice cream is tasty, and that it’s just an all-around great idea to come in!
Sometimes a good name is just difficult to decide on though, which is okay because there are some other ideas that can help:
- Ice cream social: Have an ice cream naming party, make it an open house, and invite your whole community! This will also help to get the word out that your shop is coming to town!
- Flip a coin: Flipping a coin is an easy problem solver if you are stuck between two names.
- Take a vote: Using social media is a great way to ask the opinions of others. If you have a few different names, ask people to vote on their favorite!
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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
peachy-pink-coral on May 19, 2020:
Wnaka on March 11, 2020:
Eat my big poopy
Julie on February 25, 2020:
izzy on January 22, 2020:
dear tough nickel my friend is slowly dying in pain from choking on a jellystraw her dream was to make a jellyfruit business please make a list of jelly business names so i can make her dreams come true
Daycare Maniac on January 12, 2020:
xx.CHOC on December 04, 2019:
cool but would love more options
shayna on November 08, 2019:
We had to an assignment at school to create a ice cream shop and this is perfect!!!
Jamaya on August 03, 2019:
What about "The Frozen Spoon?"
and "Scoops & Smiles"
and "Sundae Creams"
and "Sundae Explosion"
and "Swirling Creamery"
and "Frosty Man"
Biatch on May 21, 2019:
wow! love it but i had another one is mine but yeah sorry xxxxx
Brand on May 14, 2019:
Sandip kumar on January 29, 2019:
Bravo on January 25, 2019:
Nice names! But as a brand name, I'd say it needs to be more "brandish". Like Google for example.
How does Frugella sound? Love the way the "ella" rolls on the tongue.
Fruits, Ice-cream, Jelly, etc..
The domain name's up for grabs as well at https://www.frugella.com
What do you folk think?
El on January 21, 2019:
Nayla on December 08, 2018:
Love ur ideas!
noticecream on November 22, 2018:
bob on November 21, 2018:
i cant choose
nb DCtfqfvtwe on October 16, 2018:
these are dumb but cool in a way
your mom on August 29, 2018:
we are doing a project for class and we are thinking to name it "sundae funday" or "whats the scoop"
me on August 10, 2018:
I need a name for a project I am doing in school we are thinking of what's the scoop ice cream shop and Scoops n’ style
CaLuMHaCk on July 18, 2018:
bad names sos
anon on July 09, 2018:
I'm doing a project where I needed a business idea, and I'm doing an ice cream shop but I couldn't think of a name! I liked the Ice Cream CONEction and Dreamery Creamery. I'll cite this, thanks a lot!
YO YO on May 24, 2018:
niggerface on May 22, 2018:
Zander Meier on May 09, 2018:
i love ice cream
Errf on May 03, 2018:
It is amazing
Margie on April 30, 2018:
Need help coming up with a name for my mobile snowcone stand to include the name aurora
hirend on March 30, 2018:
We are planning to start shave ice business. We are looking for some catchy, short, easy to remember and unique names. So, dear friends please suggest brand names as much as possible.
The icecream chief on March 03, 2018:
anonymous on February 28, 2018:
I liked Ice Cream CONEction
Someone on February 14, 2018:
these are some great names
jp on January 16, 2018:
this is amazing names
another one is colourful moon,world or day
Jordan on October 02, 2017:
Lulmoha98@gmail.com on August 03, 2017:
Bink ice cream it's my idea
Kat on May 29, 2017:
We need a name that also incorporates our love of music.
Gunner on May 18, 2017:
Plz help me with the perfect name for my ice cream shoppe
Jessa and on May 12, 2017:
more name! plss!
AniyaH on April 28, 2017:
haha it said nuts please!
anymous on March 10, 2017:
:) :) :)
Rishal chand on October 17, 2016:
Woop on June 09, 2016:
All Eyes on Ice
zulf on May 14, 2015:
Renee Nicole from Florida on October 01, 2014:
This is so cute..good ideas! :)