Cool Down With These Birmingham Treats

Cool Down With These Birmingham Treats
When the summer sun shines its brightest over Birmingham, it’s good to know where you can go to cool off. Fortunately, you can beat the heat with these three local sweet shops!


There’s no shortage of amazing local restaurants in the busy Avondale neighborhood, and you have a sweet source for dessert in walking distance of it all. Big Spoon Creamery serves up small batches of artisan ice cream, featuring classic flavors and high-quality seasonal ingredients. The team works with a variety of local purveyors to create some truly delicious frozen treats by the scoop. The selection changes all the time, and you can shake things up by ordering a milkshake or malt.


Steel City Pops seeks out fresh, local ingredients wherever they can find them. The result is a colorful, ever-changing menu of pops sweetened with honey and cane sugar. They offer both fruity and creamy varieties, plus low-calorie paleo options and gluten-free cookie/cream treats. They’ve developed a following for their inventive flavor combos like lavender lemonade and pineapple jalapeño. The little shop in Homewood has now expanded across the state and beyond. Birmingham residents can find Steel City Pops at the Summit, down 280, as well as the original spot by Sweet Jon’s Café.


Back in Avondale, Cookie Dough Magic brings a variety of decadent sweet desserts to the Magic City. From scoops of soft, smooth dough to cookie sundaes and shakes, you can enjoy a range of artisan-quality flavors. Popular choices include brownie batter, birthday cake, and a salty sweet mix of caramel and dark chocolate. You can even wash down dessert with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. If you’ve always had reservations about indulging in cookie dough, don’t fret! Cookie Dough Magic utilizes pasteurized eggs and heat-treated flour to ensure the dough is ready for worry-free enjoyment.

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If you really want to treat yourself this summer, come by our dealership to check out our expansive lineup of Toyotas. We offer a dynamic selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, and our dealership is conveniently located at 2200 Avenue T in Birmingham. Alabama drivers from the sandy shores to the rolling foothills and piney woods are welcome to visit us to take a closer look at the roster in person. Our main goal is always driver satisfaction, and all our Toyotas are priced affordably for their unbeatable value. While you’re at Limbaugh Toyota, you can make a good deal even sweeter by taking advantage of our specials.