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July is National Ice Cream Month! Chill out this summer with an inventive frozen treat from the finest ice cream parlors, makers and cool spots in Atlanta.

Brown ale chip ice cream from Atlanta-based Frozen Pints

Jake’s Ice Cream
WHAT With terrific names like Chocolate Slap Yo Mama and Brown Shugah Vanilla, Jake’s Ice Cream is a cone-lover’s delight. Dr. Beth’s Laughing Gas (mango, coconut, pineapple and dark rum) and Devyn’s Animal Cracker (your favorite circus friends join the party) will keep you entertained. A brick and mortar outpost is at Irwin Street Market, but you can pick up their flavors at Haven, Cafe Circa and Anis as well. WHERE 660 Irwin St NE, 678.705.7945,

Frozen Pints
WHAT The Chamblee-based ice cream purveyor is the only one who has come up with the genius idea to mix beer and alcohol with ice cream. You can find their Peach Lambic ice cream sandwiched between two house-made gingersnap cookies at Cypress Street Pint and Plate. Provided you’ve got ID of course. WHERE 817 W. Peachtree St., 404.815.9243,

High Road Craft
WHAT This Atlanta-based treat king serves up Southern-inspired delights like Bourbon Burnt Sugar, Brown Butter Praline and Peach Fried Pie. On the lighter side, try their sorbet series—Strawberry Basil Lemonade, Limoncello and more. Find pints locally at Whole Foods, Yeah! Burger, Savi Urban Market and more hip outlets such as Oakhurst and Candler Park Market. WHERE 2241 Perimeter Park Drive, 678.756.3341,

Morelli’s Ice Cream
WHAT Flavors change regularly around here, so count yourself lucky if you can nab a taste of strawberry wasabi or blueberry rosewater. The menu also comprises a range of other ice creams, frozen yogurts and sorbets for more or less adventurous palates, like the ice cream parlor classic Salted Caramel or the ambitious Banana Biscoff Crunch. WHERE Dunwoody, Ormewood and Edgewood,

Sarah Jean’s Ice Cream
WHAT Classic flavors abound at this family owned and operated traditional ice cream shop on the Marietta Square. But you’ll find delicious surprises too, such as Tiramisu gelato, Tart Lemon sorbet and Black Walnut ice cream. With over 45 flavors, dig into Butter Pecan, Rocky Road and all your summertime faves. WHERE 109 N. Park Square, Marietta, 770.424.5179,