Loblolly Creamery Ice Cream and Bakery in Little Rock, AR | Photo Cred: Kalen Kemp, atLocal
Whether your ice cream habit requires gluten free or vegan accommodations, you just like to try extra fun flavors, or you only appreciate the highest-quality ice cream in the world, Loblolly is the spot for you!
With a menu as colorful as the rainbow, Loblolly offers something for literally everyone. They always have an assortment of vegan flavors that you’d never know were dairy free. They cater to highly-sensitive gluten allergies. And, they only make 3-gallon batches at a time to ensure that each spoonful is perfect.
Loblolly Creamery’s Vegan Pinnacle Trail Ice Cream
No seriously, this ain’t just another ice cream shop. Their menu rotates with the seasons, so that they can be sure to only use ingredients that are in-season and fresh as can be! You can rest assured knowing that each bite of Loblolly’s ice cream was made in the same 24 hours that you’re consuming it (more like, inhaling it, to be honest). And, Loblolly never uses premixes, preservatives, or artificial stabilizers.
Loblolly Creamery’s Vegan PB Crunch Ice Cream
But wait, there’s more… aside from making the most incredible ice cream, the Loblolly team specializes in house-made cookies, brownies, macarons, whoopie pies, oatmeal cream pies, edible cookie dough, ice cream cakes, and cookie dough you can take home and bake yourself!
Speaking of macarons, this is one of the only places you can get the “sweet meringue-based confections” around town! These authentic treats are delectable. If you’ve never had one, Loblolly is a great place to start.
Oh, and did we mention that they sell artisan hot cocoa mixes (dairy free and vegan) that are packed in house? Don’t forget a bag of Loblolly signature marshmallows - try all the flavors (vanilla, peppermint, rainbow, and bourbon). Even buy a s’mores kit! This place really does it all.
Loblolly Creamery Small-Batch Ice Cream
Just to give you a snapshot of the ice creams this place has to offer, here are a few of their most popular flavors for the past year:
- Double Vanilla
- Milk Chocolate
- Salted Caramel
- Buttermilk (Tastes like Cheesecake!)
- Arkansas Mud (Milk Chocolate Ice Cream with housemade fluff, brownie bits, and cookie pieces)
- Bourbon Pecan (with Rock Town Distillery Bourbon)
- Honey Lavender (light and floral sweet cream steeped in real lavender buds)
- Little Rocky Road
- Cookies and Cream
- Peanut Butter
- Fresh Mint Chip
- Pinnacle Trail (Dairy Free Dark Chocolate Sorbet with coconut flakes, pecans, and vegan chocolate chips)
- Vanilla Coconut Sorbet (Vegan!)
- Peanut Butter Crunch (Vegan!)
And that’s just a few.
Basically, you’ll have to visit for yourself to understand why we’re freaking out over Loblolly! It’s such a magical little shop with BIG flavors and an atmosphere to match. The staff is always friendly and kind, and they don’t mind when you ask for samples. This is a must-visit spot for Little Rock locals and visitors alike!
Loblolly isn’t hard to find! If you’re not close to the shop in SOMA, search for them all over. They’ve been known to drive their truck around town, sometimes even visiting surrounding cities!
Loblolly Creamery in Little Rock, AR
We’ve seen their pints being sold at The Bramble Market, Heights Corner Market, DamGoode Pies, Whole Foods, Will’s Cinnamon Shop, Ozark Natural Foods, Drug Emporium, Samantha’s, The Nurserie, Table Grocery Market, Bell Urban Farm, St. Joseph’s Farmstand, Mylo Coffee Co, Mule Kick, and so many more places! No matter your region of Arkansas–from Little Rock, to Arkadelphia, to NWA, to Hot Springs, to Conway–there’s surely some Loblolly near you.