When it comes to gourmet ice cream, Loblolly Creamery is the undisputed original in Little Rock. Launched by lifelong ice cream aficionado Sally Mengel in 2011, the brand started attracting a loyal following through the soda fountain at the Green Corner Store in SoMa. Six years later, Loblolly opened its first dedicated location next door, affectionately called the Scoop Shop, where it has become a destination for legions of visitors and locals alike.


Arguably, the most beloved flavor on the menu is the excellent salted caramel, but the core lineup’s honey lavender and Rock Town bourbon pecan varieties also inspire fierce devotion. Chocoholics can sample the Arkansas mud or Pinnacle Trail, the latter being just one of the vegan offerings.

Ice cream may be the headliner at Loblolly, but the baked goods are no slouch, especially the endless varieties of macarons the store pumps out by the thousands. The little works of baker’s art serve as the ideal crown for any ice cream combination.


Find us at:

1423 Main St., Little Rock

115 N. Market St., Benton

Sunday through Thursday: Noon to 9 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: Noon to 10 p.m.

9600 Arkansas 300, Roland

Friday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.