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Handel's Homemade Ice Cream

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2466 E 146th St, Carmel, IN 46033-7712
+1 317-705-1855
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Montgomery
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232 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

You can NEVER go wrong with any ice cream from Handel's. I grew up with this ice cream shop in Ohio, and LOVE IT !!! The best of the best is between their Chocolate Pecan and Praline Pecan, but again, you can't go wrong with ANY flavor. My husband and I always get the 4-scoop sampler, that way you can... More 

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Kokomo, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Stop for something cool after a spicy dinner. The young man at the window was very nice and helpful. I got two cones,one waffle and one cake. I have to say I am think I'm an ice cream connoisseur. Handel's serves quality ice cream compared to other fast food places. It is not custard so not as creamy as some... More 

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Thank Bob4Bob
gregglaros, Owner at Handel's Homemade Ice Cream, responded to this review

We make quality ice cream & place it delicately on our cones. We do not jam our ice cream down into the cone itself. If we were a soft serve custard/ice cream store, it would naturally fall into the cone. However, that is not what we produce. Next time, let your ice cream melt a bit & it will make... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This is first-rate ice cream. There are a multitude of creative flavors as well as standards, special dietary options and cone options. It is reasonably priced for a high quality treat. Downside - it's a walk up window with limited outside seating, so don't go on the hottest day, or prepare to practice speed eating! They are popular, so lines... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Indy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Never heard of Handel's until I moved to Carmel but it is a local favorite. So many flavors to choose from and you can get anything from a cone to a pint. Many awards and a community involved organization. We just went there last night and got some Butter Pecan for my gal and I had my classic Vanilla.

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Thank alwaystripin
Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years. Excellent ice cream. It gets busy, but they have lots of Windows and the lines go fast.

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Thank Todd W
Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

While visiting from out of town, my son and I stopped by here in between basketball games at a tournament. The service was painfully slow, but once we tasted the ice cream all the frustration from waiting flew out the window. My son and I agreed, this was the best ice cream we have ever had.

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Thank Anna M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Went here after a hard day of soccer games. So many different choices and reasonable prices. Kids loved it!

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Thank DKPuck
Sweetser, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

It's always fun to stop at Handels with the family! Ice cream is very good, and is homemade, not like the kind you find in chain stores. Sometimes the line is VERY long, and it's rather unorganized, both in line and inside. But the treat is worth the wait.

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Thank carfre24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Black raspberry is the true test flavor of choice, and Handels has one of the best. Not to mention great employees including my son!

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Thank Cito M
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We had 2 four scoop samplers, with buckeye, cherry vanilla, mint chocolate chip, banna cream pie, black cherry, oreo dough, and 2 scoops of graham central station. All were great! Graham central station, banna cream pie, and key lime pie are my favorites. They did not have key lime pie, which was the only downer of this visit.

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Thank J C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2466 E 146th St, Carmel, IN 46033-7712
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 317-705-1855
Description
Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is made fresh daily, one batch at a time, at each location, using products, equipment, methods and recipes exclusive only to Handel's. WE NEVER SKIMP! Fistfuls of nuts, creamy caramel, deep dark chocolate, fresh fruits, and fluffy marshmallows are blended into each batch as it is drawn from specially designed machines.

Six serving windows, with outdoor seating. No indoor seating

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