Yummy Superman Ice Cream-But What Flavor Is It?  Where to Buy + Ice Cream Parlors

Article: Yummy Superman Ice Cream-But What Flavor Is It?  Where to Buy + Ice Cream Parlors

As Michigan summers heat up, luscious Superman Ice Cream is scooped into cones and bowls at Michigan ice cream parlors, stores and backyards all across the Mitten State! 

So what makes this red yellow and blue ice cream so wildly popular?

Is it the luscious swirls of creamy red, green, yellow and blue ice cream that makes it one of the most popular flavors of ice cream in Michigan?


Is it the superstition that licking this ice cream will give you superhuman strength and super powers of Superman himself? Maybe...

But for me, I was first drawn to the mystery of what these flavors actually taste like...I mean, what flavor is Superman Ice cream...really?

Table of Contents

  • Flavor: What Does Superman Ice Cream Taste Like?
  • Origin: History of Superman Flavored Ice Cream
  • Where to Find This Ice Cream in Parlors Across Michigan
  • Where to Buy This Ice Delicious Cream in Grocery Stores
  • Brands: Our Favorite Brands
  • Superman Ice Cream Recipes

What Does Superman Ice Cream Taste Like? Ingredients? The Mysterious Flavors are...

Drum roll....the flavors and ingredients are:

WELL. It depends on the brand or the ice cream parlor! For me (a Michigander that's licked A LOT Superman flavored ice cream cones) the flavors are mostly vanilla and cherry.  It's a mild flavor with very eye catching colors!

  • The yellow ice cream flavor is most commonly vanilla but it can be lemon or banana. 
  • The blue ice cream flavor can be Blue Moon or vanilla.
  • The red ice cream flavor is usually red cherry or Red Pop. 

FYI: Red Pop is made by the Michigan soda company, Faygo, which tastes like a strawberry flavor.

Is This Red Yellow and Blue Ice Cream Only a Michigan Thing?

I'll tell you, adults and kids alike love this cold delicious dessert here in Michigan and Wisconsin!  It isn’t well-known outside of the Midwest as it originated right here in Michigan. However, you can find it in select ice cream parlors across the United States. Check Baskin Robbins to see if they carry this colorful ice cream during your travels. 

All I know, Superman is definitely one of Michigan's favorite ice cream flavors!

Origin: What's the History of Superman Ice Cream? Is It Related to America's Favorite Superhero?

Per Wikipedia, this cold creamy dessert is commonly believed to have originated in Detroit, Michigan, at Stroh's Ice Cream during the Prohibition Era. 

What's interesting is that the flavor originated before the debut of Superman in 1938!

Naturally, since Superman Ice Cream colors are the colors of his costumer, people think it was named after the popular superhero. But whatever it's exact origins, it began in Michigan, the Great Lakes State! By the way, the yellow color was originally lemon!  

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According to the International Dairy Foods Association, in 2022, ice cream makers in the United States churned out 1.38 billion gallons of ice cream!  So all of our ice cream eating directly supports 28,800 direct jobs, and generates $1.8 billion in direct wages!  So, say YES to the double scoop!

Map of Where to Find Superman Ice Cream! Best Ice Cream Shops and Parlors

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Where is Superman Ice Cream Served? Best 
Superman Ice Cream Parlors in Michigan

If you are searching for "Superman ice cream near me," here are a few great ice cream parlors in Michigan!  ** If you are going specifically for Superman flavored ice cream, be sure to call ahead to make sure it's available!

Ice cream parlors and places serving this ice cream are located throughout Southwest Michigan, Southeast Michigan, Mid Michigan, Northern Michigan and across the state!

Ashby's  - 20081 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236

Blue Moon Ice Cream Shops - There are three in Michigan! 9448 M-21, Ovid, MI 48866, 63 W Spring St, Port Austin, MI 48467 and 9032 S Kasson St, Cedar, MI 49621

Browndog Creamery - 12930 Capital St, Oak Park, MI 48237.  They ship!! You can get Superdog ice cream that has swirls of lemon, cherry, and Blue Moon ice cream! 

Cedar Crest Dairy Inc  - 5850 Balsam Dr, Hudsonville, MI 49426. They make Superdog from Browndog Creamery that has swirls of lemon, cherry, and Blue Moon ice cream!  Yummy!

Coloma Dairy Corner - 141 E St Joseph St, Coloma, MI 49038. They have awesome Superman Ice and it's gluten free!

Cottage Creamery - 5317 N Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48642. Cottage Creamery is Chris and I's favorite ice cream parlor!  It's an extremely popular place to get ice cream in Mid Michigan during hot summer evenings. Their Superman Ice Cream is awesome, I've had it several times. Super creamy and delicious! 

Country Dairy Farm Store - 3724 S 80th Ave, New Era, MI 49446. OMG! Chris and I LOVE Country Dairy!  Grab a scoop (or two) of their Simply Supercow ice cream in which the flavors are: Blue Moo, Wild Cherry, and Lemon Ice Cream. So yummy! Local milk, cheese, and ice cream producers.

Great Lakes Ice Cream Co. - 901 E Ashman St, Midland, MI 48642. Their flavors rotate, so if you want Superman specifically, be sure to call ahead.

Grindstone General Store - 3206 Copeland Rd, Port Austin, MI 48467. They carry super delicious homemade Superman flavored ice cream. "Serving up the Biggest Ice Cream Cones in the Thumb!"

Guernsey Farms Dairy - 21300 Novi Rd, Northville, MI 48167. Their Superman ice cream is made with mixed fruit ice cream with marshmallow ribbons and strawberries. Super fun place to grab a soda and meal also!

Heart of Michigan - 203 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

Hudsonville Ice Cream - 345 E 48th St, Holland, MI 49423. Come in for Hudsonville's Super Scoop ice cream! They have been perfecting their art of ice cream making since 1926! So I'm guessing they know a thing or two!

Independent Dairy Inc. - 126 N Telegraph Rd, Monroe, MI 48162. Independent Dairy makes ice cream by such names as Moose Tracks, Superman, Mackinaw Island Fudge - all Michigan favorites!

Jersey Junction - 652 Croswell Ave SE, East Grand Rapids, MI 49506. Jersey Junction old fashioned ice cream parlor was established in October of 1963! They serve Hudsonville Ice Cream in West Michigan.

Jones' Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe - 858 Michigan Ave, Baldwin, MI 49304. They also carry lactose free ice cream!

Kilwin's makes incredible Superman Ice Cream!  They are located across the state but to name a few: 217 State St #1126, St Joseph, MI 49085, 415 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090, Kilwins Petoskey - Downtown.

Marion's Dairy Bar - 111 E Bay St, East Tawas, MI 48730. Known for their World Famous Ice Cream & Breakfast!  Open since 1945 in Tawas Michigan (Northwest Michigan)!

Mickey's Mini Mart - 404 South Huron Avenue, Mackinaw City, Michigan 49701. Order a bowl of their Super Rainbow ice cream! 

Moomers Homemade Ice Cream - 7263 N Long Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685. Get SUPERMOO at Moomers Homemade Ice Cream! They make over 150 different flavors of homemade, premium ice cream, with over 20+ available daily.

Mooney's Ice Cream & Cakes - 5716 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603. Great spot to get Superman Ice Cream in East Michigan!

MOO-ville Creamery - 5875 S, M-66, Nashville, MI 49073. MOO-ville Creamery makes over 80 homemade hand-dipped flavors! They can hold 40 different flavors in their dipping cabinets at a time. Their version of Superman Ice Cream is Supercow!! I love it!

Norm's Ice Cream Inc - 700 N Milford Rd, Highland Charter Twp, MI 48357

Ray's Ice Cream - 4233 Coolidge Hwy, Royal Oak, MI 48073. Their Superman ice cream is awesome! 

Silver Scoops - 8450 West Hazel Rd. Silver Lake, MI 49436. Freakin' awesome Superman Ice cream in southwest Michigan!

Sherman's Dairy Bar - 1601 Phoenix Street, South Haven, MI 49090. Super Scoop which is a colorful mix of Blue Moon, Black Cherry, and Vanilla ice cream. Note, it's only made on a limited basis!  

Smoothies On 7 Mile Dairy Bar - 26645 W Seven Mile Rd, Redford Charter Twp, MI 48240. Their flavors change so call ahead if you are looking for a specific flavor!

Sprinklez Delight - 5657 W Fox Rd, Mears, MI 49436. This place is incredibly cute! Try their fun Dorilocos, corn on the cob, superman ice cream, banana splits, sundaes, popsicles, yogurts and more fun summer treats to cool you down!

Stroh's Ice Cream Parlour of Bloomfield Hills - 3659 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301.  Stroh's had the original blue moon, red pop and lemon flavor Superman!  

The Parlour of Jackson - 1401 Daniel Rd, Jackson, MI 49202.  WOW! This is one heck of an incredible ice cream parlor with the traditional red bar stools with white countertops. It was established in the 1900’s is a must-visit Michigan ice cream shop!

The Udder Side - 121 W Chicago St, Jonesville, MI 49250. They have tons of flavors to choose plus dairy free and vegan!

Vicky's Homemade Ice Cream  - 26145 W. Six Mile Rd Redford Twp. MI 48240. Great place to get delicious ice cream!

Ziggy's Ice Cream of Grand Blanc - 11304 S Saginaw St, Grand Blanc, MI 48439. Soft serve and hand dipped ice cream!

What Else Is Superman Ice Cream Called?

  • Super Moo
  • Superscoop
  • Super Rainbow
  • Scooper Hero
  • Scooperman

Is Superman Ice Cream a Michigan thing?

Heck Yeah, we are a bit obsessed with Superman flavored ice cream here in Michigan.  There are TONS of ice cream parlors and stores that sell this delicious dessert that originated in our state.

Where to Buy Superman Flavored Ice Cream in Grocery Stores. Our Favorite Brands Include...

Superman flavored ice cream where to buy:

Blue Bunny - "Scooper Hero" Basically all flavors are vanilla. You can find Blue Bunny at Walmart, Target and Kroger.

Dean's - Available at Walmart and Meijer. "Super Rainbow" which is Blue Moon, Red Pop and Vanilla. 

Hudsonville Brand - Found at Meijer. The flavors are Blue Moon, Black Cherry and Vanilla. Lots of people think Hudsonville is the creamiest and best flavor of of the creamy treat. 

Kemp's - It can be found at Family Fare stores and Kroger.

Kroger Brand - "Tie Dye Burst" and the flavors are Blue Moon, Cherry and Vanilla

Meijer (Purple Cow brand) - "Scooperman" and the flavors are Blue Moon, Black Cherry and Vanilla.

Stroh's Ice Cream - "Super Rainbow" which is Blue Moon, Red Pop and Lemon flavors in their ice cream parlor. When you buy it in the store it's vanilla, black cherry and Blue Moon. 

Honestly, Stroh's ice cream is Chris and I's favorite store bought brand, hands down. We buy the French Vanilla weekly and love the Super Rainbow flavors. It's the best ice cream. 

Delicious, Easy, Superman Ice Cream Recipes from Scratch: No Ice Cream Maker Needed!

You are gonna love this easy, no-churn Ice Cream Recipe from Ice Cream From Scratch! I love that you don't need a fancy machine or expensive ingredients.  Some of the ingredients include whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk and jello! Check it out!


If you want a simple Superman tasting ice cream recipe with only four ingredients: heavy whipping cream, condensed milk, vanilla extract and food coloring (blue food coloring, yellow food coloring), grab this recipe from The Big Man's World! Plus you don't need an ice cream maker!

Other Super Fun Superman Flavored Products:

  • Superman Flavored Fudge can be found at the Frankenmuth Cheese Haus in Frankenmuth!
  • Superman Cheesecake at Lefty's - Super pretty Superman colors! Lefty's can be found in about 20 locations in the Metro Detroit Area. Lefty's are also in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Jackson.
  • I hear you can get Superman Fudge at Spicer's Orchard in Hartland.

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