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3437 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 378-0532
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very tasty

Many of the flavors are very good. I usually like a small number (two or three) at a time, which is great, so I can get a 3 scoop during my visit. It's great for dates, friends, family, and the occasional solo trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I love the unique flavors...try the sweet corn icecream or the avocado ice cream. sounds strange but trust me...oh so good.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Wonderful flavors to choice form and the staff is very pleasant. You can even sample the flavors if you need help to make a flavor decision. Great atmosphere.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My daughter and I tried Sweet Dreams for the first time. They have handmade icecreams that were very good. We were told that each day the owner makes new batches, so no two days will have the same offerings. I had a two scoop waffle cone and enjoyed the mint icecream, but did not like the chocolate. It tasted like... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Everything is made in house, flavors change frequently depending on season, food truck at local festivals. But the best is annual chocolate night, when tasting scoops allow you to sample an assortment of the chocolate-only concoctions. Sundaes, milkshakes, malts, etc. A great place for a true treat. A bit on the pricey side, but worth it. Even dairy-free options for... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I visited this Ice Cream Parlor with my girlfriend not too long ago and I was surprised at how creative the Ice cream options were. Of course I was interested in more than one flavor so I asked to sample a few. I asked what the ingredients were in a few of their flavors and the MANAGER responded "Look at... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I love ice cream- I have had ice cream all over Gainesville. This place does not compare to even Publix ice cream. They may have interesting and odd flavors, but the ice cream itself is boring and overpriced. I usually come here on a last resort.

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Ocala, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Many of the flavors are very good. I usually like a small number (two or three) at a time, which is great, so I can get a 3 scoop during my visit. It's great for dates, friends, family, and the occasional solo trip.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Every time we're in Gainesville we make it a point to stop by this little gem of a place and get us some homemade ice cream. Tucked away in a little strip mall, this ice cream shop is NOT to be missed if you're looking for somewhere for dessert. I highly recommend the house chocolate and the wife really enjoys... More 

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Gainesville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I've been a fan of Sweet Dreams since they opened. It's the right combination of funky charm and great flavors, served up by a friendly staff happy to get sample tastes for puzzled fans wanting to try out Kulfi or their Jack Daniels blend. The only thing that stopped me from giving it five stars is last time I was... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I've lived in the area for 30+ years and like to support local businesses as as opposed to the chains when possible. This place has 20 or more flavors of home made ice cream or sherbet daily. The constantly changing menu includes things that are way out and I might not try but how creative can you get! I'm not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3437 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: (352) 378-0532
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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