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Sweet Dreams Ice Cream

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3437 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 378-0532
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Never disappoints!

I don't live in Gainesville, but when I do visit, I have to come here for real ice cream. Creamy, tasty, and dreaaaaaaamie! I came after chocolate night, and sampled some dark chocolate with different liqueurs. I ended up getting "drunken apricot." Dark chocolate with chunks of apricot probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love their ice cream which is not too sweet!!! Also their milkshake was made of ice cream only with no ice added. I love it and definitely will bring family there!

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Thank Hongping Z
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had just checked her out of the hospital. It was ~20 minutes to closing time and I asked the young lady (Moriah*) if they had a certain tasty delight (vanilla ice cream with bacon). The flavor was not out and available, but out of the goodness of her heart, Moriah acquired some from storage! This little... More 

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Thank psyclone241
Ojai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I don't live in Gainesville, but when I do visit, I have to come here for real ice cream. Creamy, tasty, and dreaaaaaaamie! I came after chocolate night, and sampled some dark chocolate with different liqueurs. I ended up getting "drunken apricot." Dark chocolate with chunks of apricot probably soaked in some liqueur. It's the real deal. Heaven!

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Thank OjaiReiki
Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Went and tried this place out late one evening with a friend after discovering it while visiting another store in the plaza earlier in the day. Lots of home made flavors definitely, but the signs give no indication as to what is in the ice cream, and many are mysteriously named (i.e. Dark Side, Merry Christmas). Sampled a couple, but... More 

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Thank Marcus A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The ice cream here is really good! After finally trying it with a friend, I will certainly be back. I had a chocolate & peanut butter cone, and it was one of the best I've ever eaten. My friend ordered a caramel & cream cone and she was very pleased as well - and she's a caramel nut. You can... More 

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Thank Denise M
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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Thank Don-in-Tampa
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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Thank earsropen
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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Thank Gators89
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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Thank clcl11
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?