Any local ice cream parlors?
Recently I was asked about where to get good ice cream in the Jackson area, and couldn't name one place that isn't a chain or makes their own. Brent's Drugs is the closest answer I could come up with, being an old fashioned soda fountain kind of place.
Are there any local places churning their own ice cream?
There used to be an ice cream parlor in DeVille Plaza. It was Swensen's for forever, but I'm sure it changed names. Not sure if it is still open but it definitely had the ice cream parlor feel. Sal and Mookie's has a large ice cream selection but does not have the old timey feel.
If you are ever in New Orleans, be sure and go to Angelo Brocato's for a real old time experience.