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The 20 Best Ice Cream Parlours In Florida

As the Sunshine State, Florida is great for travellers who love sunshine, white-sand beaches, and lots of fun things to do. But, with so much sun and surf, you’re definitely going to want to indulge in a little sweet treat after touring this warm state.

That’s why we wanted to explore the best ice cream parlours in Florida. What better way to cool off after a long day of lounging at the best beaches in Florida or cruising through Miami?

From gelato to soft-serve and even gigantic cones you’ll need two hands for, this list has something for everybody. Today, you’re skipping that diet. Check out the best ice cream parlours in Florida…

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1. The Greenery Creamery – Orlando

Picture this: a cinnamon snickerdoodle cookie with pumpkin ice cream and brown sugar crumble. That’s just one of the fabulous concoctions you can expect to enjoy at The Greenery Creamy, Florida’s best spot for ice cream. Here, they offer creative cones and a smattering of fancy flavours. You’re going to want more than just one scoop.

2. Snobachi Handcrafted Ice Cream – Tampa

Liquid nitrogen ice cream is all the rage, but no one does it quite like Snobachi Handcrafted Ice Cream. The locale here is just as cool as the ice cream, literally. Nitrogen-infused, hand-rolled ice cream oozes smoke, as do their famous Dragon Ballz.

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3. Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory – Kissimmee

You don’t have to say abracadabra to witness the magic here. The flavourful cones and creations at this ice cream factory are so delightful that there’s literally no way you can try just one. With toppings that range from cake batter and butter rum to strawberry shortcake, you might be so full you won’t be able to enjoy the on-site bounce house.

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4. Mr. Kream – Miami, Florida, USA

Mr. Kream is the world’s first-ever ‘Hip Hop ice cream shop’ and a seriously fun place to spend some time. Bright colours, slick decor and pumping tunes, but most of all some of the most colourful and flavoursome ice cream you will ever taste. If only all ice cream shops were this imaginative and exciting.

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5. Jeremiah’s Italian Ice – Orlando

Despite the name, Jeremiah’s also serves creamy soft ice cream and gelati. We suggest trying the latter, which combines their famous Italian ice with creamy ice cream for one of the most delicious sweet treats in Florida.

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6. Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlor – Dania Beach

This old-fashioned ice cream parlour delivers both on novelty value and taste. Serving up some of Florida’s most famous ice cream sundaes, you’ll want to be sure to take a friend or two to help you finish the delicious treats here.

7. Mayday Ice Cream – Jacksonville

Artisinal ice cream’s literally never tasted so good. Mayday Ice Cream excels at creating hand-crafted flavours with high-quality ingredients. From Blueberry Toast Crunch and Bourbon Pecan to a dairy-free Dirty Chai, there’s more than enough on this menu to keep you coming back for more.

8. Gelato Grotto – Palm Beach

If you find yourself in Palm Beach, make sure to pencil in some time to explore the delightful flavours at Gelato Grotto. Authentic gelato is made fresh daily here with the finest wholesome ingredients. Feel like being extra sinful? Try a cookie gelato sandwich.

9. Big Easy Snowballs – Tallahassee

Ice cream inside of a snow-cone? You’ve just blown our minds! The specialty of the house here is a “stuffed” snowball – a regular snowball in any flavour stuffed in the middle with French Vanilla soft serve ice cream. Choose from over 75 different flavours and work your way into the rich, creamy centre.

10. The Revolution Ice Cream Co – Tampa

It’s all in a name, and this place’s name suits it perfectly. The Revolution Ice Cream Co. in Tampa is revolutionising flavour. Case in point? Their famous Porky’s Delight – vanilla ice cream with bacon and bacon brittle. Or, their flavour The One That Started it All, which comes with goat cheese habanero ice cream and a raspberry ribbon.

11. Lulu’s Nitrogen Ice Cream

At Lulu’s, they place a huge emphasis on sourcing the best milk, cream and raw ingredients. They then mix your ice cream for about 30 anticipation-filled seconds at a mind-boggling -321 degrees Fahrenheit. The end result is utterly delicious.

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12. Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream – Pinecrest

At this hip, high-tech Florida ice cream parlour you can watch them use nitrogen to flash-freeze your made-to-order ice cream. Impressive on the eyes, yes, but just wait until you taste the end result. Add in Periodic Table-themed toppings to taste.

13. Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream – Orlando

Pink and white stripes adorn this hometown ice cream parlour in Orlando. But, don’t let the cute decor detract you from the main event – the absolutely delicious and ultra-creamy ice cream. Rotating flavours include creative concoctions such as Moon Pie and Chocolate Covered Cherry.

14. Abel’s Ice Cream – Sarasota

Abel’s Ice Cream serves up creative housemade scoops and delectable chocolates to visitors who come from near and far just to sample the superior taste. Featuring unique flavours that include Spumoni and Stellar Coffee, there’s no shortage of excellence here.

15. Dreamette – Jacksonville

Dipped cones are a classic American treat, and Dreamette serves up some of the creamiest cones in all of Florida.  Mosy on up to the window of this local ice cream parlour in Florida and indulge in one of their many delicious treats. We suggest the sundae.

16. Azucar Ice Cream Company – Miami

This scoop shop is home to inventive cones and lots of vibrant, Cuban flavours. Tucked away into a quaint little pocket of Little Havana, Azucar Ice Cream Company is home to some of the best gourmet ice creams and sorbets in Florida – like their Margarita Sorbet or Bourbon Ice Cream with Cherries.

17. Strachan’s Ice Cream – Clearwater

Strachan’s Ice Cream has been dazzling locals with their award-winning desserts and mouthwatering ice cream flavours for a while, but we’re looking to put them on the map as one of the best ice cream parlours in America. From Smurf-themed flavours to the more classic Butterfinger, whatever you order here is going to hit the spot.

18. Hudson Beach Ice Cream Parlor – Hudson

Hot dogs and high-quality ice cream cones all in once place? Yes, please! Soak up some such at Hudson Beach and then head over to the ice cream parlour to indulge in flavourful cones and cups. There are over 40 different flavours to choose from – one for each time you’re going to want to visit this impressive ice cream parlour.

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19. Gelato-go South Beach

This is some of the most perfect and authentic gelato you will ever taste outside of Italy itself. That is because they import many of the ingredients to keep things authentic. All the classic Italian flavours are here. You just need to decide if it is two scoops or three!

20. Sloan’s – Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

Whimsical and eccentric describe Sloan’s interior decor, but also their ice cream offerings as well. In what’s one of the most Instagrammable ice cream parlours in Florida you’ll find some of the tastiest treats. Guests rave about their Almond Joy flavour, which seems like a great place to start sampling.

Feel like doubling down on your cheat meal when in the state? You’ll want to check out The 25 Best Pizzas In Florida.

Big 7 Travel Team