Served in a cone, a cup, a bowl, on a stick, or in your bare hand – there’s no wrong way to serve ice cream. After a hot day playing on a Florida beach, you won’t really care how you get your fix, just that you do. And when you’re screaming for your ice cream, you shouldn’t have to settle for a sub-par product. That’s where we come in.

We combed through thousands of eligible ice cream shops in the state of Florida to create the definitive list of –. We chose our award-winners based on flavors, variety, innovation, location, customer reviews, and more. These stores truly are the ‘cream’ of the crop, so make it a point to stop in for a cold treat on your next visit to Florida. Yum!

Florida’s Best Ice Cream Shops:

Azucar Ice Cream Company | 1503 SW 8th Street | Miami, FL

Home of the original Abuela Maria ice cream!

Bianco Gelato | 3137 Commodore Plaza | Miami, FL

At Bianco Gelato they use only organic and kosher certified ingredients and we select them among local and Italian suppliers.

Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream | 8271 SW 124th St. | Miami, FL

Ice cream flash frozen with nitrogen for an extra smooth, extra creamy taste!

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour | 128 S Federal Hwy | Dania Beach, FL

An old fashioned ice cream parlour with one of the nation’s largest Collections of rural American memorabilia, including a world class automobile license plate collection.

Lofty Pursuits | 1355 Market Street #A11 | Tallahassee, FL

 Lofty Pursuits has a full sit down soda fountain in its toy store at Market Square. They have ice cream, shakes, malts, ades, freezes, fizzes, floats, sodas, yips, egg creams, and all sorts of fountain creations.

LuLu’s Ice Cream | 2001 Biscayne Blvd | Miami, FL

We lovingly craft each ice cream from scratch, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and finish them off with a splash of liquid nitrogen.

Royal Scoop | 15 8th Street, Suite D | Bonita Springs, FL

Their homemade ice cream is served in dipping stores, restaurants, country clubs and assisted living facilities throughout the area, so you know it’s good!

Scoops and Bites | 150 Laishley Court, # 1111 | Punta Gorda, FL

Situated in downtown Punta Gorda on Charlotte Harbor with a glimmering view of Laishley Park’s breathtaking marina, Harborwalk Scoops & Bites offers ice cream cones and cups, milk shakes, sundaes, floats, banana splits, snacks, Brazilian coffee and cold drinks.

Strachan’s Ice Cream | 105 Alt. U.S. 19 N | Palm Harbor, FL

Since 1999, Strachan’s Ice Cream & Desserts has been delighting kids and adults of all ages with fantastic homemade ice creams, award-winning desserts, and a friendly atmosphere that makes everyone feel right at home.

Sweet Pete’s Candy | 400 N. Hogan Street | Jacksonville, FL

Sweet Pete’s opened a new Jacksonville location in the historic Seminole Club, a building that dates back to 1903. This new confectionary emporium is a vast 23,000 sq. ft., making it one of the largest candy shops in the United States.

The Hyppo | 48 Charlotte Street | Saint Augustine, FL

The Hyppo seeks to provide customers with authentic and rewarding culinary experiences. They strive to create foods with integrity and environments that balance welcome with whimsy.

The Revolution Ice Cream Co | 220 W. Brandon Blvd | Brandon, FL

The Revolution is not your typical ice cream shop. While it’s true we have some of the typical flavors you have grown up with, we also have some amazing flavors that you have never even dreamed of. Not much is off-limits when it comes to the possibilities of Revolution ice cream.

Twistee Treat | Multiple Locations

Twistee Treat ice cream is real homemade ice cream. The rich smooth flavors are sure to please anyone’s pallet. Our menu indulges in ice cream, cones, cups, shakes and malts.

The Frieze | 1626 Michigan Ave | Miami Beach, FL

Enjoy the best all natural super premium South Beach Ice Cream around. Made fresh daily, the Frieze has been proudly serving Miami residents, visitors and businesses for over thirty years. Come and taste why their ice cream store is one of the top destinations on Miami Beach.


Hi, I'm Paul, I'm a travel writer and I love everything about the salt life. I grew up in the northeast, but we visited family in Florida often ... and I was hooked! I've been writing about the Sunshine State for two decades. I enjoy helping travelers find the best places to stay, to eat, and to play in Florida.

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