Even though the ice cream cravings are strongest in the sweltering summer months, the frozen confectionery can be enjoyed in Florida any time of the year. Whether you’re a cone or a bowl kind of person, you’ll be able to dive into the ice cream in St. Augustine. Saunter down St. George Street, find a spot on the beach, make a family trip as the sun starts to go down – however you like to enjoy it, St. Augustine ice cream is sweet and delicious. Here are the best places to find it.
Mayday Ice Cream
1835 US 1 South, Suite 127
100 St. George Street, Suite J
Carefully-crafted homemade ice cream, homemade waffle cones, even homemade sprinkles? The ice cream experts over at Mayday are serving up some fresh and creative frozen treats. With adorable flavors like Cloud 9 (a deliciously light sweet and salty almond ice cream with flakes of sea salt and a homemade marshmallow fluff) and The Parent Trap (peanut butter swirled ice cream with chunks of Oreos), you’ll want more than one scoop.
Creme de la Cocoa
299 San Marco Avenue
You can’t go to Creme de la Cocoa and grab a cone, but this is the place to visit for incredible pints of innovative flavors. The local dessert experts are spinning selections like Bullseye (buttered popcorn, coffee, and caramel), Salted Caramel Crunch (chocolatey and caramel ice cream with chocolate cake chunks), Cinnamon Bun (rich and buttery base with a brown sugar, cinnamon filling topped with cream cheese frosting) – and plenty of classic flavors as well. These pints are pretty well addicting.
6 St. George Street
140 St. George Street
With a classic recipe developed in 1985, Kilwin’s makes ice cream with a creamy consistency and a delicious, rich texture. Their great variety of flavors (many of which celebrate Kilwin’s delicious chocolate) will keep the whole family happy – from Dulce De Leche and Blueberry Waffle Cone to Chocolate Caramel Cashew and Marsh-Mallow S’more, from New Orleans Praline Pecan to Mackinac Island Fudge.
Ben & Jerry’s
128 Saint George Street
The deliciousness of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has been praised around the country (and grocery stores for those of us that browse the shelves of pints). Their menu of flavors is extensive and varied – get your fill of classics like Strawberry, Chocolate, Cherry Garcia, and Butter Pecan or try out something different like Phish Food (chocolate with gooey marshmallow, caramel, and Fudge Fish) and Coconut Seven Layer Bar (coconut, fudge flakes, walnuts, graham cracker, and butterscotch).
570 A1A Beach Boulevard
There’s nothing quite like an ice cream on the warm St. Augustine sand. And Coneheads is perfectly situated beachside for you to order something tasty then head out for a beach day or end a beach day with a special treat. Choose from thirty-two flavors in their dip cabinets, soft serve, milkshakes, sundaes, and smoothies. And if you need something a little more substantial, you can also order hot dogs, nachos, and more.
8 Aviles Street
If you’re looking for a yummy twist on a classic ice cream cone, then get your hands on a Peace Pie (or two or three). These ice cream sandwiches with pie filling are out of this world. Dig into Boston Creme Pie or Key Lime or Apple or Pecan Pie – then switch to flavors like The Elvis (peanut butter chiffon, banana butter, and chocolate ice cream) or Candy Bar (caramel, peanut butter, walnuts, and chocolate ice cream).
Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard
380 A1A Beach Boulevard
Ice cream-adjacent but certainly not lacking in chilly deliciousness, Italian ice and frozen custard. The Italian ice is made fresh daily with real fruit, but you can also try out the cream ice – Italian ice with a touch of creaminess. The classic, rich frozen custard will draw you in with its lusciousness and their creative blends will let you try all kinds of fun combinations (like custard blended with Italian ice and toppings or layers of Italian ice and custard).
938 Santa Maria Boulevard
A local favorite tucked away in a little storefront down South US 1, Cold Cow boasts dozens of flavors to choose from. Heaping scoops with piles of toppings and utterly enviable custom sundaes, you’ll be able to find all that you want here – and much more. Grab a cup or a cone and settle down in the little shop or out on a rocking chair in the warm evening air.
Tedi’s Olde Tyme Ice Cream
65 St. George Street
Have you ever been walking down St. George Street and just get a craving for something sweet and chilly? Then grab the whole family for a classic cone at Tedi’s. In a cup, cake cone, or waffle cone, you can scoop beloved flavors like Pralines & Cream, Vanilla Cherry, Chocolate Cookie Dough, Butter Pecan, and Rainbow Sherbet. And if milkshakes are more you’re style, well, they’ve got those too.
The St. Augustine Scoop
78 San Marco Avenue
While The Scoop is situated in uptown St. Augustine, stepping inside is like being transported to a classic beachside ice cream parlor from when you were a kid. The shop’s quirky design features a pastel pelican (a logo owner Brent Beckett created after learning that a group of pelicans is called “a scoop”). This vibrant ice cream shop was built for whipping up your favorite go-to desserts, like heavenly milkshakes, the perfect ice cream float, and soaring sundaes.
Marble Slab Creamery
1053 A1A Beach Boulevard
This hand-blended, small-batch ice cream lets you mix in tons of toppings for an out-of-this-world ice cream experience. But there’s something even better than cones and cups of Swiss Chocolate and Cheesecake ice cream. That would be ice cream cakes. Any celebration can be taken to the next level with slices of Turtle, Peanut Butter Chocolate Overload, Savannah Banana Fudge, and Mint Chocolate Meltdown.
The Sweet Spot
32 St. George Street
This here is your one stop shop for all things sweet. Of course, you can grab a chilly ice cream scoop while you play downtown tourist, but if you want to take your ice cream game to the next level, you’d be better served by a Super Shake. A rich and creamy milkshake is only the beginning of this snack. Topping this shake is lots of whipped cream and cornucopia of cookies, cupcakes, and more that make these shakes extreme.
Gelato Time Gelateria Italiano
122 St. George Street
A deliciously sweet extension of the local favorite Pizza Time, complete your Italian meal with some gelato dessert. Mango, chocolate, and everything in between are on the menu for those that love the denser texture and intense flavor of gelato. The richness will keep you coming back again and again.
48 Charlotte Street
70 Saint George Street
1765 Tree Boulevard, Unit #5
Okay, okay. This technically isn’t ice cream. But The Hyppo’s popsicles are so infamously delectable that they deserve to be on any list of frozen confectionery. The list of possible flavors found in the pop shops is extensive, but all are crafted with fresh ingredients – Mango Habanero, Prosecco Pear Mascarpone, Cucumber Lemon Mint, Banana Chocolate, Papaya Grapefruit, Espresso Almond, the list goes on and on.
Featured image by Brian Miller