Tampa Bay is hot all year round, so grabbing a waffle cone or bowl of ice cream is always a great idea! You can get good ice cream in St. Pete Beach, but eating local means the best ingredients, the freshest ice cream, and the friendliest faces.
So don’t risk going someplace where the ice cream machine isn’t working — head to one of these awesome local spots for the best ice cream in St. Pete Beach!
For 30 years, Larry’s Ice Cream & Gelato has been a staple in the St. Pete Beach community. They’ve been serving up homemade waffle cones (which you can smell before you walk in!) and over 100 flavors of rich, creamy ice cream. They have some standard favorites, like birthday cake, butter pecan, and cookies ‘n’ cream. But you’ve got to try some of our favorites, including bubble gum, banana, and cappuccino chip!
If you’re more of a fro-yo kinda person, they’ve got over 30 flavors of 97% fat-free frozen yogurt. You can also get sorbet, sherbet, frozen custard, and autentico gelato italiano in so many delicious flavors.
Want your ice cream on the go? Have a milkshake or malt. Care to make your shake boozey? Order a beer or wine float instead of root beer or soda one. Or, you can just have beer, wine, or local kombucha with your meal.
They do more than cold treats, though! Pair one of their donuts for breakfast with a hot or cold brew coffee or get it as part of a decadent sundae. Go with classic parlor fare like topped hot dogs, burgers, nachos, pizza, and homemade pretzels. Have dinner and dessert at one of the absolute best places to get ice cream in St. Pete Beach.
Ice & Cream Creamery is a spectacular local cold treat shop that serves over 30 flavors of traditional ice cream. To make it, they use only fresh, locally sourced ingredients and unique flavor combinations to keep customers coming back for what’s new.
If you’re like us and love strawberry ice cream, you have to get theirs since it’s oh-so-fresh! The coconut almond fudge has the tropical sweetness of coconut with the decadence of chocolate, like the best frozen Almond Joy you’ve ever tasted! Some of the other awesome flavors include cotton candy, peanut butter fudge, coffee, and red velvet cake. Oh, and if you’re in the mood for something less ice cream-y, you should try their sorbets in watermelon, raspberry, and mango.
When you grab a cone, bowl, shake, or twister at Ice and Cream Creamery, you’re also helping support the local arts community, since this St. Pete Beach business loves to give back.
In 2020, the community-favorite Uncle Andy’s Ice Cream Parlor got a serious upgrade. It’s now Uncle Andy’s Market, and while they’re still serving your favorite local ice cream, they’ve got so much more!
Uncle Andy’s is located in the Don Boutiques shopping area in the Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach. They use fantastically fresh, local ingredients to make their ice cream every day. That means it still has that same great taste you know and love. Grab a cone, bowl, or milkshake of your favorite flavors from this ‘50s-style parlor.
And since this community staple has upgraded, they’ve added fresh-brewed illy coffee and specialty coffee and tea drinks. They also offer delicious pastries, grab-and-go foods, candy of all kinds, gifts, and even alcohol. Now that there’s even more to love about Uncle Andy’s be sure to stop by!
Where can you mix baked goods like cookies, cupcakes, and muffins with a variety of ice cream and frozen treats? Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop in St. Pete Beach! Get classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry,c and some unique ones, like cotton candy.
Thanks to partnerships with A Fresh Connection and Sweet Nothings, two local St. Pete bakeries, Sprinkles serves all sorts of goods, like puff pastries with breakfast fillings. They even have some keto, vegan, and paleo options as well as Kahwa cold brew coffee. Now you can have breakfast at an ice cream joint!
Sprinkles also sells old-timey candy, but don’t worry, it’s still good to eat — fresh even. Grab some Cow Tales, Reed’s butterscotch, and more types of taffy than you can count. And, you can even get the newly stocked CBD sparkling soda in ice cream float form. Talk about chilling out!
Head over to one of the best places to grab ice cream in St. Pete Beach, and be sure to bring your pup to this dog-friendly spot so they can have a taste, too!
Do you love Larry’s Ice Cream & Gelato? Then you’ll love their sister location over at the Twistee Treat in St. Pete Beach. Since it’s the same company, you know the ice cream is gonna be just as good here!
The Twistee Treat menu includes hand-dipped ice cream waffle cones, brownie sundaes, frappe freezes, banana splits, and Twistee typhoons, which combine your favorite ice cream and toppings into a mixed-up dessert. You can also get soft serve or hard ice cream, which comes with a free waffle cone. You can also get any of their 66 flavors in pints and quarts to take home for later.
Want something else to snack on? Order a jumbo hot dog with chili and cheese, a corn dog, chicken fingers, or pretzels with mustard. With all of their food and ice cream options, you can keep coming back to try new combinations and tasty treats.
Chill Out With Ice Cream in St. Pete Beach
These five places will definitely have you screaming for ice cream. And the hotter it gets in Florida, the cooler and more refreshing the ice cream is. Have we missed any of your favorite places to grab ice cream in St. Pete Beach? Let UNATION know!
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