Top 7 Ice Cream Parlors in Virginia Beach
Nothing beats ice cream on a hot day, whether you opt for an ice cream cone or a full sundae, and Virginia Beach has no shortage of local creameries with incredible frozen treats. From simple, yet classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, to blueberry cheesecake swirl or moose tracks, you’re bound to find a local ice cream shop serving what you want. Here are seven of the best ice cream shops in Virginia Beach. Most of these are local, non-chain creameries, though perhaps it doesn’t matter if the flavor satisfies.
- Lolly's Creamery
This family-owned shop has two Virginia Beach spots and offers over 50 flavors of ice cream. The selections at Lolly's Creamery include sea salt caramel, peanut butter pretzel, vegan thin mint, and more. This is a great place to get an ice cream cake for a party, too. The website says they’re about three things: joy, community, and generosity. Head over and see… no, taste… what they’re all about.
- Sugar Shack
Known for their donuts, including bacon donuts, cinnamon donuts, and more, Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee also serves delicious homemade ice cream in flavors like chocolate raspberry truffle and toasted coconut. You can also get blueberry pie, cheesecake, and more at this popular spot.
Scoops Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop is a family-friendly ice cream shop with classic flavors as well as rotating specials like strawberry cheesecake and cotton candy. Other popular flavors include cookies and cream, mint chocolate chip, banana pudding, black licorice, and strawberry. While part of a chain, this Scoops Ice Cream is locally owned and operated and has been serving ice cream for over 20 years.
- Pungo Pizza
Pungo Pizza is a local pizzeria serving pizza, pasta, and other Italian fare. And yes, they also serve ice cream. This restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients in their homemade flavors like blackberry buttermilk and honey lavender. Other desserts include pies, cakes, and rich sundaes.
- Gilly’s Creamery
The ice cream at Gilly's Creamery is true warm-day comfort food. Stop in after some time on the boardwalk and enjoy flavors like banana pudding, caramel cone crunch, chocolate marshmallow, lemon ice, lavender, strawberry golden Oreo, and more, served in a homemade waffle cone. They make their ice cream fresh daily for your enjoyment.
- Gelati Celesti Ice Cream
In the Columbus Village Shopping Center, you’ll find Gelati Celesti Ice Cream, serving their house favorites plus a rotating selection of featured flavors. Satisfy your sweet tooth with almond amaretto, chocolate chip, banana, rum raisin, salted caramel, and a plethora of other flavors. This spot also has rich, and frankly gorgeous, pies and cookies.
Yes, this is a local frozen yogurt chain, but it’s absolutely worth a visit. With locations throughout Virginia Beach, SweetFrog® Premium Frozen Yogurt offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors as well as toppings and other treats. They can cater your school, party, or wedding event, host parties, and help you with fundraising, too.
Whether you’re a local or just visiting Virginia Beach, the local ice cream scene will cool you down and satisfy your sugar cravings.
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