There’s no doubt about it: Orlando is having one hot summer. Between trips to the area’s many theme parks, summer shows and other attractions, it’s easy to work up a sweat in the City Beautiful. Whether you are a tourist looking for a unique, tasty cold treat, or a local looking for something new and refreshing to eat, here’s a list of undeniably good ice cream shops in the Orlando area to help you cool off.
Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
3114 Corrine Dr.; 1817 S Ferncreek Ave.
Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream offers delicious handcrafted ice cream. They boast unique ice cream and sorbet flavors for all your sugary needs, made right in at their Corrine Drive and Ferncreek Avenue locations. Strawberry ice cream with rainbow sprinkles is definitely a crowd favorite! Multiple locations and a food truck make it easy to add Kelly’s to your summer plans.
The Greenery Creamery
420 E Church St. Unit 112
Located in Lake Eola, The Greenery Creamery is another amazing local shop that specializes in handmade ice cream. They use locally sourced ingredients and milk from local Florida grass-fed cows as often as possible. What sets them apart from the crowd is their signature Black Ash Waffle Cone. Check their Instagram (@thegreenerycreamery) for the daily flavor list, and head in early to ensure that your flavor of choice doesn’t sell out!
Krungthep Tea Time
1051 W Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL
Krungthep Tea Time is known for their amazing Thai cuisine and tea bar, but one of their best-kept secrets is their dessert! The names can be deceiving but trust me – the Brick Toast and High Hat are ice cream treats! The Matcha Emperor Brick Toast is made with premium sweet red bean, condensed milk, green tea powder and matcha ice cream. The Witch High Hat includes premium vanilla bean ice cream, fresh blueberry, fresh raspberry, raspberry syrup, blackberry syrup, crushed peanut and a waffle cone! Is your mouth watering yet?
The Pop Parlour
431 E Central Blvd. Suite C
For all the Popsicle lovers: This one’s for you! Pop Parlour has some of the best handcrafted Popsicles I have ever tasted. All of their fruit comes in fresh, and all citrus is juiced in-house. To top it off, they grow all of their own herbs and peppers. Pop Parlour has a large assortment of fruity, creamy and boozy (for some 21+ fun) flavors. Some flavors are available year-round, and others are seasonal, so no matter when you visit the City Beautiful you’ll find something new to taste at Pop Parlour.