When the heat of an August afternoon kicks in, cool down at one of Daytona Beach’s best ice cream shops! Diving into waterfront adventures, seeing the area’s historical sites and splashing in the surf can really work up an appetite. Next time your sweet tooth starts tingling, head to one of these four ice cream shops for a sweet summer treat. 

1. Cow Lick’s Ice Cream

Since 2001, this local ice cream specialty store has been serving up homemade treats to hungry beachgoers of all ages. The shop proudly serves 30 flavors and offers a wide selection ranging from bubblegum to beer ice cream! And, it’s located just a block from the beach — so you won’t have to wander far to cool off.

2. Gold Leaf Coffee Company

Come into Golf Leaf Coffee Company for a one-of-a-kind scoop of handmade ice cream. In addition to ice cream, this locally-owned shop’s specialty is creating small-batch coffee with local products like Steel Oak Coffee, roasted nearby in Ormond Beach. Swing by Gold Leaf Coffee Company if you seek a casual neighborhood atmosphere, eco-friendly disposables and a refreshing selection of ice creams.

3. Rhokkoh’s Frozen Yogurt

Located on historic Beach Street in downtown Daytona Beach, this shop serves up delicious frozen yogurt treats (and gourmet hot dogs, if you’re feeling extra hungry!). Feel free to bring your four-legged friend here — Rhokkoh’s is ultra pet-friendly, and provides outdoor seating, water dishes outside and treats inside.

4. Ritter’s Frozen Custard

Originally founded in Indiana as the culmination of a lifelong dream, Ritter’s is proud to have a Daytona Beach location. Visitors love the premium taste of custard, which was developed by the French over a century ago. Come and sample a scoop for yourself!

5. Hershey’s Ice Cream of Ormond Beach

After a day at the beach or a sunset stroll, it’s easy to find Hershey’s Ice Cream of Ormond Beach just a block from the beach. With all the Hershey’s flavors you’ve come to love, this sweet shop also has a wall of penny candy and cakes to go.

Nothing tops off a fun day of outdoor excursions like a cold scoop of ice cream. So beat the heat this summer and let ice cream cool you down from the inside out! There’s still time to book your summer escape — start planning now!