The popular foodie website “Everybody Craves” ranked a list of destinations with the most ice cream shops per capita. Coming in third on the list is our very own Deltona/Daytona Beach/Ormond Beach area.  The list was compiled from research that reviewed over 15 million business records in metropolitan areas with more than 500,000 people to see which had the greatest concentration of ice cream parlors. 

With bright Florida sunshine, long days spent splashing along the shoreline, and plenty of outdoor adventures available at any given time, Daytona Beach takes its sweet treats seriously. Because when the craving hits for a scoop of something cold and delicious, you don’t want to be disappointed! When you want to beat the heat, head to one of these popular Daytona Beach ice cream shops for sweet relief.

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. Just across the street from the beach in Daytona Beach Shores, the shop proudly serves 30 flavors and offers a wide selection ranging from bubblegum to root 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) Ice Cream Social of DBS

This family-owned and operated ice cream shop in Daytona Beach Shores serves up yummy Florida premium made hard-packed ice cream rotating between 150 different flavors and Italian ices. Create you're own waffle-cone masterpiece. 

3) Curly Cream Rolled Ice Cream

Indulge just a little bit more with your ice cream and add a variety of sweet treats that get rolled up into delightful pinwheel curls. Located in Daytona Beach, you can choose from a variety of fruit, cake or cookies to add to this handcrafted and hand-rolled ice cream, making it even more decadent.

4) 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.

5) Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

Located at ONE DAYTONA, this sweet stop offers decadent, refreshing treats with tons of flavor. If you get a hankering for something to cool you off after a trip to the Daytona International Speedway located across the street, don’t miss the gelati — a perfectly creamy ice cream layered with Italian ice. Perfecto!

6) Ben & Jerry's

Also located at ONE DAYTONA, this locally owned ice cream shop offers waffle cones, sundaes milkshakes and smoothies. Whether you stop in after a tour of Daytona International Speedway located across the street or take a break from shopping - it's a great way to cool off and fuel up. 

Be sure to check out the full list of ice cream shops in the Daytona Beach area before your next visit. Better yet, pay a visit to several and decide for yourself which scoop takes the top prize. After a day of fun in the sun, nothing beats ice cream!