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 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) 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. Choose from a variety of fruit, cake or cookies to add to this handcrafted and hand-rolled ice cream, making it even more decadent.

3) 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.

4) 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!

5) Nitro Cream Café

Located in historic downtown Daytona Beach, across from Jackie Robinson Ballpark, is Nitro Cream Café. They create small specialty batches of ice cream using liquid nitrogen. The result? Creamy goodness in every spoonful. They knocked it out of the ballpark with one of their latest flavors: Honey Lavender! The café is also quickly becoming a favorite place to grab an authentic New York bagel with your coffee.

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!

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