If you are looking to beat the Florida heat while craving something sweet, Destin and the surrounding area have amazing local ice cream shops to choose from. Check out a few of our favorite ice cream shops in Destin. (Not ranked in any particular order).
Pecan Jack’s is a family-owned ice creamery and candy kitchen just across the street from Gulf Place directly on 30A. They have an incredible selection of chocolates, toffee, famous southern pralines, cashew brittle, gummy bears, and ice cream. This adorable sweet shop is the perfect place to grab dessert on vacation this summer. They’re sure to have just what you need to cure your sweet tooth!
The Yard Milkshake Bar Destin
The Yard Milkshake Bar in Destin offers premium ice cream and is known for over-the-top milkshakes! In addition to milkshakes, they also offer edible cookie dough. The Yard offers an exclusive Destin menu special called The Sea Turtle, which consists of Praline Pecan and Butter Pecan ice cream with green and blue marshmallow cream in a chocolate iced jar rolled in a crushed cone. It is topped with whipped cream, chocolate and caramel drizzle, a Turtle candy, and chocolate sea turtle!
Moo La-La Ice Cream & Desserts
Moo La La is an ice cream parlor in Baytowne Wharf and Seascape Town Centre. They’re known for their 24 flavors of ice cream, specialty sundaes, shakes, and incredible homemade fudge. Their fudge recipe was even voted as one of the top five in the country. Their waffle cones and chocolates are made fresh daily.
3. Blue Mountain Beach Creamery
Blue Mountain Beach Creamery is a family-owned and operated ice cream shop directly on 30A in Blue Mountain Beach. Over the past 20 years, Blue Mountain Beach, they’ve been serving delicious ice cream to locals and visitors alike on their front porch. Stop by to see why this place is a South Walton favorite!
4. Heavenly’s Shortcakes & Ice Cream
Located in Seaside, Heavenly’s Shortcakes & Ice Cream is one of the best-known ice cream parlors in the area. They serve classic Blue Bell ice cream, organic gelatos, strawberry shortcakes, and gourmet cookies. You can even order a milkshake or rootbeer float. Stop by this iconic ice cream parlor the next time you’re in Seaside.
5. Ben & Jerry’s
If you love Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, you’ll have to check out the shop location in Miramar Beach while you’re in South Walton. They’re located They have a wide selection of delicious Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, sundaes, smoothies, and shakes. With so many options, there’s something everyone can enjoy here!
6. Kilwins Chocolates, Fudge, & Ice Cream
While not exclusive to the Emerald Coast, Kilwins is one of the best sweet shops in South Walton. Located in Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach, they serve super-premium ice cream, hand-dipped caramel apples, caramel corn, fudge, candy, and handcrafted chocolates. If you love sweets, you need to pay a visit to Kilwins while you’re in South Walton!
With so many amazing ice cream shops in South Walton to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect sweet treat the next time you’re in Miramar Beach or 30A. If you check out any of the shops on our list, post your ice cream cone on Instagram and tag @Old98Destin so we can see what you got!