Top 5 Ice Cream Shops in Destin FL
Going out for ice cream is a vacation tradition! When the weather gets hot on the Emerald Coast, nothing is better than cooling off with a tasty ice cream cone or milkshake. Guests at the Henderson Park Inn will find a wonderful selection of ice cream shops in Destin FL that are just a short drive away from our hotel. Read on for a quick look at five of our favorite places for a scoop (or two!).
Sprinkles is an old-fashioned ice cream shop that is less than a minute’s walk from the Henderson Park Inn. Located inside of our sister property, The Henderson, this excellent parlor is reminiscent of the malt shops of the 1940s. Guests will find a variety of classic ice cream dishes, including sundaes, milkshakes, and root beer floats. Sprinkles is open every day from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. We recommend stopping by this ice cream parlor after you visit The Henderson’s adults only swimming pool, which is open to guests at our bed and breakfast.
2. Shake’s Frozen Custard
Shake’s Frozen Custard is the ultimate destination for late night ice cream cravings! This popular shop has a speedy drive through, so you can grab a mouthwatering sundae, concrete, malt, shake, cone, or cup at your convenience. The standout item on Shake’s menu is their signature “Bopper,” which includes three scoops of creamy frozen custard, caramel, hot fudge, roasted pecans, and cherries.
3. Bruster’s Ice Cream
Bruster’s is another one of the very best ice cream shops in Destin FL. Although it can attract a long line during the summer months, Bruster’s Ice Cream is definitely worth the wait! This creamery is famous for its generous portions and awesome waffle cones. Popular flavors include Sea Salt Caramel, Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Buckeye, and Mudslide. If you bring your own banana to Brewster’s on Thursday, you’ll get ½ off your banana split!
4. Pino Gelato
Pino Gelato offers a taste of Italy right in Destin! This shop serves incredible gelato in an authentic European atmosphere, complete with soft Italian music playing in the background. Featuring both indoor and outdoor seating, Pino Gelato is a great place to grab a snack in the afternoon. Pino Gelato boasts two locations in Destin: one at Silver Sands Premium Outlets and one at The Village of Baytowne Wharf.
A trip to Kilwin’s never disappoints! Located at the Destin Commons shopping center, this classic ice cream and candy shop will lure you inside with its irresistible smells. Kilwin’s offers 24 difference ice cream flavors to choose from, including Georgia Peach, Fudgie Brownie, Butter Pecan, and Key Lime Pie. If your sweet tooth still isn’t satisfied, you can also pick up some of Kilwin’s amazing Mackinac Island-style fudge and candy.
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be near all of these fantastic ice cream shops in Destin FL. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only bed and breakfast has been voted the most romantic hotel in America by the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. We are also proud to hold the Conde Nast Johansens Award for Excellence. To start planning your next getaway, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms!