Best Places for Ice Cream Near The Beach

With temperatures near the beaches ranging from the 80s up to over 100 degrees for large stretches of the year, sometimes you just need an ice cold treat to beat the heat! It is not surprising then that the area surrounding Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, etc. is literally lined with ice cream parlors, so there is plenty of great ice cream to choose from! 

If you are new to the area or on vacation, the sheer number of ice cream spots can be downright overwhelming, so we have compiled our five favorite places to get ice cream near the beach to help you make your decision! 

Best Ice Cream in Daytona Beach

1. The Ice Queen Truck

Location Varies 
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

The Ice Queen Truck is a roving ice cream truck/food truck, bringing smiles to the faces of adults and children alike, from the 27th Avenue ramp to the Inlet in New Smyrna Beach! Experience amazing ice cream deliciousness at your next private party or special event! 

The Ice Queen Truck


2. Cow Lick's

2624 S Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Opened in 2001, Cow Lick's has provided high quality homemade ice cream. Featuring 30+ flavors, Cow Lick's is a great spot for some family fun. Cow Lick's can be found a block from the beach!

For almost two decades, they have been slow churning handmade ice cream. All of their ice cream is made in-house for maximum freshness and flavor. And don't forget to check out the large game room that includes racing games, air hockey, pinball, other classics, and more.

cow licks


3. Nitro Cream Cafe

240 S. Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

At the Nitro Cream Cafe on Beach Street, you'll find the smoothest and creamiest ice cream made right in the front of the store, and a little bit of nostalgia to boot, with their old fashioned Bastian Soda Fountain. From shakes to floats to ice cream, and don't forget about their incredible, fresh coffees! 

nitro cream cafe


4. Curly Cream

2553 N Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Curly Cream is a family-owned ice cream parlor, bringing the trendy "rolled" style ice cream to Daytona Beach, where their expert ice cream rollers prepare your custom ice cream rolls right in front of you!

Choose your ice cream base and your favorite mix-ins and watch in amazement as their expert staff then pour the liquid cream base & mix-ins on a freezing cold metal surface and then chop, press and roll the frozen treat. Choose your toppings and your custom rolled ice cream is ready to go!

Curly Cream


5. The Ice Cream Social

3174 S. Atlantic Ave
Daytona Beach Shores, FL 32118

Family owned and operated, The Ice Cream Social is the perfect place to meet up with your friends and enjoy delicious ice cream in a friendly, laid back environment. If you're in the mood for something different and special, be sure to try their housemade taffy, which is the best in town!

ice cream social

Hitting the beach after your meal? We've listed all the FREE parking areas in Volusia county from Ormond down to New Smyrna!