Most of us don’t need an excuse to go out and enjoy a local ice cream shop, but in case you need one, here are some go-to’s: bad days, good days, beach days, family day, date nights, late nights, rainy days, sunny days, days that end in Y; to try a new flavor, to remember an old favorite, to compare, to splurge, to smile. You are welcome to use any of these or create your own and here is an overview of some Port Orange and Daytona Beach area favorites that will be sure to wet your appetite.
Cinnamon Tree Cafe
1665 Dunlawton Avenue #103
Port Orange, FL 32127 (386) 760-1500
One of Port Orange’s newest dessert and coffee shops, Cinnamon Tree Cafe offers a tranquil and cozy setting for any occasion. Located in the Shoppes at Yorktowne (adjacent to Lowes) Cinnamon Tree boasts a menu of delicious crepes, gourmet coffee drinks, pastries, ice cream and more. Swing by in the morning for a refreshing start to your day or unwind at night with some tasty desserts, the knowledgable and kind staff will be waiting to make your experience there one-of-a-kind.
Cold Stone Creamery
5543 South Williamson Boulevard #910
Port Orange, FL 32128 (386) 492-5941
Another delicious option in the Port Orange Pavilion, Cold Stone Creamery has the friendly atmosphere and delicious taste of anything but another franchise chain. At Cold Stone, you can decide from one of the creative concoctions offered or venture into your own ice cream experience. You choose a base ice cream from a plethora of flavors and the Cold Stone team member will place it on the freezing stone for your topping choices to pressed and mixed into your ice cream. The result is always delicious as Cold Stone thrives for 100% satisfaction. Don’t forget to drop a small tip into the jar if you are completely satisfied and the team members may serenade you with their appreciation.
High Five Frozen Yogurt
5501 South Williamson Blvd
Port Orange, Florida 32128 (386) 675-6597
Located in the Port Orange Pavilion, High Five Frozen Yogurt offers a delicious experience for those who like to take control of their dessert experience. In this do-it-yourself atmosphere, you choose your flavors of frozen yogurt, your own toppings, and then pay based on weight. Currently offering 10 different yogurt flavors from Honey Dew Melon Tart to Cake Batter, and over a dozen toppings including fresh fruit and various nuts, the combination possibilities are endless. The only tough decision will be when to stop!
Ritter’s Frozen Custard
4629 South Clyde Morris Boulevard
Port Orange, FL 32129 (386) 760-1082
Ritter’s Frozen custard is a franchise that originated in Franklin, Indiana in 1989 and has been spreading throughout the midwest and south to Florida ever since. Using their own special recipe derived from the French frozen custards that have been around for over 100 years, Ritter’s continues to serve and satisfy with their sweet treats. Offering over a dozen flavors like Caramel Cashew and Peaches and Cream, you never know what will be the next flavor of the day at Ritter’s. For dog-lovers, Ritter’s offers “Dog’s Nite Out” the first Monday of every month from 7pm-10pm where you can bring your dog and receive a free frozen custard treat.
Neighbors General Store & Ice Cream Parlor
5980 Spruce Creek Road
Port Orange, FL 32127 (386) 492-2930
Family owned and operated, Neighbors boasts 28 flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice and over 30 flavors of home-made ice cream, sherbets, sorbets, and yogurts. All of their delicious frozen treats are made with family recipes and use only the freshest ingredients. But it’s not only about ice cream at Neighbor’s, they also serve sandwiches, bagels, hotdogs and much more. Come by and try the delicious homemade ice cream at Neighbors.
Cow Lick’s Homemade Ice Cream and Treats
2624 South Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118 (386) 761-1316
Located right across the street from the beach, Cow Lick’s is the perfect end to a long day in the sun with family and friends. Offering over 30 flavors of in-store homemade ice cream, including sugar-free and fat-free varieties, there is certainly something for everyone. Also Cow Lick’s has an arcade for the kids (or young at heart) and indoor and outdoor seating depending on the weather. Come see for yourself why they call Cow Lick’s “the best lick in town!”