Florida is hot and if you are melting, ice cream is one of the best remedies to keep you cool! Ice cream in Orlando is a MUST and there are many great places to try. So, we put together our list of the best ice cream in Orlando that we recommend you try! You can view all the ice cream shops below! 

Ice Cream in Orlando

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream 

Multiple Locations 

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream is locally owned and handcrafted. This family-run business has 14 total locations and 12 of which you can order some Kelly’s from in the Orlando area. Although there are 12 total Orlando locations, half are ice cream shops and the other half are counter-serve locations inside Foxtail locations. If you are interested in the full Kelly’s menu, then head to one of their Scoop Shops otherwise, you can access a limited menu at one of their counters. 


Twistee Treat 

Multiple Locations 

Twistee Treat is an iconic ice cream-shaped building that has been around since 1983. Known for its homemade soft-serve ice cream, you have to give them a try! Additionally, you can order shakes, malts, banana splits, brownie boats, twirls, and more at Twistee Treat!


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The Greenery Creamery

420 E Church St. unit 112 Orlando, FL 32801

The Greenery Creamery is Orlando’s first artisanal ice cream boutique. With two locations, they utilize local ingredients and serve dairy and vegan ice cream to the Orlando area. Also, the flavors that are offered rotate so, if there is one that you want to try, make sure to head there soon otherwise it might not be available. 


Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory

520 N Main St, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory puts the magic in their ice cream by using liquid nitrogen to flash freeze your ice cream in seconds. Not only do they serve ice cream, but they also offer pizza, appetizers, Philly Cheesesteaks, burgers, hot dogs, and more. Also, they have a play area for kids 12 and under to enjoy. 


The Soda Fountain

2525 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32804 / 4722 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Fl 32812 

The Soda Fountain has 2 locations and an ice cream cart that can be rented for events. Their menu includes ice cream scoops, sundaes, milkshakes, floats, sorbet spritzers, egg creams, specials, and adult milkshakes.


Toothsome Chocolate Emporium 

Universal City Walk Orlando

You can enjoy the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal City Walk in Orlando. With a full dine-in restaurant, a separate dessert quick-serve bar, and a gift shop with even more goodies, you can’t go wrong! Their desserts are extravagant, filling, and delicious. Serving specialty milkshakes, sundaes, and other unique dessert options there are so much to choose from here! Also, there is a pastry counter that offers a variety of macaroons and other pastries to eat there or take to go. 


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Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream

11036 International Dr.

Ginther’s Swirls ice Cream is a family-owned and operated small business located a few miles away from SeaWorld. Not only does this family own and operate Ginther’s, but also 2 other Twistee Treat locations in Orlando. Ginther’s menu includes soft serve ice cream, hand scoop ice cream, waffle cones, sugar cones, cups, milkshakes, malts, twirls, sundaes, and more!


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Beaches & Cream Soda 

1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd.

Beaches & Cream Soda is a retro-themed soda fountain located in Disney’s Beach Club Resort at the EPCOT Resort area. This casual dining spot serves both lunch and dinner where guests can choose from entrees, appetizers, drinks, and an extensive selection of dessert items. Not to mention, Beaches & Cream Soda offer allergy-friendly menu options as well.


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Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple locations

Cold Stone Creamery has been serving its yummy ice cream for more than 30 years. With many locations across the Orlando area, you don’t have to travel far for ice cream, smoothies, and shakes. 


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Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour 

Universal Orlando Diagon Alley 

Florean Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour is located inside Diagon Alley at Universal Studios park here in Orlando. This establishment is quick service and decorated with bright colors and Harry Potter-esque designs; you’ll feel like you are living in the Wizarding World! In addition to the decor, they are known for their famous Harry Potter-themed ice cream including their highly popular butterbeer ice cream. Besides butterbeer, other popular flavors here include granny smith, earl grey and lavender, toffee pudding, and many more!


Mr.Cool Ice Cream & Boba Tea 

6550 International Drive, Suite 104 Orlando, Florida

Mr.Cool Ice Cream & Boba Tea is located near Universal Orlando Resort. They serve signature rolled ice cream, fruit teas, smoothies, milkshakes, and boba teas. 


Map of Ice Cream in Orlando


Final Thoughts

Whether you are on the hunt for soft-serve ice cream, unique flavors, milkshakes, or anything in between, these ice cream shops are some of the best in Orlando! We highly recommend that you try any place listed above! Where is your favorite ice cream in Orlando? Let us know what you think! Enjoy Orlando! 

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