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Best Ice Cream Treats in Destin

Hot summer days call for cold treats and nothing tastes better than a cold ice cream treat at the beach. The Destin area has many types of frozen treats. From homemade ice cream and frozen custard to frozen yogurt and Dippin’ Dots to sorbet and gelato, there is no shortage of cold, refreshing snacks to cool you down on a hot day. Here’s our list of best ice cream treats in Destin: 

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Bruster’s in Destin

It may be a nationwide chain, but it’s become a tradition to many families visiting Destin. In fact, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream was voted “Best Ice Cream on the Emerald Coast” by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. With flavors like Black Raspberry and Deep Dish Apple pie, Bruster’s receives great reviews. In addition, families love Banana Thursday, which allows you to bring in your own banana and get half price on your banana split! Bruster’s also loves babies and dogs and features free baby cones to toddlers under 40” and free doggie sundae’s for the furriest member of the family. Bruster’s is located at 4655 Gulf Starr Drive, Destin, FL 32541. Visit or call 850-269-2920 for more info.

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Shake’s Frozen Custard in Destin

Shake’s is the perfect ice cream shop if you’re staying a vacation rental in Downtown Destin, such as Jade East Condos. They’ve got all kinds of frozen custards and delicious root beer floats. Shake’s Shortcake Sundae is one of our favorites in the summer. Shake’s is located at 1066 US Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541 or visit or call 850-269-1111.

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Dippin’ Dots in Destin

For kids who enjoy this uniquely different ice cream treat, Destin is the place to be. With three Dippin’ Dots locations around town, you’re never far from a store that sells this cold treat. Whether at the Destin Harbor, around Sandestin or in Panama City Beach at Pier Park, there is a Dippin’ Dots featuring all your favorite flavors. Visit to find the store closest to you. 


Yagoot at Destin Commons

The Emerald Coast’s newest cold treat is the new health conscious yogurt shop, Yagoot at Destin Commons. You can finally enjoy a guilt-free treat this summer.  At only 120 calories per serving, Yagoot’s frozen yogurt is a healthier snack option. They’ve also got wagoots for our four legged friends and Yagoots is near the pet-friendly Beachside Inn in Crystal Beach.  To learn more, visit

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Pino Gelato Café at Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Located in the heart of Miramar Beach, Pino Gelato authentic Italian gelato. Whether fresh whole fruits or real cocoa or real espresso, each gelato flavor begins with the freshest ingredients that were chosen for their freshness and quality. And once you’re satisfied, you’ll probably want to stay and enjoy the incredible savings on designer brands at Silver Sands. Pino Gelato is located at 10562 US Hwy 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550, with additional locations at Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin and the Boardwalk in Fort Walton Beach. Visit or call 850-837-4775.

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32 Degrees Frozen Yogurt Bar at Silver Sands

For those that prefer frozen yogurt as their cold treat, Silver Sands is also home to 32 Degrees Frozen Yogurt Bar. Simply grab a cup and create your own combination of flavors and toppings. 32 Degrees is located at 10562 Us Hwy 98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550. Visit or call 850-837-0020.

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Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

Known for their unique and ever-changing flavors, such as banana pudding, Blue Mountain Beach Creamery offers something to suit everyone’s tastes buds. For those staying in Newman-Dailey’s 30A rentals, including Sanctuary at Redfish, Blue Mountain Inn and Adagio, it’s great to bike or walk to this nearby ice cream shop. And as part of the Newman-Dailey Gift Card amenities for 30A, don't forget to take advantage of your free bike rental! 

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Heavenly’s Shortcakes and Ice Cream in Seaside

We love walking around the little beach town of Seaside off Hwy 30A and stopping to get a scoop of ice cream from Heavenly. Heavenly features Blue Bell ice cream, so you know it’s delicious, and it tastes even better while strolling around Seaside or along the beach at sunset. . Heavenly's Shortcakes is located at 63 Center Avenue, Seaside, FL 32439. Visit or call 850-231-2029 to learn more.

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Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt in Panama City Beach

For guests staying in South Walton, a trip to Panama City's Pier Park North and Panama City attractions is a fun diversion. Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt is a family-oriented, self-serve frozen yogurt shop located at Pier Park North. Kitds love making their own sweet, cold creations. Sweet Frog adds new flavors regularly. Some rotating additions include Watermelon Sorbet, Island Banana, Chocolate Fudge Sorbet and Tiramisu Gelato. Yum! 

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Destin Vacation Rentals Nearby

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream on a hot day in Destin! Ready to book your next Destin vacation? View Newman-Dailey’s premier Destin vacation rentals online or call one of our friendly vacation specialists at 1-800-25-7652 and start planning your beach getaway today. 

See you @ the beach for cold treats!