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The Best Ice Cream Shops In South Florida To Chill At All Summer Long

South Florida is heating up, and although it’s warm year-round here, the summer season makes it even more necessary to find a cold snack. 

Ice cream is a go-to summertime treat. We gathered together the best local ice cream shops for you to enjoy this summer:

Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream

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This shop puts a spin on traditional ice cream by making it right in front of you. And no, you won’t be waiting long—it only takes 45 seconds. After choosing a base of either ice cream or frozen yogurt, customers pick a flavor (or two) along with additional mix-ins. The ingredients are tossed in a mixer with liquid nitrogen, which flash-freezes the concoction to make a smooth and creamy ice cream. Don’t worry, it’s completely safe to eat. Liquid nitrogen just speeds up the enjoyment process. 

2422 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; 754.200.6456; chillnicecream.com

Wilton Creamery

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This upscale boutique ice cream shop offers exclusive ice cream flavors, plus a vast topping selection that will test your indecisiveness. At Wilton Creamery, you’ll find toppings such as Moscato-soaked pineapple, basil/balsamic strawberries and jalapeño sauce. The ice cream shop offers gluten-free and non-dairy options, along with “dog friendly” ice cream. Take your pup with you to grab a treat, and enjoy the '50s inspired atmosphere. 

2301 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors; 954.565.1183; wiltoncreamery.com 


Photo courtesy of Sloan's

Enjoy a scoop of ice cream in a freshly baked waffle cone at Sloan’s. This retro and colorful shop brings together the young at heart with traditional ice cream sundaes, milkshakes and fresh baked cookies and brownies. The original location opened in 1999 in Palm Beach, and has since expanded its franchise throughout South Florida. We recommend the old-fashioned, black and white malt with a warm, chocolate brownie.

700 Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.833.4303; sloansicecream.com

Yo Mama’s Ice Cream 

Photo by Marina Nazario

If you’re at the beach and crave a cold snack, stop by Yo Mama’s Ice Cream. It’s been serving the area homemade ice cream since 2010. The shop is conveniently located next door to its sister shop, Pops Corn, so you can add a salty and crunchy topping to your sweet and velvety ice cream. Get the Oreo Bomb and top it with some caramel corn. It hits the spot after a hot and sunny day at the beach. 

901 Sunrise Lane, Fort Lauderdale; 954.567.6002; yomamasicecream.com

The Boardwalk 

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Send your taste buds to the Jersey Shore at The Boardwalk Italian Ice & Creamery. Located in Boynton Beach, this shop not only offers ice cream, but also funnel cake, gelato, fried Oreos, banana splits and root beer floats. The only things missing are the carnival rides and games. 

209 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach; 561.600.9593; theboardwalkice.com

La Michoacana Natural

This hole-in-the-wall ice cream shop serves Mexican-style desserts and ice cream. 

Walk up to the window at the Congress Ave. location and order besos de angels, a popular Spanish ice cream flavor made with vanilla ice cream mixed with cherries and walnuts. If you’re in the mood for a popsicle, La Michoacana offers 28 different kinds of ice cream bars. 

3881 S Congress Ave., Lake Worth; 561.514.3030; lamichoacanaus.com