The Coolest Ice Cream Shops On The Outer Banks

The Outer Banks are a very special place. These narrow islands are rich in history and offer wonderful things to do all year long. The warm summer months and makes a particularly delightful time to come visit us. This is when families love the opportunity to dive right in the waves and then watch from a fabulous condo rental as the sun goes down across the Atlantic Ocean.

Few things are more delicious than a cup of ice cream on a hot beach day. Ice cream lovers can find lots of wonderful places to choose an ice cream base, decide on toppings and slurp up. Ice cream shops in the Outer Banks make it easy to take time out of a day on the beach and spend lots of time together as a family.

Booty Treats

Booty Treats is the place for all things ice cream and shaved ice. Here you’ll find authentic Hawaiian shave ice with varied kinds of flavors that are just perfect for the really hot days when you want something icy. Try their Booty Originals for something special you can’t find anywhere else with lots of incredible possibilities. Be prepared as this is a popular place during the summer months. But the wait is worth it.

Cups and Cones

Avon based Cups and Cones offers a warm and friendly place for the ice cream treat you want right now. You can pick from a wide variety of flavors in this pink painted palace that calls to little kids everywhere and says fun at every turn. The banana split makes the ideal treat to split with everyone in your family. There’s also shave ice for even more cool goodness.

Dizzy’s Ice Cream Trucks

If you’re in Avon and you want a convenient place to grab something cold, Dizzy’s is right here right near the beach. They bring the ice cream to you so you don’t have to get in the car and get it. Pick from classic ice cream choices including ice cream bars and ice cream sandwiches. The cheerful truck is your way to have a relaxing moment with a delicious treat. All you need is your bathing suit, a few bucks and you can sit back and enjoy a dessert with family and friends.

Fat Boyz Ice Cream & Grill

Fat Boyz is a one stop shop for main courses and lots of sweet treats. There’s luscious burgers and locally caught seafood sandwiches for your main course. Dessert is the real star of the show in this fabulous grill. Sample an old fashioned root beer float made right on the premises or one of the menu’s many homemade ice cream cakes. They come slathered thickly with a wide variety of toppings including peanut butter fudge and chocolate chip cookie dough.

Scammell’s Corner Surf Shop & Ice Cream Parlor

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If you’re in the mood for an old fashioned ice cream parlor with modern flavors, this Nag’s Head institution is your place for ice cream. Over fifty flavors are on hand each day. They change frequently so you can always find something entirely new. Try classics like strawberry and chocolate mint. Hershey’s ice cream is on order here along with inventive toppings and lots of friendly service that will make you feel right at home. It’s right across the beach so all you have to do is bring your flip flops and you’re there.

Scoops Ice Cream Parlor

Cozy, fun and yummy are the order of the day in this pleasant spot. This Nags Head favorite makes a fast and quick stop that lets people get in, order what they like and eat it right there as the sun shines. Homemade ice cream flavors are made each day so it’s easy to find something for every member of the family. It’s also easy to stop here on the way to your vacation rental.

The Spot

This is a great place to head if you’re into frozen treats that are also healthy. The Spot loves to help customers pick out filling yet sweet treats that offer people the energy they need to do whatever they want all day long on the beach or off of it. Sample the fruit smoothies that are made from real fruit and carefully blended to true cool perfection. There’s also twenty flavors of ice cream that you can experiment with each time you visit in this easy to find location in the heart of Nags Head.

Surfin’ Spoon

The Surfin’ Spoon is an act of love by a family devoted to the local waters. They love to surf and they love to make fabulous ice cream flavors. What began as a little bit of fun making ice cream for family friends has turned into something bigger and even more special. Everything they make here is all natural and organic. If you have allergies or you prefer your treats with as little additives as possible, this is your spot in Nags Head. The store’s classic ice cream sandwiches have rapidly become a local must. Vegan and gluten free options mean that everyone can join in the fun. If you’re planning a party, they’ll do part of the catering for you and come right to your vacation rental for the ideal end to any occasion.