Our Picks for the Best Ice Cream in Orlando
Orlando is packed with plenty of things to enjoy, not the least of which is some of the best ice cream in Central Florida. The balmy weather is great for vacation, but after (or during) a long day exploring the city, there’s no denying a delicious a cool down treat at our top picks for the best ice cream in Orlando.
Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
Address: 3114 Corrine Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
Hi, I’m Kelly! Scott (my husband), Nora (our beautiful daughter), and I are the heartbeats behind Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream. Years ago, while going through nursing school, I took on a part-time job scooping ice cream. It not only helped pay my way through school but it gave me a much-needed break from studying. And, oh the smiles! Have you ever noticed that most people are happy when you are handing them an ice cream? Well, I never forgot. And little did I know what a lasting impression that made on me.
Address: 402 N Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935
Any local will tell you, Del’z Freeze may not look like much from the outside, but the line always stretches around the block. With a reputation for delicious soft serve combinations and equally friendly service, Del’z has been a go-to option for the best ice cream in Orlando for decades. Located in Melbourne, Florida just outside Orlando’s city limits, Del’z was one of the first area ice cream shops to offer soft-serve nearly 60 year ago, and they have perfected the art. Our favorite combinations include vanilla and gummy bears and vanilla and peanut butter dipped in a chocolate shell. Servings are generous, and if you’re not in the mood for ice cream, they offer thick, creamy shakes and delicious chili dogs. Disclaimer: They take cash only! But trust us, it’s worth a stop at the ATM.
Article originally written on Nov 14, 2014. Updated on Nov 14, 2019.
Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream
Address: 11036 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32381
Unlike our other top ice cream spots, Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream is located right in the heart of Orlando on I-Drive. make it one of the most conveniently located places to find the best ice cream in Orlando. Considering the size of their portions, the quality ice cream and friendly service, prices are very cheap. They’re famous for their cyclone combinations which include Oreo, Butterfinger, cookie dough (our personal favorite), Gummy Bear, and mint chocolate chip just to name a few. Fruit flavors like strawberry, blueberry, raspberry and cherry are also available. One thing that sets this ice cream joint apart? They offer almost all of their specialties in the sugar free variety, so everyone can indulge their ice cream cravings!
Do you have any favorite ice cream spots in Orlando that you MUST stop by while you’re in town? Let us know in the comments!