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We Have the Scoop on the Best Ice Cream on the Outer Banks

We Have the Scoop on the Best Ice Cream on the Outer Banks

Looking for ice cream places on the Outer Banks? We’ve compiled a list of places to find sweet, salty, and must-have frozen summer treats on your next visit. No matter where your Outer Banks vacation rental is, you’re sure to find a delicious treat!

Best Ice Cream Places in Nags Head

You can go healthy or sweet and downright delicious at The Spot. Choose an acai bowl, smoothie, or ice cream, and the variety of selections will suit everyone in your group!

2805 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959

Booty Treats offers a wide range of treats to choose from, from shaved Hawaiian ice to traditional milkshakes. The “booty freeze” is their signature dessert, with layers of mini melts and shaved ice. And the best part? They have two Nags Head locations to serve you.

2600 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9250

The Surfin Spoon is famous for customized bowls of froyo goodness and allergy-friendly options. You might spot owner and former pro surfer Jesse Hines during your visit. Be sure to leave with some homemade cookie sandwiches (seasonal selection varies) for your cooler or freezer.

3408 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246

Best Ice Cream Places in Kill Devil Hills

If salty and sweet is your favorite combo, then stop at Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard & Beach Fries. Enjoy a light snack or dinner and finish the meal off with their famous custard. Their dense and creamy vanilla or chocolate is perfect with toppings of your choice. Or go big with an old-fashioned banana split.

1002 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8919

American Pie is open for lunch and dinner. Stop by for a pizza, burger, or po-boy sandwich, and have homemade ice cream in a fresh waffle cone for dessert. Flavors change daily, so you can try several while on vacation!

1600 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8957

Holy Cow Creamery features weekly specials and the “ice cream panini.” Trust us, you must try it! Also, try the “holy cow.” It’s a rich, chocolatey, and crunchy signature choice. You’ll find their second location in Duck, too!

1006 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Best Ice Cream Places in Corolla

The Chill Spot is precisely what the name implies. “Chill” here and try something from their secret menu (delicious sundae combinations that will leave your sweet tooth satisfied)! Need a morning pick-me-up? Drop in for a coffee before sightseeing or shopping.

610 Currituck Clubhouse Dr, Corolla, NC 27927-9558

Try Big Bucks Ice Cream Shop for homemade ice cream and candy treats as well! Celebrating a special occasion while on vacation? Order an ice cream cake, but don’t forget the candles.

794 F, Timbuck 11 Shopping Center, Sunset Blvd, Corolla, NC 27927

Best Ice Cream Places in Duck

Why just eat ice cream when you can enjoy a cone and a doughnut? Duck into Donutz on a Stick and have both at the same time! Grab a coffee and a doughnut if you’re not in the mood for a cool treat.

1216 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949-4542

Best Ice Cream Places in Manteo

For a fruity, frozen treat to beat the heat, head to Frosties in downtown Manteo. You will love the weekly features. Stop by for soft-serve ice cream, specialty sundaes, shaved ice, and shakes.

106 Sir Walter Raleigh St, Manteo, NC 27954

Old Towne Creamery is open seasonally and offers more than just ice cream! Creations like their “over-the-top brownie sundae” will help you beat the heat.

500 N. Main Highway Corner of Ananias Dare and Hwy 64/264 A, Manteo, NC 27954

Big Bucks Ice Cream is also at the Waterfront Shops. Visit their Roanoke Island location too, if you’re in Manteo!

207 Queen Elizabeth Ave #14, Manteo, NC 27954

Best Ice Cream Places on Hatteras Island

Cups & Cones in Avon has fun flavors and some new additions for summer 2022! Don’t miss this stop as you’re sightseeing down Hwy. 12.

40146 NC Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915

Happy Belly Ice Cream will give you something to smile about! If you’re on the island visiting the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, then you’ll need a treat after climbing the steps. Fuel up with a frozen treat!

57204 Nc Highway 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943

Plan Your OBX Getaway Today

We look forward to welcoming you to the Outer Banks this summer or fall! We’re here to help you find the perfect Outer Banks vacation rental, and you can check availability on our website anytime. Can’t stay an entire week? Check out our Stay Your Way properties with more flexible check-in and check-out.

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