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