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Make It an Ice Cream Social Night

While there are countless restaurants and places to grab a drink in the evening, there’s an even “cooler” angle to the local nightlife here. A wide range of local ice cream shops serve as the perfect spot to meet up with friends and bond over delicious frozen fare.

One could even argue that these sweet spots are sort of like a microcosm of Walton County as a whole, offering incredible variety to keep everyone pleased. Here’s a quick guide to get you started on the quest to find the cream of your dreams.

Kilwin’s, Grand Boulevard at Sandestin (Miramar Beach)
Hand-dipped ice cream that perfectly complements countless other treats, including caramel apples, fudge and chocolates. Located right in the heart of the action along Grand Boulevard.

Moo-La-La Ice Cream & Fudge (Seascape)
No less than 24 fun flavors to savor in a cup or a fresh-made waffle cone. Decadent house sundaes and shakes add even more flavor to the experience. Located in the Seascape Towne Centre.

Pecan Jack’s Candy Kitchen & Ice Creamery (Santa Rosa Beach)
Small batch artisan ice cream, plus an amazing selection of pralines, toffee and brittle. Stop by or place an order for pick-up. A Gold winner for “Best Sweet Treats” in the 2022 Perfect in South Walton Awards.

Blue Mountain Beach Creamery (Blue Mountain Beach)
Homemade flavors that have been served up by the same family for more than 20 years. A Platinum Winner for “Best Sweet Treats” in the 2022 Perfect in South Walton Awards.

Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles from Blue Mountain Beach Creamery

It’s Heavenly Shortcakes & Ice Cream (Seaside)
A wide variety of ice creams and gelatos with an equally diverse selection of tasty toppings from sprinkles to candy.

Ice Cream Counter at It's Heavenly in Seaside

The Sweet Peddler (Seacrest)
Whimsical little spot with 12+ flavors of ice cream as well as a variety of goodies, including a massive Jelly Belly vending machine.

The Sugar Shak (Rosemary Beach)
No false advertising here. Home to all things sweet and sugary, including a colorful ice cream selection and bubble tea. 

Exterior Signage at The Sugar Shak in Rosemary Beach

Di’Lishi (Freeport)
Nice alternative to ice cream – open from the morning until late at night, just north of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Customizable smoothies and a self-serve frozen yogurt bar filled with sweet toppings.

Ed’s Restaurant (DeFuniak Springs)
Family-owned diner (home of the “pub burger”) that’s served the area for more than 50 years. Wide assortment of ice cream, sundaes and famous milkshakes ranging from blueberry to butterscotch. Don’t miss the underrated banana split!


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