Vacation Isn’t Complete Without Ice Cream!

Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in Destin

Beat the heat of Destin by going out for ice cream with family! Whether you stop by and grab a cone after an exciting activity, or decide you need something sweet after a hearty dinner, there is something for everyone! Classic shops you know and love, and local sweet treats are sprinkled throughout town. This means that when you stay at the Cottages by the Bay you will have access to many different ice cream in Destin, all just a short drive away. Read below for our favorite places to check out during your stay!

Ice Cream Shoppe

Black and white tile floor and LED signs give the Ice Cream Shoppe in Destin old school vibes. They are open daily from 12 pm – 11 pm and are located on Highway 98 across the street from Big Kahunas. Not only will you find a variety of ice cream flavors, but you will also experience incredible customer service when you visit.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is a favorite among many people no matter where you are from. Their ice cream is made fresh daily so you could find a new menu on each trip. Bruster’s is daily from 11 am – 10 pm. Make sure to order a dinosaur cookie when you visit. There are simple sugar cookies but add an exciting detail to any sweet treat!

The Cone

The Cone in Destin has bright colors, a fun atmosphere, and delicious flavors! They also offer other menu items such as Boba Tea, a trendy drink that comes with a surprise at the bottom of each cup. Located next to Mellow Mushroom in Destin, you can grab a treat after enjoying a meal with your family. Check out their Facebook page for constant updates of new flavors and hours of operation!


Shakes isn’t your typical ice cream shop; they have a drive-through which makes those late-night cravings easily solved! Their menu features items made of custard instead of ice cream. You can get practically any topping blended into a vanilla or chocolate custard. They also have sundae options including a decadent turtle sundae. Shakes is open daily from 11 am – 12 am.

Yogurt Mountain

If you are traveling with children, check out Yogurt Mountain! Here you can choose from an extensive list of flavors and toppings to build your sundae! The options are endless. Not only do they have frozen yogurt, but they also have ice cream available to accommodate even the pickiest eaters. They are open Monday – Saturday from 1 pm – 10 pm.

The Yard Milkshake Bar

The Yard Milkshake Bar is a fairly new addition to the ice cream in Destin options. Here you will find incredibly elaborate milkshakes topped with your favorite treats. Because of its popularity, expect to wait in a long line to get a milkshake. However long the line, we can promise it will be worth it in the end when you see your milkshake. They are open daily from 12 pm – 9 pm.

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