Restaurants & Dining
Best Ice Cream Shops in Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach is a wonderful summer town, with a host of warm-weather activities available. After a fun-filled day at the water park, at the beach, or on the miniature golf course, one thing is certain: There’s nothing like an ice cream to whisk away the heat and be the cherry on top of a sweet summer day. But ice cream isn’t just a summertime affair. Satisfy your sweet tooth year-round at many of these excellent ice cream shops.
Sweet Molly's Creamery
1205 Celebrity Circle #145, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
The name says it all: Sweet Molly’s Creamery is known for their deliciously sweet ice cream. This family-owned and operated ice cream shop whips up small batches of high-quality homemade ice cream in tons of different flavors, with 22 flavors available at all times. Guests at Barefoot Landing can enjoy ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, no-sugar-added ice cream, sundaes, smoothies, shakes, and more at Sweet Molly’s Creamery. Plus, don’t forget to grab a Sweet Molly Sundae for your doggie on the way out.
2103 S. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Serving up famous DQ Blizzards and hot food straight from the grill, the local Myrtle Beach area Dairy Queen locations offer the “fan food” you know and love from the nationwide chain.
Whether you’re craving a burger and fries or a sweet treat, Dairy Queen Grill and Chill has you covered.
Popular sweet menu items include Blizzards (signature DQ soft serve blended with candies or other tasty ingredients), soft-serve cones, sundaes, and royal treats, which include banana splits, parfaits and more! From the grill, guests can choose from Grillburgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, and more.
Ben & Jerry's
Multiple Locations, Myrtle Beach/North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
Orginially opened in 1978 in a small renovated gas station in Vermont, Ben & Jerry’s is now a household name in ice cream. The brand is known for its wacky and chunky flavors like banana-based Chunky Monkey and world famous Cherry Garcia. Company creators, Ben and Jerry, pride their brand on using fair-trade certified ingredients, and promoting campaigns to save the planet and better the environment. Boasting several locations throughout the Myrtle Beach area, ice cream lovers can enjoy delicious flavors no matter where they are in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a dipped waffle cone filled with one (or three) of your favorite flavors while walking around Broadway at the Beach, indulge in a sundae at any of the shops along Ocean Boulevard, or have a scooper whip up a milkshake with your favorite flavor at the Tanger Outlets location in North Myrtle Beach.
The Crafty Cow
4880 US-17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
The Crafty Cow Ice Cream Shop is located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. They make their super premium ice cream fresh, every day, right in the shop. They use a low overrun ice cream machine to craft each flavor, limiting the amount of air added into their ice cream. This creates the rich ice cream and flavors you will taste at The Crafty Cow Ice Cream Shop! Their team hand swirls in the fruit, nuts, cookies, or candies, and they take pride in the ice cream they serve!
Sugar Life Ice Cream & Candy Bar
2016 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Sugar Life Ice Cream & Candy Bar is ready to awaken your senses with bold flavors and bright colors! It may seem that Sugar Life is all about ice cream and candy, but in reality, it is a lifestyle. Are you ready for a sugar rush?
Sugar Life Ice Cream & Candy Bar opened the doors to its first location in Myrtle Beach, SC, in 2015 and has since expanded into multiple locations. Sugar Life has three locations along the Grand Strand. Two of the locations are in Myrtle Beach, and one of the locations is in North Myrtle Beach.
Ella's Ice Cream
1516 Hwy 17 N #6, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Located in North Myrtle Beach, Ella’s Ice Cream sells some of the tastiest soft serve by the sea. With a menu offering a wide variety of traditional ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, floats, and cones, Ella’s has a little something for every single guest.
Premium soft serve, homemade waffle cones, banana splits, specialty sundaes, and plenty of tasty toppings give each order the special touch that got Ella’s Ice Cream voted Best Ice Cream in North Myrtle Beach Reader’s Choice 2020 North Strand News.
Ella’s Ice Cream is family-owned and operated in North Myrtle Beach. The Carbaugh family’s philosophy is ensuring timely and friendly service and serving the highest quality ice cream treats to every guest.
4635 Factory Stores Blvd D115, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Jamba is committed to making eating better easier and more fun. They offer plant-based smoothies, delicious bowls with fresh fruit toppings, and even protein-packed food and on-the-go snacks.
Their menu offers a wide variety of iced beverages, coffees, breakfast sandwiches, lunch options, smoothies, juices, snacks, and kid’s options as well! Each item is fresh and made with you in mind!
Jamba uses real and balanced ingredients, blends-to-order smoothies, protein-packed foods to fuel your day, and delicious fruit bowls that offer healthy energy.
Whit’s Frozen Custard
691 Main Street, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582
Located on Main Street in the heart of North Myrtle Beach, Whit’s Frozen Custard brings a taste of the midwest to the beach. Whit’s makes their Frozen Custard daily and offers a variety of flavors, including their Signature Flavor of the Week.
Visitors can enjoy their Whit’s in a cup, cake cone or waffle cone; as a Whitser, a mixture of custard and toppings that you eat with a spoon; a blended Shake; as a sundae; or sandwiched between two cookies.