The Best Ice Cream Shops in Tampa Bay

Ice cream is the best way to beat the heat in Florida, especially during the summer. It’s a great treat for everyone to enjoy. My family loves ice cream and

The Best Ice Cream Shops in Tampa Bay
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The Best Ice Cream Shops in Tampa Bay

Ice cream is the best way to beat the heat in Florida, especially during the summer. It’s a great treat for everyone to enjoy. My family loves ice cream and enjoys visiting new spots. If you’re looking for regular flavors or creative combinations, Tampa Bay has what you need. I’m sharing the top 5 ice cream shops that my family loves as well as more spots to check out in Tampa Bay.

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The Revolution Ice Cream

6701 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33604 / 4032 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33609 / 220 W Brandon Blvd #104 Brandon, FL

Listen, this is not your average ice cream shop. They have some unique flavors with creative names like the eurotrash, chocolate habanero and Callie’s hotcakes. I tried their special, Callie’s oatmeal cream pie ice cream and it was AMAZING. All ice cream is made in house. It’s also a fun environment with eclectic decor and art displayed everywhere.

If you’re looking for unique handcrafted flavors with vegan options, this is your spot. Their ice cream never disappoints! My favorite is definitely the banana pudding, but my husband loves their blueberry muffin tops. I really love the eclectic decor of the shop in Seminole Heights and the art displayed from local artists.

ice cream shops in Tampa Bay

Ice Dreammm Shop

23912 State Road 54 Suite 2, Lutz, FL 33559 / 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

A great place to enjoy a cool treat with family. They have a friendly staff and plenty of seating. The shop serves more than 40 flavors of Working Cow ice cream. If you want to get creative, they have a large selection of toppings and sauces.

Enjoy handcrafted ice cream in a cozy environment with your family. They have classic flavors as well as some with creative combinations. Make sure to try their strawberry shortcake or the rum haven. I love that they have board games available for customers. Get out of the house and have game night while enjoying a frozen treat.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

615 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602 / 305 W. Palm Ave. Tampa, FL 33602

Try one-of-a-kind flavors at this popular ice cream shop. You can walk around Sparkman Wharf or relax on the lawn while enjoying this frozen treat. I enjoyed the honey vanilla bean as well as the strawberry buttermilk. My oldest loved their strawberry buttermilk with sprinkles. However, my husband said the gooey butter cake, Texas sheet cake and sweet cream biscuits with peach jam was amazing!

Astro Craft Ice Cream

1910 N Ola Ave Tampa, FL 33602 / 25700 Sierra Center Blvd Lutz, FL 335590

Cool spot with classic flavors and the option to make your own custom treat. Highly recommend the Tampa guava cream cheese or vanilla with cookie dough topping.

ice cream shops in Tampa Bay

Sea Maids Creamery

4230 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33603

Feels like you’re transported to a magical place as soon as you walk into this shop. I love their decor and all the artwork that is displayed.  They have a large selection of ice cream with fun names. I love the Spongebob flavor, a yellow vanilla ice cream loaded with chocolate chip cookie dough bites and rainbow sprinkles. My oldest loves the Mermaid which is a cotton candy flavor. Go all out and have your ice cream served in one of their fancy cones dipped in sprinkles.

More AMAZING frozen treat shops in Tampa Bay:

The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops

702 S Village Circle, Tampa, FL 33606 / 627 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, Fl 33701

Sweet Mama’s Ice Cream

905 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

Twistee Treat

Multiple locations in Tampa Bay!

Bake’n Babes (Armature Works)

Inside Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602 / 231 E Davis Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606

Cold Stone Creamery

Multiple locations in Tampa Bay!

Wonder Waffel Tampa

14379 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

Peterbrooke Chocolatier Tampa Downtown

777 N Ashley Dr Suite D-2, Tampa, FL 33602

Bright Ice Scoop Shop

Multiple locations in Tampa Bay!

Dairy Joy

3813 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa, FL 33611

Chill Bros Scoop Shop

Multiple locations in Tampa Bay

OddFellows Ice Cream

718 S Village Circle, Tampa, FL, 33606

365 Café Italiano

28210 Paseo Dr, suite 100 Wesley Chapel, Florida 33543

Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream

5863 Goldview Parkway, Wesley Chapel, FL, 33544 / 2216 66th Street N, St. Petersburg, FL, 33710

Hampton Chocolate Factory

615 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602

Paleta Mia Ice Pops

5854 Goldview Pkwy #102, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

You can find these adorable books about ice cream on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit a local book shop.

  • Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís
  • The Ice Cream King by Steve Metzger
  • Ice Cream For Everyone by Everley Hart
  • Ice Cream Face by Heidi Woodward Sheffield
  • The Little Ice Cream Truck by Margery Cuyler
  • Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
  • A Sundae with Everything on It by Kyle Scheele
  • Is This Your Favorite Ice Cream? by Ryan Rucker
  • Ice Cream Man by Glenda Armand & Kim Freeman
  • Splat the Cat: I Scream for Ice Cream by Rob Scotton

Check out this ice cream activity bundle! Your child will have a great time with the different learning activities in this bundle. This is also great for a summer or ice cream themed celebration.

Ice cream printable activity sheets for kids

Looking for more ice cream crafts for kids? Check out these adorable art projects and fun activities:

Paper Plate Ice Cream Cone

Cardboard Ice Cream Craft

Paper Plate Ice Cream Craft

Tissue Paper Ice Cream Craft

Puffy Paint Cardboard Ice Cream

Ice Cream Stamp Art

Free ice cream coloring pages for kids

You can find these adorable summer books for kids on Amazon (As an Amazon Associate, I’ll earn a commission, at no additional cost to you. This only applies if you click through and make a purchase. Thank you for your support!), your local library or visit a local book shop.

  • Camp by Kayla Miller
  • I See Summer by Charles Ghigna
  • Cannonball by Sacha Cotter
  • Summer Is for Cousins by Rajani LaRocca
  • It Began with Lemonade by Gideon Sterer
  • Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones
  • Summer: A Pop-Up Book by David A. Carter
  • And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
  • Summer Vacation, Here I Come! by D. J. Steinberg
  • The Wonders of Summer by Kealy Connor Lonning

Looking for easy and engaging summer activities for home or summer camp? Check out these digital products from my ETSY shop.

summer activity bundle for kids, digital download, Etsy shop

Looking for more summer crafts for kids? Check out these adorable art projects and fun activities:

Things to do in Tampa Bay

Kids Eat Free in Tampa Bay

30 Indoor Activities for Kids

FREE Summer Reading Printable

Summer Activities for Kids

Guide to Bonnet Springs Park

Summer Activities for Toddlers

Paper Sun Craft

Sandcastle Sand Art

FREE summer coloring pages for kids

Watch the video below to see our experience at Legoland Florida. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more fun content!

If you are interested in a fun way to keep your kids learning this summer, order this reading bundle from my Etsy shop.

summer reading bundle for kids

Watch the video below to see our experience at Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland, Florida. Make sure to follow me on YouTube for more fun content!

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