A favorite ice cream parlor is a gem to treasure.
Especially during the summer months on the Grand Strand. Through extensive research and taste-testing, we’ve compiled a list of the best. Someone had to do it!
Visit these places for some of the most unforgettable desserts ever. But first …
Tips for Eating Ice Cream
Crazy, right? I mean, who needs advice on enjoying ice cream? There is a better way of doing things.
- Start at the top
It’s inadvisable to begin your cone-eating from the base! One bite from the bottom of the cone, and you have a mess on your hands. And your clothes. If you do it right, you’ll end up with a tiny cone as your last bite.
- If you’re fancy …
Did you know it’s proper to eat cake and ice cream with both a fork and spoon? That feels like a lot. You’re supposed to hold the cake with a fork, and cut and lift each bite to your mouth with the spoon. (We’re in favor of freestyling any type of ice cream.)
- Lick, don’t bite
It’s the toughest rule of all. Especially with soft-serve, all it takes is licking. The best ice cream tempts us to bite. But you risk brain freeze if you do!
Tips for Eating Ice Cream
Come chill out in these awesome places with a scoop or three.
Daddio's Ice Cream & Things
An ice cream parlor ought to be fun, and Daddio’s Ice Cream & Things delivers on that. Enjoy soft serve and regular ice cream right on the beach, with lots of toppings available. They have an assortment of mason-jar treats that you’ll want to snap a photo of first (if you can hold out that long!)
Daddio’s serves rolled ice cream. It’s smooth and delicious!
Kirk's 1890 Ice Cream Parlor
You’re in for an assortment of incredible ice cream — and the portions aren’t light, either! You can get Kirk’s elsewhere, but there’s something special about enjoying it at this location. You could find yourself here every night of your getaway.
There’s so much variety, but the lemon bar and peanut butter revel are exceptional. Also, the kids will dig the s’mores brownie.
Mad Myrtle's Ice Creamery
You’ll love this throwback with vintage memorabilia and old-school desserts to match. Enjoy flavors such as classic chocolate with chocolate syrup and Oreo pieces. Mad Myrtle’s Ice Creamery has served visitors on historic Ocean Boulevard since 2000.
A Freak Shake! It’s an absolute monster of sweetness that’s as fun to look at as it is to take on.
Sweet Molly's Creamery
Visit Broadway at the Beach and see your ice cream mixed in front of you. Sweet Molly’s Creamery has an unexpected array of waffle cone varieties. They’ll hook you from your first visit. There’s also a location at Barefoot Landing, and they make all frozen yogurt, ice cream, and sorbet on site.
A BIG Smashed Cookie Sundae. It features cookie dough, a pirouette, and an actual chocolate chip cookie!
Sugar Life Ice Cream And Candy Bar
Take home some candy with your cone or cup at Sugar Life Ice Cream And Candy Bar. Their amazing staff will make you feel right at home, with great flavors and friendly smiles. Pick up sugar-free and vegan ice cream, plus some pretty cool tie-dye apparel.
Pick up a few Slime Lickers. They might not sound scrumptious, but they’re yummy and very popular candies.
A Sweet Retreat: The Strand Resort
For a beachfront room, friendly staff, and excellent breakfast, choose The Strand Resort. Destined to become your go-to resort on the Grand Strand, The Strand is close to all the fun. You’re in for an amazing getaway. Check out the water amenities and other extras at The Strand, and book your stay today.