Best Ice Cream in St. Petersburg

June 7th, 2018 by

Ice cream is a dessert for all seasons. But it’s a staple in Florida, especially moving into the warmer spring and summer months. St. Petersburg, Florida, is home to many great ice cream and dessert places. Here’s a list of some of the best ones.

Funky Sweets

Funky Sweets is a 70s-themed dessert destination with ice cream dishes and more on the menu. They serve both Dippin’ Dots and Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream. One of the unique things about Funky Sweets is that they combine ice cream with their deep-fried desserts. Examples include a doughnut or deep-fried banana split sundae with your choice of ice cream. You can also get just plain ice cream on a cone. Visitors rave about their generous portion sizes.

In the mood for funnel cake? Funky Sweets serves it in two sizes with a choice of fruit or ice cream topping. Other indulgences include a deep-fried Oreo sundae. The Oreos are fried and then wrapped in cookie dough and paired with an ice cream like pecan. Great desserts are just one part of Funky Sweets. While you enjoy your treat, play a board game or a game of UNO with family and friends.


iChills is another great ice cream spot. This one serves both ice cream and frozen yogurt. Sorbet and Italian ice are also on the menu for those that enjoy an alternative to ice cream or frozen yogurt. Like Funky Sweets, iChills also serves Working Cow Homemade Ice Cream. You can choose from flavors like Dutch chocolate, blueberry tart, and vanilla. Milkshakes and banana splits are also on offer here.

If you decide to go for frozen yogurt, serve yourself from a number of self-serve stations located around the shop. Swirling flavors is encouraged. Ice cream and frozen yogurt isn’t complete without toppings. Some toppings available include two-bite brownies, waffle cone pieces, and sprinkles. The toppings are tightly covered to keep them from mixing accidentally too.

Other unique non-ice cream menu items include popcorn and the very popular Kahwa coffee, which is local to the St. Petersburg area.

D’lites Emporium

D’lites Emporium specializes in serving healthy ice cream alternatives to the St. Petersburg area. Their low-carb ice cream is similar to frozen yogurt and is very tasty. Visitors also rave about how creamy it is, just like regular ice cream. This is a place to go if you’re craving ice cream but trying to stick to a diet at the same time. In addition to serving healthy ice cream flavors like mint or 3 Musketeers, D’lights offers toppings, sundaes, and even root beer floats.

The Emporium serves six flavors at one time. Chocolate and vanilla are the staples. Four additional flavors rotate from week to week. If you have a doggy friend with you in the car, mention it in the store and you’ll receive a free dog-sized ice cream treat!

Ice cream is a treat that most people love to have from time to time. There’s no shortage of places that serve it in St. Petersburg. Next time you’re in town, be sure to visit one of these unique shops for your sweet treat fix.