Nothing says vacation like indulging in a scoop of creamy, flavorful ice cream on a sunny day. Luckily, Panama City Beach offers a variety of delightful spots to satisfy your sweet tooth and cool off from the Florida heat. Whether you're strolling along the bustling streets or lounging on the sandy shores, here are some must-visit destinations to enjoy delectable frozen treats.


Pink Pelican Ice Cream Bar

The Pink Pelican Ice Cream Bar stands out as a beacon of sweet indulgence. With over 40 flavors sourced from the nation's top creameries, this charming spot offers a wide array of frozen delights. Among their signature treats is the Pink Pelican Special, a combination of peanut butter cups, Oreo cookie pieces, brownie chunks, Heath Bar bits, all swirled with a ribbon of butterscotch—a true taste of ice cream paradise. But the adventure doesn't stop there; Pink Pelican also serves Dole Whip soft serve, vegan options, and sugar-free alternatives. Whether you're craving classic scoops or innovative creations, they’ve got it all!


Thomas Donut & Snack Shop

Rounding up the first of their loyal following when they opened as a donut and snack shop in 1971, Thomas Donut & Snack Shop put the cherry on top of their already successful family-owned business when they built an ice cream shop in 2015. The menu, which offers a daily rotating list of 36 flavors of ice creams, frozen yogurt, sorbets and sherbets, boggles the mind (and freezes the brain). Best-sellers include “C” is for Cookie, Butterscotch Bomb, Garbage Can, Key Lime Pie, Dulce de Leche, and Special Praline.


Chuy’s Gourmet Pops 

Chuy’s Gourmet Pops first opened in late spring of 2016 with the purpose to make authentic and delicious homemade ice pops, that everyone will enjoy. Their fruit-based pops are made using fresh fruit and 9 flavors of hand-dipped ice creams. They even make two flavors for your furry friends! You can find their pops at multiple locations on the beach, click here to see where.


David’s New Orleans Style Café & Sno-Balls

A one-stop shop for New Orleans most iconic bites, David’s New Orleans Style Café & Sno-Balls offers everything from massive muffalettas and po’boys to jazzy jambalaya! With more than 60 flavored syrups and 12 ice cream flavors available at David’s, the combinations are endless. Don’t forget to try one of their famous “Stuffed” Sno-Balls!


Funland Arcade and Snack Bar

Funland Arcade and Snack Bar is not just your average gaming hub—it's a destination where fun meets flavor. With its multitude of high-energy arcade games in constant play, Funland Arcade and Snack Bar has been a gamer’s dream-come-true for more than 65 years! Funland's ice cream selection caters to all tastes and cravings. Whether it's a refreshing treat to cool off after a heated game or a sweet reward for a job well done, Funland Arcade and Snack Bar ensures that every visit is complete with smiles and satisfaction.


Curly Cream Rolled Ice Cream

Indulge in a unique ice cream experience at Curly Cream Rolled Ice Cream, where creamy rolls of ice cream are handcrafted right before your eyes. Watch as skilled artisans mix, roll, and garnish your customized creation with a variety of toppings, creating a delicious masterpiece that is as Instagram-worthy as it is delicious.


The Yard Milkshake Bar

Prepare to be amazed at The Yard Milkshake Bar, by their elaborately presented ice cream and milkshakes that are as visually stunning as they are delicious. From towering milkshakes adorned with an assortment of candies, cookies, and syrups to decadent ice cream sundaes piled high with toppings, each creation is a work of art. Whether it's the vibrant colors, the toppings, or the sheer size of the servings, The Yard Milkshake Bar takes dessert to new heights, ensuring that every visit is a memorable and delightful experience.