We All Scream: Cool Off with Orlando's Best Frozen Delights

It's cool and sweet and creamy and satisfying. And in Orlando, lucky for us, it's also pervasive. Are you a member of the Cult of Dole Whip? This fair city is its arguable Mecca, a place to which followers make regular pilgrimage to partake of this rare, fruity delight. But if you're looking for something more homespun, we've got those, too. College Park's Soda Fountain will be right up your alley with its egg creams and ice cream floats while over in the Audubon Park Garden District, Kelly's Homemade Ice Cream has a vast array of delicious handmade flavors. Pop into its spacious digs for a cone or a cup (or even a quart for your freezer) and stay awhile. They have games on-hand for the kiddies. Down in Kissimmee, you can add  a show, as their downtown shop, Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory, makes custom servings using liquid nitrogen. And for those of you with little tolerance for lactose, several of our listed venues offer delightful dairy-free options. You won't miss it in the least. 



Enjoy a good dinner (or dessert) show? Stand back, because the folks at Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory are going to try SCIENCE (though to be fair to their name, it does seem a bit like magic)! Using liquid nitrogen, staffers at this downtown...  Read More



It's a five-step process to ice cream at Five Fx: choose your size, your flavor, your milk (soy and almond are options, vegans!), your toppings and your presentation (cup, waffle cup, waffle cone) � and you get a show in between. Ice...  Read More



As of this writing (April 2018), this shop is still in soft open, but we couldn't pass up a chance to tell visitors about their small-batch, scratch-made and truly unique flavors. You can never be 100 percent sure what you'll find, the menu...  Read More

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Dole Whip isn't just a frozen dessert. This cool, tropical confection has practically inspired a cult. Folks make pilgrimages to the handful of places in the world where you can get it. Most – Aloha Isle at Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom...  Read More



All the colors of the rainbow and about a zillion others are in store on a visit to Rainbow Sno-Cones which has been cooling off Orlando locals since 1994. Impressed? Wait 'til you taste them. With a texture unparalleled by – well, just about...  Read More



Jettison the fro-yo and skip the butterfat in the ice cream, the Pop Parlour offers a healthier, lighter alternative: gourmet popsicles made from the freshest ingredients. In fact, you might not always find your favorite unless its contents are...  Read More



There is no egg in an egg cream. And every city in America should have a place where kids should learn this. In Orlando, we recommend the Soda Fountain, a great little College Park shop where fizzy chocolate milk goes by its traditional moniker...  Read More



Wondermade is well known for its homemade artisan marshmallows, which you can buy boxed or enjoy in-store – toasted on a stick, inside a handmade s'more, melting away in heavenly hot cocoa – or even embedded into their creamy, dreamy ice...  Read More



Maple-roasted pecan ice cream on bacon brioche. Rose pistachio ice cream with cherries on cardamom shortbread cookies. Coffee-salted caramel chip ice cream on chocolate hazelnut macarons. Yeah. Let all that sink in. These are just a handful of...  Read More



Kelly's Homemade first rolled into Orlando's heart as a food truck. In fact, they're still rolling all over town. But its recent move to brick-and-mortar in the still-growing Audubon Park Garden District means you no longer have to pull up a...  Read More


Meet A.D. Thompson

Amy Drew has spent nearly three decades as a professional writer and roughly half her life as a Floridian. The words, she has found, come easier with bare feet and rum.

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