The Best Ice Cream Shops in the Outer Banks

10/05/2022 | by Tj higgins | Outer Banks Food and Drink

Finding time to enjoy the Outer Banks is always a delight. Knowing where to go to get your ice cream fix makes it that much sweeter! The following are a few of the best ice cream shops in the Outer Banks that you aren’t going to want to leave off your must-try list.

1) Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream

When temperatures rise across North Carolina and you’re looking for an Outer Banks ice cream stop that can cool you down in style, Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream is a sure thing! Located at 207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo, Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream is within walking distance of the beach and offers a robust selection of savory scoops to choose from.

They’re open Saturday through Wednesday from noon until 8:00 pm as well as Thursdays until 6:00 pm and Fridays until 5:00 pm. This inviting locale is located within the Waterfront Shops downtown but there are additional locations in Corolla, Duck, and Kitty Hawk as well. The Manteo location serves up some of the best ice cream Outer Banks experiences visitors can find! There are options to pick and choose between more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch selections in addition to soft serve and sorbet. From shakes and sundaes to floats and banana splits, Big Buck’s has the delicious options guests crave. They also have a full espresso bar and serve up Belgian chocolate and fudge as well. What could be better?

2) Frosties Downtown Manteo

Outer Banks travelers who are spending time in downtown Manteo and are looking for a soft serve stop that satisfies just about every craving will find exactly what they’re looking for at Frosties. Situated at 106 Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Frosties is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm making it a convenient addition to every itinerary!

Owned by a husband-and-wife team with a passion for great customer service and all things sweet, Frosties is a one-stop shop for everything from twist cones and milkshakes to specialty sundaes and even shaved ice selections! There are new soft serve flavors to try each week, making every stop a new and exciting experience for the tastebuds. Feel free to take your goodies to go or settle inside and enjoy air-conditioned surroundings at your leisure. It’s an ice cream OBX experience that promises to be one-of-a-kind!

3) SWEETR Ice Cream

Sweeten your day by heading over to Nags Head and enjoying a treat at SWEETR Ice Cream. Located at 4104 South Virginia Dare Trail, this ice cream shop sits within reach of the beach and offers up an abundance of flavor options to suit every preference. SWEETR Ice cream is open Tuesday through Friday from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Saturdays until 10:00 pm.

Whether you go for a cone, or a cup or opt for a banana split instead, the options here are sure to inspire. Ice cream flavors include everything from bubble gum and strawberry cheesecake to peanut butter fudge, mint chip, cotton candy, and beyond. This location also serves up Italian ice cups upon request.

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