Beat the Heat with Tallahassee’s Cool Sweet Treats!

By Visit Tallahassee

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall – there is one thing that goes with them all – Ice Cream. Don’t miss these delectable delights that are as unique as the Tallahassee neighborhoods where they are found.

Lofty Pursuits

What started out as a toy store in 1993 has since become a full-service, old-fashioned ice cream shop offering a soda fountain, a Victorian candy-making kitchen and brunch room, with local art exhibited throughout the space. This easily makes Lofty Pursuits, located in the Market District, one of the most unique (and tasty) places in Tallahassee.

Sugar Rush Bar

Tallahassee’s take on one of the hottest dessert trends, “freakshakes.” These milkshakes are not for the faint of heart, as they come topped with even more sweets, including full slices of cake, Pop-Tarts, an ice cream cone and cookies. Sugar Rush Bar also offers topping including covered cheesecake and waffles, as well as build-your-own cups and cones of ice cream. Sugar Rush Bar offers two locations to satisfy your cravings, All Saints and Bannerman Crossing.

Big Easy Snowballs

Head to Lake Ella in Midtown for a refreshing, classic treat, but with a twist, snow cones stuffed with vanilla ice cream. Big Easy Snowballs offers over 90 unique flavors, including regular style snowballs (no ice cream), cream flavors (which adds evaporated milk to give the snowball a velvety consistency), sour flavors, sugar free flavors and of course, their staple “stuffed” snowballs.

Barb’s Gourmet Brittles

Along with her famous nutted candy, Barb’s Gourmet Brittles offers eight flavors of homemade ice cream. IN June, 2021, Barb’s chocolate sunflower ice cream was dubbed the Food Networks “Best Flavor in Florida!” Grab a cone and take a leisurely walk around beautiful Lake Ella.

Isabella’s Pizzeria Napoletano

Known for its wood fired pizzas and calzones, Isabella’s in Collegetown also offers the irresistible flavors of genuine Napoletano style gelato.

Smoothie Time

Craving something a little smoother, find it at Smoothie Time. located on Capital Circle SE, this family owned café providing healthy smoothies made fresh and. Made with all-natural ingredients these cold icy drinks provide the perfectly balanced and delicious treat that is good for your health. The menu also features all-day breakfast and lunch options. Owners Abby and Erick Smith are longtime residents of Tallahassee, making this family owned restaurant great for a sweet and healthy treat.

Madison’s Scoop of ParadICE

The newest addition to the Southside, and just a short walk from Cascades Park is Madison’s Scoop of ParadICE! Serving up the Italian ice, funnel cakes, ice cream, and more is none other than Madison Bridges. The 10-year old took an idea and turned it into her very own business next to Cascades Park. She also developed the menu featuring flavors just as wild as her imagination.  Tie dye, Unicorn, and Mango Lemonade are just a few you can choose from. This young entrepreneur has a creation for visitors of all ages.

Ice Cream Cone with sprinkles


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