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The Best Ice Cream Shops in Jacksonville

Cool Off With a Sweet Treat at These Ice Cream Shops in Jacksonville

Living in the wonderful state of Florida means sunny and tropical weather all year round. Although, it can get pretty toasty once the summer months hit. There's no reason to dread the summer heat, in fact, we look at it as an excuse to have cold treats like ice cream for dinner. If you want to get out of the house without melting, head to these ice cream shops near our Jacksonville apartments.


For your traditional dipped cone and banana split, Dreamette takes the cake. Now operating three locations in Jacksonville, the original will take you back to simpler times with a wholesome, little walk-up shop in Murray Hill. Locals have been frequenting this establishment since 1948 and when you take a look at their extensive sundae menu, you'll understand why.

Sweet Pete's Candy

The largest candy shop in the southeast is located right here in Jacksonville and resides in a charming 22,000-square foot mansion. Not only do they have ice cream but oh-so-much more. From retro candy and craft soda to chocolate bars and lollipops, Sweet Pete's is truly a magical candy land. You can go all out by hosting all kinds of parties here or relax at their restaurant during happy hour.

Bambino Scoops

Bambino Scoops has over 40 flavors of gelato and sorbets, along with coffee, cocoa, sliced cakes, and delicious European-inspired paninis and empanadas. We never thought we needed all of those at once, but trust us when we say they are good. Take it on-the-go or stay a while and sample all of the things.

Ice cream seems to taste better when it's hot out and there's nothing hotter than Jacksonville summers. We love our vitamin D, what's your favorite thing to do in the summer? Let us know by scheduling a tour with Wimberly at Deerwood today and find out how sweet life can be at our Jacksonville apartments.