Ice Cream Shops on Anna Maria Island

| March 10, 2023

The sugar-white beaches and beautiful waters may be what attracts visitors to Anna Maria Island, but there are other things to enjoy during your visit. This includes our ice cream shops. From a scoop of vanilla to a locally created flavor like lavender honey, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Let us introduce you to some of the best ice cream shops on the island.

Two Scoops

When you think of a classic ice cream shop, you may very well imagine something like Two Scoops. Located in Anna Maria’s historic district, this family-owned business has been serving homemade ice cream since 2007. Two Scoops offers over 30 flavors of ice cream, including traditional favorites including vanilla and chocolate, as well as flavors that feel a little more local, like toasted coconut and key lime pie. The shop offers sugar-free and dairy-free options, so everyone can enjoy a sweet treat. The shop is located at 101 S. Bay Blvd, Anna Maria, Florida. They are open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Visit their website for more information.

Holy Cow Ice Cream

Located in the heart of Holmes Beach, Holy Cow Ice Cream serves up 36 flavors of handmade ice cream. This includes some unique flavors, such as maple bacon, red velvet cake, and cotton candy. The shop serves milkshakes, sundaes, and frappes as well. Holy Cow also offers vegan, dairy-free, and sugar-free options, so you can indulge in a sweet treat no matter your dietary restrictions. Holy Cow is located at 3234 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. They’re open from 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 2:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Sunday. See more info on their website.

Island Scoops

Island Scoops is another fun choice. Located in Bradenton Beach, this shop focuses on handmade ice creams and sorbets. All of their ice creams are made locally, with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Their list of flavors ranges from vanilla to plantation praline and Key Lime cheesecake. For some fun with friends, you can even try the ice cream nachos consisting of 3 flavors of ice cream, 3 sauces, Whip Cream, and homemade waffle chips. Island Scoops offers dairy-free and sugar-free options. The shop is located at 103B Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, FL 34217. They are open Sunday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Friday & Saturday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Visit their website for more information. 

Small Town Creamery

With ice cream flavors named Calypso Crunch, Peppermint Flash, and Garbage Can, you just know these choices are going to be fun. Small Town Creamery has a range of ice creams, frozen yogurts, frozen ice, and sorbets that will be sure to please everyone. Milkshakes, floats, sundaes, and banana splits are just a few of the things you can find at Small Town. They also offer vegan options. The shop also has a photo booth to help you commemorate the fun, as well as the Mr. Sprinkles statue in front for more selfies. The shop is open from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm, seven days a week. They are located at 5404 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217. Stop by their website to see more information.

From classic flavors to unique and creative combinations, these ice cream shops offer something for almost everyone. During your stay with us, you can visit one (or all) of these ice cream shops while you explore all Anna Maria Island has to offer. For more information on dining or dessert options in the area, contact us and our local experts will be happy to help. 

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