What better way to cool your palate and tickle your taste buds than with a little soft serve or hand-dipped creamy confection? Some are new, some date back decades, and some even boast celebrity endorsements.
9910 Beach Drive SW, Calabash
Boasting a 16-percent butterfat cream, this award-winning ice cream is a Brunswick County favorite. June’s flavor of the month is a surprisingly refreshing cantaloupe.
Ben & Jerry’s
Broadway at the Beach
1303 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach
This Vermont-based company with locally owned franchises knows how to make and market ice cream. Have you tried Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream? You really should.
Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream
2408 U.S. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach
Since 1952, Painters has been making and serving ice cream in North Myrtle Beach. They’ve earned a variety of accolades and endorsements, including one from former resident Vanna White.
Kirk’s Ice Cream Parlor
6101 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
2500 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Kirk’s serves up old-timey ice cream and fun at two locations. A Myrtle Beach tradition for 40 years.
204 Main St., North Myrtle Beach
Husband and wife team Ashley and Brandon Causey have a passion for fresh ingredients and mouthwatering combinations. Flavors range from the classics to creative, like Savannah White Peach, Honey Roasted Peanut and Spicy Aztec Chocolate.
Photographs by Molly WIckham, Julia Gombo-Tolly, Calabash Creamery, Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream