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Happy National Ice Cream Month! Keep reading for the best ice cream spots in Williamsburg.
Pop quiz: Which U.S. president named July as the month to celebrate ice cream?
The answer is…
Back in 1984, President Ronald Reagan noticed that over 90 percent of the population loved ice cream (big surprise). He decided to designate July as the month to honor this “fun and nutritious” treat.
We’ve put together an updated list of where you can sample the best ice cream Williamsburg has to offer.
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt
Handel’s unforgettable ice cream, shakes and sundaes are definitely worth talking about—look at this list of flavors! Handel’s ice cream has been recognized nationally as one of the best in the world, and is visited regularly by both tourists and locals. Huge portions, creative flavors and courteous service make Handel’s a must when you’re in the Williamsburg heat. (We’re lookin’ at you, Handel Pops.)
Kilwin’s fudge, chocolate, caramel, waffle cones and ice cream are all handmade. You can also buy life-changingly good candy here, like pecan logs and caramel-covered rice crispy treats on a stick. Customers love the friendly service and free ice cream samples, and plenty of families have made a tradition out of visiting Kilwin’s when they vacation in Williamsburg. Stop by on a hot summer night to try their mud ice cream in a homemade blueberry waffle cone!
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
Shakes, cakes, pies and splits are just the beginning at Bruster’s. Their ice cream is made on site every single day, so when you’re trying to choose between Coffee Cake Streusel and Butterfudge with Peanut Butter Swirls, know that every flavor is as fresh as it can possibly be.
Before you visit, check out this statement regarding Covid-19 guidelines.
Sno to Go
Sno to Go offers New Orleans-style shaved ice that will freeze your brain and melt your heart. Pick your favorite flavor (you have over 50 choices!) and experience the delightful, icy texture of the highest quality snow cones around. But wait! There’s more to this shop than ice. You can also choose to have your snow cone “stuffed” with creamy layers of soft serve chocolate or vanilla ice cream. As one customer happily reports, “It just works.” Yes, it does.
Shoofly Dairy Bar
This ice cream and dessert shop opened its doors in October 2017, and Williamsburg has been complete ever since. The owners focus on using healthier, all-natural ingredients in their treats (even the sprinkles!!), including using locally-sourced fruit when it’s available in the warmer months. This year, this locally run business held a community-wide game of hide-and-seek to encourage everyone to get outdoors. Check out their delicious menu, and then go support this amazing business.
We hope you get a chance to try one (or all!) of the best ice cream spots in Williamsburg.