Ice cream is one of Tampa’s favorite ways to cool off under the hot Florida sun and you can find it almost anywhere. With so many options for a sweet and cold dessert, how do you know where to start? Whether you’re new to town or you’re looking for a great place to take guests, you can find a few great locations around the city that will really wow you and your whole group. Whether you’re in the mood for an ice cream sundae or your favorite flavor in a cone, here is a look at the best places in Tampa to get them.

Bo’s Ice Cream – 7101 N Florida Avenue, Tampa

Stop by Bo’s in Seminole Heights to get some ice cream from a place that goes way back. Bo’s has been a neighborhood gem for 60 years serving some of the best ice cream in town. Guests come in for the Upside Down Banana Split, served in your choice of size, ice cream flavors, toppings, and more. You can also get a classic scoop in a sundae with your favorite toppings. You’ll love it all at Bo’s on North Florida Ave.

Old Farmer’s Creamery – 2531 4th Street North, St Petersburg

You can’t beat the goodies at Old Farmer’s Creamery in St. Pete’s. Look for the red barn building serving up homemade ice cream made from scratch and not ice milk. You’ll find classic flavors like vanilla and strawberry, as well as new flavors that are always changing with the seasons.

Sometimes the flavor of the month is an Apple Pie A’la Mode or a Toasted Marshmallow, with seasonal flavors like the Blueberry Cheesecake or Smack Your Momma Pumpkin Pie. They carry over 50 flavors that can be made into a sundae too!

Shake Shop – 11920 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island

Do you love shakes? The Shake Shop has some of the best, but they also carry unique ice cream sundaes that will be hard to pass up. you can get soft serve in vanilla or chocolate with a variety of toppings, or get a unique sundae like the Banana Bliss made with bananas and banana syrup. You’ll also find one for chocolate lovers called the Tin Roof Delight made with fudge and cookies.

Tanya and Matt’s Ice Creamiest – 15742 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa

Tanya and Matt’s offer some unique flavors that you just can’t find anywhere else. You’ll love a cone with some of their original flavors like Coconut Almond Joy, Coca-Cola Ice, and Cantaloupe Sorbet.  Their homemade ice creams and sorbets are a hit and can be made into some excellent sundae options. Don’t forget the doggie scoop of their sugar-free, soft serve for your furry best friend.

When you’re looking for that refreshing and flavorful scoop on a hot, sunny day, stop by these top ice cream shops around Tampa. 

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