10 Best Ice Cream Places in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak • December 30, 2016
Satisfy your sweet tooth at any of these awesome ice cream parlors!
Satisfy your sweet tooth at any of these awesome ice cream parlors!

Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you'll love to know that Myrtle Beach is home to tons of amazing ice cream shops that offer a wide variety of sweet frozen treats for you and your family to enjoy. From traditional flavors to unique concoctions, check out what these 10 best ice cream places in Myrtle Beach have to offer:

Ben & Jerry's

With multiple locations across the Grand Strand, getting your fix of your favorite Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor is easy here in Myrtle Beach. Ben & Jerry’s offers a variety of classic and new flavors that can be served in a cup, cone, milkshake, or a sundae. If you’re really adventurous, grab a few friends or family members and dig into the Vermonster, which features 20 scoops of ice cream, banana, hot fudge, whipped cream, and two toppings of your choice.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in Carolina Forest whips up homemade batches of their delicious ice cream on a daily basis. Walk up to the window and be greeted by friendly staff members, or drive through for a quick ice cream stop. Bruster’s offers a large variety of unique flavors such as Banana Nut Bread, Cinnamon Bun, and more, plus everyone’s favorite classics such as Butter Pecan, Chocolate, Vanilla, and more. Guests at Bruster’s can also order frozen yogurt, milkshakes, blasts, frozen drinks, ice cream cakes, sundaes –the list goes on and on!

Calabash Creamery

Take a short drive up north to Calabash, NC for a delicious frozen treat. Calabash Creamery is a family-owned and operated establishment that has been repeatedly recognized as the best ice cream place in its county. Homemade gourmet flavors here include options like S’mores, Salted Caramel Cheesecake, Lemon Chiffon, Red Raspberry, and more, plus tons of interesting seasonal flavors like Egg Nog, Cataloupe, and Sweet Potato Souffle. Get your ice cream in a cup or a cone, or opt for soft serve, homemade sorbet, a milkshake, or a special sundae.

Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery is a household name known across the country, and for good reason. This famous ice cream shop is home to tasty gourmet ice cream that will have you coming back for more. Pick a flavor of ice cream, your favorite toppings, and watch as a Cold Stone staff member mixes your ice cream up right in front of you! Or, if you can’t make up your mind, you can always choose an option from the Signature Creation board. Other options at Cold Stone Creamery include milkshakes, yogurt, sorbet, smoothies, frappes, ice cream cakes, and more!

Kirk’s: 1890 Ice Cream Parlor

Kirk’s: 1890 Ice Cream Parlor didn’t really open in 1890, but rather, the first location that opened in 1970 had a vintage theme. And, since the first store opened and was a huge success, there are now two locations of this locally famous ice cream parlor in town. Kirk’s offers around 40 different ice cream flavors at all times, with traditional flavors like Strawberry, Chocolate, Rocky Road, and Vanilla, as well as some more unique flavors such as Blackberry Cheesecake and Pineapple and Strawberry Swirl. Of course, you can get any of these delicious ice cream concoctions in a waffle cone or a cup, but you can also get a milkshake, a delectable banana split, or a sundae made with your favorite flavor.

Mad Myrtle's

Hanging out on the Boardwalk? Stop by Mad Myrtle’s for a treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. This family-friendly ice cream parlor has been serving downtown Myrtle Beach for over a decade, and offers a variety of old fashioned, hand-scooped Mayfield Ice Cream. In addition to ice cream, guests at Mad Myrtle’s can also order sundaes, splits, milkshakes, floats, slushies, smoothies, frappes, funnel cakes, giant pretzels, cotton candy, hot dogs, candy, and Coke products.

Maggie Moo's

Though Maggie Moo’s is a national chain, this ice cream shop has definitely earned a spot on this list. Head over to Barefoot Landing to indulge in one of Maggie Moo’s mouthwatering ice cream creations like sundaes, shakes, ice cream cakes, or just a regular scoop of ice cream. Maggie Moo’s boasts tons of amazing flavors such as Amaretto, Banana Pudding, Cappucino, Cheesecake, Chocolate Rum, Red Velvet Cake, and tons more.

Meyer’s Ice Cream Parlor

If you’re in Surfside Beach, then you must stop by Meyer’s Ice Cream Parlor to dig into the ice cream that locals rave about. This ice cream shop is located across from Ocean Lakes Campground, boasts bright and colorful décor that kids love, along with games for the whole family to enjoy before or after indulging in a sweet treat. Meyer’s offers 50 flavors of ice cream as well as other goodies like Italian Ice, soft serve, sundaes, ice cream cakes, and more. When you arrive to this establishment, you may be greeted with a line; but believe us, it’s totally worth the wait.

Original Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream

The name here says it all; Original Painter’s Homemade Ice Cream serves up a large variety of tasty ice cream flavors that have locals and visitors flocking here each year. While the flavor offerings often change, some of the homemade ice creams you can find here include Banana Pudding, Chocolate Almond, Pecan Praline, Orange Pineapple, and, of course, traditional flavors. Once you choose a flavor, you may also pick from a variety of toppings to customize your special treat to your taste buds.

Sweet Molly’s Creamery

Located at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, Sweet Molly’s Creamery is known for their flavorful homemade ice cream that is made in small batches. Sweet Molly’s always has at least 22 flavors available at all times, all of which are worthy of trying. Try your ice cream in a cup or cone, or opt for something different such as a sundae, smoothie, shake, sorbet, frozen yogurt, and more. Sweet Molly’s also offers no-sugar-added ice cream for those with dietary needs.