When nothing seems to make the heat go away on those hot summer days, sometimes a more edible approach is in order! Kidding Around’s Melanie is going to help you find the frozen treat to fit the bill on those hot summer days!
Where to Grab A Scoop Of Ice Cream In Spartanburg, SC
Ice Cream and summer go hand in hand. Other frozen treats will come along, but this will always be the most popular with kids of all ages. A traditional scoop in a cone or a monster size milkshake topped with other sweet treats – they can all be found in Spartanburg.
9329 Asheville Highway, Inman
Newly opened, Averie’s serves Hershey’s brand ice cream in 30+ flavors. If you are looking for a place to grab one of those monster milkshakes that have become so popular on social media – this is the place!
297 Spartanburg Highway, Lyman
Big Ben’s Desserts is not just an awesome place to get ice cream, it’s the best place to get cake, and the only place to get cheesecake. I know you’re saying – “But Melanie, there are other places to get cheesecake in Spartanburg!”
NO. This is THE PLACE. when you order a slice of cheesecake it comes with whatever toppings you want. So aside from it being incredible cheesecake – you can customize it with toppings, even ice cream. The ice cream here is delicious and when you pair it with the other amazing things at Big Ben’s Desserts, it’s no wonder why this is a favorite with locals.
Read more about Big Ben’s Desserts and why we love it
174 E. Main Street, Spartanburg
Spill The Beans is the perfect place to go when the kids want a frozen treat and mom or dad just needs some caffeine. Ice Cream and Iced Coffee can both be obtained here and either enjoyed on the spot or you can walk across the street to Denny’s Corporate building and head to the playground.
115 North Granard Street, Gaffney
Shakeshop Hershey is a must stop when you are in the Gaffney area. People are raving online about their delicious treats! You can get rolled ice cream, hand-scooped ice cream, milkshakes, and water ice (like Italian ice).
1301 New Cut Road, Spartanburg
If a place existed where I could get Tacos, elote, shaved ice, and ice cream all at once – I would live there.
Ok. That’s a complete lie. I would DREAM about living there. It’s a lie because such a place exists. Rossy’s Delicias has killer tacos, street corn, raspados, Hershey’s Ice Cream, and more.
187 North Church Street, Spartanburg
Sidewall Pizza isn’t just the Upstate’s favored pizza spot; they also have killer house-made ice cream. Flavors like: Chocolate Trail Mix, Gooey Butter Cake, and Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie will have you licking your bowl! Are you vegan or lactose intolerant? No worries, they have vegan and coconut milk-based frozen treats too!
Sidewall Pizza, Greenville’s Favorite PIzza, Is Now In Spartanburg!
158 East Main Street, Spartanburg
Hub City Scoops is a favorite with locals! They have an endless selection of flavors, plus vegan and gluten-free options!
Looking for a delicious banana split? This is where it’s waiting. Follow them on social media for fun events held at the shop.
Hub City Scoops was voted “Best of the Best Spartanburg” for its ice cream and desserts in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020!
Frozen Yogurt In Spartanburg, SC
1855 East Main Street, Spartanburg
Self-serve frozen yogurt with over 80 topping options is what will greet you when you walk in the door at Twisty’s. If you are looking for a drinkable option, they also have delicious protein smoothies. The Berry Up is my favorite!
Non-Dairy Treats In Spartanburg, SC
We recently polled readers and asked them what local place had the best-shaved ice treat. Pinguinos won by a landslide, and once you try them, you’ll understand why. The shaved ice part is no different than most other places. It’s the fresh fruit syrups and coconut cream that tops the ice that makes the difference. These Mexican treats are known as Raspados, and locals can’t seem to get enough.
Read more about The Shaved Ice That Will Ruin You for the Rest
Pelican Snoballs are gluten-free, dairy-free (excluding the snocream options), nut-free, and guaranteed NOT to stain kids’ clothing! Outdoor seating is the only option at any of the Pelican’s locations, so make sure to check the weather before you head out. Most of them have a play area for kids to enjoy.
PRO-TIP: Purchase a bottle of water and a cup of plain shaved ice. You will never look at plain water the same again.
Is your favorite spot for a frozen treat on our list? If not, share it in the comments!