20 Orlando ice cream spots you'll want to try this summer

July marks the beginning of National Ice Cream Month, and what better way to celebrate than highlighting the best ice cream joints in town? These spots offer sweet treats that will keep you satisfied all summer.

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Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
3114 Corrine Drive, 321-226-8685 
If you’re craving local, handcrafted ice cream or sorbet, Kelly’s is the spot. With unconventional flavors, like the blue velvet-based “Cookie Monster,” rotating seasonal picks, like Pumpkin and Candy Cane, and classic favorites, there is a scoop for everyone. The company also has an ice cream truck that travels around Central Florida. 
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Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

3114 Corrine Drive, 321-226-8685
If you’re craving local, handcrafted ice cream or sorbet, Kelly’s is the spot. With unconventional flavors, like the blue velvet-based “Cookie Monster,” rotating seasonal picks, like Pumpkin and Candy Cane, and classic favorites, there is a scoop for everyone. The company also has an ice cream truck that travels around Central Florida.
Photo via Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream/Facebook
407 Cafe
6784 Lake Ellenor Dr, (407) 296-0044 
407 Cafe prides itself in having the best gelato and crepes in the Central Florida area. All of the gelato is handmade and you can even order a gelato shake.  This spot also offers mini sweet treats, including small pastries and macaroons, and a full service menu. In a hurry? Grab some “TOGO gelato.” 
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407 Cafe

6784 Lake Ellenor Dr, (407) 296-0044
407 Cafe prides itself in having the best gelato and crepes in the Central Florida area. All of the gelato is handmade and you can even order a gelato shake. This spot also offers mini sweet treats, including small pastries and macaroons, and a full service menu. In a hurry? Grab some “TOGO gelato.”
Photo via 407 Cafe/Facebook
Domu
East End Market, 3201 Corrine Dr Suite 100 (407) 960-1228 
Domu’s soft-serve cones are tastefully small, not the giant whoppers you’ll find some places, but that’s fitting in a bar/restaurant. They serve as appetite-whetters or meal-enders, not the main event. But like most dishes served in Sonny Nguyen’s realm, this ice cream packs a concentrated punch of flavor. Tastes rotate constantly, but recent featured flavors have been Vietnamese coffee, raw milk with honeycomb, and taro studded with Fruity Pebbles. 
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Domu

East End Market, 3201 Corrine Dr Suite 100 (407) 960-1228
Domu’s soft-serve cones are tastefully small, not the giant whoppers you’ll find some places, but that’s fitting in a bar/restaurant. They serve as appetite-whetters or meal-enders, not the main event. But like most dishes served in Sonny Nguyen’s realm, this ice cream packs a concentrated punch of flavor. Tastes rotate constantly, but recent featured flavors have been Vietnamese coffee, raw milk with honeycomb, and taro studded with Fruity Pebbles.
Photo via Domu/Facebook
Edy’s Ice Cream and Subs
7527 International Dr, (407) 355-0508 
Edy’s has been a favorite for so many families for decades. Whether you prefer classic or slow churned ice cream, the storefront on I-Drive has something for everyone, offering flavors that highlight chocolate, vanilla, fruit and other fun flavors. It also offers sugar-free and yogurt options. 
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Edy’s Ice Cream and Subs

7527 International Dr, (407) 355-0508
Edy’s has been a favorite for so many families for decades. Whether you prefer classic or slow churned ice cream, the storefront on I-Drive has something for everyone, offering flavors that highlight chocolate, vanilla, fruit and other fun flavors. It also offers sugar-free and yogurt options.
Photo via Edy’s/Facebook
Gelato Fiasco
25 W Crystal Lake St #160, (407) 203-6828 
This Maine-based franchise offers more than 20 flavors of gelato and sorbetto made fresh every day. The owners bring some of their favorite Maine recipes to Orlando so that locals can enjoy some signature treats from the Northeast. Bonus: the creamy gelato also comes in homemade waffle cones. 
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Gelato Fiasco

25 W Crystal Lake St #160, (407) 203-6828
This Maine-based franchise offers more than 20 flavors of gelato and sorbetto made fresh every day. The owners bring some of their favorite Maine recipes to Orlando so that locals can enjoy some signature treats from the Northeast. Bonus: the creamy gelato also comes in homemade waffle cones.
Photo via Gelato Fiasco/Facebook
Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream
11036 International Dr, (407) 477-1212 
Ginther’s provides soft serve swirls to cool down your summer days. Top them off with sprinkles, toppings or dips. Still not satisfied? Choose from a variety of mouthwatering sundaes and specialties, including a banana boat or parfait. 
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Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream

11036 International Dr, (407) 477-1212
Ginther’s provides soft serve swirls to cool down your summer days. Top them off with sprinkles, toppings or dips. Still not satisfied? Choose from a variety of mouthwatering sundaes and specialties, including a banana boat or parfait.
Photo via ginthersswirls/Instagram
Goff’s Drive In
25 W Crystal Lake St #160, (407) 203-6828 
Goff’s has become an Orlando staple. Many Orlando residents go to Goff’s not only for the ice cream but for the memories. This little walk-up ice cream stand has been around since 1948, and is still serving up the best sundaes on Sundays to this day. 
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Goff’s Drive In

25 W Crystal Lake St #160, (407) 203-6828
Goff’s has become an Orlando staple. Many Orlando residents go to Goff’s not only for the ice cream but for the memories. This little walk-up ice cream stand has been around since 1948, and is still serving up the best sundaes on Sundays to this day.
Photo via lemmegetme407/Instagram
DaJen’s Vegan Cafe & Creamery
323 E Kennedy Blvd Suite F, Eatonville, FL (407) 286-4983 
Jenn's "Rum Raisin' the Roof" Irie Cream is so crazy-creamy it's converted non-vegans. (And the raisins are soaked in rum for three weeks). She brings Jamaican flare to Orlando and offers some pretty good grub, too. 
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DaJen’s Vegan Cafe & Creamery

323 E Kennedy Blvd Suite F, Eatonville, FL (407) 286-4983
Jenn's "Rum Raisin' the Roof" Irie Cream is so crazy-creamy it's converted non-vegans. (And the raisins are soaked in rum for three weeks). She brings Jamaican flare to Orlando and offers some pretty good grub, too.
Photo via DaJen Eats/Facebook
The Greenery Creamery
420 E. Church St, (407) 286-1084 
They get a lot of attention for their black ice cream (including from us), but we really love Greenery Creamery for their equal attention to vegan flavors and their sparkly crystal toppings. If Jem & the Holograms were an ice cream cone, they'd be a strawberry-rose and cherry-almond double dip with house-made crystals and sprinkles. 
Photo via The Greenery Creamery/Facebook

The Greenery Creamery

420 E. Church St, (407) 286-1084
They get a lot of attention for their black ice cream (including from us), but we really love Greenery Creamery for their equal attention to vegan flavors and their sparkly crystal toppings. If Jem & the Holograms were an ice cream cone, they'd be a strawberry-rose and cherry-almond double dip with house-made crystals and sprinkles.
Photo via The Greenery Creamery/Facebook
I.CE.NY
4954 New Broad St, (407) 853-4532 
Indulge in some rolled or smashed ice cream that features your favorite toppings at I.CE.NY. The freezing technique used to make this ice cream results in a smooth, fun texture unlike other ice cream shops. Watch as your treat gets rolled into curled cylinders and topped off with your favorite candies and even cereal, like the “Fruity Loops,” which consists of a sweet cream base, Fruit Loops, rainbow sprinkles and Airheads. 
Photo via I.CE.NY/Facebook

I.CE.NY

4954 New Broad St, (407) 853-4532
Indulge in some rolled or smashed ice cream that features your favorite toppings at I.CE.NY. The freezing technique used to make this ice cream results in a smooth, fun texture unlike other ice cream shops. Watch as your treat gets rolled into curled cylinders and topped off with your favorite candies and even cereal, like the “Fruity Loops,” which consists of a sweet cream base, Fruit Loops, rainbow sprinkles and Airheads.
Photo via I.CE.NY/Facebook