You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream (especially in Destin)! Seriously, though, there’s nothing better than a cold ice cream treat on a hot beach day. Whether it’s typical scoop ice cream, frozen yogurt, Taiwan shaved ice, or Thai rolled ice cream, a frozen snack is a must while on vacation in a tropical paradise. Destin is home to a variety of wonderful ice cream shops, including two that offer a unique cultural dessert experience for your tastebuds. Check out these two unique Destin ice cream shops while vacationing on the Emerald Coast for a fun and tasty experience. And don’t forget—Ocean Reef Resorts guests receive special discounts at each spot as a part of our Reef Rewards program.
Taiwan Ice Cream & Poke
34940 Emerald Coast Pkwy UNIT 181, Destin, FL 32541
Located in the Shoppes at Paradise Isle on Emerald Coast Parkway in Destin, Taiwan Ice Cream & Poke serves a one-of-a-kind combination of Taiwan shaved ice and Hawaiian dishes. Taiwan shaved ice is made with a mound of fine ice shavings with your choice of toppings. Taiwan Ice Cream & Poke uses an ice shaver from Taiwan and has a variety of tasty toppings to choose from, including strawberry, fruity pebbles, mango boba, tapioca, and more. One reviewer said, “First time trying Taiwan shaved ice! It was so good, especially with the toppings I chose! Fresh strawberries and pineapple, strawberry and mango boba, and condensed milk!” Whether you go for the poke, the shaved ice, or the regular scoop ice cream (because they offer that, too), Taiwan Ice Cream & Poke is a must-try while in Destin. And, of course, when you stay at an Ocean Reef vacation rental, you will receive a 10% discount!
Frozen Dune Rolled Ice Cream & Coffee
2052 Scenic Gulf Dr #103, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Do you know what’s even better than regular ice cream? Thai rolled ice cream. And this is exactly what Frozen Dune Rolled Ice Cream & Coffee in Miramar Beach offers! You might be thinking, “How is rolled ice cream any different than regular ice cream?” Well, it is! Not only is the Instagram-worthy ice cream super cool looking, but it’s also made differently. Instead of a simple frozen scoop placed in a cup or cone, this “stir-fried” ice cream is made by pouring a liquid base onto a frozen pan, freezing the mixture in less than a minute. Your toppings are added, and the ice cream is then rolled into tubes of tasty goodness and packed tightly into a cup right in front of you. The result is pretty and delicious—and the shop’s customers certainly think so, too! Many reviewers praise the “amazing” and “super delicious” rolled ice cream with “generous portions.” In addition to rolled ice cream, you can also get coffee and boba tea. As an Ocean Reef Rewards guest, you will receive a 10% discount when you visit Frozen Dune Rolled Ice Cream & Coffee, so don’t miss out on this awesome experience.
Vacations are great for trying new things—including unique desserts. When you’re on the Emerald Coast, don’t forget to visit these unique ice cream shops to enhance your vacation experience. Also, be sure to browse our Destin vacation rentals, so you can enjoy all the Reef Rewards, which include much more than discounted ice cream!
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