Summer is coming to an end, but being in the South means that we can expect a few more weeks, if not months, of warm, sunny weather. Escaping to the beach is a great way to keep cool during the summer, but if you want to skip out on the sand and sea, there’s another, sweeter way to beat the heat. Ice cream is great year-round, but it’s even more enjoyable during the hotter months. Treating yourself to a nice scoop, or two, of ice cream will help you stay nice and cool while you satisfy your sweet tooth. If you’re wondering where you can go to indulge with some ice cream on the island, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a brief guide to ice cream on Tybee.
Ben & Jerry’s
Tybee is home to a locally-owned and operated Ben & Jerry’s ice cream shop. The shop boasts more than 10 original flavors to choose from, in addition to sorbet. All of their ice-cream is kosher and non-GMO, with vegan and dairy-free options available, so there’s something for everyone. All the more reason to give this famous ice creamery a try.
Tybee’s Seaside Sweets is known throughout the region for their artisanal gelato Italian ice cream. Free from artificial ingredients, Seaside Sweets’ ice cream is truly a cut above. All flavors are made in-house using real fruits, roasted nuts, spices, liqueurs, imported chocolates, coffees and teas. With so many fresh, quality ingredients, you can really taste the difference at Seaside Sweets. Stop by their shop before summer ends.
Beau & Arrow’s Frozen Yogurt
So frozen yogurt and ice cream aren’t exactly the same thing, but they’re close enough right? Like ice cream, froyo is a cold, sweet treat, so Beau & Arrow’s is worth including in this round-up. They have a variety of fun flavors to enjoy and a great assortment of decadent toppings. Succumb to FOMO and try this froyo!
Sugar Shack is a Tybee Island staple, having been open on the isle for more than 45 years. It started out as a humble ice cream shack only open a few hours a day during the summer. It’s grown into a full-on, year-round operation serving take-out meals in addition to the delicious ice cream. Offering cones, shakes, splits, malts, floats and frosties, Sugar Shack has it all. Make sure to check them out soon.
Looking for more places to eat and drink on Tybee? Take a look at our Where to Eat page.