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Six Impressive Local Ice Cream Shops

With summer still in full swing these hot and humid days call for something sweet! Luckily for you, the Alabama Gulf Coast boasts a number of ice cream shops where you can try your favorite shakes, sundaes and classic cones. 

The Yard Milkshake Bar

This unique shake shack offers one-of-a-kind milkshakes, eight flavors of edible cookie dough and over 50 toppings for you to choose from. If you like your shakes to come with its very own slice of cheesecake or brownie on top, then The Yard Milkshake Bar is the one for you. 

Nothing is off limits when you can get a souvenir jar rolled in icing and topped with your favorite candy and we wouldn’t want it any other way. 

Del’s Ice Cream

Take it back to the days of your childhood when you visit Del’s Ice Cream and treat yourself to the award-winning, locally sourced Cammie’s Old Dutch ice cream. 

Del’s offers 36 unique, homemade flavors in-store and rotates through 80 additional flavors every day. You’ll be able to try every flavor from banana pudding and cappuccino crunch to glazed donut and carrot cake!

If you’re looking for something a little different, they also offer sugar-free options and dairy-free sorbets. This cool and refreshing treat comes in flavors such as blue raspberry, mango, and daiquiri ice.

Kilwins Orange Beach 

Handcrafted fudge, caramel covered apples and premium ice cream as far as the eye can see! You can expect that and more from Kilwins at The Wharf in Orange Beach. Whether you like unique flavors such as apple pie or want to venture out and try a scoop of coconut, you won’t be disappointed. 

Not only do they offer28 flavors of their Original Recipe Ice Cream along with their own hand-crafted waffle cones, but you can also expect seasonal rotations of additional flavors, delicious confections and unique treats themed for major holidays. 

Southern Grind Coffee House

Their Chicken Pesto Panini and French Dip might be what some people come for, but the regulars know the desserts are what keep you coming back. Indulge in an incredibly authentic Italian gelateria experience at Southern Grind Coffee House in Orange Beach.

With the variety of different creamy and fruity flavors, Southern Grind offers some of the best Italian ice and gelato options by the beach. Drop by one of their two locations in Orange Beach for a cup and try one of their signature cinnamon rolls or freshly baked cookies while you’re at it. 

Yumm Twister & Ice Cream

Now this is what you call ice cream with a twist! Yumm Twister & Ice Cream might be fairly new to the area of Gulf Shores but it got everyone talking. Their specialty, a Twister Cake, is mostly known and a favorite dessert in Hungary and Romania. 

They are freshly baked, can be rolled in toppings like sugar or Oreo crumbles and then are filled with your choice of ice cream. Go the extra mile and ask about their spreads like Nutella, whipped cream cheese or peanut butter! You won’t regret it. 

Kayden’s Candy Factory

This place might have candy in the name, but their ice cream is nothing to pass up. A fan favorite for locals and visitors alike, Kayden’s Candy Factory always provides the coolest sweet treat experience.

Customers are able to sample all 30 different types of ice cream and decide how they want to mix and match or keep it simple with a single scoop. Or go big and treat yourself by turning it in to a milkshake or brownie sundae. 


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