Anna Maria Island Top Seven Ice Cream Shops

Island Ice Cream on Anna Maria Island

This information page provides Anna Maria Island top ten ice cream shops.  Well summer is here once again!  Nothing is better than spending a day on the beach soaking up the warm Florida Sun, and swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. One of my favorite things to do after a day at the beach, and one of the best ways to cool down during the summer heat on Anna Maria Island is to grab an ice cream treat.  So I spent the day traveling the Island in search of the best ice cream and candy treats in the area.

Joe’s Eats & Sweets – Bradenton Beach

Joe’s Eats & Sweets in Bradenton Beach has been a local favorite for over 20 years, serving over 50 flavors of handmade ice cream, and specialty treats like their famous chocolate covered bananas, key lime pie on a stick, and much more.  Stop in and try my favorite ice cream “Blue Moon” it is very sweet and tasty.

Holy Cow Ice Cream – Holmes Beach

Holy Cow Ice Cream in Holmes Beach is another must stop offering over 30 flavors of ice cream as well as soft serve, and slush puppies.  The tiki lounge and kids area is a great place to enjoy a cool treat with the family. While your there don’t forget to try some handmade chocolates.

Tyler’s Ice Cream – Cortez Village

Located in Historical Cortez Village, Tyler’s homemade Ice Cream has been a local favorite for the last 25 years.  Over three hundred flavors have been created since Tyler’s opened in 1984.  Stop in and try some of Tyler’s old fashion gourmet ice cream.  You won’t be disappointed!

Dips Ice Cream – Anna Maria

Dips Ice Cream on Gulf Drive in the City of Anna Maria is the perfect spot for ice cream and candy.  Dips serves 32 flavors of ice cream, as well as 2 flavors of soft serve, Italian ice, and an amazing selection of candy.  This family ice cream shop has been voted #1 ice cream by the Anna Maria Island Sun 8 times already!

Big Olaf  Creamery / Cream of AMI – Bradenton Beach

Big Olaf Creamery in Bradenton Beach is under new ownership and is now called The Cream of Anna Maria offering 32 Flavors of ice cream, including popular flavors like blueberry cheesecake, and rum raisin.  From what I hear, tropical fruit smoothies are coming soon as well.

Sweet Berries Frozen Custard & Eatery – Bradenton

Sweet Berries is located just a couple of short miles off Anna Maria Island on Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton.  Serving up the finest frozen custard, soups, salads, and sandwiches it’s worth the trip!  Ask them about their flavor of the month.

Two Scoops Ice Cream – Anna Maria

Located just across the street from the Anna Maria City Pier, Two Scoops Ice Cream is a convenient place to grab an ice cream cone, milkshake, or a sandwich.  Grab a cool treat and take a stroll along the boardwalk by the bay.