The summer season may be coming to a close, but our love for ice cream remains as strong as ever. In Williamsburg, every month is “Ice Cream Month” and the city celebrates this sweet treat with enthusiasm. If there’s one place that can be considered the capital of ice cream delights in Virginia, it’s Prince George Street – a true Ice Cream Heaven. And if you want to stay right in the heart of all the offerings, the Fife and Drum Inn, a historic boutique Inn, is the perfect choice. Let’s explore the diverse ice cream options this delightful area has to offer!
Creamy and Rich Frozen Custard at Retro’s Good Eats
One of the creamiest and richest ice cream offerings in the world is frozen custard. At Retro’s Good Eats, you can indulge in freshly frozen custard made from cream specially shipped in from happy cows in Pennsylvania. What sets frozen custard apart is its higher freezing point, which eliminates those unwanted ice crystals. With the elimination of conventional corn syrups, the taste is cleaner and the flavor is full-bodied and rich. Served soft in a cup or cone, the base flavors are Chocolate and Vanilla. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, they also offer a wide variety of sundae toppings and create 35 flavors of thick, memorable shakes.
Baskin Robins: A Downtown Ice Cream Mainstay
Across the street and next to the Peanut Shop, you’ll find Baskin Robins, a long-standing favorite in downtown Williamsburg. With thirty-one fabulous flavors, they constantly introduce new creations to match the changing seasons. Baskin Robins has been in the ice cream business since 1945 and has created over 1300 unique and delicious flavors. Their frozen cakes, layered with cake and ice cream, are a true delight and come in various combinations and themes for all occasions. What’s more, they also offer gluten-free, non-dairy, and vegan options. You can enjoy your ice cream inside or outside, while sitting under the shade of a beautiful tree. And don’t forget – there is adjacent parking for your convenience!
Kilwin’s: Small-Batch, Super-Premium Ice Cream
Just across the street from Perfectly Natural Soap, you’ll find Kilwin’s. Their ice cream is made in small batches using fresh milk and creams from family farms. Kosher certified, Kilwin’s offers over forty original flavors that rotate daily. This “super-premium” ice cream is a rich, high-quality treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth. And the enticing smell of freshly baked waffle cones will make it impossible to resist. If you’re looking for something different, they also have frozen Greek yogurt, sorbettos, and no-sugar-added ice creams.
Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches at The Barkery
A short walk from the Sweet Tea Boutique, on the other side of Boundary Street, awaits a unique ice cream experience at The Barkery. Here you can taste the extraordinary Nightingale Ice Cream sandwiches, handcrafted by a Belgian chef in Richmond. These frozen confections feature homemade cookies made with the freshest ingredients, complemented by gourmet ice cream. With four combinations to choose from, it’s impossible to pick a favorite. Once you try them, you’ll find yourself going back for more!
Aroma’s Coffee Shop: The “Dog Street Chill” for Coffee Lovers
If you need a caffeine fix along with your ice cream, Aroma’s Coffee Shop, next to the Campus Shop, has just what you’re looking for. Their signature drink, the “Dog Street Chill,” combines two shots of espresso with vanilla ice cream and your choice of flavored syrups. It’s the perfect way to get that refreshing kick of cold deliciousness any time of the day.
Treat Yourself to Endless Ice Cream Delights in Williamsburg
With ice cream options on every corner, you’ll need more than just a day to try them all! But don’t worry, the Fife and Drum Inn is conveniently located on Prince George Street, right in the heart of all the ice cream action. You’re just a short trip away, or even a 3-minute walk, from indulging in tantalizing ice cream treats to end your day on a sweet note.
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