Everybody know when you're at the beach – especially Myrtle Beach – you need to indulge in ice cream! Fortunately, there is no shortage of options at Myrtle Beach, as we tour the best ice cream in Myrtle Beach.
Mouth-watering seafood, sunny beaches, and thrilling activities for the whole family – after a long day of having fun in Myrtle Beach, what’s the one thing you want to top off your experience? You're looking where to find the best cream in Myrtle Beach, of course!
As of the South’s biggest tourist destinations, Myrtle Beach is home to a range of delicious ice cream shops, many of which feature other sweet and savory desserts. Here's where you can surely find some of the best ice cream in Myrtle Beach, with unique shops guaranteed to put a smile on your face and in your kids’ bellies!
1316 Celebrity Cir Suite #171, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Located within Broadway at the Beach, Kilwins Myrtle Beach is a popular chain that offers hand-crafted chocolates, fudge, and ice cream. Their ice cream is made fresh in-store every day using the finest ingredients, and they have a wide range of flavors to choose from. Blueberry waffle cone and Georgia peach are great options for those who enjoy fruity flavors in their ice cream, while a lineup of chocolate-leaning flavors like turtle cheesecake and New Orleans praline pecan never fail to satisfy! Kilwins is easily a top purveyor of the best ice cream in Myrtle Beach for groups with diverse tastes.
Sweet Molly's Creamery
1205 Celebrity Cir #145, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
4728F Hwy 17 S, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Sweet Molly's is a family-owned and operated ice cream shop with two Myrtle Beach locations offering handmade ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt. Their ice cream is made fresh in small batches, and they have over 30 flavors to choose from.
Known for their BIG Sweet Sundaes, Molly’s scoops up mouth-watering buckets like the BIG Crazy Unicorn, a gigantic cup teeming with cotton candy ice cream, gummy bears, sprinkles, and marshmallow cream. The BIG Smashed Cookie is another popular choice, combining cookie dough, chocolate cookies, fudge, and vanilla ice cream. You’ll definitely want to share some of the best ice cream in Myrtle Beach in sundae form with a large group!
Kirk's 1890 Ice Cream Parlor
2500 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Kirk's 1890 Ice Cream Parlor is a historic ice cream shop in Myrtle Beach that has been serving up sweet treats since, you guessed it, 1890! They offer a wide variety of ice cream flavors, as well as sundaes, milkshakes, and banana splits. As you enjoy scoops of blackberry cheesecake, chunky monkey chocolate, and strawberry swirl, take time to peruse the old school memorabilia. If you're looking for the best ice cream in Myrtle Beach, Kirk's raises the competition with its vintage games, soda fountain chairs, and photos reminiscent of a 1950s soda shop.
Original Painter's Homemade Ice Cream
2408 Hwy 17 S #4344, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Original Painter's is a local favorite that has been serving up homemade ice cream cakes in Myrtle Beach for over 50 years. They offer over 30 flavors of ice cream, as well as sorbet and frozen yogurt. Enjoy a slice of Reese’s ice cream cake, red velvet cake, or lemon sensation cake. The photos of ice cream and cakes on the ice cream shop’s Instagram page will indubitably inspire a desire for ice cream! The best ice cream in Myrtle Beach awaits you in your next waffle cone at Painter's!
Mad Myrtle's Ice Creamery
918 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Only a two-minute walk from Myrtle Beach’s SkyWheel, Mad Myrtle's is a fun and funky ice cream shop that offers unique flavors like cotton candy and bubble gum. Contrary to the Myrtle Beach ice cream shop’s namesake, you won’t find any mad people here! Mad Myrtle’s continues to serve some of the best ice cream in Myrtle Beach, happily scooping double or triple scoops with different combinations of flavors like moose tracks, peach yogurt, and butter pecan.
Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar
1220 Moser Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If the ice cream at Mad Myrtle’s didn’t drive you bonkers for ice cream, the Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar will finish the job! Perhaps you’ve encountered one of these innovative milkshake bars in another town; if this is your first time, you’re in for a real treat! Adults may veer toward the Boozy Masons, infused with alcoholic ice cream in the same signature Mason jar.
Non-alcoholic fan favorites include But First, Coffee, and Butter My Waffle. The first option is inspired from coffee flavored ice cream swirled in chocolate and marshmallow, rolled in crushed Oreos and topped with an entire donut. The latter, which sounds just as heart-stoppingly scrumptious, comes with smashed Butterfinger bars, sea salt caramel sauce, sugar pearl waffle, and all the chocolate fudge you could ever want. Plan to take a nice mid-day nap on the beach with your family after indulging in this special treat.
Meyer’s Ice Cream Parlor
1906 US-17 BUS, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Just across from Ocean Lakes Campground, Meyer’s Ice Cream Parlor is our pick for ice cream in Surfside Beach, just south of Myrtle Beach. Choose from more than 50 flavors, including strawberry and pineapple dole whip, peppermint hot chocolate, and Christmas sugar cookie. Flavors change as frequently as the seasons, and Myrtle Beach visitors can always expect the finest and highest quality of ingredients in their sundaes and ice cream cone concoctions.
Choosing the perfect Myrtle Beach ice cream shop from this list will likely be one of the toughest decisions you’ll make on vacation. In which case, better to try them all! Let us know which flavors reign supreme at your favorite pick from our list of shops scooping the best ice cream in Myrtle Beach. You can also read more to learn about the best restaurants in Myrtle Beach, should you deem that a proper meals should come before desert!