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Every Day is Ice Cream Day

Tomorrow we can eat veggies, today is for ice cream.

The Kissimmee ice cream scene is hotter than ever! With so many places to indulge in, you can get back to your diet when you get home. You can walk off the calories at our world-famous attractions, so go ahead get another scoop or two - treat yo'self!

While visiting Kissimmee you'll find all sorts of water activities to cool off, from water parks to kayaking in the headwaters of the Everglades, but how about cooling off with a frozen dessert?

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month and established National Ice Cream Day to be the third Sunday in the month of July. This year's National Ice Cream Day falls on July 16th, so come discover some of Kissimmee's frozen favorites here and get ready for the ultimate sugar rush.  

Abracadabra Ice Cream Factory

Poof - ice cream! Abracadabra uses liquid nitrogen to flash freeze your very own ice cream creation within seconds, right before your very own eyes. With temperatures reaching 328 below zero, this is sure to be a cool treat!  

Located at 520 N. Main Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744.

Insider Tip: Fun flavors include Carebear, Godfather, Midnight Craving, and more. 

Coquitos Ice Cream Shop

A modern ice cream/coffee shop with unique, homemade ice cream with exotic flavors. Regulars of this shop say the ice cream is truly reminiscent of those found on beach carts in the Caribbean. Tamarind, soursop, piña colada, guava, coconut, passion fruit and more. An ice cream sundae on top, bottom left is a row of jars of candy, and the bottom right is a sundae and row of candy.Located at 1327 E. Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744.

Insider Tip: Explore the exotic flavors of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean - we're partial to the passion fruit, guava and tamarind. ¡Qué rico! 

Kilwins Celebration

This iconic spot is famous for "down-home confections" features relaxing water side seating with rocking chairs - let's all take a collective "ahhhhh."A hand holding an ice cream in a waffle cone from Kilwin's Chocolates, Fudge, Ice cream store in Kissimmee, Florida.Located at 671 Front Street, Suite 140, Celebration, FL 34747.

Insider Tip: You can also grab your scoop to-go and take a stroll through Celebration - the "American Dream Town" designed by the Walt Disney Company.

Sweet Dreams Ice Cafe

Sweet dreams are made of this! This shop in Old Town USA features delicious homemade ice cream, banana split cheesecake, freshly baked cookies and the Americana feel of an old ice cream shop.

Located at 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Old Town, Kissimmee, FL 34746.

Insider Tip: Grab a scoop and go back in time as you marvel at classic cars. 

Sprinkles

Sprinkles Ice Cream is a brand new, but already beloved addition to Disney Springs. Handcrafted using organic California dairy and carefully selected ingredients, Sprinkles is slow churned to incorporate less air resulting in a densely creamy and intensely flavorful ice cream experience.

Located at Disney SpringsTM 1676 East Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.

Insider Tip: A single scoop of ice cream in between two cupcake tops? This is real life.

Erin McKenna's Bakery

Dairy-free and gluten-free can be delicious! Located at Disney SpringsTM, this bakery selects ingredients responsibly and keeps in mind those who cannot eat gluten, dairy, those who have soy sensitivity and most importantly, children with allergies who cannot always treat themselves. Now we can all scream for ice cream!A collage of four photos with soft served ice cream in a cone and the last photo of Erin McKennas Bakery sign.

Insider Tip: All items are dairy free, egg free, soy free, and gluten free. Order everything.

Looking for something sweet & savory? Here are some options that will satisfy both your sweet & savory tooth!

Culver's

An oldie but a goodie! Culver's has a reputation worldwide for their signature combination: Culver's ButterBurgers and Fresh Frozen Custard. Every luscious batch of frozen custard is made daily throughout the day using the same recipe George and Ruth Culver created in 1964. Tradition is full of deliciousness.A cup full of white ice cream, chocolate and caramel drizzle, walnuts, a cherry on top, and Culver's logo on the cup.Located at 3148 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee, FL 34747.

Insider tip: Culver's Frozen Custard contains less air so it's creamier and richer than regular ice cream. It's also served at a temperature that allows you to experience the flavor longer.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Full service restaurant, bar and confectionary! Steampunk themed, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is a fantastic feast for both your eyes and stomach.A glass bowl with ice cream, whip cream, Reese's Pieces, a slice of chocolate cake, candy, and covered in a caramel drizzle.Located at Universal Citywalk® 6068 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819.

Insider Tip: Try a quirky and unique flavor like Chocolate Brownie Bark, Bacon Brittle and Salted Caramel Flan.

So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to celebrate this National Ice Cream Day by indulging with a bowl, cup or cone filled with your favorite ice cream flavor!

And remember to share your Kissimmee ice cream adventures with us on social media by using #MyKissimmee!

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