We don’t need a reason to enjoy a delicious ice cream sundae, but if you’re looking for an excuse, here’s a great one: July is National Ice Cream Month, and National Ice Cream Day is the 3rd Sunday in July.
Choosing which flavor to savor is almost as difficult as choosing a shop! Here’s five of our favorite creameries:
297 Spartanburg Hwy, Lyman
Big Ben’s is your one-stop-shop for ice cream sundaes, handbaked brownies and cupcakes, milkshakes, Ben Hall’s famous banana pudding, and more. Build your own sundae, with a slice of signature cake and over 15 toppings to choose from. Stop by for a sweet treat, Tuesday through Saturday.
18981 Asheville Hwy, Campobello
“Have your [ice cream,] and eat it too” at Buck ‘N Brew. This specialty coffeeshop and ice cream parlor combo, has everything from hot fudge sundaes, handspun milkshakes, and cheerwine floats, to oreo frappes and sandwiches.
Check out their 24 flavors of ice cream, open daily. In a rush? They even have a drive-through!
158 East Main St, Spartanburg
Hub City Scoops has all sorts of ways to eat your ice cream: waffle cone, cake cones, ice cream sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, AND ICE CREAM FLIGHTS. Choose from nearly 60 rotating flavors— including non-dairy options, sugar-free flavors, and Italian ices and sherberts– from Wisconsin’s famous Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream.
Check out their exclusive National Ice Cream Day menu offerings here.
Hub City Scoops is open daily, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Or, enjoy your ice cream across the street with a stroll through the Denny’s Plaza gardens. They are also offering take-and-make kits, with your ice cream pints and toppings of choice.
114 East Rutherford St, Landrum
Sweet tooth got a craving? Hungry for breakfast or lunch? Southern Delights has it all! Head to historic Downtown Landrum, and look for the green dino…
Grab a coffee and ice cream cone to-go, then stroll downtown’s many antique shop finds. Or, enjoy your sweet treats in the air conditioning, while playing one of the cafe’s many board game offerings. Southern Delights is open Monday through Saturday, 8am-4pm.
3097 Hwy 11 West, Chesnee
Most people know Strawberry Hill U.S.A. for their fresh-picked buckets of strawberries, baskets of peaches, and other seasonal produce. BUT, right across the street, stop by the Country Cafe and Ice Cream Parlor. The cafe is open year-round for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grab a Southern bite to eat and a dessert to-go, then eat your sweet treats in a rocker on the porch.
Strawberry Hill offers 12 homemade flavors and 18 Gifford & Hershey flavors, plus milkshakes, banana splits, root beer floats, fresh berry sundaes, and more. The Ice Cream Parlor is open daily, 10am-8pm.