No matter your age, who couldn’t use a chilled treat right about now? Whether an iced latte or frozen dessert is your choice of how to cool off on hot summer days, we’ve got a great roundup of East Coast Florida spots to find your favorites and discover new ones. Take a peek at these picks for new businesses and items, expansions and pop ups that proffer sundaes, shaved ice, popsicles, lemonade and more.
Foxtail Coffee Co.
Winter Park, Florida-born Foxtail Coffee Co. just opened its 41st location and first in South Florida. While its Boca Raton addition sticks to the classics like Cubano cold brew for now, its Ponte Vedra expansion, Foxtail’s first Northeast Florida location that debuted earlier in summer, also serves Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream flavors such as peach and blueberry lemon swirl.
Perhaps most famous for its destination mall and namesake luxury resort, Boca Raton also delights snowbirds and locals alike for its arts, entertainment venues and proximity to down-home Delray Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Ponte Vedra is among the geographic jewels now represented by ONE Sotheby’s following its recent acquisition of First Coast SIR in Northeast Florida. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
One Sothebys International Realty Expands to Northeast Florida
Churn & Scoop
How does a father of twin toddlers occupy them in summer? Open his own ice cream shop in their neighborhood, naturally. That’s exactly what the founder of Fort Lauderdale’s pending Churn & Scoop has in order by season’s end. Options will include artisanal soft and hard ice cream made with local ingredients and richer butterfat content.
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Victoria Park | Fort Lauderdale Beach | Las Olas
Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw, a gourmet ice cream company in Oregon with two Miami locations, introduced the Veggies You Crave series. Five flavors transform traditional savory sides into sweet treats. Twist your tastebuds with Carrot Cake Batter/Pralined Hazelnuts, Spinach Cake/Chocolate Tahini Fudge, Green Fennel/Maple, Charred Corn Curd/Cotija and Red Chili Curry/Makrut Lime.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Wynwood Midtown | Brickell | Coconut Grove
Surfin’ Turtle Ice Cream Shoppe
Under new ownership, Satellite Beach’s Surfin’ Turtle Ice Cream Shoppe still offers its signature entertainment—shelled pets like Krosne the red-footed tortoise. They’re a great distraction as little ones lick away on Disney-inspired Dole Whips with shredded coconut. Also grab spoons to share loaded concoctions like banana splits and strawberry cheesecake boats.
Named for the Kennedy Space Center, site of NASA’s SpaceX rocket launches, the Space Coast occupies much of Brevard County. It attracts surfers, cruise passengers (Port Canaveral) and nature lovers looking for pristine white beaches where sea turtles nest. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Pop Shack 561
Founded by a Palm Beach County native for small-batch popsicles and shaved ice that are free of gluten, dairy and peanuts, Pop Shack 561 is on the move. Find its Shave Shack summer pop up at West Palm Beach’s the Square to sample the Kooks pineapple boat with vegan banana ice cream, spirulina-infused lemonade, mango syrup and more.
West Palm Beach sits on the mainland directly across from the island of Palm Beach. The growing city has become a destination in its own right for convention and performing art centers, hip restaurants and shopping of all kinds from major brands to vintage wares. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Cones & Coffee
Take your pick at Jupiter’s Cones & Coffee, a collaboration between local premier purveyors Pumphouse Coffee Roasters and Coral Cones. Try refreshing seasonal sips such as cold brew lemonade and coconut lattes and homemade ice cream (raspberry haze, banana pudding, moose tracks, cookies n’ cream) on homemade waffle cones or in floats and sundaes.