It’s no secret that Central Florida boasts a lengthy and often intense summer season. Temperatures regularly peak in the upper 90’s, making perfect weather for beach trips, boat outings, and other outdoor water activities. But as the summer heats up each year, we are rewarded for the heat by cooling off with some seriously delicious frozen treats.

Here’s a breakdown of some of our most loved frozen treat hot spots around Orlando:

1. The Pop Parlour

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The Pop Parlor specializes in gourmet popsicles that are seriously delicious. They offer a rotating menu of creative flavor creations that are the perfect antidote to the unrelenting summer afternoons in Central Florida. They are an Orlando based shop who’s mission is to delight customers with delicious pops made from local, all-natural and organic ingredients. Champagne Mango, Lavender Lemonade, Strawberry Balsamic, and Sweet Tea are just some of the unique flavors they have offered.

2. The Soda Fountain

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Nestled in the pedestrian friendly neighborhood of College Park, The Soda Fountain is a retro styled ice cream shop with lots of character and a great mix of beloved classics and tasty new flavors. Get your favorite flavors served up in a cone or cup, or spun into a rich, creamy smooth milkshake. And if you’re looking for some tasty treats for your next BBQ, they rent out an Ice Cream cart with over 200 servings of sweet scoops.

3. Kelley’s Homemade Ice Cream

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Kelley’s Homemade Ice Cream is a local shop and a beloved staple in Audubon Park. Located just a couple doors down from the infamous Blue Bird Bake Shop, they offer handcrafted ice cream treats. It’s a family favorite with tasty flavors including Cake Batter n’ Sprinkles, Key Lime, Mexican Chocolate, Fire Ball and more. They also have an Ice Cream food truck that travels the Central Florida area and they may be coming to a neighborhood near you.

4. Simka’s Sweets

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Proudly operating as the only Kosher ice cream parlor in the Greater Orlando Area, Simka’s Sweets serves up some cool confections in Clermont’s Cagan Crossings. Featuring premium ice cream, gourmet coffee, homemade waffle cones and other decadent desserts, this is a must eat for nearby residents. They offer 12 Blue Bunny Ice Cream flavors and a rewards program for frequent diners – buy 10 items and receive a free cone.

5. Twisted Bliss Ice Cream

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Just across the street from scenic Lake Formosa, Twisted Bliss Ice Cream is an Italian Ice, Gelati and Ice Cream shop in Ivanhoe Village. Visit their colorful storefront to grab a tasty treat and enjoy their funky atmosphere and complimentary wifi.

If you’re looking for a way to cool down this summer and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time, the Central Florida area has plenty of tasty treats to choose from. But don’t just take our word for it, go and try them out for yourself!

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