Whether you prefer your frozen treat as an ice cream sandwich, as frozen yogurt in a cup, or topped with your favorite goodies, the Outer Banks has something delicious to offer. 

Surfin’ Spoon

Red frozen yogurt in a cup

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Surfin’ Spoon offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors. They usually have some that are low or no fat and even some with no added sugar. They also serve up sorbets and have delicious ice cream sandwiches. A local favorite is the Killa’ Key Lime – a seasonal spring flavor with graham cracker flavored cookies and key lime ice cream. They even have children’s books about Sebi the Surfin’ Spoon and his adventures in the OBX. 

More info: https://www.surfinspoon.com/ 

Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard & Beach Fries

Ice cream sundae

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You know you want fries AND ice cream. So hit up a spot where you can get both! Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard is known for this delicious combo and the fact that its custard is extra thick and creamy because of the special machine they use to churn it – which they do on an hourly basis so your custard is super fresh. 

More info: http://www.killdevilscustard.com/ 

Booty Treats Ice Cream & Shakes

Rainbow Shaved Ice

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A pirate’s booty worth of sugary sweetness awaits you at Booty Treats. The ice cream shop has many flavors of ice cream, lots of shaved ice flavors, and their special mini melts toppings. You can also top your shaved ice with the mini melts for an extra yummy treat. There are two locations – a Big Booty and a Lil’ Booty in Nags Head where you can get these frozen goodies.

More info: https://www.bootytreats.com/

Coastal Creamery OBX

Belgian Waffle Topped with Ice Cream

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Not only does Coastal Creamery OBX offer scrumptious treats, they’re also located right next to Kitty Hawk Water Sports, where the kids can ride bumper boats so it’s a great place to spend a warm summer evening. They even have Belgian waffles that you can top with your choice of toppings and a scoop of ice cream. 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/coastalcreameryobx/

Holy Cow Creamery

Ice Cream Cones

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We talked about Holy Cow back on National Donut Day list for their donut ice cream panini and we’re including it in our favorite frozen treats list for that reason – and because they have a whole list of amazing gelato options. 

More info: https://www.facebook.com/Holy-Cow-Creamery-100910492180780/ 

The Spot

Acai Bowl

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The Spot is known for its acai bowls. They also have amazing smoothies, ice cream, shakes, and sundaes. They have locations in Kitty Hawk and in Nags Head. So, they have exactly what you’re in the mood for – whether that’s a delicious, healthy option, or a decadent dessert! 

More info: ​​https://www.thespotobx.com/

John’s Drive In 

Soft Serve

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Jonh’s Drive In has been an Outer Banks institution for ice cream since the 70’s and it’s still a local favorite. They have soft serve and some of the area’s absolute best milkshakes. Plus you can get burgers, seafood, or a sandwich too! 

More info: https://www.johnsdrivein.com/