These 12 Ice Cream Shops In Virginia Are An Absolute Must-Try

Who doesn’t love ice cream? Whether it was the little ice cream shop that we would walk to when visiting my grandparents in Southside Virginia, or it was eating my great-uncle’s old-fashioned homemade peach ice cream on the back porch, ice cream is one of the best memories of my childhood. These 12 ice cream shops bring back that nostalgia in full-force. They all feature homemade frozen treats, most made on-site and many using locally sourced ingredients. But whether they serve ice cream, frozen custard or gelato, one thing they all have in common for sure is that they make some of the most amazing frozen desserts you can find anywhere in the country. Lucky for us, they’re all right here in Virginia.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Everyone has their favorite place for ice cream and I’m sure we’ve left some off the list. Tell us where you like to go and maybe we can check them out for ourselves!