Ice cream is a great treat anytime of the year, but in the summer months ice cream holds a special place in the hearts of kids and adults. Abingdon is chock full of family-owned ice cream eateries that cater to tastebuds of all kinds and all ages. During the Virginia Highlands Festival (July 29 – August 7) take a break from the heat and chill down in one of these unique ice cream shops on or near Main Street.
This elegant shop offers house-made ice cream, coffee, and a multitude of baked goods like cookies, brownies, crème brulee and cheesecake. Walking into Anthony’s Desserts, you can smell all of the amazing things being cooked in the kitchen. Each week they create homemade ice cream in house with no preservatives or artificial coloring. selections change every week.
Camella’s Remember When Tea Room
Located in one of Abingdon’s historic buildings on Main Street, Camella’s has been transformed into a tea parlor and ice cream shop. Upon entering the adorably quaint shop you’re immediately pulled back in time to a more genteel era.
165 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210
Kristan’s Country Store
This small store along Charwood Drive in Abingdon is just the place to go for a quick ice cream stop. The Country Store also provides a place where avid bakers can pick up a rare spice or an Amish ingredient. Reasonably priced cones and cups are available in 5 classic Mayfield flavors.
Pop Ellis Soda Shop
Pop Ellis Soda Shop is a local eatery along Abingdon’s Main Street. Right in the center of town, it’s located in a former drugstore, and still has an old-fashioned soda fountain. Order one of Ellis’s signature ice cream sundaes or an ice cream float in flavors like Root beer, Coke, Cherry Blossom, Chocolate, and Orange.
The Ice Cream Shack
Right off exit 19 across from Dunk & Deli is The Ice Cream Shack, a brightly painted building with tropical flair. Despite the name, the Shack actually serves up frozen yogurt and flavored shaved ice.
Ice Cream Stop
The Ice Cream Stop is a hidden gem that’s a favorite with locals. With over 15 different flavors and plenty of options, you can create your perfect custom ice cream cone! A drive through also offers ice cream if you’re on the go.
Abingdon’s newest frozen dessert shop serves 24 different flavors of frozen yogurt and 41 types of toppings. Just start with your own bowl and fill it up with hundreds of different combinations of frozen flavors to ward off the hot days.
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