There’s never a wrong time to taste test some of Florida’s best ice cream, even in the heart of “winter” here in sunny St. Pete Beach. Not only is Caprice Resort steps from the white sand of Upham Beach Park and the clear teal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s a short stroll from three of the best St. Pete Beach ice cream shops. Nearly everyone has a sweet tooth, so treat the entire family to a delicious banana split, candy-sprinkled waffle cone, or a peanut butter parfait. Here are the three best St. Pete Beach ice cream shops, all within walking distance of the oceanfront Caprice Resort.

Larry’s Ice Cream & Gelato

Larry’s on Gulf Boulevard has St. Pete Beach’s largest selection of homemade ice cream, only a seven-minute stroll from Caprice Resort. Fill a giant waffle cone with one of their original flavors which includes birthday cake, Reese’s, cappuccino chip, and strawberry cheesecake. Larry’s also has specialty sundaes, malts, flurries, and floats. What makes Larry’s one of the best restaurants in St. Pete Beach is the fact that they make gourmet mini donuts, chili cheese dogs, cheeseburgers, and much more!

Twistee Treat

Ordering a frozen dessert from Twistee Treat, a St. Pete Beach ice cream landmark, is a must on any visit to Florida’s Gulf Coast. Twistee Treat operates out of a giant ice cream cone on Gulf Boulevard. Visitors from across North America cannot resist the urge to pose for a picture with the larger-than-life cone. Twistee Treat has 66 flavors of ice cream, sundaes, parfaits, funnel cake, and so much more! Larry’s and Twistee Treat are sister companies, so their ice cream selections are mostly identical, including moose tracks, butterscotch bomb, fudge brownie, and rum raisin.

Micki’s Ice Cream Shoppe

Micki’s is yet another St. Pete Beach ice cream shop on Gulf Boulevard, two blocks from Caprice Resort. This simplistic establishment uses non-GMO dairy products from Working Cow Ice Cream and sells 221 BC Kombucha, Black Crow Coffee, and (swah-rey) cupcakes. Don’t let your ice cream melt! Micki’s is a quiet, uncrowded joint in an air-conditioned building. Unlike many other area ice cream shops, you’ll have ample space to relax and eat your ice cream one spoonful at a time.

St. Pete Beach Condo Rentals

Caprice Resort has affordable, family-friendly St. Pete Beach condo rentals overlooking one of the top ten beaches in the United States, according to TripAdvisor. Guests have access to a private beach, pristine ocean-view pool, sunning decks, and barbecue grills. The resort is a short stroll from many of the best St. Pete Beach restaurants, ice cream shops, and endless ocean activities. Dial 1-727-360-6199 to learn more about Caprice Resort and sunny St. Pete Beach.