Indulge in a frozen fantasy as we highlight the best ice cream parlors in Greenville, SC. From classic flavors to innovative creations, this city is a haven for ice cream enthusiasts. Whether you prefer classic waffle cones, mouthwatering sundaes, or tantalizing milkshakes, these shops have it all. Join us on a mouthwatering journey as we explore the best ice cream shops that have captivated locals and visitors alike. 

Scoop, There It Is!

We’ve got the inside scoop on some of the area’s best ice cream parlors. Here are local favorites where your sweet tooth can find serious satisfaction.

At coffeehouse and creamery Spill the Beans, start with a vanilla or chocolate soft-serve ice cream or a yogurt base, and then get creative. Blend in nuts, rum, pretzels, candy, and fruit—the possibilities are almost endless! If you’ve never ordered gummy bears on your ice cream, you don’t know what you’re missing. Downtown Greenville (531 S. Main St.) 

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: Chocolate Base + Butterfingers + Pretzels in a Homemade Waffle Cone = Perfection 🍦

With over 75 flavors of homemade, fresh ice cream and unlimited mix-ins, Marble Slab was the first on the scene to use a frozen-slab technique to serve up small-batch creations. Imagination has no limits here and all cravings will be satisfied. Downtown Greenville (108 N. Main St.) 

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: Strawberry Shortcake Sundae (Sweet cream ice cream, yellow cake pieces, strawberry syrup, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries) 🍦

Serving both Blue Bunny and Hershey brands of ice cream, this adorable ice cream shop beckons you in with its pink door and outdoor seating. Pink Mama's offers 24+ scooptacular flavors, ice cream floats, coffee treats, sundaes, malts, and milkshakes! (11 S. Main St., Travelers Rest)

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: Green Mint Grasshopper Sundae (Green Mint Chip ice cream covered in hot fudge, whipped cream, and crushed Oreos—with a cherry on top!) 🍦

A total throwback! Offering treats such as milkshakes, malts, sundaes, homemade (gigantic) cakes, and more, these two SC-certified roadside markets showcase Southern hospitality at its finest and also let you take home fresh produce. Open April through October. 1009 Mauldin Rd.; 500 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer 

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: The Classic Banana Split (Made the old-fashioned way: 3 scoops of ice cream, fresh-sliced banana, topped with chocolate syrup, strawberries, and pineapple, complete with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry on top!) 🍦

Located in Simpsonville, SC, this seasonal walk-up ice cream stand is serving up fan-favorite flavors with a wide variety of unique toppings (from Orange Creamsicle, Coconut Fudge Ripple & Pineapple Upside-Down Cake), along with smoothies, sundaes, and other frozen treats. (125 S Main St., Simpsonville)

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: Fluffer Nutter Sundae​​ 🍦

Molly and Myles Ice Cream serves Chicago-based Homer’s Ice Cream (and 8 kinds of house-made cereal cones), in a charming shop designed by kids for kids. The vibe screams superheroes, fidget spinners, toilet seats, toys, and all-around fun. (2123 Augusta St.)

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: The Fat Elvis (Red Velvet Elvis Whoopie, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, caramelized bourbon bananas, caramel, fresh whipped cream, spun sugar, and candied walnut 🍦

Since joining the Fork Shoals community in 1986, the Yum-Yum Snack Shop & Café’s mission was to create a place for people to gather in a friendly atmosphere. After giving the historic mill house that is the Yum-Yum Snack Shop a little TLC, a hidden gem came to life to serve locals and visitors delicious bites from a monster muffin, sandwiches, soups, and everyone’s favorite…ice cream!  (1107 McKelvey Rd., Pelzer)

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: Black Cow…mOoOoO! 
(Yum-Yum Snack Shop’s take on a root beer float)​​ 🍦

If you don’t think you need waffles and ice cream together, think again. This delicious and inventive indulgence that Hampton Station has to offer is serving up the most mouthwatering creations—light and fluffy bubble waffles filled with your favorite ice cream flavor and all the toppings you can imagine. Hampton Station (132 Hampton Ave.)

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: Lil Blue Panda Bubble Waffle & Ice Cream​​ 🍦

Tucked away in Mauldin, you will find the historic Gosnell Cabin that is now home to ice cream, snow cones, milkshakes, and so much more. A summertime favorite for children and adults; every bite is filled with nostalgia. (101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin)

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: Columbian Café​​​ 🍦

An ice cream sundae in the foreground with Pop's Cabin Creamery of Mauldin in the background.

With that irresistible waffle cone aroma wafting outside and a rotation of 150 flavors of ice cream made fresh in-store, well, it just doesn’t get any ice-creamier than this! 6412 White Horse Rd.; 207 Pelham Rd.; 1850 Woodruff Rd.; 405 S. Buncombe Rd., Greer; 3841 Grandview Dr., Simpsonville

🍦 OUR FLAVORITE: White Raspberry Truffle (Vanilla ice cream with black raspberry purée and chocolate flakes) 🍦