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The Resy Guide to Finding Great Ice Cream in Charleston


Ice cream is way more than a summer treat; let’s get that out of the way first.

At the very least it’s another chance for Charleston’s culinary masterminds to flex their muscles with inventive flavors that are a delight in a cup or a cone. And ice cream is a surefire way to satisfy kids and the young at heart regardless of the season.

Besides, in Charleston, it’s only below 65 degrees for a few weeks a year anyway. And the off season may be the best time for ice-cream hunting.

Whether you’re trying to track down Life Raft Treats’ too-good-to-be-true creations like Not Fried Chicken, pining for Cirsea’s Cinnamon Spice, or on the hunt for some of the best gelato in town at Beardcat’s on Sullivan’s Island, we’ve got you covered.

Here are 11 of our favorite scoop shops, frozen treats, and hidden gems to satisfy those cravings year-round.