Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe

Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe - Homemade Ice Cream with Beachy Flair
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe lives up to its name. It serves up house-made ice cream that exceeds expectations every time, thanks to the warm, friendly service and excellent flavor options. Whether you're here for a waffle cone, a cup of classic ice cream, or a hand-blended shake, you're in for a treat. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

There’s something iconic about homemade ice cream on the beach, and Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe in PCB has the entire experience perfected. It’s within walking distance of the beach, it’s a counter-serve location at which swimsuits and bare feet are welcome, the prices are very reasonable, and the ice cream itself is truly excellent. 

The shop itself has been around for years, making it a local favorite and a fan favorite among visitors who return year after year to enjoy their favorite ice cream on the beach. Many visitors rank this the best ice cream they’ve ever had: the perfect combination of sweet and creamy, but not too rich to enjoy on a hot summer day. 

The most popular ice cream flavors at Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe include: 

Mint Chocolate Chip 
For those who appreciate the marriage of mint and chocolate, Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe’s mint chocolate chip ice cream hits the ball out of the park. It’s a crowd-pleaser with staying power, and it’s on the regular rotation anytime the shop is open. 

Blueberry Cheesecake 
This off-the-beaten-path flavor is another local favorite. The pairing of unmistakable cheesecake flavor (and chunks of actual cheesecake) and fresh, summery blueberries combine to create an ice cream treat that’s surprisingly delicious. 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 
Replete with house-made dough and to-die-for homemade vanilla ice cream, this is another of those classics that you didn’t think could get any better–but it does here. Something about the chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream here just surpasses the rest. 

Fresh, fruity, and tropical, the banana ice cream here is every bit as creamy and mouthwatering as your grandma’s banana cream pie–but in homemade ice cream form. If you have a soft spot for bananas, it would be hard to go wrong with this local favorite flavor. 

Other Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe menu favorites include: 

Blended to order by hand with freshly scooped homemade ice cream, the milkshakes are truly delightful–and sometimes a bit easier to consume on a hot summer day. Enjoy a shake made with your choice of ice cream flavor, and prepare to be blown away. 

Banana Splits 
Build your own banana split with your favorite combination of flavors and toppings. This truly customizable dessert could be shared among 2-3 people–or enjoyed on your own, for an over-the-top indulgent treat. It’s hard to go wrong with a banana split on the beach, and if you’re like many other visitors, you might conclude that this is the best banana split you’ve ever tasted. 

Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe is located right beside Panama City Beach right beside the Club Wyndham resort. It’s a hop, skip, and jump away from many of PCB’s best beach spots, making it a no-brainer when you have a craving for something cold and sweet on the beach. 

Insider Tips:
-This shop only accepts cash, but they do have an ATM in the storefront.  
-Homemade Ice Cream Shoppe is only open seasonally. They usually shut their doors for the season in mid-October. If you’re visiting in the off-season, double-check to make sure they’re open before you stop by.