#95 of 160 Panama City Beach Restaurants

Riviera Creamery

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Riviera Creamery - A Cool Beach Parlor to Grab Some Ice Cream, Chocolates, and Coffees
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Riviera Creamery offers chocolates, toffees, coffee, and of course, ice cream. You can also find dairy-free sorbet, gluten-free ice cream, and delicious sherbet sold here. Outgoing staff, beach parlor decor, and a memorable dessert all await you at this Panama City Beach destination. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Riviera Creamery has brought a distinct flavor to the Emerald Coast with its quality ice creams, chocolates, toffees, and Snow-Balls. When you’re sweltering under the sun, a taste of their sherbet can be enough to put the pep back in your step. Plus, the ambiance can be exactly what you need to surrender to the true beach experience. 

With its parlor decor and friendly staff, Riviera Creamery is ready for you and your family. This store is owned by a couple with more than two decades of experience in the confection industry and a true passion for bringing their own version to the people of Panama City Beach. 

This place is constantly updating its menu and keeping up with the latest trends in dessert. Stop by for a few rolls of ice cream in your favorite flavors, order a premium local roast coffee to pair with one of their fine chocolates, and try their Bassets Ice Cream, made with a minimum of 16% butterfat content and as dubbed super-premium. 

Plus, Riviera Creamery is entirely upfront about the contents of their treats, so you know exactly what you’re getting. They offer gluten-free and sugar-free options for customers with dietary restrictions and rotate flavors so their menu never gets tired. Please note that the chocolates and ice creams they make are made in a candy kitchen where peanuts and other nuts may be used, so if you have allergies, you’re encouraged to avoid. 

Here are just a few of our favorites for Riviera Creamery:

Salted Caramel Pretzel Ice Cream
Salt in desserts has a tendency to be overlooked, but that little pinch of savory is enough to bring forward all the sweet notes in the dish. Salted caramel pretzel ice cream starts with a vanilla ice cream base and brings in salted caramel swirl and chocolate-covered pretzel bits to complete its perfection. 

Mango-Apricot Sorbet 
If you’re avoiding dairy and looking for something a little fresher, mango-apricot sorbet celebrates the pairing of these two popular fruits. The frozen sweetness that melts in your mouth will be a memory you carry with you long after the vacation is over. 

New Orleans Snowball
The owners are no strangers to the Southern states, and they bring their culinary knowledge to Panama City Beach with the New Orleans Snowball. Made from shaved ice, sweet syrups, and customized with the flavors of your choosing, the snowball is a welcome departure if you’re looking for something different. 

You won’t find anything else like Riviera Creamery in this area. By working exclusively with gourmet partners, they ensure that each new menu item is as unique as the next. When you’re craving something rich and satisfying after tackling the many wonders of Panama City Beach, Riviera Creamery is there to satisfy your palate. 

Insider Tips:
– Chocolates and ice creams may have trace amounts of peanuts or other nuts, and chocolate centers may contain gluten. 
– The gluten-free ice cream options will rotate periodically. Check their social media pages for updates on new offerings. 
– Seniors over 65 will receive 10% off, active military members and first responders receive 15% off, and customers with scooter rentals receive 10% off too (must bring in scooter rental agreement to receive). 
– You can reserve Riviera Creamery for birthday parties during the slow season, but the staff typically can’t accommodate during peak tourism season (Memorial Day through Labor Day).