#52 of 155 Panama City Beach Things To Do

Kilwin’s Chocolate and Ice Cream

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Kilwins Ice Cream - Nationally Recognized Fudge and Sweets in Panama City Beach
Local Expert's Rating:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

A national ice cream and confectionary chain, Kilwins in Panama City Beach is one of 100 locations offering high quality, freshly made treats. With free fudge samples, and lots of ice cream and options to choose from, it's a great spot for a decadent indulgence that both kids and adults will enjoy.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Located in Panama City Beach, FL near Lullwater Beach, Kilwins is a delicious escape for locals or vacationers looking for the perfect dessert.

Kilwins, which is a national company with over 100 owner operated stores across the country and a history that dates back to 1947, features a wide array of ice cream flavors alongside fresh fudge and other quality confections and ice creams. Perhaps best of all, Kilwins offers samples of both fudge and ice cream options to help you narrow down your decision. Our advice? Get a treat to enjoy in the moment, and choose a few to take with you!

On a recent visit to Kilwins, we found the shop chock full of people looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. The smell of freshly made fudge greets you as soon as you walk in, so we found our wait to be both pleasant and mouth watering. In addition to display cases of pre-packaged sweets, you can also watch the fudge makers creating a variety of confections right before your eyes. The freshness of the confections is clear, and everything we tried at Kilwins tasted fresh and flavorful, and not too sugary sweet.

Our group sampled several menu items before choosing a few selections to purchase, and we could have easily tried much more! The menu is generous, and, while the prices are a bit higher than the average ice cream parlor or candy store, they clearly reflect the attention to hand crafted quality. Our favorites included:

Tin Roof Sundae (in a waffle bowl)
A classic sundae to give you that old time Americana feeling. “Original recipe” vanilla ice cream smothered in a generous quantity of hot fudge, topped with whipped cream, peanuts, and a cherry. We opted to make it extra special by ordering a waffle bowl. Like many other items at Kilwins, the waffle bowls are made right on site, as are their waffle cones. We found the waffle to be the perfect texture to complement the creamy ice cream!

Coconut Ice Cream (with hot fudge and caramel)
A local favorite, this toasty, refreshing flavor paired perfectly with hot fudge and rich caramel. It’s an outstanding combination that feels just a touch exotic–perfect for a vacation indulgence!

Chocolate Covered Twinkie
There are many chocolate covered options to choose from, but you can’t beat the nostalgia factor of a chocolate dipped Twinkie. Rich, sweet, and melt in your mouth yummy, this was something of a show stopper that was worth every penny (and calorie!).

Sea Salt Caramel Fudge
Enticed by the tastiness of the warm caramel sauce, we tried the sea salt caramel fudge and immediately opted to get a few slices. A perfect combo of chocolate and caramel, with just the right amount of sea salt, this barely edged out the competition from the many other delicious other options we tried.

No matter what you decide to sample or purchase and Kilwins, you’re in for a freshly made, and ridiculously luxurious sweet treat. Perfect for date night, or an outing with the whole family, Kilwins is a solid stop on your Panama City Beach destination list! Happy sampling!

Insider Tip
-Prices at Kilwin’s run a bit higher than you might expect, but you can try some of their treats at a discount by taking advantage of their seasonal daily specials. Call ahead to confirm, but the shop usually offers different discounts each day of the week; recent examples include “buy one, get one free” offers for fudge slices, caramel apples, chocolate oreos, and more.