July is National Ice Cream Month, and the most chill of holidays definitely calls for an equally cool celebration. After all, what other frozen treat can really compare to the iconic dessert? It’s so classic, it deserves a full 31 days of recognition. And with the summer season in full swing, appreciation for the icy snack is at an all-time high. It's the perfect time to swap your usual afternoon coffee run for a refreshing soft serve break.

So the next time you’re soaking in the sun on Fort Lauderdale Beach and need to cool yourself down from the inside out, make your way over to one of our favorite spots lickity split and celebrate with a cool treat.

Haagen Dazs is so much more than Vanilla

1. Häagen-Dazs

The famed ice cream brand is anything but Vanilla with new flavors, Banana Peanut Butter, and the Crispy Layered Trio Line (ice cream, topping and sauce) in time for summer.
Haagen Dazs Beachplace | 17 S. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd. 2nd Floor

Ice Cream sandwiched between cookies at Steak 954. Yes, please!

2. Steak 954

While the flavors rotate on the pastry chef's whim, you’re going to want to seriously dive into the Trio of Ice Cream Sandwiches with their little chocolate sauce pool to take a dip.
Steak 954 | 441 N. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

24 Flavors to create your signature Cup, Cone, Sundae, Shake, Waffle Topper of Stuffing for a Crepe

3. Ibiza & More

You’ll feel like a kid in a candy store, at this little grab-n-go cafe, which serves up 24 flavors of ice cream atop freshly made waffles, crêpes, or in a cup, shake or cone.
Ibiza & More | 215 S. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Blvd.

Ice Cream's Italian cousin, Gelato at The Market, Bahia Mar

4. The Market at Bahia Mar

Located across from Fort Lauderdale Beach Park’s outdoor gym, the Homemade Gelato (ice creams Italian cousin) is worth the calories out before calories in.
The Market | 801 Seabreeze Boulevard

Life's Short , Eat Dessert First is the Motto at St Barts Cafe

5. St Barts Cafe

For those who favor eating dessert for breakfast, everybody's favorite breakfast all day cafe serves up nearly a dozen Italian gelato and sorbet flavors in a cup or cone, and for those that prefer drinking their ice cream at Happy Hour, a creamy boozy float.
St Barts Cafe | 441 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

6. Yogurt My Way

The name pretty much says it all about this Fro-Yo quick serve stop. With a splendid variety of yogurt, ice cream, custard, sorbet, and options of no sugar added you'll find something to fill your serve-yourself and weigh cup. With 18 flavors and 60 rotated toppings you can enjoy a guilt free dessert on the beach.
Yogurt My Way | 235 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard

Channel your best Rocky Balboa accent at Yo Mama's Ice Cream

7.  Yo Mama's Ice Cream and Pops Corn

Tucked away on Sunrise Lane is Yo Mama’s Ice Cream™;  half homemade ice cream parlor, half homemade popcorn shop and all fun.  Made daily on premises they whip up the basics, like Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry to the unexpected Orange Creamsicle and Oreo Bomb more.
Yo Mama's Ice Cream | 901 Sunrise Lane

You'll need to Run, Forest, Run, after consuming Bubba Gump's Dessert Sampler

8. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company

Leave it to Bubba Gump to give you almost as many ways to enjoy Ice Cream as they do their namesake Shrimp, and then put it all on one plate with their Best of the Best sampler. Featuring Mama’s warm Bread Pudding (topped with Ice Cream), homemade Biscuit topped with fresh Strawberries (and ice cream) and melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae ( again, more ice cream), you best bring your Best of the Best friends to share this 1780+ treat.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. | 429 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard