Ice Cream Shops in Winston-Salem
I scream you scream, all of Winston-Salem screams for ice cream! Whether you take it in a cup, cone, or on a cookie sandwich, you can find delicious ice cream right here in Winston-Salem.
Updated: May 2023
ADDRESS | 2021 Griffith Road, Winston Salem, NC 27103
Lucha Libre is an ice cream shop that not only sells artisan ice cream but churros and Mexican treats such as Mangonadas, and Esquites. They also have milkshakes, aguas frescas, hot and iced coffee, and much much more! Enjoy your milkshake with or without a beautifully decorated and perfectly cooked churro. The possibilities are endless here.
PRO TIP: Not sure what to order? Try the popular Nutella Smackdown!
ADDRESS | 2594 W Clemmonsville Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103
Twin City Sweets is an ice cream stand that carries ice cream (obviously), soda floats, candy apples, and candied roasted nuts. Enjoy their large sundaes in an adorable fenced-off area full of picnic tables and stringed lights. They are closed during the winter months.
BONUS: They love to host themed ice cream nights, weeks, and even months such as Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter. On these nights, you will enjoy decorations and themed sundaes!
ADDRESS | 5017 Country Club Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27104
Homemade ice cream. Yep, you read that right. Enjoy the real stuff at TJ’s Deli. From the classic to the unique, you’ll find a flavor your taste buds will love.
PRO TIP: We highly recommend the banana split!
ADDRESS | 6312 Clemmons Point Dr, Clemmons, NC 27102
Although it’s a chain, Abbotts is a great place to go after dinner, a sports game, a day in the park, or whenever you want to enjoy some delicious frozen custard. Custard is made from egg yolks in addition to cream and milk. It is also prepared differently than ice cream, which makes it denser.
FUN FACT: While chocolate and vanilla are always on the menu, other flavors rotate daily to allow you to try all of their delicious options!
ADDRESS | 616 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Ice Cream with or without alcohol! Choose your flavor, toppings and spirits (if you want) and watch them mix it and freeze it right in front of you. How does this work? When the liquid nitrogen hits the ingredients, it becomes an ultra-freezing gas that creates a smooth, creamy-thick ice cream – perfect for you to enjoy!
FUN FACT: Chill Nitro offers 11 delicious ice cream flavors to choose from!
ADDRESS | 454 Knollwood St, Winston Salem, NC 27103
Chilly Philly is the perfect spot to cool off with Philly Water Ice (dairy-free) + Ice Cream! Get one scoop, mix and match, get a sampler of all 12 Water Ice flavors, get a milkshake, or buy a quart to take home! They constantly rotate flavors so there is always something new to try.
GOOD TO KNOW: You can add some of your favorite candies, like M&Ms or Skittles, for a fun topping!
ADDRESS | 262 S Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103 & 2876 Reynolda Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27106
A true staple of Winston-Salem. Dewey’s has two locations in Winston. Their ice cream is slow-churned daily. Ice cream flavors include Moravian Cookie, Oatmeal Sandwich, Banana Pudding, and all the classics.
PRO TIP: Can’t get enough of their delicious ice cream? Pick up a quart to go and enjoy more of your favorite treat at home!
ADDRESS | 50 Miller St A, Winston Salem, NC 27104 & 216 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101
As an old-fashioned style restaurant, Mayberry Ice Cream has that classic ice cream parlor feel. With nearly 30 different flavors on the menu, plus a few seasonal options, you’ll be coming back again and again to try something new. Want a little something extra? Try one of their delicious flavors in an ice cream sundae, malt, milkshake, or banana split!
BONUS: Mayberry’s offers a few sherbert and sugar free ice cream flavors, too!
ADDRESS | 305 Jonestown Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27104
Open since 1987, Zack’s has become a beloved spot to pick up a sweet treat. With frozen yogurt, Hawaiian shaved ice, sundaes, shakes, smoothies, and more on the menu, Zack’s has something for everyone to enjoy! Classics like vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate are always available, but special flavors change everyday to give you something new to try.
FUN FACT: Most of the frozen yogurt flavors are either sugar-free or fat-free!
ADDRESS | 623 E Sprague St, Winston Salem, NC 27107
Paleteria La Sirenita offers many delicious desserts, including ice cream, sundaes, churros, and gourmet paletas. With many of their desserts including fresh fruit, this ice cream shop is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing, sweet treat on a hot day!
GOOD TO KNOW: Paleteria La Sirenita does not accept credit cards or Apple Pay, so be sure to bring cash with you!
ADDRESS | 4060 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC 27012
Cindy’s Snow Creamery serves up fluffy, delicious snow cones in a long list of flavors (over 100 listed on the menu!), and you can add whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and candies in all different colors for a fun topping. They have several outdoor picnic tables so you can sit and enjoy the fresh air while you eat your snow cone.
NOTE: Cindy’s Snow Creamery is closed during the winter months so plan accordingly!
ADDRESS | 716 Waughtown St, Winston Salem, NC 27107
Sabor Tropical Ice Cream has over 20 ice cream flavors and over 30 flavors of popsicles, along with various other authentic Mexican desserts. Enjoy a sweet treat or try a delicious dessert with a savory snack for the perfect flavor combo. With everything from smoothies and milkshakes to paletas and esquites on their menu, Sabor Tropical Ice Cream is sure to have a snack you’ll enjoy!
PRO TIP: We hear great things about their Fresas con Crema and Mangonada, two of their most popular menu items!
ADDRESS | 8363 N NC Highway 109, Winston Salem, NC 27107
Cupcake Cuties is a local, family-owned bakery, and all the ice cream is locally made from either Homeland Creamery or Hershey’s. This adorable bakery has 24 creamy flavors of ice cream for you to try, and select flavors are available in milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, or soda floats. With several seasonal flavors, Cupcake Cuties will have something new in the fall and winter seasons.
BONUS: They even have classic white rocking chairs and cute furniture on the patio out front for you to sit in as you enjoy a sweet treat!
ADDRESS | 9 E Clemmonsville Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27127
La Princesa Frozen Treats offers various Mexican confections, including paletas, esquimos, bionico, raspados, and much more. All of their desserts are made in-house and handcrafted as you order. With a variety of flavors and types of desserts, there are tons of possibilities to try.
FUN FACT: La Princesa has several dairy-free options if needed!