Ice Cream Shops in Winston-Salem

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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 April 2024


Twin City Sweets

ADDRESS | 2594 W Clemmonsville Rd, Winston-Salem

Twin City Sweets is an ice cream stand that carries ice cream (obviously), soda floats, candy apples, and candied roasted nuts. Enjoy its large sundaes in an adorable fenced-off area full of picnic tables and stringed lights. The stand is closed during the winter months.

BONUS: Twin City Sweets loves to host themed ice cream nights, weeks, and even months such as Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter.



TJ’s Deli

ADDRESS | 5017 Country Club Rd, Winston Salem

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! 


Abbott’s Frozen Custard

ADDRESS | 6312 Clemmons Point Dr, Clemmons

Although it’s a chain, Abbott’s 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, making it a denser treat. 

FUN FACT: While chocolate and vanilla are always on the menu, other flavors rotate daily to allow you to try all of its delicious options!


Chill Nitro

ADDRESS | 616 W 4th St, Winston-Salem

Choose your flavor, toppings, and spirits (if you want), then watch it all get mixed together and frozen using liquid nitrogen! Chill Nitro’s unique technique creates a smooth, creamy-thick ice cream – perfect for you to enjoy!

FUN FACT: Choose from one of 11 different flavors and over a dozen toppings!


Legends Ice Cream & Churros

ADDRESS | 2021 Griffith Rd, Winston-Salem

Legends Ice Cream & Churros is an ice cream shop that sells artisan ice cream and churros and Mexican treats such as Mangonadas and Esquites. It also has milkshakes, aguas frescas, hot and iced coffee, and much more! Enjoy your milkshake with or without a delicious churro.

PRO TIP: Not sure what to order? Try the popular Nutella Smackdown!



ADDRESS | 262 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem, and 2876 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem

A true staple of Winston-Salem. Its 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 the delicious ice cream? Pick up a quart and enjoy more of your favorite treat at home!


Mayberry Ice Cream

ADDRESS | 50 Miller St A, Winston-Salem, and 216 W 4th St, Winston-Salem

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. You can also enjoy one of its 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!


Zack’s Famous Frozen Yogurt

ADDRESS | 305 Jonestown Rd, Winston-Salem

Open since 1987, Zack’s is a local favorite. With frozen yogurt, Hawaiian shaved ice, sundaes, shakes, smoothies, and more, Zack’s has something for everyone to enjoy! Classics like vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate are always available, but special flavors change every day to give you a reason to return.

FUN FACT: Most of the frozen yogurt flavors are either sugar-free or fat-free!


Paleteria La Sirenita Ice Cream Shop

ADDRESS | 623 E Sprague St, Winston-Salem

Paleteria La Sirenita offers many delicious desserts, including ice cream, sundaes, churros, and gourmet paletas. With many of its 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!


Cindy’s Snow Creamery

ADDRESS | 4060 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons

Cindy’s Snow Creamery serves up fluffy, delicious snow cones in a long list of flavors; there are over 100 listed on the menu! Cindy’s has several outdoor picnic tables where you can sit and enjoy the fresh air while you eat your snow cone.

NOTE: The shop is closed during the winter months so plan accordingly!


Sabor Tropical Ice Cream

ADDRESS | 716 Waughtown St, Winston-Salem

Sabor Tropical Ice Cream has over 20 ice cream flavors and over 30 popsicle flavors along with various authentic Mexican desserts. With everything from smoothies and milkshakes to paletas and esquites on its menu, Sabor Tropical Ice Cream is sure to have something you’ll enjoy!

PRO TIP: We hear great things about the Fresas con Crema and Mangonada, two of Sabor’s most popular menu items!


Cupcake Cuties Cafe & Bakery

ADDRESS | 8363 N NC Highway 109, Winston-Salem

Cupcake Cuties is a local family-owned bakery, and all the ice cream is locally sourced from either Homeland Creamery or Hershey’s. This adorable bakery has 24 creamy flavors of ice cream, and select flavors are available as milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, or soda floats. Cupcake Cuties also has seasonal flavors for the fall and winter seasons.

BONUS: Enjoy your sweet treats in classic white rocking chairs on its quaint patio!


La Princesa Frozen Treats

ADDRESS | 9 E Clemmonsville Rd, Winston-Salem and 3248 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem

La Princesa Frozen Treats offers various Mexican confections like paletas, esquimos, bionico, raspados, and much more. All of its desserts are made in-house and handcrafted as you order.

FUN FACT: La Princesa has several dairy-free options if needed!


Dream Kreams

ADDRESS | 102 W Third St, Winston-Salem

After operating as a pop-up shop for five years, Dream Kreams finally has a permanent location! It offers dozens of unique ice cream flavors like Peach Cobbler, Puerto Rican Summer, and French Toast. Even better? All the ice cream flavors have a non-dairy variety so that anyone can enjoy this sweet treat.

Fun Fact: A few Dream Kreams flavors, like Almond Ameretto and Coquito, are infused with alcohol.



ADDRESS | 308 S Stratford Rd, Winston-Salem

Kilwins’ original ice cream has been made the same way since the 1980s! The shop has a variety of toppings: everything from hot fudge and caramel to sprinkles, nuts, gummy bears, and mini M&Ms. Even better?  Kilwins makes its waffle cones in-house.

BONUS: Kilwins also offers delicious chocolates, caramel apples, and fudge!


Chilly Philly

ADDRESS | Brick and mortar location has closed – check out their mobile cart

Chilly Philly is the perfect spot to cool off with dairy-free Philly Water Ice and ice cream! Get one scoop, mix and match, try a sampler of all 12 Water Ice flavors, enjoy a milkshake, or buy a quart to take home! They constantly rotate flavors so there is always something new to try.

GOOD TO KNOW: Add some of your favorite candies, like M&Ms or Skittles, for a fun topping!


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