Summer is here, and the Florida heat calls for
one thing - indulging in deliciously refreshing sweet treats! International
is home to a vibrant culinary scene that offers plenty
of unique, drool-worthy desserts that are sure to cool you down during
Orlando’s hot summer days.
Whether you're craving creamy ice cream,
fruity Italian ice, or innovative frozen delights, I-Drive has you covered.
During your trip to I-Drive this summer, be sure to add a stop to these five
must-try sweet treats
destinations that will help you beat the heat!
1. A refreshing treat from Rita's Italian Ice!
At Rita's Italian Ice
, “Ice Custard Happiness” is a way of life, and
Rita's Italian Ice is a beloved establishment on I-Drive that is known for
providing its guests with a cool, smooth, delightfully happy treat experience.
Their famous Italian ice is made fresh daily at each of their locations, and
with a rotating selection of over 95 mouthwatering flavors, there’s no doubt
you’ll find the perfect sweet treat to keep you cool during the summer months
in Orlando! Take your taste buds on a trip to the tropics with refreshing
flavors like mango, watermelon, and lemon - or opt for one of their other icey
options like frozen custard, or their very own gelati, a splendid combination
of Italian ice and creamy custard, for the perfect summer treat.
When it comes to beating the heat - a refreshing treat
served with a side of happiness at Rita’s
is guaranteed to do
2. A good ole fashioned ice cream stop at Cold Stone Creamery!
Cold Stone Creamery
iconic ice cream parlor that is sure to satisfy any ice cream lover's cravings,
and their location on I-Drive has been serving up the finest, freshest Ice
Cream Creations, Cakes, Shakes, and Smoothies for over 30 years!
Once you’ve indulged in a
scoop of hand-crafted ice cream, made fresh at Cold Stone Creamery
, you’re sure to taste the difference! Churned with only
the highest quality ingredients to create the tastiest ice cream creations
daily, all that's left to do is add your choice of candy, cakes, fruits, or
nuts to be mixed in to-order on a frozen granite stone, and dig in!
Whether you order one of their signature creations,
create your very own concoction to satisfy your sweet tooth, or opt to enjoy
another sweet treat like their cakes, ice cream sandwiches, or smoothies - it’s
the perfect spot to elevate your next ice cream stop on I-Drive.
3. I scream. You scream. We all scream for Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream!
Not sure if you’re in
the mood for Italian ice, soft serve, or hand-scooped ice cream? Don't worry!
Ginther’s has it all!
All of their ice cream
products are made from real milk and cream, and their Italian ice is made with
real fruit, bursting with flavor for a true summer delight. Select your
favorite ice cream or Italian ice flavors and then choose between waffle cones,
sugar cones, or a cup for a frozen treat that will have you beating the heat in
On their menu, you’ll
find a large variety of options, from fat-free, sugar-free vanilla soft serve,
milkshakes, and malts to dips, flavor bursts and all of the toppings you could
dream up to take your tasty treat to the next level.
Don’t want to have to
worry about your ice cream melting over your cone? Order up one of their famous
Twirls that features a shake made from your favorite flavors mixed with chunks
of candy and toppings, keep it classic with a sundae or banana split, refresh
with a smoothie, or sip on a float for the ultimate nostalgia.
Whatever you’re craving, you’ll find it at
, and with a beautiful outdoor patio with covered seating, a cool indoor seating
area, and a drive-thru option, whatever the occasion, Ginther’s is a great spot
for a refreshing sweet treat on I-Drive.
4. Shake things up at JoJo's ShakeBAR
If you’re looking for a
unique and totally picture-worthy sweet treat, JoJo's ShakeBAR
is a must-visit.
JoJo’s is a
next-generation restaurant and bar at Pointe Orlando
, and is a go-to spot for hangouts, first dates, and
family affairs that is grounded in the nostalgia of the 80s and 90s from the
diner-inspired menu to the arcade games and decor and the convenient walk-up
There’s something for
everyone at JoJo’s, whether you’re ordering up one of their impressive
signature-handcrafted shakes with outrageous flavors and toppers for the
ultimate sugar rush, opting for a classic shake, a float, or want to keep your
sweet treat on the lighter side with one of their many different flavored milk
bars (including boozy bar options for the adults) - you’re sure to find a
refreshing treat that will tantalize all your taste buds at JoJo's.
Be warned though, their menu of American diner classics
with a twist will be hard to avoid, so you may want to plan to have a meal here
before your sweet treat. Learn more about this new delicious dining spot on
5. For the boozy bunch - The Hampton Social
Summer sipping meets
elegance and fresh frozen delights at The Hampton Social
, a totally instagrammable coastal-inspired eatery that
lets guests imbibe all the summer feels.
From their variety of
coastal signature cocktails that will transport your taste buds to a breezy
beach to their delicious zero-proof drinks, you’re sure to find the perfect
summer sips. But during your trip this summer, their frozen rosé is a must-try
for the ultimate refresh!
Visiting this June? If
you didn’t already know, June is National Rosé Month - and there’s no better
place to celebrate than The Hampton Social
. This month they’re unveiling their very own exclusive
private label, H Rosé, an all-new AI Rosé expert chat bot, and three brand new
Rosé infused cocktails: The Rosépolitan, Rosé Royale, and Rosé Sangria!
And save the date for
June 10th from 3 to 6 pm to celebrate National Rosé Day with Rosé all day at their Pink Power Hour(s)
with live music, rosé inspired decor, photo ops, and half-off all their
rosé-inspired cocktails, including their new private label Rosé, H Rosé, new
Rosé infused Specialty Cocktails, Signature Frosé, Sparkling Rosé, and
Non-alcoholic Sparkling Rosé. It’s sure to be an afternoon of rosé-filled fun!
During your trip to I-Drive this summer, find
your seat on the expansive outdoor patio, sip on a signature cocktail, and
imbibe all the Orlando summer feels at The Hampton Social
International Drive is a
treasure trove of delightful sweet treats to help you beat the summer heat. From Rita's Italian Ice and Cold Stone Creamery to Ginther's Swirls Ice Cream,
JoJo's ShakeBAR, and The Hampton Social, there is no shortage of options to satisfy
your cravings. So, the next time you find yourself exploring I-Drive
, make sure to indulge in these refreshing and
For more vacation inspiration and information on the
countless attractions, dining options, and entertainment along International
Drive, visit InternationalDriveOrlando.com
. Your summer adventure awaits!