The Scoop on I-Drive's Ice Cream Stops

Monday, July 11, 2022
I scream, you scream. Let’s be honest in the heat of the summer we all scream for ice cream! It’s the perfect frozen treat to cool down on a hot summer day in Orlando!
Luckily, on International Drive, no matter where your adventures take you, you’re never far from a scoop of your favorite ice cream! Next time you’re on I-Drive and an ice cream stop is in order, check out these delicious stops and grab a scoop or two to keep the summer fun going strong.

Rita’s - Ice for All!

Rita’s started as a small Italian Ice business by Bob Tumolo, a firefighter in Philly during the 80s. The first shop was named after his wife, Rita, and was known for offering the best-tasting, highest-quality Italian Ice. Fast forward to today, Rita’s is in over 30 states, including two locations right here on International Drive!
Still true to serving high-quality frozen treats, they now offer more than just Italian Ice! Try their legendary Italian Ice, made with natural fruit and served daily within 36 hours of being mixed - it is a refreshing treat with zero trans-fat, making every day a good day for Italian Ice! Plus, if you're craving something different, they have plenty of other frozen treats, including frozen custard! Order a Blendini or MistoShake for the best of both worlds. Or, if you’re looking to go big or go home with a sweet treat, check out their concrete offerings! Whatever you order at Rita’s, you're sure to become one of the millions of loyal Rita's fans out there!
If you’re enjoying a day out galivanting, stop at their location at Vineland Pointe, or stop by their newly opened location at 5931 International Drive

​​Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream

Keep it classic with your favorite soft serve creation at Ginther’s Swirls Ice Cream
When there are this many tasty ice cream options, choosing what to order can be difficult, but we have no doubt that whatever you end up ordering it’ll be a sweet and refreshing treat!
Select a flavor of ice cream for a traditional soft-serve cone, opt for a flavorburst with two soft-serve flavours, or if you prefer solid ice cream, they offer scoops of ice cream as well! With endless toppings and sprinkles to choose from, finding the perfect sweet touch is easy! Looking for something different? Order one of their many variations of sundaes, a twirl, freezer, or slushy beverage to sip on with ease as you continue your summer shenanigans. Not sure what to order? A fan-favorite treat at Ginther’s is their Dole Whip Pineapple Float! See the full menu and start thinking about what you’ll be ordering up during your next ice cream stop at Ginther’s on I-Drive
P.S This location has a drive-thru so you can conveniently swing by for a sweet treat on your way out to your next adventure!

Glida at Dezerland Park

Are you spending the afternoon at Dezerland Park? If you’ve ever been to Dezerland Park Orlando, you know that a day of family fun is endless. From The Auto Museum, Orlando’s largest museum of any kind, to tons of different attractions like go-karts, bowling, a trampoline park, a full arcade, pinball, 4D rides, smash n’ dash smash room, and axe throwing, just to name a few, your sure to find fun for everyone in your group here.
But with so much to do, you’ll surely need to fuel your day of fun, and luckily, they’ve got plenty of on-site dining options to choose from! Grab lunch at one of the many restaurants at the cafeteria here and then stop at Glida. Glida is an ice cream and candy shop for a quick and delicious sugar rush that will keep you rushing to the next exciting attraction at one of Orlando’s favorite stops for family fun

Haagan Daz

If you’re planning to hit ICON Park to experience the various attractions and unique dining spots here, top off your day of fun at Orlando’s Largest Entertainment Complex with a scoop of your favorite ice cream and toppings at Haagan Daz.
Since the beginning, Häagen-Dazs has brought innovative frozen treats to ice cream lovers around the country, and if you’re looking for the ultimate ice cream indulgence, it is a must-stop!
Order your favorite flavor of ice cream, sorbet, or try a new and unique flavor like their Dulce De Leche, Vanilla Swiss Almond, or Butter Pecan ice cream for the ultimate frozen treat experience. With new flavors being added to their menu each year, you never know what flavors you’ll find at Haagan Daz, but whatever flavor you end up ordering it is sure to be a scoop of super-premium ice cream that will satisfy.
Enjoying a day of shopping and saving at the International Premium Outlets? You’ll also find Haagan Daz scooping out bold and refreshing ice cream here too!

Mr. Cool Ice Cream

Keep cool with authentic Thai rolled ice cream at Mr Cool Ice Cream! Switch up your ice cream experience at this unique stop, the first of its kind in Orlando! Handmade with the freshest ingredients and then hand-rolled to perfection - rolled ice cream is the perfect frozen treat. Mr Cool Ice Cream offers 16 unique flavors to choose from, and with plenty of toppings ranging from super sweet to refreshing fruits and healthy topping options, we’re sure you’ll find a frozen treat that will leave you refreshed and ready for the next leg of your I-Drive adventures! See the full menu here
The summer heat is here and with-it endless summer fun in Orlando! With so many tasty ice cream stops, there’s no need to scream for ice cream on I-Drive. Keep your summer fun going strong with a sweet frozen treat at one of these popular ice cream stops in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood.