It’s no secret that there’s nothing better on a hot summer day than a big scoop of ice cream. Whether you’re kayaking on the Savannah River, walking around downtown, or just enjoying the afternoon on your back porch, Augusta has the spots to fuel that ice cream craving. 

Summerville Scoops — This classic neighborhood creamery is centered around family with TEN revolving freshly-made ice cream flavors. If ice cream cones aren’t your thing, try a milkshake, a cookie sandwich, or even a dairy free Italian ice. 

The Pink Dipper — Just over the river, this old-fashioned ice cream parlor is the perfect stop to send you back in time. Their flavors range from traditional Butter Pecan to newer Cotton Candy Explosion but all are absolutely delicious. 

Whipped Creamery — Take a shopping break at the Augusta Mall and get a dipped cone at Whipped Creamery. For a step beyond the classics, try a freshly made donut or Belgian Waffle topped with their homemade ice cream. 

Farmhaus — This downtown restaurant does not just stop at burgers, but they are the best ice cream place for the “big kids” (over 21, that is). Their boozy milkshakes and floats are one of a kind in flavor and style. 

SnoCap Drive-In - This retro favorite has a Root Beer float that will knock your socks off, complete with a dollop of vanilla ice cream in a chilled glass. 

ProTip: Every milkshake can also be made without alcohol so everyone can enjoy. 

We encourage our visitors and locals to practice safe social distancing while exploring our beautiful city, and to continue following recommendations for travel, sanitation, and safety given by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Effective July 10 through September 8, the Mayor of Augusta has issued an executive order requiring masks to be worn while participating in public activities. For more information, view our guidance on masks and social distancing.