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Top Sanibel, Captiva Ice Cream Spots

Top Sanibel, Captiva Ice Cream Spots

After your family portrait with Nick Adams Photography you should treat the kids (and yourself) to one of the top Sanibel, Captiva ice cream spots….  Go on you deserve it!!!!

Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream

Pinocchio’s serves 37 of the 130 + flavors from their repertoire each day. All of their ice cream is prepared daily right in their store from the finest and freshest ingredients. Among their signature flavors are the World Famous Sanibel Krunch©, Dirty Sand Dollar©, Wedding Bells© and Key Lime Frozen Yogurt. A great place to go after watching the sunset at the Sanibel Lighthouse.

Pinnochio’s Address: 362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

Top Sanibel, Captiva Ice Cream Spots

Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory

The Sanibel Deli is located on Palm Ridge Road opposite CVS. As well as being one of the best delis on the Island it also serves frozen yogurt, hard serve ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes and flurries. It is also a place we will regularly be found getting “to-go” for lunch.

Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory address: 2330 Palm Ridge Road Sanibel, FL 33957  Across from CVS

Zebra Treats

You can choose from 12 different flavors of delicious Honey Hill Farms frozen yogurt! – choose from fat free or low fat options, Add your choice of 52 toppings: fresh fruit, candies, cookies, nuts, chocolate…. Sprinkle your high school colors! Shake your football team! Rebel! Do your own thing! From kiwis to coconut, Reese’s to M&M’s minis, Boba’s to Butterfingers – check it out, choose and conquer! Zebra Treats is located in the Baileys Grocery Store shopping plaza.

Zebra Address: 2467 Periwinkle Way Sanibel Island, FL 33957

Love Boat

Love boat Ice cream is without a doubt the most famous ice cream in the area. Although it is fairly new to the island it has been an institution at its original location on San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers since 1967. The original building is a single story building with architecture that matches the inception date but don’t be fooled by its looks, this ice cream shop is incredibly popular by tourists and locals alike. My personal fave is the banana split. They have over 50 flavors of homemade ice-cream. You can also get sundaes, shakes and sorbets. When mentioning top Sanibel, Captiva ice cream spots  you cannot forget Love Boat. We are truly blessed to have a location on the island now. Thinking about it, I can’t believe they didn’t do it years ago!

Tie in a trip to Love Boat Ice Cream with a trip to the grocery store. Jerry’s Foods is right next door which is one of the two main grocery stores on the Islands, (the other being Bailey’s). Jerry’s is a great spot for the kids, there are several large bird cages that house exotic birds. You can get your ice cream and enjoy it alfresco amongst the birds and lush tropical greenery.

There are several other shops in the plaza including a restaurant in Jerry’s, a fantastic kids clothing store called Nanny’s and gift stores.

Love Boat Address: 1700 Periwinkle Way, Unit #9. Sanibel Island, FL 33957


Scoops Ice Cream Shoppe, Captiva

Fortunately if you are staying at South Seas Island Resort you have access to one of the coolest candy/ice cream/milkshake/pizza stores in the nation! no joke, it’s a kids haven! Hundreds of types of candy on the walls,  a well stocked ice cream cooler, old fashioned soda dispensers, all set in a vibrant multicolored 50’s diner type setting. This place is so cool I have even taken brides in for a photo shoot. The only downside: if you are not staying at South Seas  you won’t be able to use it:(

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Latte Da coffee & ice cream shop

Latte da is known for serving the locally famous and excellent Queenie’s home made ice cream. Located at the historic Captiva Island Inn on Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva. Check out the amazing story of how a local island resident, Queenie started Queenie’s Ice cream here. Queenie’s ice cream is absolutely delicious and has to be included in the top Sanibel, Captiva Ice Cream Spots. It’s so good in fact, that many of the local restaurants use Queenie’s as their ice cream of choice…. Mmmmm must be good:)

Latte Da address: 11508 Andy Rosse Lane Captiva, FL 33924 239-472-0234

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