Cool down from the Florida heat with a favorite summer treat – ice cream! Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month and July 17 is National Ice Cream Day? 

To celebrate this delicious occasion, we love to visit our sister property, Driftwood Cafe, which features mouth-watering goodies like handmade ice cream, vegan ice cream, dairy-free sorbet and so much more! Here are some of our favorite icy treats: 

Handmade ice cream

There’s just something about a scoop – or two – of ice cream and a cone that screams summer. Whether you prefer a fruity flavor like strawberry or a cool and refreshing sensation like mint chocolate chip, ice cream is such a nice staple for a hot summer day. 

Perfect for outdoor enjoyment, this treat is sure to satisfy your “chilling needs” while strolling the Pier. 

Just remember…ice cream melts!

Dairy-free Sorbets

If you prefer a sweet treat without dairy, you’ve got to try dairy-free sorbet. Come by and enjoy a scoop of raspberry or apricot/passionfruit. Or if you’re like us: one of each!

Other Cold Treats!

If you don’t love ice cream and prefer other cold treats, there are plenty of options at Driftwood Cafe. Check out a few other options below:

Shaved Ice Delights

Pictured above: Key Lime Pie. Features key lime, vanilla, condensed milk drizzle, whip cream & graham cracker crumbs

Add some flavor and dashes of color with shaved ice, a cool and fun snack during the summer. Our shaved ice is made right in front of you for instant enjoyment.

Pictured above: Mangonada. Mango and blue coconut flavor with coconut flakes and tajin lime seasoning. 

With six different delicious flavors, we have every flavor for every palette.


Iced Matcha Latte

Need a cold, sweet pick me up? Well, you can’t go wrong with an ice-cold Matcha Latte with house-made vanilla whipped cream. Refreshing, earthy and sweet – this caffeinated favorite is perfect for an early morning stroll or an afternoon treat. 


Pictured above: Tropical Colada Smoothie

If you want a snack on the go, a smoothie is a great choice. With several flavors to choose from, Driftwood’s smoothies are exceptionally delicious. 

This July, treat yourself to something cool and irresistible when you visit the St. Pete Pier. Whether it’s homemade ice cream, colorful shaved ice, iced lattes, milkshakes or something else, we know you will love all the treats Driftwood Cafe has to offer.