Very few things go together as perfectly as summertime and ice cream. Luckily Fredericksburg is home to both iconic ice cream shops and hidden local gems. We made a list of our Fredericksburg ice cream spots to help you beat the summer heat with some local frozen treats!
Ice Cream Spots in Fredericksburg
Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. – Blue Cow is the newest to Fredericksburg, but has already left a deep footprint in the city’s ice cream scene. Perhaps no ice cream shop in Fredericksburg gets more creative with their flavors than Blue Cow; you can follow them on Facebook to see what new ingredients that they are scooping up!
Carl’s Frozen Custard– Opened in 1947, Carl’s is one of Fredericksburg’s most iconic locations. It’s listed in The National Register of Historic Places, and was named the best ice cream in Virginia by Business Insider, in 2015. Carl’s has also been featured on the Food Network and PBS. They’re open mid-February through mid-November, and only serve ice cream products (cones, sundaes, slushes, shakes, floats). If you head over to Carl’s, don’t forget your cash! Credit card payments are not accepted.
Abner B’s Ice Cream– Located in the heart of downtown at 821 Caroline Street, Abner B’s specializes in “Dip-Style” classic flavors with over 240 rotating flavors! Visit their Facebook page to see their daily flavors list.
Italian Station – Another great spot for Italian gelato! Italian Station has a wide variety of flavors in addition to delicious pastries and coffee. It’s also conveniently located in the Marriott. Definitely a must if you are staying in Fredericksburg for a summer trip!
Basilico Italian Market and New York Deli– Their gelato case is the stuff dreams are made of. You will definitely need to try more than one flavor… and maybe finish it off with a slice of cheesecake… or two. You only live once, right? This local favorite is located right outside of Central Park.
Pimenta – Get one of two scoops of their tropical flavored ice cream. Definitely go for the two scoops of rum and raisins, sour sop or passion fruit!
Wherever you get ice cream, however many scoops, and whatever delicious flavor, share how you enjoyed the FXBG’s sweet treats on social media by using #fxbg!