Outer Banks Ice Cream, Sweets and Desserts

Did you know that scientific studies show that bodies tend to burn more calories and fat in the summer than in the winter? Now you have the perfect reason to take advantage of all of the sweets, dessert and ice cream places on the Outer Banks. And if you’re visiting the beach in colder months, there is never a not-good time for ice cream or dessert. Outer Banks ice cream stores and other places to get sugary goodies dot the Outer Banks from Corolla all the way through Ocracoke. You can sample soft-served and hand-dipped ice cream from your favorite name brands as well as local artisans’ creations – a perfect way to cool down on a hot summer day. Check out other dessert and candy stores to find freshly made delicacies, like rich fudge, blueberry pie, soft cookies or donuts made right before your eyes! Hungry yet? You can find treats that are great for breakfast at local coffee shops, a snack that satisfies your afternoon sugar hankerings and a sweet way to close dinner from sweet shops all over the beach. Check out the below listings to find Outer Banks sweet shops near you!


Outer Banks Shopping by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Shopping by Category

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
794-F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 423-3118
106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 423-3400

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

OBX Sugar Shack

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
1190 Duck Road, Osprey Landing, Duck
(252) 255-5800

If you’re looking for a sugar buzz, head over to OBX Sugar Shack. A wall full of jelly bellies, decadent chocolates, handmade fudge and gourmet nuts in a variety of flavors are just the beginning of the sugar-laden goodies. If you’re a popcorn fanatic, grab a tub of classic caramel, double cheddar or kettle corn. When it's finished bring the tub back to the store... read more

If you’re looking for a sugar buzz, head over to OBX Sugar Shack. A wall... read more

Scotch Bonnet Fudge & Gifts

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
51684 N.C. Highway 12, Frisco
(252) 995-4242

Located at MP 65.5, Scotch Bonnet sells sweets and souvenirs. By far the biggest draw is their fudge, which is made fresh in house and is so good it was featured on the Food Network! You’ll find more than 30 flavors, so we dare you to try to resist. They also sell 21 flavors of saltwater taffy and 24 flavors of Jelly Belly jelly beans.... read more

Located at MP 65.5, Scotch Bonnet sells sweets and souvenirs. By far the biggest draw... read more

Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
1211 Duck Road, Duck Common, Duck
(252) 480-2326

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang out. As a full-service coffee shop it offers many of the coffee and espresso drinks you love, plus pastries, muffins, bagels and other treats. A large selection of craft beer and wine makes it simple to enjoy the tree-shaded deck with a draft beer or glass of wine. You can also mix-and-match... read more

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang... read more

The Fudge & Ice Cream Shop

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
272 Irvin Garrish Highway, Community Square Shops, Ocracoke
(252) 475-4462

Confections and refreshments abound at The Fudge & Ice Cream Shop. Stop by for homemade fudge made right in the shop and be sure to try their famous Nor'easter and Espresso milkshakes (Nor'easters are like Blizzards with candy mixed in). They serve chocolate and vanilla soft-serve and many flavors of hand-dipped ice cream by the scoop, which you can get in sundaes, splits, floats and milkshakes.... read more

Confections and refreshments abound at The Fudge & Ice Cream Shop. Stop by for homemade fudge... read more