Ice Cream at the Fat Donkey in Cocoa Beach

Ice Cream at the Fat Donkey in Cocoa Beach

Sweet Treats on Florida’s Space Coast

There’s nothing quite as satisfying as indulging your sweet tooth while on vacation. Florida’s Space Coast is filled with unique and fun shops to grab a sweet treat while you’re visiting. Here are six local favorites:

Oasis Shaved Ice | Cocoa Beach

After a day at the beach, you will love chilling inside Oasis Shaved Ice in Cocoa Beach. This shaved ice parlor is only two blocks away from the beach, and not only do they have a wide variety of shaved ice flavors, they also serve burgers and hot dogs. Oh, and the Harry Potter fans out there will love the Butter Beer shaved ice!
Oasis Shaved Ice

Del’s Freez | Melbourne

Don’t be intimidated by the long line – it’s worth the wait! Del's Freez has been serving Melbourne since 1956. And earlier this year, Jay Leno stopped by for a treat while filming a show on Florida’s Space Coast.

Joan's Perfect Pies | Eau Gallie Arts District 

You haven't lived until you've tasted one of Joan's Perfect Pies. From the crust to the filling, you'll be dreaming about these sweet treats all the way back home.  Grab a few mini pies to sample a few flavors then come back for the whole pie to share with the rest of your party. 

The Fat Donkey  | Cocoa Beach & Indian Harbor Beach

The Fat Donkey Ice Cream and Fine Desserts has two locations! One in Cocoa Beach and the other in Indian Harbor Beach both offer a variety of sweet treats. Popular ice cream flavors include Butterscotch Bomb, Calypso Crunch, Mai Kai and Coconut Pineapple. Or try a Zonkey – soft serve ice cream layered with sorbet or Italian ice. Vegan options are available as well.Ice Cream at the Fat Donkey in Cocoa Beach


Moo’s Soft Serve | Indialantic 

Moo’s Soft Serve is located just across the street from the beach. The Indialantic location serves ice cream, yogurt, shakes, hot dogs, chilidogs and mini burgers. Walk up or drive-thru!

River Road Coffee & Popsicles | Cocoa Village 

It's always popsicle season here on the Space Coast. If you find yourself in Cocoa Village you must seek out River Road Coffee &Popsicles. Handcrafted pops are dreamed up with local, seasonal ingredients the whole family will love. Choose traditionally fruity pops, creamy ice cream pops and even boozy pops and satiate your sweet tooth! 

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Cake Krush | Sattelite Beach 

If you're in need of a gourmet cupcake, Cake Krush in Sattelite Beach is  a must-stop on your Space Coast Vacation! Baking up some of the most beautiful and delicious cakes and candies, this is one cake shop you won't be upset you wandered into. Call ahead for a custom order or just stop in to see what's baking today. 


One thing that’s not lacking on Florida’s Space Coast is a sweet treat. Satisfy your craving for a treat at one of these great locations!