St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Sweet Treats to Keep You Cool

The locals love these pies, popsicles, pastries and more – and you will, too!

You’ll find many different sweet treats when vacationing in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra. And if you’re looking for something to cool you down on a warm day in Florida, there are plenty of options.

Icy Drinks & Pops

Perk up with an iced coffee or frozen latte at Whetstone Chocolates, The Kookaburra, Crucial Coffee or Dolce Cafe in St. Augustine’s historic district.  Nearby, you’ll find City Bistro Tea House & Coffee Company and Grower’s Alliance Café.

Relax with a whimsical ice pop from Hyppo Popsicles located on Hypolita and St. George streets. Hyppo ice pops come in 450 unusual flavors created using locally sourced fruits and produce, with no preservatives or added colors.

Gelato & Milkshakes

On the oldest street in America is Peace Pies, serving homemade ice cream sandwiches stuffed with pie filling inside. Located on Aviles Street, Peace Pies come in 40 different kinds of flavor combinations, such as Irish coffee, chocolate turtle and coconut cream pie.

You’ll find gelato in St. Augustine’s historic district at Gelato Time, Café del Hidalgo and Whetstone Chocolates on St. George Street and King Street. On Cathedral Place, pop in to Le Macaron French Pastries for specialty baked goods and gelato in its Ponte Vedra Beach location.

A truly unique shop is Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar on Hypolita Street. Each hand-dipped milkshake is made to order, with or without a waffle.

Food Trucks

Crave Food Truck is a hidden gem in St. Augustine and the perfect place for a fresh delicious smoothie to cool off and beat the heat. Crave Food Truck believes in a healthy lifestyle and works with local farms to provide guests with the freshest foods. The food truck is located on the water at Oyster Creek.

Travel across the Bridge of Lions to Anastasia Island to Big Island Bowls, a food truck often found at Mojo’s Tacos. Order a refreshing smoothie or an acai bowl, perfect for vegans because they are dairy-free with no additives, preservatives or artificial ingredients.

Ice Cream

And don’t forget one of America’s favorite desserts – ice cream! There are so many places that serve ice cream you should have no trouble finding your favorite flavor.

Ice cream shops in the historic St. Augustine downtown area include Kilwin’s, Ben & Jerry’s and Tedi’s Old Tyme Ice Cream. Likit on the north end of St. George Street serves soft-serve pineapple cones and pineapple floats. On San Marco LuLi’s Cupcakes offers ice cream alongside signature baked goods. On Anastasia Island and St. Augustine Beach, stop at Marble Slab Creamery and Cone Heads Ice Cream.

Everyone deserves some much-needed time off for a getaway or vacation. So while exploring Florida’s Historic Coast® take these tips from the locals – relax and savor a really cool treat!