Where Are The Best Places To Get Ice Cream In Winston-Salem?

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Ice cream is one of America’s most popular desserts, and it’s no wonder! Everyone loves the creamy, sweet taste and has a favorite flavor. We all know we can get ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery, Baskin Robbins, Dairy Queen, or Dippin’ Dots at the mall, though I wonder if that qualifies as ice cream, even though the kids love it! But did you know there are numerous shops around Winston-Salem selling ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, Italian ice, and frozen novelties? We were surprised there were so many! Here is a list of places to visit and try their frozen treats.

Dewey's Ice Cream Toppings behind the counter, in containers with scoops
All the toppings for Dewey’s Ice Cream.
Photo by Aniya Elison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc 2023

Bella’s Ices And Ice Creams

Bella’s is a cute little ice cream shop serving homemade Italian ice, ice cream, and gelato. They have many flavors of both ice and ice creams to choose from. They are dog-friendly and have outdoor seating.

Bella’s Instagram

  • 500 Akron Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-423-4359
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11am – 10pm
    • Sun, 11am – 6pm

Cafe Gelato

Established in 2005, Cafe Gelato on Reynolda Road is the oldest gelato shop in Winston-Salem. In addition to traditional Italian handmade gelato and sorbet, they offer coffee and wine. They make their own gelato in-house, as does their second location, so each may have different flavors.

Cafe Gelato Website

  • 845 Reynolda Road, NW, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-9110
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sat, 12pm – 9pm
    • Sun, 1pm – 5pm
    • Closed Monday

Cafe Gelato And Boba Tea

Cafe Gelato’s second location, located on S. Hawthorne Road, also makes traditional Italian homemade gelato and sorbet and offers coffee. They also feature Boba Tea, Fruit Tea, Infusion Tea, Boba Floats, and Blends. The gelato is made in-house, so flavors may vary from the other store.

Cafe Gelato and Boba Tea Facebook

  • 1612, S Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-837-6575
  • Hours
    • Tues-Sat, 12pm – 9pm
    • Sun, 1pm – 5pm
    • Closed Monday
Inside of Chill Nitro, a girl at the counter with red hair is serving an ice cream to someone. Two girls are sitting at one of the tables eating.
Inside Chill Nitro Creamery, you can see the liquid nitrogen tank in the corner of the photo.
Photo by Aniya Elison for MyWinston-Salem.com, © Cover Story Media, Inc. 2023

Chill Nitro Creamery

Not just a kid’s ice cream store! Chill Nitro can serve ice cream with a kick. Offering ice cream, sorbet, dairy-free ice cream, and milkshakes, they mix it, freeze it, and even spike it (if you choose) right in front of you. Handmade and flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen, it is an experience. Their flavors include Nutella, Butter Pecan, Pumpkin Pie, Choco Peanut Butter, NY Cheesecake, and more. All flavors are available with or without alcohol. They also serve hot chocolate and espresso beverages – lattes, mochas, cappuccinos – with or without ice cream or alcohol.

Chill Nitro Website

  • 616 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-447-0217
  • Hours
    • Wed & Thurs, 6pm – 9pm
    • Fri, 6pm – 10pm
    • Sat, 11pm – 10pm
    • Sun, 1pm – 9pm
    • Closed Mon & Tues

Chilly Philly

Chilly Philly’s (Philadelphia Original Water Ice) has a saying, “They add the flavor, we have the flavor.” They suggest you check them out to discover what flavor of ice you like best. They also serve Hershey’s ice cream and, occasionally, Philly pretzels. They have begun their fall hours. We will update with summer hours.

Chilly Philly Website

  • 454 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-608-4068
  • Hours
    • Sat, 12pm – 6pm
    • Sun, 2pm – 6pm
    • Closed Mon-Fri

Cupcake Cuties Cafe & Bakery

In addition to their bakery items, Cupcake Cuties offers Ice cream, milkshakes, floats, and sundaes made with 24 creamy, delicious flavors of ice cream from Hershey’s and Homeland Creamery. You might even want to try a banana split or a brownie sundae! In the cooler weather, enjoy the hot chocolate bar with all the toppings, or visit the espresso bar for a latte or cappuccino.

Cupcake Cuties Website

  • 8363 NC Hwy 109 Unit C, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-5015
  • Hours
    • Mon-Fri, 10am – 8pm
    • Sat, 9am – 6pm
    • Closed Sunday


Dairio is more than just hot dogs and hamburgers! They have a great ice cream selection featuring many flavors of hand-scooped ice cream and sherbet, as well as soft serve. Try their Banana Pudding, Blueberry Cobbler, Fly Fishing Fudge, or Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough. You can have it served in a cup, cake cone, sugar cone, or waffle cone. They also have toppings, dipped cones, shakes, sundaes, flurries, and floats. There are two locations in Winston-Salem.

Dairio Menu

  • 5916 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-377-2667
  • 1207 W Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-448-5314
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 10am – 10pm
    • Fri & Sat, 10am – 11pm

Dewey’s Bakery

Dewey’s Bakery is famous for its cakes, but it also serves Blue Ridge Ice Cream. They have a variety of flavors available in cups or cones. Their newest item is The Dewzy. It’s a fantastic combination of cake, ice cream, fillings, and toppings in a cup topped with whipped cream and a Moravian cookie. It’s an explosion of flavor in your mouth! Try a Boston Cream, Caramel Turtle, or Ultimate Chocolate Dewzy.

Dewey’s Instagram

  • Thruway Shopping Center, 262 S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-725-8321
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 8am – 9pm
    • Sun, 11am – 7pm


Kilwins has been making its own “super-premium” Original Recipe Ice Cream since 1985. This rich, high-quality treat, known for its creamy consistency and delicious rich texture, is only served in Kilwins stores. Flavors include Blueberry Waffle Cone, Butter Pecan, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Toasted Coconut, Georgia Peach, and Mackinac Island Fudge. It is served in hand-made waffle cones.

Kilwins Ice Cream Website

  • Thruway Shopping Center 308-A S Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-602-1399
  • Hours
    • Sun-Thurs, 12pm – 9pm
    • Fri & Sat, 12pm – 10pm

La Princesa Frozen Treats

La Princesa offers ice cream scoops and Mexican treats such as paletas, esquimos, and raspados. They serve frappes, sundaes, and fresas con crema. They also have weekly specialties not found on their menu. Everything served is made to order, handcrafted, using real, fresh, quality ingredients.

La Princesa Website

  • 9 E Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-771-3070
  • Sun-Sat, 8am – 9pm

Luchas Libre

Lucha Libre sells ice cream, Mexican treats and churros. They also feature combos of churros and ice cream. They offer Manganodas, Esquites, and Paletas and serve milkshakes and aguas frescas.

Luchas Libre Website

  • 2021 Griffith Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-907-7086
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 12pm – 8pm
    • Fri-Sun, 12pm – 9pm

Mayberry Ice Cream

A restaurant and an old-fashioned Ice Cream Parlor, Mayberry has many flavors to choose from, including sherbets and two sugar-free ice creams. Try their Cherry Vanilla, Cotton Candy, Mocha Almond Fudge, or Sea Salt Caramel. They make specialty sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream sodas, and banana splits. They have two locations in Winston-Salem.

Mayberry Miller St Ice Cream Menu | Mayberry 4th St Ice Cream Menu

  • 50 Miller Street A, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-724-3682
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 11am – 10pm
  • 216 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-842-3752
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11am – 7pm
    • Fri & Sat, 11am – 8pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 6pm

Paleteria La Sirenita Ice Cream Shop

Paleteria La Sirenita serves ice cream and Mexican frozen treats like paletas and mangonadas. They also have smoothies, milkshakes, eskimos, sundaes, and churros. They use fresh fruit with many of their frozen treats. They do not accept credit cards.

Paleteria La Sirenita Facebook

  • 623 E Sprague Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-785-0144
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 12pm – 8pm

Sabor Tropical Ice Cream

Sabor Tropical Ice Cream has 50+ flavors of ice creams and popsicles and other Mexican desserts like paletas, fruiti-nieve, esquite, mangonada, and con crema.

Sabor Tropical Facebook

  • 716 Waughtown Street, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-293-4642
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sun, 12pm – 9pm

TJ’s Deli & Grill

TJ’s ice cream is homemade, and they have classic, unique, and seasonal flavors. Starting with sweet local dairy cream and their own recipes, they make a rich, creamy, dense ice cream. They serve scoops, floats, shakes, sundaes, and banana splits.

TJ’s Deli Website

  • 5017 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-760-0488
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11am – 9pm
    • Closed Sunday

Twin City Sweets

Twin City Sweets is a seasonal stand closed for the winter months but does pop-ups during that time. They carry delicious ice cream, sundaes, incredible ice cream sandwiches, soda floats, candy apples, and other sweet treats. See their Facebook page.

Twin City Sweets Facebook

  • 2594 W Clemmonsville Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Thurs & Fri, 5pm – 8pm
    • Fri & Sat, 2pm – 8pm
    • Closed for winter months

Yolo Rolo Ice Cream

Yolo Rolo offers a unique process where homemade liquid cream is made into rolls of delicious ice cream or frozen yogurt. Fresh fruit or candy can be added to the mix. A variety of flavors are available.

Yollo Rolo Ice Cream Website

  • Hanes Mall 3320 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Hours
    • Mon-Sat, 11am – 8pm
    • Sun, 12pm – 6pm

Zack’s Famous Frozen Yogurt

Zack’s offers frozen yogurt in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and flavors of the day. They also have sugar-free flavors. They serve in cups, cones, and waffle cones. They have dip cones and toppings of fruit, candies, nuts, and fudges. They feature sundaes, smoothies, milkshakes, specialties, and Hawaiian shaved ice. See their Facebook page for menus and flavors of the day.

Zack’s Famous Frozen Yogurt Facebook

  • 305 Jonestown Road, Winston-Salem, NC
  • 336-768-8122
  • Hours
    • Mon-Thurs, 11am – 9pm
    • Fri, 11am – 10pm
    • Sat, 11am – 9pm
    • Sun, 1pm – 10pm

A Sweet Treat Without The Chill

If you want something to satisfy your sweet tooth that will not freeze your tongue, visit one of our bakeries and sample their delicious confections.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Tell us in the comments.

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