St Armands Circle Ice Cream Shops To Cool Off With!

Attention all dessert lovers staying in our rentals in Lido Key! If you’re on the hunt for the perfect place to beat the heat and indulge in some heavenly frozen treats, then you’re in for a treat because we’re bringing you the scoop on the best ice cream shops in St. Armands Circle!

You’re in for a flavor-packed adventure because St. Armand’s Circle has everything from classic, tried-and-true flavors like chocolate and vanilla to innovative, exciting concoctions!

The shops take pride in using only the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients to hand-craft their mouth-watering delights.

St Armands Circle Ice Cream

From creamy, homemade gelato to hand-scooped, premium ice cream, these spots are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Slip on your comfy shoes, throw on your shades, and get ready to embark on a sweet journey to discover the best ice cream St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota has to offer!

Big Olaf Creamery

Since 1982, Big Olaf Creamery has been a Florida tradition, offering homemade ice cream made in small batches using the same techniques as the good old days.

Hand-mixed with the finest ingredients, each batch is churned by Amish craftsmen near Sarasota’s Pinecraft Amish village. Using fresh, high-butter-fat milk, Big Olaf’s ice cream has a smooth, creamy consistency that comes from their attention to detail.

With over 40 flavors to choose from, including classic vanilla and chocolate, fruity peach and watermelon ice tea, and unique options like salted caramel pretzel and peppermint, you’re sure to find one that you’ll enjoy! 

Come taste the tradition at Big Olaf Creamery, where handmade ice cream is the name of the game!

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Settimi’s Gelato

Settimi’s Gelato is a must-visit spot for those seeking delicious gelato flavors.  

With a diverse range of flavors including crowd-pleasers like vanilla, chocolate, and mint chocolate chip, Settimi’s Gelato is the place to be!

What makes Settimi’s stand apart from the rest is the quality of its gelato – it’s fresh and made with the best raw materials.

What’s more, Settimi’s offers a cozy seating area where you can relax, take a breather and indulge in your gelato while sipping on a cup of coffee. Trust us, it’s an experience that you won’t forget anytime soon! 

So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to the ultimate gelato experience at Settimi’s Gelato today!

Ben & Jerry’s

Welcome to Ben & Jerry’s, the coolest spot in St. Armand’s Circle for some ice cream! With its inviting outdoor seating area, it’s the perfect place to soak up the sun and savor some sweet treats.

At Ben & Jerry’s, you’ll be spoilt for choice with their exclusive flavors, bursting with chunks and swirls, as well as classic favorites that everyone loves.

Whether you prefer a dipped waffle cone, a creamy milkshake, a decadent sundae, or a simple cup, they’ve got you covered!

What’s more, Ben & Jerry’s takes pride in catering to all dietary preferences and offers delicious non-dairy options made with almond milk and sunflower butter, which are Certified Vegan, as well as mouth-watering sorbet.

But that’s not all – at Ben & Jerry’s, they believe in having fun while indulging in their scrumptious treats. So, why not treat yourself to something extra and swing by their Scoop Shop? You won’t regret it!


Kilwins is a place where people can come together to celebrate, vacation, and share the experience in a nostalgic Americana setting. 

Since 1947, Kilwins has earned a reputation for providing high-quality chocolates, ice cream, and confections combined with excellent service. 

Kilwins is not just any ice cream shop; it’s a special place that offers a unique sensory experience like no other. 

Kilwins make their ice cream in small batches, using fresh milk and cream from family farms. Their ice cream is “super-premium” with a creamy consistency and rich texture. 

Their unique, delicious flavors include old-fashioned vanilla, pumpkin pie, and Kilwins turtle cheesecake! 

Kilwins is not just about ice cream. They offer a wide variety of high-quality chocolates and confections too, all made with the finest ingredients. Their in-store crafted, freshly-made Waffle Cones and hand-crafted Hot Fudge and Caramel Toppings make every scoop of ice cream the perfect scoop! 

Don’t miss out on this special place to create some lasting memories with your friends and family! 

Plan Your Visit to Lido Key

What are you waiting for? Choose Lido Key Vacations for a vacation experience that’s a step above the rest, and contact us today to make your stay in Lido Key truly unforgettable!

Madison Avenue Cafe And Deli 

Madison Avenue Cafe and Deli is the perfect place to beat the heat this summer in St. Armand’s Circle with its delicious and refreshing smoothies. 

This cozy cafe and deli have been serving up a healthy and diverse menu since 2010, with their smoothies being a highlight! 

Their team is dedicated to providing the highest quality food, made to order using only the freshest ingredients. But let’s talk about those smoothies, shall we? They offer a variety of flavors that are sure to cool you down!

Take their ‘Emerald Delight’ smoothie, for example. This concoction is made with spinach, pineapple, mango, and banana and can be made with coconut water or orange juice. It’s like a tropical paradise in a cup! 

Or, try their ‘Booster’ smoothie, which boasts strawberries, pineapple, mango, and banana, also available with coconut water or orange juice. This smoothie is perfect for giving you a boost of energy and satisfying your sweet tooth. 

Whether you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up or a satisfying snack, Madison Avenue Cafe and Deli’s smoothies are a great option. 

Stay With Lido Key Vacations 

For the ultimate vacation experience in sunny Sarasota, Florida, look no further than Lido Key Vacations! As a small, boutique Lido Key rental service, we pride ourselves on providing a personalized vacation experience that’s tailor-made to your desires. 

Our stunning homes are custom-built with luxury amenities that cater to your every vacation need and want. From private heated pools and spas to rooftop decks and elevators for easy access to all floors, our upscale, large homes offer a level of luxury and relaxation that you just can’t find in shared hotels and pools.

But that’s not all – what really sets Lido Key Vacations apart is our custom rental amenities and services. We understand that your vacation is all about you and that’s why our dedicated property managers are on-call to ensure that your stay with us is nothing short of amazing! 

Location is everything and at Lido Key Vacations we understand this which is why all our Lido Key vacation rentals are within walking or biking distance to Lido Key Beach and the famous St. Armand’s Circle, putting tons of restaurants and shops right at your fingertips. With access to downtown Sarasota and a tranquil island feel, it’s the best of both worlds!