Need a way to cool down in this heat? We've compiled some of our favorite snow cone, shaved ice and ice cream destinations in this list for families.


The Snow Castle

2109 Woodruff Road, Greenville

Hours: noon – 10 p.m.

• This fun location offers 116 flavors of New Orleans-style shaved ice along with funnel cakes, fried oreos and fried candy cars. You won't miss the building in front of Big Lots — it's shaped like a castle!

The Nomadik Few

11201 Anderson Rd, Greenville, Greenville

• The Nomadik Few just opened a permanent location in Greenville on Anderson Road, and they're known for serving organic flavors and fine ice. 

Rita's Italian Ice

2400-A N. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville

Hours: noon – 9 p.m. Sundays – Thursdays; noon – 10 p.m. Fridays – Saturdays

• This chain restaurant features a drive-thru and sit-down area inside if you need to bring the kids indoors to cool off while you enjoy a treat.

Penguins Shaved Ice

10852 Anderson Road, Piedmont

Hours: 1 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

• This family-run stand features three penguins in its logo, representing the owners' three children. You can mix and match different flavors — just ask!

Sno Hut

3243 Wade Hampton Blvd., Taylors

Hours: 1 – 9 p.m.

• Visiting this Upstate stand is a tradition for many families in the Upstate. It has been located in Edwards Forest Plaza in Taylors for 30 years.

Aloha Ice

3004 Reidville Road, Spartanburg

• Located across from Mary Black Hospital, this small stand is reasonably priced. 

Sandy’s Shaved Ice

Highway 9 and Rainbow Lake Road, Boiling Springs

• This popular spot is another family tradition for many. 

Pelican’s SnoBalls

2619 Poinsett Highway, Greenville

Hours: noon – 9 p.m.

7327 Reidville Road, Woodruff

630 W. Main St., Spartanburg

Hours: noon – 9 p.m.

• With locations throughout the state, Pelican's SnoBalls are another fun destination. "Love this place,"  writes one reviewer. "I bring my wife and 5 kids every chance we get. Got to spend some time just talking with the owners, they are great guys. The ice is so soft, it's like eating real snow."


Hub City Scoops

147 E. Main St., Spartanburg

• Owned by the Silverman family, this new-to-Spartanburg ice cream parlor offers super-premium quality ice cream imported from Wisconsin. 

Creme Shack

120 N. Main St., Greenville

• This dessert shop is fairly new to Greenville but offers indoor and outdoor seating and a variety of flavors. It's known for offering 15 preset of rolled ice cream flavors, but you can also create your own flavors by adding toppings and mix-ins.

Stanley's Ice Cream

3601 E. North St., Greenville

• This family-run shop is where an old Baskin-Robbins location used to be, and it offers many flavors, along with sundaes, milkshakes and banana splits.

Marble Slab Creamery

108 N. Main St., Greenville

• Visiting this downtown ice cream parlor is a tradition for many, and with good reason. The flavors are homemade daily using fresh ingredients. 

Kilwin's Chocolates, Fudge and Ice Cream

220 N. Main St., Greenville

• Right outside of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, this dessert shop has it all, from candied apples to a variety of ice cream flavors.

Spill the Beans

531 S. Main St., Greenville

• This Falls Park on the Reedy coffeehouse serves more than lattes and mochas. They also have a selection of ice cream flavors.

Luna Rosa Gelato Cafe

9 W. Washington St., Greenville

• This family-owned shop sells authentic artisan gelato made fresh daily in its cafe.

Blueberry Frog

624 S. Main St., Greenville

Easley Town Center, Easley

• This frozen yogurt shop is made from organic yogurt, fresh fruit toppings and other ingredients. 

Baskin Robbins

1 Ray E. Talley Ct., Simpsonville

• If you prefer Baskin Robbins flavors of ice cream, there's still a location in Simpsonville, featuring their famous 31 flavors of ice cream

Coldstone Creamery

1125 Woodruff Road, Suite 1602, Greenville

• This chain restaurant dishes up ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes.

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

207 Pelham Road, Greenville

1850 Wodruff Road, Greenville

6412 White Horse Road, Greenville

405 S. Buncombe Road, Greer

3841 Grandview Dr., Simpsonville

5152 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley

3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Anderson

1644 John B. White Sr. Blvd., Spartanburg

100 Peachshed Road, Spartanburg

2099 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs

• With locations across the Upstate, it's easy to find a Bruster's near you.

Joe's Ice Cream Parlor

136 E. Main St., Easley

• This Easley eatery is a favorite of locals, known for its hot dogs and ice cream. 


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