Visiting Siesta Key can be a vacation of a lifetime. Because the weather is great all year long, there is plenty to see and do, no matter what month you visit. Most likely, you will experience some warm days, which is why people travel from all over to get here. On those days, you will want to know where to grab something cold and refreshing when the sun reaches its peak. Below are the best places to grab a cold treat in Sarasota when the outside temperature gets toasty.
219 Avenida Madera, Siesta Key, FL 34242
While this ice cream shop is part of a national chain, chances are you’ve never had nitrogen ice cream, but this is your chance. The ice cream is frozen using nothing but liquid nitrogen. Customers can choose from a wide variety of ingredients, and then the contents are blended together until nitrogen is released into the bowl. It’s fun to watch the process come together into a bowl of absolutely delicious ice cream.
5238 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242
When it’s time to take a break from the heat, SKOB is conveniently located right in Siesta Key Village. SKOB has plenty of tropical atmosphere with live music, plus excellent food and cocktails. There is one drink they are famous for, and that is their perfectly proportioned mojito. This is the drink locals and tourists alike continue to come back for. If you are vacationing on Siesta Key, you won’t regret trying SKOB’s refreshing mojito.
5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242
Located in Siesta Key Village, Daiquiri Deck is a favorite of locals and a great experience for tourists. Frozen daiquiris and margaritas are their trademark and they have lots of flavors for anyone’s taste; tart, creamy, fruity; you name it, they can mix it up. They also offer plenty of specialty shots too. Kids are welcome too. They make a mean virgin frozen daiquiri that is as delicious as the version made with alcohol. Daiquiri Deck also has a full menu of food items as well.
5208 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242
If you want the best homemade ice cream in Florida, look no further than Big Olaf. They pride themselves on using only the finest ingredients and all of their ice creams and yogurts are hand-mixed by local Amish craftsmen and churned in batch freezers. The result is ice cream that is as creamy and tasty as you’ll find anywhere. Big Olaf has makes all of their homemade waffle cones and fudge in house. It’s the perfect place to cool down in Siesta Key.
5204 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242
If your taste buds crave something more than ice cream, you may want to try Made in Rome. Many locals swear this is the best Italian gelato they’ve ever tasted. Made in Rome only serves gelato that is 100% pure certified organic, meaning no hydrogenated fats, no colorants and no preservatives. In addition to gelato, they also serve Italian espressos and shakes. For those with a taste for adventure, try the Red Tide, made with chocolate, Italian red peppers and a strawberry topping.
Siesta Key is the perfect place to play in the sun and cool down with treats that will delight every member of your family. Whichever month you choose to visit Siesta Key, there’s a place nearby to grab something cool and delicious.