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Summertime in Newport News Calls for Frozen Treats

It’s not just ice cream we scream for – any ice-cold beverage or cool confection will do when you’re hoping to turn your internal thermostat down a few notches! Below you’ll find a few of the gems Newport News has to offer when it comes to frozen treats:


The Hilton CreameryThe Hilton Creamery | 10349 Warwick Blvd.

The Hilton Creamery is a new ice cream shop in Historic Hilton Village. Using dozens of flavors of Hershey’s Ice Cream, it sells floats, create-your-own ice cream sandwiches, sundaes, milkshakes, and ice cream “flights,” which are four mini scoops of your choice of flavors! Customers can choose between a cup, cake cone, waffle cone, or gluten-free cone – and they also sell pints to go. Toppings range from sprinkles and cookie dough bites to nuts and toffee pieces. 


City Center Ice CreamCity Center Ice Cream | 707 Mariners Row, #106

City Center Ice Cream offers fresh homemade ice cream with mix-ins to suit your fancy. Indecisive? Select one of their “Combinations” to make the decision easier! The Cheesecake Twist, for example, comes with Cheesecake ice cream, strawberries, graham crackers, and caramel. The Cotton Candy Dream is made of cotton candy ice cream with marshmallows, M&Ms, and marshmallow sauce. Dairy-free sorbets, low-fat yogurts, and waffle cones/bowls round out their menu.

Aux Délices | 129 Herman Melville Avenue

Aux Délices – French for “to the delights” – is a European-style dessert boutique whose motto is “Life is short, make it delicious!” Located in Port Warwick, the shop offers small-batch ice cream provided by Lolly’s Creamery in Virginia Beach. Aux Délices carries seven classic varieties of ice cream, along with the occasional specially crafted artisanal flavor. They also have a signature ice cream, created specifically for the boutique. It’s banana-based with swirls of Nutella – two ingredients popular in crepes, the shop’s specialty. For coffee lovers, try their Café Liégeois, a French dessert made with coffee ice cream, iced coffee, whipped cream, and a mocha drizzle. 

Pelican's SnoBalls Newport NewsPelican's SnoBalls Newport News | 11075 Warwick Blvd.

Pelican's SnoBalls of Newport News serves New Orleans-style shaved ice in a variety of flavors: more than 100, in fact! Named for the state bird of Louisiana, Pelican’s SnoBalls features flavors that originated there. Some of the most popular snow cones include the Frogger, made with pineapple and polar punch with a frog gummy on top; the Unicorn, made with pink cotton candy and skittles, topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with fairy dust; and the Dinosaur, made with sour grape and orange, topped with a dinosaur gummy.

Rita's Italian Ice Newport News
Rita’s Italian Ice Newport News
 | 12286 Warwick Blvd.

From their famous Italian ice to their classic old-fashioned custard, Rita’s knows you’ll find a terrific treat made just for you. Choices range from Cream Ice (Italian ice with a touch of creaminess added to it) and Gelati (Italian ice layered with custard) to Misto Shakes (Italian ice swirled with creamy custard) and Blendinis (Italian ice blended with creamy frozen custard and your choice of toppings). Other goodies include sugar-free Italian ice, along with milkshakes, frozen drinks, and even soft pretzels! 

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