Probably the most famous of ice cream joints in Colonial Beach is Nancy's on Washington Ave. Sadly, they called it quits after 17 seasons in operation. The shop is now The Pink Poodle and they had a successful Grand Opening in May of 2023.
Another one of the newer cool sweet treat establishments in town is Robert McCarthy's Ice Cream Hut which is located on Colonial Avenue. You can't miss it, it is very brightly lit up. There was a location right next to Colonial Gardens on Route 205 like you're going to Hall's Supermarket. There are also two mobile units associated with this business, a hand cart and a minivan. I recall just seeing the hand cart around town in the early days. Gotta start somewhere! Here's a look at their tasty menu offerings:
Denson's Grocery was located just a couple of blocks down from Nancy's and they had a walk-up window right next to their front door. They featured hand scooped Trickling Springs ice cream and sometimes, sundaes! Denson's is now operating out of their food truck which specializes in hot foods. The building they were located in used to be the home of Sand Castles Ice Cream and Deli.
While Willey's on the Boardwalk is best known for their outstanding barbecue, they served up frozen treats, too! Everything from soft serve, cones, cups, floats and they started serving sundaes just prior to their exit from the Boardwalk! They even had a big ice cream cone on their building. Willey's is now (as of 2022) located between Hall's Supermarket and the Laundromat in a food truck.
Westmoreland Berry Farm sadly no longer open to the public, used their farm-fresh berries in their sundaes at their very own Twinkle's Cafe. There was a covered pavilion where you could sit and enjoy these delicious creations.
So there you have it. Stop by one of these great spots next time you get a craving for a cool treat in Colonial Beach!