6 spots on Hilton Head SC for a late summer frozen treat


Celebrating the end of summer on Hilton Head Island?

Not in the mood for ice cream, but still want something cold?

Temperatures are high and humidity is omnipresent. That means there’s no excuse needed not to seek out a fun, refreshing, and frozen treat while you’re on the island.

Frozen treats such as shaved ice, snow cones, or popsicles are summertime treats that can be overlooked compared to their traditional, creamy dairy counterparts, but you don’t want to sleep on these delicious dessert options.

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It’s easy to make your own treats in the freezer, using real fruit chunks and juices or even yogurt. Getty Images

Here are six locations on Hilton Head Island for your next late-summer frozen treat.

Sno Cones by Chris

Sno Cones by Chris is a snow cone establishment on Hilton Head that is open every day of the week. The Snow Cone Shop has over 30 flavors to choose from and nearly 10 different dye-free options. Any flavor on the menu can also be made on demand into a sugar-free option for customers after an allotted 10-minute window for the new flavor to be specially crafted. If customers wish, each snow cone is topped with a marshmallow creme (condensed milk) filling. None of the syrups are pre-made, and all are made in-house from scratch and free of high fructose corn syrup, dairy allergens or nuts. Sno Cones by Chris is in the middle of the island near Palmetto Bay Marina at 114 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Frosty’s Italian Ice Cream and More

Frosty’s Italian Ice Cream and More is a family business in Shelter Cove Harbor that serves Italian gelato, gelato and gelato. The establishment also serves a variety of other goodies, including espresso, cappuccino, lattes, fresh fudge, and cookies, as well as several assorted candy options. Frosty’s Italian Ices & More is located along the waterfront at 9 Harborside Lane, Suite G, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Hilton Head Island POP

POP is a small family business located on the south end of Hilton Head Island in Coligny Plaza. According to the company, the establishment offers frozen treats such as Frios Gourmet Pops as well as lollipops, candy pops, retro sodas, a candy wall featuring candies that have been popular over the decades, and cotton candy. dad among other treats. Gourmet Popsicles are made in Mobile, AL and offer a variety of unique flavors. These flavors include gluten-free, dairy-free, and color-free options for any snack. POPS also offers a ‘pupsicle’ option for any four-legged friend looking to have fun and spend the day at Coligny Plaza with the family. This property is located at 1 N. Forest Beach Drive, Unit K5, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Italian gelato and Rita’s Italian ice cream

Italian gelato and ice cream custard from Rita serves Italian gelato flavors and ice cream for a late-summer treat among other menu items at this retro-style establishment with counter service. Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard is located at Coligny Plaza, 1 N Forest Beach Drive, Unit 1-3, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Sharky’s Snowballs

Sharky’s Snowballs is next to Sharky’s Bike Rental and Surf Shop at the southern end of Hilton Head Island. Offering finely shaved ice with a variety of flavors and toppings for guest enjoyment, this shaved ice vendor offers the “Ultimate Hawaiian Treat” as its most popular combination. Sharkey’s Sno-Balls are located at 83 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

Snowie HHI Shaved Ice

Snowie HHI Shaved Ice is a local food truck serving shaved ice to locals and visitors in the Port Royal Plaza shopping center behind Okko and the Public Kitchen Wine Bar towards the northern end of the island. The food truck is also available for private events. Snowie Shaved Ice is located at 95 Mathews Drive, Suite B5, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.

Sarah Claire McDonald is a duty reporter for The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. She specializes in writing unique, audience-focused stories that highlight people, places and events in the Lowcountry. Originally from the Midwest, Sarah Claire studied news media, communication and English at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where she graduated in 2021.


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