Where to Satisfy Your Sweet Treat Cravings in Gulf Shores

One of the best parts of taking a vacation is getting to indulge in the delicious food of the area. There are plenty of great places to eat in Fort Morgan, but you should also make sure you’re treating yourself to dessert after your meal!

Whether you want a mouthwatering pastry from a local bakery or you’d rather cool off with a cool ice cream cone, it’s all right here. These are a few of our top picks for the best dessert in Gulf Shores, all just moments away from our most popular Gulf Shores beach rentals!

Scoops Ice Cream

A worker scooping ice cream near our Gulf Shores beach rentals

Scoops has been a local staple since 1980, capturing the hearts of residents and visitors alike. You’ll only find the best of the best ice cream selections here, and if you want something a little different, they also serve frozen yogurt, banana splits, milkshakes, and malts. They even offer fat-free and sugar-free varieties! Scoops is your quintessential ice cream shop, so you know you’re getting a high-quality treat every single time.

Scoops is located at 601 Gulf Shores Parkway. They’re open daily from 12 noon until 10 p.m.

Matt’s Ice Cream

Another of the best spots for ice cream in Gulf Shores is Matt’s, which only features the best homemade ice cream. You’ll be welcomed with a smile as soon as you walk in the door, and both kids and adults are sure to be impressed by the wide variety of flavors. This is a great stop after hitting some of the many kids activities around Fort Morgan!

Matt’s stands out as the only homemade ice cream shop in the area, and in addition to their ice cream itself, they also offer iced mochaccino, traditional floats, sundaes, and more!

Matt’s Ice Cream is located at 701 Gulf Shores Parkway, open daily from 12 noon until close. There is a second location at 1308 Gulf Shores Parkway, open daily from 1 p.m. until close.

Island Ice Cream & Treats

This establishment proclaims that it has the most flavor options on the island, and with more than 40 flavors to choose from, they just might be right! Island Ice Cream & Treats is an incredibly welcoming ice cream shop in Gulf Shores, allowing you to customize your treat just the way you like it. After you pick your base flavor, take advantage of all of the incredible topping options to make your ice cream your own! This eatery has been serving the Gulf Shores area for almost 10 years now and has quickly solidified itself as an area staple.

Island Ice Cream & Treats is located at 1154 West Beach Boulevard, Suite C. They are open daily from 12 noon until 10 p.m.

The Yard Milkshake Bar

A patron enjoying her milkshake near our Gulf Shores beach rentals

If you want something more than just your ordinary scoop of ice cream, don’t miss a visit to The Yard. A milkshake is a great way to unwind after taking in some thrills around Fort Morgan, and they’ve got massive milkshake creations that you simply have to see to believe! From their Harry Potter-inspired Sorting Hat selections to the specialty options like Peanut Butter Brownie Bliss and Mint Green Monster, there’s truly something to suit every palate. Don’t see an option that sounds good? You can build your own! Best of all, you get to take your souvenir mason jar with you!

The Yard Milkshake Bar is located at 3800 Gulf Shores Parkway #218. They are open daily from 12 noon until 8 p.m.

Cowbell Rolled Ice Cream

Another unique option for ice cream in Gulf Shores, AL is Cowbell Rolled Ice Cream. Instead of your regular scoop, your ice cream will be spread flat onto the chilled work surface, then rolled up and placed in your cup! They offer all kinds of delicious flavors like triple chocolate brownie, banana, pineapple, strawberry, and more. You’ve never had ice cream quite like this!

Cowbell Rolled Ice Cream is located at 2200 East 2nd Street, Suite D. They are open Monday through Thursday from 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 12 noon to 9:30 p.m.

Yumm Twister & Ice Cream

Tasty looking ice cream being scooped near our Gulf Shores beach rentals

One of the most unique ice cream shops in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is Yumm Twister & Ice Cream. Of course, you can get a classic ice cream cone here, but there’s so much more to it than that. Their hand-crafted cones are made fresh daily, and you can add in your favorite flavor of hand-scooped gelato for a refreshing Italian treat. They also have gelato milkshakes for something truly unique! You’ll definitely want to try their signature twister cakes. Add the topping of your choice and be presented with a spiral cake that’s almost as much fun to play with as it is to eat!

Yumm Twister & Ice Cream is located at 229 East 20th Avenue, Suite 8. They are open every day at 12 noon. Tuesday through Thursday, as well as Sunday, they close at 9 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, they close at 9:30 p.m.

Café Beignet

We know we’ve given you a lot of ice cream options at this point, but that’s not all you can find when it comes to dessert places in Gulf Shores. Café Beignet is serving up, you guessed it, hot and delicious beignets, along with some bold coffee options to help you wash everything down. The menu might not be huge here, but when you’ve crafted the perfect beignet and can make it delectable every single time, you don’t need an expansive menu! If you’re searching for the perfect beignet, you don’t have to look any further. This establishment is a relatively new addition to the Gulf Shores food scene, so be sure to show them some support!


Café Beignet is located at 200 West Fort Morgan Road. They are open daily from 6:30 a.m. until 12 noon.

Hope’s Cheesecake

Delicious cheesecake near our Gulf Shores beach rentals

Finally, when you get the craving for cheesecake, simply nothing else will do. Hope’s Cheesecake has been satisfying the cravings of locals and visitors alike since 1996! From traditional flavors like cherry and New York to crazy options like chocolate Kalua or Andes Mint, they’ve seriously got it all! Pick up a slice to enjoy right away, or take an entire cheesecake back to your luxury Gulf Shores rentals to enjoy later on. Once you get home, you can even order one to be shipped right to your door!

Hope’s Cheesecake is located at 210 East 20th Avenue. They are open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Book Your Stay

Now that you know where you will be headed after dinner, you need to know where you are staying! We have Gulf Shores beach rentals to suite any group! Take a look at our offerings and book your stay today!

When it comes to dessert in Gulf Shores, you’ll never run out of options. It doesn’t matter what kind of sweet treat you’re in the mood for; you can find it all just down the street from our Gulf Shores vacation rentals! Fort Morgan Property Management is proud to offer tons of convenient and affordable Gulf View rentals in Fort Morgan, Gulf Shores, and Orange Beach. Whether you’re planning a quick weekend trip by yourself or a week-long stay with your family, we’ve got the perfect accommodation for you. Ready to plan your trip? Contact us today to get started!