Need something to help you cool off after a day cruising Daytona Beach? Head over to the mainland and look for a little square tiki hut-styled building on Mason Avenue.

That would be Icy Paradise, your one-stop shop for all things shaved ice. Open everyday rain or shine, hot or cold, Icy Paradise is one of Daytona’s little delights.

First, choose your size – small, medium or large. Then, select an ice cream flavor if you want it stuffed. (I highly recommend this option.) The hardest part will be deciding what two flavors you want as your ice. There are bunches of gourmet flavors you can choose from including exotic flavors like kiwi, guava and papaya to fun, sweeter options such as wedding cake, custard, cake batter and bubble gum. The best step of all comes last; topping that big mound of ice off with condensed milk (or other goodies like marshmallow, caramel, sour spray or Hershey’s chocolate).

You can enjoy your icy treat at one of the tables outside or get it to go. (This place actually has a drive-thru!) After one taste of the final product, you’ll be wanting to visit this icy paradise over and over again.


Top: Small Bahama Mama stuffed with vanilla ice cream and topped with condensed milk. Delicious! Bottom: Menu at Icy Paradise.