Our first impressions of visiting Sloan’s Ice Cream parlor on Lauderdale-by-the-Sea was it was it might have been run by Willy Wonka AND his favorite color was pink. But later after finishing our frozen treat we decided this is a very good ice cream parlor with a fantastic beach location.
Located at 112 Commercial Blvd, its a few store fronts away from the city’s well known Lauderdale-by-the-sea fishing pier. There’s plenty of (strictly enforced) metered parking everywhere. You can’t miss this ice cream parlor from the street. Just look for the bright pink umbrellas, pink chairs and pink door.
Inside is more of the same, only LOTS more pink. Pink walls, pink ceiling even the dozens of chandeliers are pink. These bright-colored chandeliers reminded me of sugar rock candy. Don’t worry, in a short time inside and your eyes will adjust in time to make a decision on which ice cream flavor to order. Tip: you can sample one (or two, or three) flavors before your final selection.
One side of the ice cream parlor has the counter and cooler (and a train running back and forth that’s eye-level for kids) and the other side has their large candy selection, including a rainbow of jelly beans. I noticed one flavor called “birthday cake” which I’ll try on our next visit. Lots of stuffed animals and toys. Watch out parents, this place is a kid’s dream.
Now, we’ll fess up before someone notices the 9:42 AM timestamp on our receipt. Yes, it was a little too early for dessert, but we ordered the “Coffee and Donut” flavor. Does that count as a breakfast review? The flavor description was loads of Krispy Kream glazed donuts and they weren’t kidding. Each bite had large chunks of donut with coffee ice cream.
The portion size for this $4.99 single scoop was larger than expected even for the two of us to finish. We left satisfied and will definitely return again to Sloan’s Ice Cream next time we’re at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Only our next visit will be a little later in the afternoon.
Sloans Ice Cream is located at 112 E. Commercial Blvd, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308