12 Instagram-worthy treats in Columbia, SC

I scream, you scream, we all scream… you know the rest, Cola. 🍦 

Channel your sweet tooth, make sure your phone is charged, and go on an ice cream tour around Soda City. Don’t forget to let your phone eat first, because we have scooped out the best Instagram-worthy treats to give a try. Can you try them all? 

Make your tastebuds extra happy with an ice cream sandwich from The Baked Bear. ProTip — get your sandwich hot pressed for the ultimate dessert experience. 

Try a loaded milkshake at LICK Ice Cream, like the “Split My Banana Please” or “Candy Overload.”

After you finish up your burger, grab a “Freak Shake” from Grill Marks

If you want to try something trendy + Insta-worthy, head to the mall to try rolled ice cream at Ice Bachi. There is another rolled ice cream shop coming soon to Five Points, stay tuned for updates from Kremo

Manny’s Shaved Ice has creamy options too, including banana splits, shakes, and more. Watch this video but be prepared for all the cravings.  

Create your own sweet combo with mix-ins at Marble Slab.

Pelican’s is a true SC staple on a hot day. ProTip — add custard + whipped cream to your cone. 

Try a sit-down dessert at Kaminsky’s and taste one of their cakes, sundaes, or dessert martinis.

You can’t go wrong with a Columbia classic like Rosewood Dairy Bar, which has been serving up sweets to Columbia since 1942.

If you’re looking for something lighter, try some homemade gelato or sorbet from Scoopy Doo Gelato Shop. PS — They also offer alcoholic, adult-friendly flavors. 

Head to Sweet Cream Co. for handcrafted ice cream + sorbet, made right here in Cola. 

If you’re looking for a traditional dessert, try a dipped ice cream cone from Zesto’s.

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