Along with sunscreen, sunshine and being outdoors on the beach this summer comes the necessity for satisfying your sweet tooth. With an Island full dessert possibilities, venture out for some of Hilton Head’s best indulgences.
Wondrous confections can be found in the heart of Coligny Plaza at the Island Fudge Shoppe. In this popular shop, guests will find delicious South Carolina-certified products. Known for their namesake fudge—made on location—the confectionary offers up to 20 different flavors, including the popular chocolate and peanut butter. If you’re not up for fudge, take a look at their delicious pralines, in assorted flavors, their fun themed chocolate alligator or, for adventurous eaters, chocolate-covered bacon.
Remember: Stop by anytime, they’re open late!
Try This: For a summertime treat, try Key Lime Fudge.
Hilton Head’s Finest Confections Since 1982
The Chocolate Canopy has been Hilton Head’s local chocolate company since 1982. Their quality chocolates and confections are created by hand using the finest ingredients. This attention to detail yields the most amazing chocolate you’ve ever tasted. The Chocolate Canopy is located at 55 New Orleans Rd., #10.
Remember: Don’t forget they ship nationwide!
Screaming for Ice Cream
If you’re in The Sea Pines Resort, then head over to the Salty Dog Ice Cream Shop for dessert after grabbing a bite to eat! With about 40 different flavors of ice cream and an assortment of toppings to add on, how could the choices be any tougher? Located right next door to the world famous Salty Dog Café, the fun small walk-up window is the perfect way to welcome relaxation and a taste of the Island, as people ride their bikes and walk the paths in this popular destination.
Remember: The ice cream is homemade right there in South Beach! Note – Open seasonally
Try This: For a fun summer pick me up, order the cotton candy ice cream.
Craving Confections and Cocktails
Before leaving Hilton Head Island, make sure to stop by the only dessert bar in town: The Purple Cow! Located on Matthews Drive, this locally-owned sweet shop has an array of options, all of which can be described by the nifty tagline: “Coffees, Confections, Cocktails.” Ms. Bernie, owner and baker, began her journey seven and a half years ago creating and distributing her delightful and very sought after cheesecakes, called Baby Cakes, which can now be purchased at 20 different restaurants in our area! With an aesthetic of home portrayed through the kitchen tables, couches and chairs set up in the eatery, there is a fun, relaxing and open atmosphere. Bernie suggests the crème brûlée, while guests prefer to taste them all!
Remember: The Purple Cow is named in honor of Bernie’s late mother who used to sing the song to her!
Try this: For a funky spin on cheesecake, go for the strawberry balsamic Baby Cakes.
Searching for Snow Cones
Stop by the most unique snow cone shop around while on the Island! Meet Chris Sudduth, of Sno Cones By Chris, at his Palmetto Bay Marina store where he not only serves up to 35 funky flavors of icy concoctions, but also has a collection of over 40 different Lego sculptures! Sit back and relax as you take in the Legoland he created—and continues to create. With sculptures from the Titanic to mosaics of his niece and nephew, Sudduth welcomes all into his one-of-a-kind shop.
Remember: Chris can create a one-of-a-kind mosaic for you for around $150! Open from Memorial Day to
Try This: If you love root beer, try the root beer float snow cone.