Sure, you can cool down this summer by jumping in a refreshing pool, taking a tube ride down the river, or riding the rapids on a raft. But one of the simplest and tastiest ways to cool down—and one that doesn’t require you to wear a bathing suit—is heading to The Island in Pigeon Forge for a delicious sweet treat!
How about a scoop of your favorite ice cream in a waffle cone? What about a chilled daiquiri while you kick back to live music under the stars? Or maybe you need something for the whole family—try a cup full of froyo instead. The Island has everything you need to stay cool and satisfy your sweet tooth while you’re in the Smokies!
- Smoothies, Iced Coffee, and more
For something cool and with a kick, cruise on over to Margaritaville Coffee Shop. Grab a bag to take back to the cabin, or get a drink to enjoy while walking around. Enjoy dark roast Pirate’s Gold or License to Chill, or cool off with a mocha frappe or a non-coffee smoothie.
- Chocolate Monkey Daiquiri
If you want your milkshake with a little bit of a kick, don’t miss the Chocolate Monkey Daiquiri at Dude’s Daiquiris! This popular menu item features banana liqueur and chocolate ice cream and is one of many daiquiri flavors this drink shop offers to cool you down on a hot summer’s day. Besides daiquiris, Dude’s serves an eclectic mix of craft beers from around the globe. Choose your drink of choice at this refreshing drink shop, and find a comfortable place to sit back and sip on their covered patio. You might even catch a band playing on The Island stage across the courtyard!
- Do-It-Yourself Yogurt
Indulge your froyo fix at The Island by visiting Island Yogurt, a do-it-yourself frozen yogurt shop with endless possibilities! Island Yogurt features more than 18 flavors of frozen yogurt as well swirl combinations and more than 50 toppings. The best part about this sweet treat is you don’t have to feel guilty for giving in to your craving. That’s because Island Yogurt offers non-dairy, no-sugar added, low-fat, and fat-free selections, so no matter your preference or dietary needs, you’ll find something to satisfy your sweet tooth at Island Yogurt!
- Homemade Chocolate Fudge
Hailed as creating some of “the best fudge the world has ever known!”, The Fudgery is a must-stop during your Pigeon Forge vacation. Be sure to try their homemade chocolate fudge or any other of the 12 options ranging from creamy vanilla to rocky road to chocolate peanut butter. This unique fudge shop, continuing a legacy that’s more than 30 years old, uses only the best ingredients and makes fudge right in front of your eyes for a sweet treat experience that’s as fun to watch as it is delicious! Besides fudge, try signature chocolate sauces, crunchy candy apples, caramel turtles, and more at The Fudgery.
- Banana Split
If you want a good ol’ fashioned treat while you’re in Pigeon Forge, then head to The Island Creamery while you’re in town. One of their specialties is the ever-popular banana split, which is perfect for sharing with your partner on a romantic date. Or you can choose your own treat by combining a favorite flavor of ice cream with a hand-dipped chocolate waffle cone. Other options at The Island Creamery include delicious smoothies and homemade delights. No matter what you choose, you’ll find the perfect way to cool off and satisfy that sweet-tooth craving at this popular ice cream shop.
Sweet treats aren’t the only delicious food options you’ll find at The Island. This popular Pigeon Forge attraction features a variety of restaurants for breakfast, lunch, snack time, and dinner time in the Smokies. For breakfast, hit up Cinnabon for a mouth-watering cinnamon roll that pairs perfectly with a cup of black coffee. For lunch, try a hot dog at Poyner’s Pommes Frites or a slice of pizza at Mellow Mushroom.
When you’re craving something quick and delicious, a buttery pretzel straight out of the oven will do the trick—visit Auntie Anne’s! There’s also the Yee Haw Snack Shack and The Bag Lady, which offers a homemade selection of sandwiches, salads, and sweets straight from the recipe books of Paula Deen herself.
Finally, plan for dinner at Paul Deen’s Family Kitchen, where you’ll try even more of her recipes in a family-style atmosphere. Or spend a relaxing evening at Margaritaville, where the music’s always playing and the warm, tropical colors will transport you to the beach! Other favorites include Timberwood Grill and Dick’s Last Resort. You can’t go wrong when it comes to feeding your appetite at The Island!