Frosty Treats in Waynesboro

Have you mowed the lawn until the grass is sticking in your throat? Are you slaving over an outdoor grill, flipping hamburgers while the sweat trickles between your shoulder blades? Do you drive a car without air conditioning, peeling your thighs off the seats and sporting a windblown hairstyle? Then make a beeline to Waynesboro for one of these throat-soothing, spine-chilling frosty treats!

Micah’s Frozen Mocha includes homemade whipped cream.

Frozen Mocha

Micah’s Coffee. 1000 West Broad Street. When the weather turns hot, Waynesboro’s popular drive-thru coffee stand whips up cold espresso drinks and frappes. One of their most popular treats is the Frozen Mocha, blended with Ghiradelli chocolate, espresso and milk, topped with homemade whipped cream. Kids will enjoy a Frozen Hot Chocolate, the same recipe without the espresso.

Willy’s Wizards, like this one with Butterfinger and marshmallow fluff, satisfy the sweet tooth.

Candy Bar Wizard

Willy’s Ice Cream. 2800 West Main Street. Willy’s works wizardry with its soft-serve ice cream by mixing in countless toppings and candy bars, from caramel to walnuts to M&M’s. Turn your favorite candy into a chilly delight. You’re only limited by your imagination!


The Farmhaus on Main makes their own honey-lavender syrup for this refreshing latte.


Honey-Lavender Iced Latte

The Farmhaus on Main. 908 West Main Street. The Farmhaus on Main puts special touches on all their delectable homemade pastries, sandwiches, and salads. Little wonder they should do the same with their coffees, brewed from locally roasted Blanchard’s Coffee. The one-of-a-kind honey-lavender syrup is made “in Haus” and gives a light, summery flavor to an iced latte.

Kline’s makes its custard-style ice cream daily.

Piña Colada Smoothie

Kline’s Dairy Bar. 1235 West Main Street. Kline’s makes fresh custard-style ice cream in the store every day, and the flavors change weekly. While you can’t go wrong with any of the sundaes or milkshakes, the real-fruit Piña Colada Smoothie will make you think you’ve died and gone to Hawaii!

Create your own special latte blend at The French Press.

Iced Butterbeer Latte

The French Press. 134 North Wayne Avenue. Fans of Harry Potter will love the new spin that The French Press has put on an iced latte. A magical concoction of espresso, buttered rum, toffee, caramel and cinnamon powder is topped with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel. But if that sounds too over-the-top, you can have them flavor your iced latte any way you like it.

Locally made Smiley’s ice cream makes treats at the Purple Cow extra special.

Smiley’s Ice Cream

The Purple Cow. 10 Purple Cow Road. Serving up locally made ice cream (Smiley’s) from locally raised dairy cows (Mt. Crawford Creamery), the Purple Cow is a favorite spot just outside Waynesboro for hand-dipped cones. Fresh flavors are delivered weekly. But don’t stop at the cones! Try an Espresso Float with a scoop of Smiley’s ice cream and syrup drizzled on top.

Take your pick of 40 flavors at DAP’s.

Hershey’s Ice Cream

DAP’s. 3278 Stuarts Draft Highway. Located in Stuarts Draft, DAP’s offers generous scoops of Hershey’s ice cream—40 scrumptious flavors, to be exact. Outdoor seating means you can relax and watch the cars go by while you lick the drips off your hands. Few would argue that is what summer was meant to be!

Author: Liza Peltola

Liza Peltola grew up in Waynesboro, VA, and after living overseas and on the west coast, returned to the Shenandoah Valley, where rolling farmland and Blue Ridge Mountains foster a thriving arts and agriculture scene.