Experience the Nostalgia of Kilwins

Posted May 14th, 2019 in Foodie Fodder


When approaching Kilwins, a popular Downtown Wilmington business that sells homemade ice cream, chocolate, toffee, fudge, taffy and many other sweet treats, you can let your senses guide you. As general manager, Charlie McCaskill will tell you that Kilwins provides an authentic sensory and taste experience like none other.

At the intersection of Market and Front Streets, close your eyes and breathe deeply and you will detect the unmistakable smell of freshly-made waffle cones. Follow the delicious aroma down Market Street toward the Cape Fear River and you will find Kilwins located on the south side of the street.

As you cross the threshold, feast your eyes on the large slabs of Mackinac Island fudge being mixed and hand-rolled to perfection on a marble table and see the seemingly endless supply of waffle cones being made from scratch. If you want the full Kilwins experience, spend some time watching the creative process before browsing all the other sweet offerings inside.

While you watch, keep in mind that this location of Kilwins makes and sells around 500 pounds of fudge and thousands of waffle cones each week during the busy season! Thanks to Wilmington’s mild climate, Kilwins ice cream and sweet treats like caramel apples are popular year-round.

Take your time to choose from the many other delicious treats that come in a range of shapes and sizes. You can buy ready-made selections of confectionery or hand-pick and mix to suit your tastes. All the confectionery is hand-crafted in the Petoskey, Michigan location according to original Kilwins recipes from the 1940s and the chocolate is made from Fair Trade cocoa beans.

So, go ahead and treat yourself to something special that has been made with care! Enjoy the cheerful atmosphere in the heart of our center city and cool off with a waffle cone filled with one of 40 different flavors of ice cream, homemade from premium ingredients at Kilwins’ own creamery. After all, the Kilwins motto is “Sweet in every sense since 1947.”

Hours: Sun-Thurs, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Fri and Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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Kilwin's Ice Cream
16 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28401

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