Come Watch Us Make Ice Cream & Chocolates!

Visit us at our new location in the Monterey Plaza-Corolla!

Serving our customers on the Outer Banks since 1994, Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream is dedicated to serving you "The Best" We offer a full line of super-premium ice cream products, including ice cream cakes, Handmade Belgian chocolates, Fudge and Espresso Drinks.

Contact us to order your own custom Big Buck's Cake! ORDER NOW!

Our Ice Cream is made fresh daily. We use fresh milk, cream and sugar, pasteurize these ingredients and create a delicious creamy, natural super-premium ice cream.

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

We offer a full line of Espresso Drinks from Hot Vanilla Cappuccinos and Hot Chocolate to Iced Caramel Lattes & Frozen Mochas, all made to order.

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Big Buck's fresh fruit smoothies are lactose-free and made to order. Also offering lactose-free sorbets made from the best fruits available. Old time favorites are sure to please! Choose from a delicious collection of milkshakes, sundaes and banana splits.

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Ice Cream Cakes: Available in a large variety of flavors; Cookies & Cream, Mint chocolate chip, Reese's Pieces & Fudge just to name a few. All Decorated with fresh cream and Belgian Chocolate. Contact us to order your own custom Big Buck's Cake!! ORDER NOW!

2 locations are open all year: Duck and Manteo

Savor the moment with our Homemade Chocolate! Chocolates are made daily in each location. We offer a large selection from Dark to Milk to White. Milk Chocolate Oreos & Almond Toffee, Dark Chocolate Berries and Cherries Clusters & Hand-dipped Peppermint Patties with a Drizzle of White Chocolate, Extra-Dark Sea Salt Caramels & our famous homemade caramel chocolate pretzels oh & don't forget the ever-popular caramel pecan turtle, just to name a few treats!



A Happy Business

Big Buck's Ice Cream Has Been Serving up Smiles to OBX Visitors for 30 Years

Belinda Pleva grew up serving ice cream out of her parents’ shop. She loved being part of what she calls a happy business. In 1994 Belinda opened up her own ice cream and chocolate shop, Big Buck’s ice cream in the brand-new TimBuck II shopping center in Corolla.

Belinda says, “I love it when people come into the shop, and are handed something sweet and it makes them smile. That moment when you hand an ice cream cone over to a little kid and their eyes just light up. That’s what I love about the ice cream business.”

Big Buck’s homemade ice cream is the perfect blend of Italian gelateria flavors and the richness of American ice cream. It quickly became the popular place that it is today.

During the development of the ice cream flavors Belinda also took a trip to Brussels to learn more about making handmade chocolates. She brought the chocolate making experience right back with her and the result was the finest quality chocolate on the Outer Banks.

After her huge success in the TimBuck II store, Belinda was able to open up three more locations: Kitty Hawk, Manteo, and Duck. This summer, 2023, a fifth location will be opening in Corolla. “I love that our customers line up outside the door for us, they know we’re always consistent in our homemade ice creams and they’re coming back to a happy atmosphere every time.”

Recent Reviews from TripAdvisor

"Big Buck's Ice Cream is definitely homemade, and delicious to boot! Even members in our family who aren't ice cream fans loved this cold dairy treat. We came here two separate times during our week vacation to Corolla, Outer Banks, and wished we had gone every night in between

"Great Ice cream in the heart of TimBuck II shopping center. Stays open later then most of the other ice cream places in the area and it's nice to get a scoop and walk around in the shops. Ice cream is a bit on the pricey side but overall pretty decent and generous with the portions. Highly recommended. Great Homemade Icecream!

"I am not really into ice cream, but when I walk in here I want to try it all! I ordered the frozen caramel cappuccino and it was amazing. they put whipped topping on and a white chocolate wafer. My girlfriend is in love with the frozen strawberry lemonade (dairy free) and she said it was the BEST lemonade she has ever had"

"Big Buck's has one of the best homemade ice creams I have ever tasted. My two favorites were the Banana Peanut Butter Swirl and the Peanut Butter and Cookies. Located in the Timbuk II shopping center it is a great place to visit after a long day of shopping or after eating atone of the restaurants located there"


Timbuck II Shopping Center
Corolla, NC 27927

891 Albacore St
Corolla, NC 27927

Kitty Hawk  
Buccaneer's Walk Shopping Center
Kitty Hawk, NC, 27949

Manteo Waterfront  OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND
The Waterfront Shops
207 Queen Elizabeth Ave.
Manteo, NC 27954

Duck Open all Year
1180 Duck Road
Duck NC 27959

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