The Scoop on Smiley Riley's

In 2018, Smiley Riley's Ice Cream Lounge was founded by Liz Porteus a U.S. Army veteran and Speech-Language Pathologist and her daughter Riley Porteus. Frustrated by the lack of decent ice cream in the area, the mother-daughter duo decided to open their own shop and name it after Riley.

They were spoiled by the many delicious creameries up north in western Maryland and nearby Pennsylvania. Mom was accustomed to putting Riley on the back of her Harley cruising around to different ice cream shops, but when they moved to Florida, they soon realized that those types of ice cream shops are few and far between. 


Determined to recreate those rich, creamy flavors, they decided to purchase their own equipment enabling them to make all their ice cream from scratch. Inspired by her mentor Jeff Markow at Mystic Ice Cream in the Villages, she began making liquor-infused ice cream and thought it was an amazing new concept to bring to Vero Beach. So Smiley Riley's Ice Cream Lounge now offers over 40 fabulous flavors of homemade hard ice cream including 15 unique adult liquor-infused flavors. 

The duo continue to conjure up some of the most exciting ice cream flavors you'll ever set your tongue on. And they guarantee that only the finest ingredients are ever used. It all translates to the best ice cream in Vero Beach.

What the Media is Saying

Vero Vine's List Top Frozen Desserts

Facebook Reviews Amazing Ice Cream

Sebastian Daily Grand Opening

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center Business Showcase


We just love ice cream!

Come relax in our ice cream lounge and enjoy your favorite ice cream flavor. At Smiley Riley's, it's all about the ice cream. We offer ice cream in cups, cones, shakes, and floats and now sundaes and banana splits. A large variety of wet, dry, and candy toppings are always available.

Get your loyalty card today. Every time you come in and spend $5 or more, you get your loyalty card stamped. On the 10th visit, you get to spin the prize wheel for a chance to win the grand prize of free ice cream every week for a year. Only one stamp per day can be earned.


Puzzle and games are available for both children and adults to enjoy. 



It's what's on the inside that counts

Yes we call it our little factory because we are busy as bees making the ice cream fresh and delicious each day. We make all this delicious ice cream right on the premises. New flavors and seasonal flavors are continually added. Come in often until you try them all. We are a woman owned, veteran owned and family operated business.