Texas Ice Cream Shops-Our Top 5 Picks

May 15, 2017

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Yes, the long Texas summer will soon be upon us.  You know what I'm talking about...the kind of days where you can step outside and cut the hot and humid air with a knife.  The kind of day where all you want to do is stick your head in a freezer.  While you have your head in the freezer, who doesn't love to think about some nice, mouthwatering ice cream?

Here are some of our favorite ice cream shops in Texas:

Lick (Austin, San Antonio)

Lick, located in San Antonio and Austin, uses locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Their options include classics like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry, or branch out and try one of their more unusual flavors like roasted beet with fresh mint, cilantro lime, or dark chocolate with olive oil and sea salt. They also offer dairy-free options for vegans and those with a lactose intolerance.

Lick-Honest Ice Cream

La Kings Confectionary (Galveston)

Located in the Historic Strand District of Galveston, you will literally step back in time as you walk inside the Confectionary.  Fresh salt water taffy, sweets and ice cream will get your moth watering.  Soda fountain malts and shakes and the oldest ice cream brand in Texas, Purity Ice Cream, made on site.

La Kings Confectionary

Amy's Ice Creams (Houston, San Antonio, Austin)

If you want a show with your ice cream, this is the place!  Servers performs tricks and stunts to keep you entertained while they are putting your order together.  In addition to their standard flavors, they have over 350 specialty flavors in daily rotation and have created over 1000 more during their 30 years serving sweet-seeking Texans.

Amy's Ice Creams

Cloud 10 Creamery (Houston)

Similar to Amy's, Cloud 10 offers seasonal flavor combinations.  You won't find yourself looking at the same ol' same ol' here.   Their banana split has been making its rounds as being a customer favorite.

Cloud 10 Creamery

Cow Tipping Creamery (Austin, Dallas)

What started as a food truck grew in popularity and into brick and mortar stores.  Their twist is that they make their creations with soft serve ice creams.

Warning, this video WILL make you get into your car and drive toward Cow Tipping Creamery when you visit Dallas or Austin:

Cow Tipping Creamery