As the capital of Texas, it’s only right that the best desserts can be found all around Austin. When it comes to ice cream shops, there are plenty that’ll make you wish you had gotten a double scoop. From creamy, dreamy, to delicious, these ice cream shops are worth a pit stop.
Amy’s Ice Creams
Amy’s is a local chain that serves up delicious ice creams, shakes, and even fro-yo. They’re best known for their Mexican Vanilla ice cream. With roughly 350 flavors in rotation, that’s enough to try a new flavor nearly every day of the year!
Where: 1301 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Lick Honest Ice Creams
When it comes to ice cream, Lick is a Texas icon. Lick Honest Ice Creams crafts artisanal ice creams with fresh ingredients. Many of the ingredients come from local farms to ensure top quality. All sauces and syrups are made right in the back of the house!
Where: 1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135, Austin, TX 78704
Anti Social Icecream Co.
Down by the Oasis and want something to cool off? Try Anti Social Icecream Co. Here, you’ll find six flavors of vegan ice cream and other treats. It’s the perfect place to find out what’s sweeter: the view or the scoop.
Where: 6550 Comanche Trail #109, Austin, TX 78732
The Yard Milkshake Bar of Austin
Do you watch Shark Tank? If you do, then you may have seen The Yard featured on it. This milkshake bar has decadent pint, quart, and bowl-sized creations to pick from. Or if you’re up for the challenge, you can build your own, but beware because these are massive!
Where: 3400 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758
D’Lites Ice Cream
If you’re watching your weight but still want a treat, then D’Lites is the place for you. D’Lites is known for its low-carb ice cream. There are only 50 calories per serving. Every Sunday, flavors are updated on their website. Or you can drop by anytime and try out what they have because they also carry groceries and snacks.
Where: 4404 W William Cannon Dr, Austin, TX 78749
The Baked Bear
The Baked Bear is famous for its ice cream sandwiches. You can build your own, from artisanal ice cream and warm baked cookies. You can even ask to get the final product warmed up. Or if you’re not into cookies, you can opt for a brownie sundae.
Where: 211 Walter Seaholm Dr, Austin, TX 78701
Taco Sweets Ice Cream Tacos
If you thought ice cream sandwiches were extra, wait until you see these ice cream tacos. Taco Sweets specializes in creating tacos as you’ve never had them before. From signature pieces like Over the Rainbow to ice cream floats, you’ll be wanting these types of tacos every Tuesday.
Where: 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s is truly splendid. This ice cream parlor has a variety of flavors in the shop, for delivery or pickup, and even online for nationwide shipping. If you’re looking for flavor in a cup then give this place a shot.
Where: 1208 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Holla Mode: Thai Style Ice Cream
If Austin is known for anything, it’s the unique take on just about everything… even ice cream. Holla Mode specializes in Thai-style ice cream. Thai-style ice cream is rolled ice cream. Stop by this trailer and take your pick of the local dairy and all the toppings you can imagine.
Where: 1800 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Dolce Neve Gelato
Looking for something more light? Give Dolce a try. This Italian-owned gelato shop makes small batches daily with local ingredients. The shop serves up to 18 flavors, some of which rotate and some which are seasonal. Keep up with the ones you want to try by following their social.
Where: 1713 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
With many local chains, it’s clear that the classic dessert has the hearts of many. But these ice cream shops in Austin aren’t by any means classic. You can see that it’s best to come prepared with a sweet tooth and room to enjoy every scoop!
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