Top 5 Ice Cream Spots in Austin


Top 5 Ice Cream Spots in Austin

Need a sweet treat to beat the heat?

Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this city is brimming with unique ice cream shops that cater to every taste and craving. From classic scoops to innovative flavors, we’ve scoured Austin to bring you the top spots where you can cool off and treat yourself. So grab your spoons and get ready to explore all the ice cream destinations that Austin has to offer!

Zed’s Real Fruit Ice Cream: a Portland-based gem now nestled on East MLK, brings a unique twist to ice cream with its New Zealand-inspired blended-to-order soft serve. The process is delightfully simple: start with a base of either vanilla or a non-dairy option, then select from an array of fresh fruits. These ingredients are blended into a smooth, creamy dessert and finished with a variety of drizzles and toppings. The result is a delicious treat that feels somewhat healthy but is undeniably tasty! Try out Zed’s next time you are craving something sweet and fruity!

 Lick Honest Ice Cream: True to its name, Lick Honest ice cream prides itself on traceable ingredients and a commitment to purity and quality. While Lick Honest avoids all artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, this ice cream spot does not skip out on flavor. From family favorites like Texas Sheet Cake and Milk Chocolate to the one of a kind options like Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey and Cilantro Lime, everyone is sure to find a flavor they love. Coupled with handcrafted sauces, freshly made cookie crumbles, and waffle cones straight off the press make Lick Honest Ice Cream a fresh, unique, and sustainable option for your sweet tooth!

The Baked Bear: What’s better than a heaping scoop of ice cream? A heaping scoop of ice cream sandwiched between two warm and gooey cookies. The Baked Bear delights with a variety of original-recipe cookies and ice cream flavors, allowing guests to mix and match cookies or brownies for their sandwich base and top it off with their favorite ice cream in the middle. Before serving, guests can opt to have their sandwich rolled in toppings or warmed up.

 Dolce Neve Gelato: in Austin, Texas, is the brainchild of Francesca, Leo, and Marco, whose love for authentic Italian gelato inspired them to share this art with the Austin community. Francesca, trained at Carpigiani Gelato University in Italy and recognized at the Sherbeth Festival as one of the top gelato chefs in the world, brings her expertise and dedication to the craft. Leo, with a passion for natural and healthy food, contributes his experience with homemade gelato made from seasonal, locally sourced ingredients. Marco, inspired by innovative flavors from his time in New York, adds a creative flair to their gelato creations. Dolce Neve, meaning “Sweet Snow,” offers a variety of inventive and traditional gelato flavors, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience for every visitor.

Amy’s Ice Cream: is hailed as the original gourmet ice cream experience in Austin. Boasting a staff of servers who perform ice cream scooping tricks bold enough to match the trademarked giant scoop of melting ice cream atop of every location, when you go to Amy’s you are in for an experience. With 350+ rotating flavors, an endless list of “crush’ns”, whipped cream, hot fudge, and of course free sprinkles, Amy’s transports you back to nostalgic dreams of your perfect ice cream sundae. Stop by their original store on Guadalupe Street or head to South Congress for a scoop with a view of the skyline. You really can’t go wrong with Amy’s!


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