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Summer is heating up and what better way to cool down than with some ice cream? From traditional styles, to non-dairy, to those perfectly instagrammable sweets, we found some of the best tasty treats in town.
Here are the best places to get ice cream in Austin!
Cow Tipping Creamery
4715 S Lamar Blvd, Suite 103
Open Monday: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Tuesday through Thursday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Friday through Saturday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. | Sunday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cow Tipping Creamery offers soft-serve with a twist. They are known for their signature “stackers” like “Death by Chocolate,” “At The Ritz,” and “NOLA,” as well as a rotating weekly special. You can also make your own with your by choosing any soft serve flavor and adding a wide variety of topping options. As of July 2020, they are open for takeout only.
The Baked Bear
211 Walter Seaholm Drive, Suite LR150
Open every day 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Baked Bear is famous for their warm and delicious ice cream sandwiches. You get to choose which cookies you’d like for the top and bottom of your sandwich and one of the many flavors for the ice cream in the middle. You can even add any of the available toppings or to have it pressed to warm up your delicious ice cream cookie sandwich. If you aren’t in the mood for a whole sandwich, you can order just the ice cream or cookie on its own. The Baked Bear is currently open for takeout and delivery.
Frozen Rolls Creamery
704 North Lamar Boulevard
Open Monday through Thursday: 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. | Saturday through Sunday: 2 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Frozen Rolls Creamery offers a variety of thai style rolled ice cream choices with many flavors, toppings, and drizzles. They have tons of flavors with dairy-free options as well. You can get your rolled ice cream in a bowl or a waffle cone taco shell! They are currently open for takeout and delivery.
1701 S Lamar Boulevard
Open Everyday from 12 to 10 p.m.
NadaMoo! is home to the dairy-free coconut milk ice cream we know and love! This family owned business has vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO options that taste delicious. You can try their ice cream at their store on South Lamar Boulevard or pick up a pint at your local grocery store. Their ice cream is sold at select grocery stores in Austin like HEB and Central Market. They are now open for curbside pickup and are currently offering the ice cream taco kit featured below. A collaboration with Siete Foods, you can order the kits online HERE. They are also available until supplies lasts starting Sunday, July 19 (National Ice Cream Day!) at the NadaMoo! Scoop Shop.
The Yard Milkshake Bar
3400 Esperanza Crossing
Open Monday through Thursday: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Friday through Sunday: 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Yard Milkshake Bar is located in The Domain shopping center and serves specialty milkshakes and edible cookie dough. Their famous elaborately decorated and topped milkshakes come in many different flavors like “Cereal Killer,” “Dreamsicle,” “Chocolate Wasted,” “Cookie Monster,” and many more! The Yard got their start on the hit TV show “Shark Tank.” They are currently open for dine-in, to-go, and curbside pick-up.
1407 E 7th Street
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Open Wednesday through Friday: 3 to 11 p.m. | Saturday through Sunday: 2 to 11 p.m.
This unique ice cream shop serves alcohol infused ice cream for a boozy kick. Some of their special flavors include “Peachsecco,” “Whiskey Chocolate,” “Pecan Buttered Rum,” and more. In addition to ice cream, they also serve cocktails, wine, and beer. They are currently allowing dine-in patio seating and to-go orders.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
11601 Rock Rose Avenue, #110
Open Monday through Friday: 12 to 10 p.m. | Saturday through Sunday: 12 to 11 p.m.
Jeni’s ice cream is made of a special blend of natural ingredients to create a uniquely smooth, bright and clean finish. They have a wide variety of flavors from “Gooey Butter Cake” to “Lemon and Blueberries Parfait.” The shop will even give you as many free samples as you would like to help you decide on which flavor to order. They’re all so delicious it might be hard to choose which one you like best!
4631 Airport Boulevard, #125
Open every day 2 to 10 p.m.
Sweet Ritual serves a variety of dairy-free ice cream like scoops, shakes, pints, and soft serve. They offer a variety of delicious flavors including “sunella,” “s’mores,” “coconut,” and more! They are currently taking all orders online and you can pick up your sweet treat at the store with contactless curbside delivery.
Lick Honest Ice Cream
1100 S Lamar Boulevard, #1135 | 1905 Aldrich Street, #150 | 6555 Burnet Road, #200
Open Sunday through Thursday: 12 to 9 p.m. | Friday through Saturday: 12 to 10 p.m.
Lick Honest Ice Cream only uses the best of the best ingredients in their ice cream, never using artificial flavors. They pride themselves in using fresh, local dairy products from cows in Central Texas and only using sustainable cups, spoons, and napkins. They offer creative, seasonal flavors like “Cilantro Lime,” Dewberry Corn Cobbler,” and “Sweet Persimmon and Sage.” They are currently open for curbside pickup and takeout orders.
Amy’s Ice Cream
10000 Research Boulevard, Suite 140 | Open every day: 11:30 a.m to 10 p.m.
5624 Burnet Road | Open every day: 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
1012 W. 6th Street | Open Sunday through Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
13265 N Highway 183 (Temporarily closed) | Normal Hours: Open every day 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
3500 Guadalupe |Open Sunday through Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
1301 S. Congress Avenue | Open every day: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
2901 S Lamar Boulevard | Open Sunday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
9600 S. IH-35, Building C, Ste. 400 | Open every day 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
4477 S Lamar Boulevard, #7905 | Open Sunday through Thursday: 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. | Open Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
2805 Bee Caves Road, #416 | Open Sunday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Open Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
2002 Manor Road | Open every day 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Amy’s is an Austin classic. Started in 1984 with handcrafted artisan ice cream, Amy’s is home to the famous “Mexican Vanilla” and have over 350 flavors that rotate in and out of each location for a new flavor adventure with every visit. They also have plenty of topping to choose from to crush into your ice cream. They are allowing to-go orders and some locations have seating outside.