Ice cream is my favorite and I’m making it my own personal goal to hit up all the ice cream places in Austin! Here’s a few of my favorite places I’ve found so far on my ice cream tour of Austin.
We had to wait in a super long line (over an hour-ouch!) for this Austin novelty. Was it worth it? Kind of. OMGSquee is definitely worth checking out if you go on an off-time. The cones alone are delicious, soft and chewy. The ice cream itself is creamy and good. We love supporting small, local businesses in town, and you just can’t beat the look of that for a pic! So cute.
DipDipDip Ice Cream comes in a beautiful dipped waffle cone. The matcha flavor is strong (just the way I like it!), and you can even get a churro on the side if you want (you do).
Zed’s Real Fruit Ice Cream
We liked this New Zealand type ice cream made with real fruit. Zed’s has a dairy base mixed with real fruit. They don’t strain out the seeds, so be prepared for that. The strawberry flavor was our favorite.
Scoop & Score
Scoop & Score serves our favorite ice cream in Texas. Maybe in all the world? TBD. They import their hand crafted ice cream from Ohio, made by Graeters (IYKYK). Their black raspberry chocolate is award-winning, but you really can’t go wrong with any flavor.
Dolce Neve always tops everyone’s lists of best ice cream in Austin. It’s technically gelato, and it’s made right there in the store. Their flavors will make you feel like you’ve been teleported straight to Italy.
The Yard Milkshake Bar
Go to The Yard Milkshake Bar for special occasion celebrations and over-the-top milkshakes. They also have a fantastic selection of unique ice cream flavors if you don’t feel like going big.
Gekki Rolled Ice Cream
Gekki Rolled Ice Cream is inside H Mart in Austin. My kids love to choose their flavors and mix-in and watch the whole process of them making it. It’s like a show and a treat rolled up in one! 😉
Amy’s Ice Creams
No Austin ice cream list would be complete without mentioning Amy’s. Locally made ice cream in unique flavors and loads of toppings. Locations vary.
The Baked Bear
The Baked Bear has 2 locations: Austin & Georgetown. Endless possibilities here- pick what type of cookie or brownie you want (one of each?), then choose your ice cream flavor, and then your toppings. Is it over the top? Yes. Is it worth it? Also yes.
Best Scoops in Round Rock has a million flavors and some are so unique you’ve never head of them. Good news- they will give you unlimited samples of all of them! That’s what got me to try “pine nut” and it was truly delicious! Never would have tried that if the owner hadn’t suggested it.
Big Top Candy Shop
Yes, Big Top just sells Blue Bell. But! They make the best root beer floats and you can sip and stroll SOCO while you enjoy.
A brewery with homemade ice cream? This is truly the best of both worlds! Beerburg has some delicious ice cream that’s perfectly paired with their beers. Get the flight of four, then grab a spot on the patio and watch the kids play on the playground.
Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
We just discovered Jeremiah’s this June, and it knocked our socks off. You can layer both the Italian ice and the soft serve ice cream and create the most delicious gelati.
I love tea, especially Earl Grey, so when I heard that Gemelli’s had an Earl Grey flavored gelato I knew I had to try it! The flavor is subtle but definitely there and I would highly recommend it to any other tea lovers out there!