Feeling the heat? Grab in ice cream treat in Austin

By Product Expert | Posted in Community, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 3:54 pm
Best Ice Cream Shops in Austin TX

Summer is almost upon us, and all the blistering heat that that entails. While some families may want to head to a water park or an air conditioned mall to beat the heat, there is another time honored tradition: ice cream! Whether you want your delicious cold confection traditional, dairy-free, or produced with SCIENCE, this blog has a list of some of the best ice cream shops in Austin TX. Keep reading to find your match.

Best Ice Cream Shops in Austin TX

ice cream sundae with a cherry on topAustin Scoops

  • Location: 9500 Escarpment Boulevard, Suite 900
  • Hours: Sun – Thurs: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Fri – Sat:  12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Highlights: Super Premium ice cream shop with site-made ice cream, sorbet, ice cream cookie sandwiches, and ice cream cakes


  • Location: 2322 Guadalupe Street
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday : Noon to Midnight; Friday & Saturday : Noon to 1 AM
  • Highlights: Cookies and ice cream are the best combination. Enjoy cold, sweet and delicious sandwiches made from warm cookies and gourmet ice cream.

Lick Honest Ice Creams

  • Location: Several locations in Austin; Lick Honest Ice Cream is also available in several grocery stores
  • Hours: Sun – Thu: 12:30pm – 10pm; ​Fri – Sat: 12:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Highlights: Artisanal ice cream with milk and cream from a family-owned, Central Texas dairy. Seasonal flavors and house-made sauces, syrups, cakes and marshmallows

Italian Gelato in Texas

Dolce Neve Gelato

  • Location: 1713 South 1st Street
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 12pm — 10pm: Friday — Saturday: 12pm — 12am
  • Highlights: Those looking for local Italian gelato can enjoy eight standard flavors and several rotating options. Other sweet cool treats are also available.

Teo Gelato

  • Location: 26 Doors Shopping Center, 1206 W. 38th St.
  • Hours: Mon to Thurs: 7 am — 10 pm, Friday 7 am — 11 pm, Saturday: 8 am — 11 pm, Sunday: 8 am — 10 pm
  • Highlights: Premium Italian gelato, available in the shop or to go. Elite Italian coffees are also available.

Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

The Science Cream

  • Location: 1511 S Congress Avenue
  • Hours:  Tuesday to Thursday: 3 p.m. to midnight; Friday to Sunday: noon to midnight; closed Monday
  • Highlights: First liquid nitrogen ice cream parlor in Austin, featuring ice cream and sorbet. Crepes and churros (seasonal) are also available.

Spun Ice Cream

  • Location: 1912 East 7th Street, Suite D; also, they have an ice cream truck in front of Whole Food Market at the Domain open in the afternoon
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday 12:30-10pm & Friday to Saturday 12:30-11pm
  • Highlights: Smooth, creamy and flavorful ice cream produced from the freshest ingredients right in front of your eyes using liquid nitrogen.

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Exotic Sweet Treats

Sweet Ritual

  • Location: 4631 Airport Blvd. Suite 125
  • Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 12pm — 10pm: Friday — Saturday: 12pm — 11:30pm
  • Highlights: Non-daily, vegan ice cream with gluten free and allergen friendly options. Every batch is made from scratch and mixed to deliver uniquely enhanced flavors.

Prohibition Creamery

  • Location: 1407 E 7th Street
  • Hours:  Tuesday to Thursday: 3 p.m. to midnight; Friday to Sunday: noon to midnight; closed Monday
  • Highlights: Small batch ice cream and sorbets with a boozy kick. Locally sourced milk, cream, eggs and sugar. Cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic options are available