You scream, I scream we all scream for ice cream!  Don’t act like you don’t know the jingle.  No matter how old you are, it’s been a part of all our lives, and we love it just as we love that creamy delicious sweet treat we call ice cream.

The Texas legend of Bluebell Ice Cream might not be an option anymore, but you can bet that Austin has a diverse selection of the sweet frozen treat made right here in the city.  It’s the hottest time of the season and you need to beat those summer temperatures with something ice cold.  Check out our top picks and cool down with your favorite flavors!

1. Amy’s Ice Cream

Home of the world famous Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream. Established in 1984, Amy’s handcrafts artisan super premium ice creams, dairy-free fruit ices and frozen yogurt! With over 350 flavors in rotation your every visit will be a new flavor adventure! We’ve grown up in Austin, Texas and now have shops in Houston and San Antonio! Explore your favorite flavors and the fun of Amy’s Ice Creams.


2. Dolce Neve Gelato

Dulce Neve Gelato

Photography by Courtney Pierce

Dolce Neve features 18 rotating flavors of handcrafted Italian-style gelato made with seasonal, local products. Many gelato offerings are vegan and made with rice milk instead of soy milk. Additional Dolce Neve offerings include gelato sandwiches, gelato on a stick, frozen Italian desserts and granita. Dolce Neve is situated in a charming bungalow off of south First Street. Their patio makes for an inviting place to take in a beautiful day with a cup of gelato and espresso. A visit to the shop is a one of a kind experience that is a must for all Austinites.


3. Lick Ice Creams

Lick ice creams uses only pure, wholesome ingredients in their artisanal ice creams never using artificial colors or flavors, high fructose corn syrup or preservatives, ever! Ice cream doesn’t just taste good — it’s just plain good! All of the milk and cream used comes from a local, family-owned dairy in Central Texas; and everything from the sauces, syrups, cakes and marshmallows is made hand in their kitchen. They churn every batch, roll each waffle cone made from their homemade recipe.

2032 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

6555 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757

4. Teo Gelato

Teo Gelato

Tèo founder Matthew Lee wowed the Austin crowd and the entire world and placed in the top three flavors in the North American competition in the spring of 2014 at the Gelato World Tour. For eleven years, award-winning Tèo has been located in the 26 Doors Shopping Center at 1206 W. 38th Street. A local favorite, Tèo is known for Lee’s ever changing menu featuring fresh, organic, seasonal and, when possible, local Texas ingredients. Lee begins by making his own gelato bases before adding components with depth of flavor and dimension such as goat cheese and honey or caramelized bacon and chocolate to create smooth, perfectly balanced tastes.

Twenty Six Doors, 1206 W 38th St, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 451-9555


5. MooJo

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Welcoming the new kid in town has been sweeter than ever. MooJo features amazing ice cream sandwiches, made from gourmet, all natural ice cream, smashed between two warm, freshly baked and totally delicious homemade cookies. That moment when the cookies start to melt the ice cream is pure joy!  You can build your own delicious custom Moojo ice cream sandwich from seven fresh, house-made cookies, eight flavors of ice cream and wide range of home made toppings.

2322 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 473-8759