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Rich Gelato, Fun Paletas, and More Ice Cream in Austin

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A mascarpone/matcha/whipped cream gelato cone from Dolce Neve,
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Ice cream is weather-appropriate mostly year-round in Austin, but it’s especially appropriate with summer in full effect. The only solution to that heat is to overload on ice cream, gelato, paletas, and frozen custard.

Here is Eater’s ice cream map for all things cold and creamy, from the city staple Amy's Ice Cream to the rich gelato of Dolce Neve to Japanese takes from Sugar Pine to Thai rolled ice cream at Holla Mode to Mexican flavors from Michoacana Natural Ice Cream to vegan takes at Luv Fats.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Connor's Creamery

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12709 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78727
(860) 608-5579
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Grab cups of soft-serve, sundaes, or floats at this truck by Garbo’s Lobster.

2. Dolce Bacio Gelato & Desserts

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6900 Ranch Road, North 620
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 945-4542
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The gelato truck offers up a bunch of gelato, including a good number of vegan options.

3. Michoacana Natural Ice Cream

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9426 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758

The Mexican ice creamery makes really great ice cream (mango, pine nut, cheese, etc.) and paletas.

4. Sugar Pine

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8578 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 520-9046
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The Japanese restaurant features a dedicated ice cream menu, which incorporates various Asian ingredients and produce, from matcha to taro root to miso. Along the same lines, toppings range from puffed rice to toasted coconut chips.

5. DipDipDip Ice Cream

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7301 Burnet Rd Ste 101
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 893-5561
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The Tatsu-ya ice cream walk-up window is open for to-go pints of Japanese-inflected ice cream up in Crestview. This includes miso PB&J, yuzu mascarpone, and matcha.

6. Luv Fats

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7135 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

The farmers market stand with a new walk-up window in Highland focuses on vegan ice cream, made with avocado and coconut milk, in flavors such as yellow watermelon sorbet, caramel rosemary, soy sauce, and sourdough toast with peach jam. The stand is open for to-go orders at the Texas Farmers Market (TFM) at Mueller every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., otherwise, pints can be found at Bee Grocery on East Seventh Street and Mozart’s Coffee on Lake Austin Boulevard. Online preorders with pickups at TFM are accepted on a weekly basis at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays.

7. Gelateria Gemelli

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1009 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 525-2170
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The East Sixth shop focuses on small batches of gelato, ranging from savory like olive oil, to sweet with Valrhona chocolate. There are Italian cocktails and a large amaro selection, too.

8. Holla Mode

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1800 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 751-7866
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Watch the staffers of the ice cream trailer roll up ice cream right on the spot, with fun flavors like mango and sticky rice, Thai coffee, and key lime pie.

9. Cannone Gelato

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1720 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(737) 333-9366
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Cannone Gelato Italian set up shop on Barton Springs, serving up classic gelatos and sorbets (stracciatella, ricotta/figs, mango, etc.).

10. Sandy's Hamburgers

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603 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 478-6322
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Classic custard, no frills. Seriously. If you want to get fancy, get a chocolate/vanilla swirl.

11. Lick Honest Ice Creams

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1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 363-5622
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Local mini-chain Lick creates inventive flavors using seasonal produce and tastes as inspiration. Try the salted caramel.

12. Amy's Ice Creams

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1301 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 440-7488
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Amy’s is one of Austin’s best local chains — its Mexican vanilla ice cream is practically an Austin icon.

13. Dolce Neve

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1713 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

This shop from a trio of Italian family members is serving locally sourced gelato, granitas, sorbets, and other cold treats (gelato pops, anyone?). The high-quality ingredients make for some great fruit and nut flavors especially. There’s a second location on East Fifth too.

14. Manolis Ice Cream Pastries & Cakes

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603 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 387-5045
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The South Austin gelato truck offers up all sorts of frozen sweets, from ice cream to pops to Italian ices to sorbets.

15. Asiana Indian Cuisine

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801 E William Cannon Dr #205
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 445-3435
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For really great mango kulfi, look no further than the South Austin Indian restaurant.

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1. Connor's Creamery

12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727

Grab cups of soft-serve, sundaes, or floats at this truck by Garbo’s Lobster.

12709 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78727

2. Dolce Bacio Gelato & Desserts

6900 Ranch Road, North 620, Austin, TX 78732

The gelato truck offers up a bunch of gelato, including a good number of vegan options.

6900 Ranch Road, North 620
Austin, TX 78732

3. Michoacana Natural Ice Cream

9426 Parkfield Dr, Austin, TX 78758

The Mexican ice creamery makes really great ice cream (mango, pine nut, cheese, etc.) and paletas.

9426 Parkfield Dr
Austin, TX 78758

4. Sugar Pine

8578 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758

The Japanese restaurant features a dedicated ice cream menu, which incorporates various Asian ingredients and produce, from matcha to taro root to miso. Along the same lines, toppings range from puffed rice to toasted coconut chips.

8578 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78758

5. DipDipDip Ice Cream

7301 Burnet Rd Ste 101, Austin, TX 78757

The Tatsu-ya ice cream walk-up window is open for to-go pints of Japanese-inflected ice cream up in Crestview. This includes miso PB&J, yuzu mascarpone, and matcha.

7301 Burnet Rd Ste 101
Austin, TX 78757

6. Luv Fats

7135 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78752

The farmers market stand with a new walk-up window in Highland focuses on vegan ice cream, made with avocado and coconut milk, in flavors such as yellow watermelon sorbet, caramel rosemary, soy sauce, and sourdough toast with peach jam. The stand is open for to-go orders at the Texas Farmers Market (TFM) at Mueller every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., otherwise, pints can be found at Bee Grocery on East Seventh Street and Mozart’s Coffee on Lake Austin Boulevard. Online preorders with pickups at TFM are accepted on a weekly basis at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays.

7135 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78752

7. Gelateria Gemelli

1009 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

The East Sixth shop focuses on small batches of gelato, ranging from savory like olive oil, to sweet with Valrhona chocolate. There are Italian cocktails and a large amaro selection, too.

1009 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

8. Holla Mode

1800 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Watch the staffers of the ice cream trailer roll up ice cream right on the spot, with fun flavors like mango and sticky rice, Thai coffee, and key lime pie.

1800 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

9. Cannone Gelato

1720 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Cannone Gelato Italian set up shop on Barton Springs, serving up classic gelatos and sorbets (stracciatella, ricotta/figs, mango, etc.).

1720 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

10. Sandy's Hamburgers

603 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Classic custard, no frills. Seriously. If you want to get fancy, get a chocolate/vanilla swirl.

603 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704

11. Lick Honest Ice Creams

1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135, Austin, TX 78704

Local mini-chain Lick creates inventive flavors using seasonal produce and tastes as inspiration. Try the salted caramel.

1100 S Lamar Blvd #1135
Austin, TX 78704

12. Amy's Ice Creams

1301 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Amy’s is one of Austin’s best local chains — its Mexican vanilla ice cream is practically an Austin icon.

1301 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

13. Dolce Neve

1713 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

This shop from a trio of Italian family members is serving locally sourced gelato, granitas, sorbets, and other cold treats (gelato pops, anyone?). The high-quality ingredients make for some great fruit and nut flavors especially. There’s a second location on East Fifth too.

1713 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

14. Manolis Ice Cream Pastries & Cakes

603 W Live Oak St, Austin, TX 78704

The South Austin gelato truck offers up all sorts of frozen sweets, from ice cream to pops to Italian ices to sorbets.

603 W Live Oak St
Austin, TX 78704

15. Asiana Indian Cuisine

801 E William Cannon Dr #205, Austin, TX 78745

For really great mango kulfi, look no further than the South Austin Indian restaurant.

801 E William Cannon Dr #205
Austin, TX 78745

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