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The strawberry ice cream from Lick.
Annie Ray

Where to Dig Into Great Ice Cream and Other Frozen Sweets in Austin

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The strawberry ice cream from Lick.
| Annie Ray

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 custards.

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 Mexican flavors from Michoacana Natural Ice Cream to vegan takes at Luv Fats.

For related items, check out Eater’s picks for the best soft serve, snow cones/shave ices/sno-balls/raspados/etc., ice cream sandwiches, and milkshakes.

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Connor's Creamery

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Grab cups of soft serve, sundaes, or floats at this truck from the team behind seafood restaurant and site host Garbo’s in Parmer Point.

Michoacana Natural Ice Cream

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

Sugar Pine

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The Wooten 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. Takeout orders can be placed online.

DipDipDip Ice Cream

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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 peanut butter and jelly, yuzu mascarpone, and matcha.

Luv Fats

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The farmers market stand with a Highland walk-up window 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 various retail stores throughout Austin. Online preorders with pickups at TFM are accepted on a weekly basis at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Nixta Taqueria

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The paletas at the East Austin Mexican restaurant — including the mainstay creamy Choco Rico (coconut milk, coconut cream, and toasted coconut chips — are fantastic.

Cannone Gelato

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

Sandy's Hamburgers

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

Lick Honest Ice Creams

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

Gati Ice Cream

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South Austin restaurant Thai Fresh opened up a vegan/gluten-free ice cream shop in Holly with coconut milk ice creams in flavors like turmeric, matcha, and beet chocolate cakes. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Amy's Ice Creams

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Amy’s is one of Austin’s best local chains — its Mexican vanilla ice cream is practically an Austin icon. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Dolce Neve

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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. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Manolis Ice Cream Pastries & Cakes

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The Oak Hill gelato truck offers up all sorts of frozen sweets, from ice cream to pops to Italian ices to sorbets. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online.

Bésame

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The McKinney ice cream truck at Meanwhile Brewing serves up great flavored ice creams mixed with fun ingredients, such as the Over the Rainbow (a vanilla ice cream with sprinkles and snickerdoodle cookies), the Mint Cookie Monster (with chocolate chip cookie dough and shaved chocolate bits), and loads of specials. Preorder pints can be placed online.

Asiana Indian Cuisine

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

Connor's Creamery

Grab cups of soft serve, sundaes, or floats at this truck from the team behind seafood restaurant and site host Garbo’s in Parmer Point.

Michoacana Natural Ice Cream

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

Sugar Pine

The Wooten 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. Takeout orders can be placed online.

DipDipDip Ice Cream

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 peanut butter and jelly, yuzu mascarpone, and matcha.

Luv Fats

The farmers market stand with a Highland walk-up window 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 various retail stores throughout Austin. Online preorders with pickups at TFM are accepted on a weekly basis at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Nixta Taqueria

The paletas at the East Austin Mexican restaurant — including the mainstay creamy Choco Rico (coconut milk, coconut cream, and toasted coconut chips — are fantastic.

Cannone Gelato

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

Sandy's Hamburgers

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

Lick Honest Ice Creams

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

Gati Ice Cream

South Austin restaurant Thai Fresh opened up a vegan/gluten-free ice cream shop in Holly with coconut milk ice creams in flavors like turmeric, matcha, and beet chocolate cakes. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Amy's Ice Creams

Amy’s is one of Austin’s best local chains — its Mexican vanilla ice cream is practically an Austin icon. Takeout and delivery orders can be placed online.

Dolce Neve

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. Takeout orders can be placed online.

Manolis Ice Cream Pastries & Cakes

The Oak Hill gelato truck offers up all sorts of frozen sweets, from ice cream to pops to Italian ices to sorbets. Pickup and delivery orders can be placed online.

Bésame

The McKinney ice cream truck at Meanwhile Brewing serves up great flavored ice creams mixed with fun ingredients, such as the Over the Rainbow (a vanilla ice cream with sprinkles and snickerdoodle cookies), the Mint Cookie Monster (with chocolate chip cookie dough and shaved chocolate bits), and loads of specials. Preorder pints can be placed online.

Asiana Indian Cuisine

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

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