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A mascarpone/matcha/whipped cream gelato cone from Dolce Neve,
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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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Connor's Creamery

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

Dolce Bacio Gelato & Desserts

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

Michoacana Natural Ice Cream

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

Sugar Pine

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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.

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 PB&J, yuzu mascarpone, and matcha.

Luv Fats

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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.

Gelateria Gemelli

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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.

Holla Mode

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Manolis Ice Cream Pastries & Cakes

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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.

Asiana Indian Cuisine

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

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Connor's Creamery

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

Dolce Bacio Gelato & Desserts

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

Michoacana Natural Ice Cream

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

Sugar Pine

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.

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 PB&J, yuzu mascarpone, and matcha.

Luv Fats

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.

Gelateria Gemelli

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.

Holla Mode

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.

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.

Amy's Ice Creams

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

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.

Manolis Ice Cream Pastries & Cakes

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

Asiana Indian Cuisine

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

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