10 Best Ice Cream Places in Austin

Emily Barrett | January 26, 2022

On a hot, sticky afternoon in Austin, Texas there is nothing better than a creamy bowl of ice cream or a freshly made waffle cone. With an overwhelming variety of bakeries, gelato shops, and creameries, it can be hard to choose just one. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best ice cream spots to help you narrow your search and get that creamy cone in your hand in no time.

10 Best Ice Cream Shops in Austin, Texas

  1. DipDipDip Ice Cream
  2. Fresa’s
  3. Besame
  4. Dolce Neve Gelato
  5. Thai Fresh
  6. Gelateria Gemelli
  7. Lick Honest Ice Creams
  8.  Amy’s Ice Creams
  9. Anti Social Icecream Co.
  10. The Baked Bear

1 – DipDipDip Ice Cream

Location: 7301 Burnet Rd #101, Austin, TX 78757

With local milk cream, house-made hand-dipped cones, and delicious Japanese flavors, DipDipDip Ice Cream is a local favorite. This walk-up ice cream shop prides themselves on their menu full of outrageous toppings and incredible flavors like Matcha Cha-Cha (Matcha Green Tea Ice Cream), and many others that rotate frequently – there is always something new.

2 – Fresa’s

Location: 915 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78703

A beloved Mexican food spot famous for their tacos and margaritas, Fresa’s also offers a delicious selection of ice cream – available both in to-go pints, and by the scoop. With yummy flavors like Mexican Hot Chocolate, Cookie Butter, Pink Peppermint, and Apple Crisp, this is an Austin ice cream spot you won’t want to miss!

3 – Besame

Location: 3901 Promontory Point Dr, Austin, TX 78744

Built out of a shipping container, this adorable walk-up sells some of the best ice cream in Austin! Bésame rotates their flavors daily, always offering a delicious array of fun names from Brownie Points to Over the Rainbow

4 – Dolce Neve Gelato

Location: 1713 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704

Owned and operated by three Italian gelato connoisseurs, Dolce Neve Gelato is the best authentic gelato in Texas! With staple flavors like Vanilla from Madagascar, rotating/seasonal flavors like Almond Custard, and an array of other delicious desserts, Dolce Neve is unforgettable.

5 – Thai Fresh

Location: 909 W Mary St, Austin, TX 78704

Thai fresh is a gluten-free restaurant and bakery that serves delicious and authentic Thai food right here in Austin. They make all of their ice cream in house using coconut milk, making it 100% vegan. With rotating flavors such as Dark Chocolate and Golden Milk Turmeric, you’re sure to find one you can’t resist!

6 – Gelateria Gemelli

Location: 1009 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

Named for the Italian word for “Gemini,” this authentic Italian gelateria serves amazing gelato, as well as incredible cocktails and coffee. Flavors change seasonally and are always made fresh and in-house– guaranteed to taste like walking the streets of Italy.

7 – Lick Honest Ice Creams

Location: 1100 S Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX 78704

With three locations in Austin and shipping nationwide, Lick Honest Ice Creams has some of the best ice cream not just in Austin, but in the United States. With everyday favorites like Texas Sheet Cake, as well as seasonal and vegan options, anyone can find a flavor they love at Lick.

8 – Amy’s Ice Creams

Location: 1301 S Congress Ave

Famous for their wide variety of flavors and vibrant energy, this Austin favorite, which we visited last year, is sure to be fun and delicious. With various locations around the city and nationwide shipping options, your favorite scoop is never far away!

9 – Anti Social Icecream Co.

Location: 6550 Comanche Trail #109, Austin, TX 78732

This all-vegan and non-dairy ice cream shop is the perfect spot if you’re looking for a scoop without the dairy and all the YUM. Located at Oasis Texas at Lake Travis, this is a great stop on your Austin getaway or weekend stay-cation. Anti Social Icecream does close December-February, so make sure to grab your treat during the warmer months!

10 – The Baked Bear

Location: 211 Walter Seaholm Drive, Suite LR150, Austin, TX 78701

The Baked Bear is famous for their mouth-watering ice cream sandwiches– get them hot pressed and they’re truly to die for! With locations across the country, there is truly something to be said for their wide array of cookies and ice cream flavors– the combination possibilities are endless!