From new shops and local favorites, here's all the cold treats you need to stay cool this summer.
Posted on Jul 18, 2018 By Ashley Turner
Highland Park Soda Fountain – Knox/Henderson
Go old school at this over 100-year-old spot in Uptown. It's close to Dallas' Highland Park and in walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in the Knox/Henderson area. The quaint spot, with a retro-style bar, swiveling stools and comfy booths, plays up the nostalgia factor and is a great spot for a catch-up session with the family.
What to order: Grab a milk shake in your choice of six flavors (butterscotch is a favorite!) or try an old-fashioned ice cream sundae to cool off after a hot day in Dallas.
Make a friend in line at this popular after-dinner spot next door to the original namesake cupcake shop in North Dallas. There's also the famous Sprinkles cupcake ATM to check out, but for the ice cream lover, the trip isn't complete without a stop inside the ice cream shop. The wait is worth it!
What to order: Cupcakes are the name of the game at Sprinkles. Kick it up a notch with the shake and cupcake combo, an ice cream shake with a cupcake blended into the concoction. The vanilla bean ice cream with a red velvet cupcake blended in is one of our favorites.
CoolHaus – Dallas Farmers Market and food truck (often at Klyde Warren Park)
The shop got their start at music festivals like Coachella before turning to the food truck scene in downtown Dallas and offering us s'mores cookies and ice cream sandwiches. They've now opened a permanent location in the Dallas Farmers Market, sharing a space with Nammi, another popular food truck shop that specializes in Vietnamese fare.
What to order: The entire menu has an architectural theme, so you'll find goodies like IM Pei-Nut Butter ice cream sandwiches and Norman Bananas Foster ice cream pints on the menu.
Snowbaby – East Dallas
If a snow cone and an ice cream had a baby, (their words, not ours) that's the creative combination you'll get at Snowbaby in East Dallas. This healthier version to a traditional ice cream treat is made with thinly shaved ice sheets, topped with fresh fruit or chocolate toppings, and drizzled with sweetened condensed milk. It's creamy, refreshing and exactly what you'll want to get your hands on this summer.
What to order: Go for the Choco-Cappucino if you're looking for something chocolatey or make your own creation with their year-round flavors like strawberry or coconut.
Bingbox Snow Cream– Trinity Groves
This New York ice cream shop brings its tasty creations to Dallas' Trinity Groves. Bingbox opened its doors in June and is worth all the hype with its innovative take on modern Korean shaved ice. Start with an ice base flavor like mango, matcha or thai tea. Then pick your choice of toppings of candies, fruit and even cereal. Bing Box also serves soft serve ice cream in a cup or waffle cone.
What to order: You can't go wrong with one of the signature combinations like the Honeydew that's topped with fruity pebbles, lychee jelly and a waffle cone. Or get creative and make your own!
Azucar Ice Cream Company – Bishop Arts District
Hailing from the Havana neighborhood of Miami, Azucar in Bishop Arts serves ice cream and sorbet flavors using locally sourced and all-natural ingredients. The menu features specialty flavors like Café con Leche (Cuban coffee & oreo) and Mantecado (Cuban Vanilla) as well as other Miami-inspired flavors.
What to order: The Abuela Maria is their signature flavor, made with vanilla ice cream, cream cheese, guava and crispy galletas – a Cuban cookie.
Header photo credit: Sprinkles