Whether you're looking for odd frills or old-fashioned favorites, Dallas is home to some tasty places to find ice cream and other frozen treats.
Posted on Jul 27, 2017 By Nick Totin
Every summer adventure calls for an ice cream break, and you won't be disappointed with the endless options here in Dallas. From creative options to cool classics and fruity treats, we've got something everyone will love.
1. Chills 360
Chills 360 takes a unique twist, or should we say roll, on this curiously-cool treat. Their flavor combinations are partnered with their Thai rolled ice cream style creating a fun experience for everyone. Located in Deep Ellum, Chills 360 draws a line almost any hour of the day that is well worth the wait.
2. Devious Desserts
This desert bar isn't going anywhere even though it's actually a food truck! Chef Meriel Young started Devious Desserts inside Wits End in Deep Ellum with just half of an old food truck. They offer preselected combinations and the option to create your own with a BIG selection of flavors.
3. Kate Weiser Chocolate
Dallas-famous chocolatier Kate Weiser has been crafting breathtaking chocolate since 2014. These chocolates are truly works of art that you just have to see for yourself. Kate Weiser now serves ice cream in stores as well, so stop in for a cold dessert to beat the heat and take home a box of her custom creations to enjoy later.
4. Milk & Cream
Ever wonder what a doughnut ice cream sandwich would taste like? Wonder no more thanks to Milk and Cream. This treat shop would give Willy Wonka a run for his money with cool and colorful creations where imagination has no limit. They top off these pastry treats with even more sugar like fruity pebbles, chocolate chips and whipped cream.
This dessert haus got their start from being one of the popular food trucks at music festivals like Coachella. CoolHaus is now a summer staple in the food truck scene in downtown Dallas and offering s'mores cookies and ice cream sandwiches. They also have a permanent home in the Dallas Farmers Market.
6. Sprinkles Ice Cream
You may already be familiar with the popular cupcake in a vending machine craze, but Sprinkles in North Dallas draws crowds in equal measure for the cupcakes counterpart: ice cream. Taking dessert to a new level, Sprinkles Ice Cream will blend you an ice cream-cupcake shake to have the both of best worlds all in one cup.
7. Hypnotic Emporium
If you spent a hot afternoon at White Rock Lake, Hypnotic Emporium is right around the corner waiting for you to cool off with their classic take on an ice cream soda shop. Complete with a candy collection that includes Clark bars and salt water taffy, the emporium opens their doors every day with one goal in mind, "serve memories."
8. Howdy Homemade
This Dallas local ice cream shop has roots in a heart warming story. Founders Tom and Manuel opened Howdy Homemade in partnership with organizations for individuals with Down Syndrome and Autism. They hire and train individuals with special needs to keep delicious home made ice cream in the hands of their customers. They are home to the world's first Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip ice cream and have so many other incredible flavors to try!
9. Highland Park Soda Fountain
The Highland Park Soda Fountain has more than 100 years of ice cream history in its past. They're located near Dallas' Highland Park and are in walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in the Knox/Henderson area. Guests are greeted with a retro-style bar, swiveling stools and comfy booths. Sometimes there's nothing better than a classic ice cream sundae or handmade milkshake.
10. Carnival Barker's
Walk too fast and you just might miss it. Carnival Barker's is tucked away in Oak Cliff and offers frozen treat expertise from owner Aaron Baker, who holds a degree from Penn State's Ice Cream Short Course, one of the oldest and best recognized educational programs in the world for the technology of ice cream making. Once you find it, you won't soon forget it.
11. Steel City Pops
Whether you make a special plan to visit their store, or just pass a pop-up cart in the Farmer's Market or Klyde Warren Park, don't miss your chance to grab a Steel City Pop. They offer a wide selection of pops from fruity flavors like Lavender Lemonade or Pineapple Jalapeño to creamy options like strawberries and cream.
12. Berry Naked
Gourmet and Organic are top of mind with Berry Naked Pops. This Park Cities shop uses all natural and fresh ingredients to create popsicles that you'll definitely want to get your hands on (and that you might not mind getting on your hands). Their refreshing flavor combinations will be the ideal treat to cool off on a hot summer day.