Food & Drink

6 Spots Offering Unique Ice Cream Treats This Summer

July is National Ice Cream Month, so we sought out the city's best frozen delicacies.

Angela Roe
Posted on Jul 16, 2020

Here are some ideas on where you can beat the heat, support local businesses and enjoy one-of-a-kind frozen creations all at once. 

Steel City Pops
The concept here is simple. Pick a popsicle from three categories: fruity, creamy or cookie. They even remove the wrapper for you upon ordering, so you can dig in right away. Steel City's pops are made with locally sourced and organic ingredients as much as possible, plus they don't contain anything artificial! Each pop is gluten-free, too. With two locations in Dallas, Steel City Pops is a win all around!

What to order: If you want something light and refreshing, choose Raspberry Lemon. Creamy-pop lovers will enjoy the Blueberry Cream or Chocolate flavors. Check out the Avocado flavor for a change-up - it's dairy-free!

Milk • Cream
Indulge in your favorite ice cream sandwiched between a fresh signature Milk & Cream bun (different variations of a glazed donut). Seriously, these are not typical ice cream sandwiches. The combinations and possibilities are truly endless here, and you will probably not want to share your treat with anyone else! For a truly Instagram-worthy summertime experience, cruise by Lower Greenville's Milk & Cream (with your face mask). Just note that flavor sampling is currently on hold.

What to order: The Lavender Bean ice cream in a Milk & Cream bun. Not too sweet, but still satisfying! For something on the wilder side, try the Cookie Monster flavor in a cone or cup.

Pure Milk & Honey
For those wanting to indulge in some guilt-free ice cream, visit this health conscious creamery on Mockingbird Lane. President and CEO Cindy Chung has always been passionate about healthy eating, so her menu items are sweetened only with honey. The milk used in Pure Milk & Honey's ice cream comes from a local organic dairy farm, so you can be sure the ingredients here are natural and fresh.

What to order: Try the Roasted Rosemary Peach ice cream, made with local Texas peaches slow roasted with rosemary herbs, or go the traditional route with the Honey flavor.

Wild About Harry's
Head to Uptown for another summer staple: a delicious grilled hot dog, followed by one of 50 frozen custard flavors at this family-friendly eatery. Wild About Harry's offers a no-fuss menu that's perfect for nights when it's too hot to cook.

What to order: Try the Dallas dog with the Brownies 'n' Fudge sundae. You can't go wrong with a Harry's Banana Pudding shake if you've got a big sweet tooth.

Howdy Homemade
It's so easy to support a mission-driven business like Howdy Homemade, an ice cream store committed to hiring, training and employing those with special needs, specifically Down syndrome and autism. Find the shop in University Park or visit their North Dallas pop-up all summer. You can support Howdy Homemade by buying their sweet treats at Central Market, too.

What to order: No questions asked - HH's Dr. Pepper Chocolate Chip ice cream is the flagship item for a reason. But the Cinnamon Brown Sugar is also a great option for kids and adults alike!

Davis Street Espresso
Oak Cliff boasts this premiere coffee shop serving up perfectly balanced espresso drinks, bakery items and luxury chocolate bars. The vibe at Davis Street is comfy and community-oriented, with regulars gabbing inside and on the shop's patio. But did you know about their special summer drink?

What to order: The affogato. It might have a funny name, but it tastes amazing. The baristas pair sweet cream ice cream from nearby Joy Macarons with the house espresso poured right on top.

Header photo credit: Milk & Cream