Since it’s a city with scorching temperatures in the summer, Austin offers plenty of places to cool down. Here’s the scoop on Austin’s best spots for cool and creamy lick.
Check out my post on Localeur on Austin’s Best Six Cold-Treat Spots.
10 Must-Try Frozen Treats To Try This Summer in Austin
Lick Ice Creams
Lick specializes in artisan ice cream made in small batches with local and seasonal ingredients that are picked weekly from farms. Try the goat cheese and thyme or seasonal flavors like grapefruit with champagne marshmallows.
What to Order: Caramel Salt Lick and Goat Cheese, Thyme & Honey.
Dolce Neve serves up a little taste of Italy with delicious and pure gelato. Using locally sourced seasonal ingredients and organic milk, the gelato is made daily in the store!
What to Order: Any (and all) of their locally made gelato and treats.
Tour Les Jour
This French-Asian Bakery serves a unique selection of bakery good (baked breads, pastries, cake, cookies, macarons, and more) and beverages made with the highest quality ingredients from Korea.
What to Order: Patbingsu (korean shaved ice)
Adored by foodies, hipsters, and ice cream connoisseurs alike, Coolhaus features made-to-order ice cream sandwiches like the salted caramel ice cream with butterscotch and potato chip cookie. The truck’s location varies, so check their website the next time a craving strikes.
What to Order: Salted caramel ice cream with potato chip cookie, or any of their specials.
Yeti Frozen Custard
Yeti’s legendary confections are made fresh daily with a rich and velvety-smooth consistency. Get the Floating Yeti for breakfast (the frozen custard and steamy coffee counts as a wake-me-up, right?).
What to Order: Floating Yeti, or ask for a boozy option!
Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs
As Austin’s family-run snowball stand since 1996, Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs features over 60 flavors that are made in-house with a simple syrup that they cook themselves.
What to Order: Rainbow
Austin finally gets it’s first and very own snow shaved ice at Snow Monster on North Lamar.
Snow Monster features several different snow ice flavors like green tea, strawberry, passion fruit, taro and mango with your choice of toppings (fresh fruit, jellies, boba, egg pudding, and ice cream). It costs around $7 a bowl. (SEE ALSO: The Best Shaved Ice in Austin)
What to Order: Mango shaved ice
Looking for a indulgent treat this summer? Visit top Chef and James Beard Award winning chef Paul Qui’s flagship restaurant for Filipino inspired desserts like the aged cheddar ice cream sandwich.
What to Order: Cheddar Cheese Ice Cream and Mais con Yelo.
Cow Tipping Creamery
Cow Tipping Creamery is a family-owned business that makes the best quality artisan soft serve ice cream in town – with hand-rolled waffle cones and handmade sauces and toppings!
What to Order: Sweet & Salty, or any of their daily specials (like the Bananas Foster).
Amy’s Ice Cream
Austin’s favorite handcrafted ice cream! Amy’s artists can create a number of different combinations with their rich ice cream and toppings, including boozy flavors like Guinness.
What to Order: Mexican Vanilla or their daily flavors
Finely shaved ice gets topped with different fruity flavors and your choice of cream or ice cream. Perfect refreshing treat for summer!
What to Order: Blue coconut with cream