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13 Delectable Dallas Ice Cream Shops

We all scream for some ice cream relief from the heat and here are the best places to get it

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Two cool cones from Parlor’s Ice Creams.
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The summer heat has returned to North Texas. Aside from spending time in the pool or at your favorite watering hole, summer is the best time to cool off with a cone, scoop, or Texas-sized bowl of artisan ice cream. Don’t let the blasting furnace feeling outside hinder the search for the perfect scoop.

Whether the craving is for familiar, classic flavors or tantalizing, boozy concoctions, plan to beat the summer heat by enjoying chilly, sweet treats at these DFW ice cream shops.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain

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A staple in the city of Denton, Beth Marie’s is so much more than just an ice cream shop. The location on the historic Downtown Square is an experience — a small flashback to an old-timey soda fountain. And their mouth-watering ice cream flavors, such as “Turtle Torture,” Texas honey whiskey, and butter pecan, will have you wanting to visit again and again to try more. 

Cocktail Creamery

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Cocktail Creamery on the historic Downtown Square in McKinney serves up ice cream with a boozy twist. One of the standouts is “Salted Butter Caramel Crazy,” a slightly salty caramel ice cream with Heath bar crumbles, Baileys, salted caramel cream liqueur, and Smoky Joe’s caramel bourbon whiskey. Or try “Red(ish) Velvet,” a concoction of white and dark chocolates, panna cotta and mascarpone, Baileys red velvet cream liqueur, and whipped cream vodka. Not everything has booze in it — there are offerings for those who choose not to imbibe.

Four cartons of boozy ice cream in front of a chalk board that reads, “The time has come for boozy ice cream.”
The boozy ice cream offerings at Cocktail Creamery.
Cocktail Creamery

Sugar Pine Creamery

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An intentional combination of flavors from the Eastern and Western Hemispheres makes Sugar Pine Creamery an exciting departure from the norm. Their toasted rice hojicha and pomberry lambic are just two of the diverse ice cream options worth trying.

A paper container embossed with the Sugar Pine Creamery logo holds vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate chips.
A chocolate chip cookie ice cream from Sugar Pine Creamery.
Sugar Pine Creamery

Henry's Homemade Ice Cream

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With exceptional flavors, including vanilla peanut butter, spumoni, cinnamon, and rum raisin, Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream is an institution in Plano. The family-friendly spot is a great place to bring grandma and the kids. 

Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream - Plano

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The Plano outpost of Tongue In Cheek Ice Cream offers a weekly variety of creamy goodness to select from, just like the original Richardson location. All of their flavors, including caramel crack, banana pudding, and blueberry cheesecake, are great as a scoop, in a cone, or mixed in a shake. In addition, several non-dairy options are available. 

A woman’s hand holds up two ice cream cones, one with a berry sorbet and one with a blueberry ice cream.
Two brightly colored cones from Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream.
Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream

Sweet Firefly Gourmet Ice Cream & Candied Treats

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Known for their bold flavors, the menu at Sweet Firefly has something for all kinds of ice cream lovers. Bring friends and go for the “Granddaddy” serving, which is three different and decadent scoops. Choose from “Beltline Berry” (black raspberry ice creams with dark chocolate chunks), coffee toffee crunch, and “The Elvis” (a banana ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate chips).

A woman’s hand holds a waffle cone of ice cream that is dripping down the sides.
Better eat that cone from Sweet Firefly before it drips.
Sweet Firefly Gourmet Ice Cream & Candied Treats

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

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Local brands that adopt an inclusion-focused mission integrate themselves into the community remarkably. Along with the fantastic mission to create jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream is also known for its unique flavors, including “Fun-l Cake,” “Coconut Loconut,” and fan-favorite Dr. Pepper chocolate chip.

A woman’s hand holds up a cup of chocolate ice cream, surrounded by pieces of a waffle cone.
Combining the cone and the cup at Howdy Homemade in Dallas.
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

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The beloved Highland Park/University Park ice cream and coffee spot, Baldo’s, offers several traditional creamy ice cream selections perfect for serving with a giant warm cast iron cookie a la mode. But the ice cream flight of three or six small scoops of your choice topping petite waffle cones is an absolute delight. 

A coffee mug with the Baldo’s logo reveals several scoops of ice cream and a spoon.
Combining coffee and ice cream at Baldo’s.
Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

Parlor's Handcrafted Ice Creams

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In a cup or on a cone, nostalgia can be found at Parlor’s Ice Creams. It partners with local suppliers and Texas-based brands to craft its farm-to-scoop offerings. The “Triple Nut Butter Cookie,” freshly baked nut butter cookies mixed into sweet cream ice cream, is a must-try. 

A tub of chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie bits.
A tub of chocolate goodness awaits at Parlor’s.
Parlor’s Handcrafted Ice Creams

Ice cream gets a facelift at Aqua S. Known for their eye-catching cotton candy-wrapped sea salt soft serve cones, pop in and let them swirl up your next Insta-worthy food obsession. The cones are as impressive as the wide range of flavors.

A woman’s hand holds a cone of soft serve ice cream that is vanilla and blue, with a toasted marshmallow expanding from the top.
Someone added a toasted marshmallow to their ice cream order at Aqua S.
Aqua S

Morgan's Ice Cream

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Morgan offers top-notch regular, gluten-free, and vegan flavors. With flavors such as honey, “Not So Vanilla,” “Fudged Up Cookie Dough,” and top-selling “Strawberry Magic,” it has a little something for everyone. Get an ice cream fix at a summer barbecue or pool gathering by booking Morgan’s ice cream truck or push cart.

Melt Ice Creams

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Offering exceptional dairy, non-dairy, gluten free, and plant-based options, Melt Ice Creams has built a strong fanbase in the Metroplex. Their “Boozy Buccaneer,”  a house-made pineapple ice cream swirled with a cinnamon and spiced rum caramel sauce ribbon, will light up your tastebuds.

Ice cream sandwiches, bars, and scoops are shown on a yellow background.
A sampling of the sweets on offer at Melt Ice Creams.
Melt Ice Creams

Michoacana Creamery

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You can never go wrong when adding an authentic Mexican twist to an ice cream indulgence. The “Gansito (Little Goose) Split” features a Mexican strawberry-flavored jelly and crème-filled snack cake covered in a chocolate-flavored coating, surrounding three scoops of ice cream, then topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries. 

Beth Marie's Old Fashioned Ice Cream & Soda Fountain

A staple in the city of Denton, Beth Marie’s is so much more than just an ice cream shop. The location on the historic Downtown Square is an experience — a small flashback to an old-timey soda fountain. And their mouth-watering ice cream flavors, such as “Turtle Torture,” Texas honey whiskey, and butter pecan, will have you wanting to visit again and again to try more. 

Cocktail Creamery

Four cartons of boozy ice cream in front of a chalk board that reads, “The time has come for boozy ice cream.”
The boozy ice cream offerings at Cocktail Creamery.
Cocktail Creamery

Cocktail Creamery on the historic Downtown Square in McKinney serves up ice cream with a boozy twist. One of the standouts is “Salted Butter Caramel Crazy,” a slightly salty caramel ice cream with Heath bar crumbles, Baileys, salted caramel cream liqueur, and Smoky Joe’s caramel bourbon whiskey. Or try “Red(ish) Velvet,” a concoction of white and dark chocolates, panna cotta and mascarpone, Baileys red velvet cream liqueur, and whipped cream vodka. Not everything has booze in it — there are offerings for those who choose not to imbibe.

Four cartons of boozy ice cream in front of a chalk board that reads, “The time has come for boozy ice cream.”
The boozy ice cream offerings at Cocktail Creamery.
Cocktail Creamery

Sugar Pine Creamery

A paper container embossed with the Sugar Pine Creamery logo holds vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate chips.
A chocolate chip cookie ice cream from Sugar Pine Creamery.
Sugar Pine Creamery

An intentional combination of flavors from the Eastern and Western Hemispheres makes Sugar Pine Creamery an exciting departure from the norm. Their toasted rice hojicha and pomberry lambic are just two of the diverse ice cream options worth trying.

A paper container embossed with the Sugar Pine Creamery logo holds vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate chips.
A chocolate chip cookie ice cream from Sugar Pine Creamery.
Sugar Pine Creamery

Henry's Homemade Ice Cream

With exceptional flavors, including vanilla peanut butter, spumoni, cinnamon, and rum raisin, Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream is an institution in Plano. The family-friendly spot is a great place to bring grandma and the kids. 

Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream - Plano

A woman’s hand holds up two ice cream cones, one with a berry sorbet and one with a blueberry ice cream.
Two brightly colored cones from Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream.
Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream

The Plano outpost of Tongue In Cheek Ice Cream offers a weekly variety of creamy goodness to select from, just like the original Richardson location. All of their flavors, including caramel crack, banana pudding, and blueberry cheesecake, are great as a scoop, in a cone, or mixed in a shake. In addition, several non-dairy options are available. 

A woman’s hand holds up two ice cream cones, one with a berry sorbet and one with a blueberry ice cream.
Two brightly colored cones from Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream.
Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream

Sweet Firefly Gourmet Ice Cream & Candied Treats

A woman’s hand holds a waffle cone of ice cream that is dripping down the sides.
Better eat that cone from Sweet Firefly before it drips.
Sweet Firefly Gourmet Ice Cream & Candied Treats

Known for their bold flavors, the menu at Sweet Firefly has something for all kinds of ice cream lovers. Bring friends and go for the “Granddaddy” serving, which is three different and decadent scoops. Choose from “Beltline Berry” (black raspberry ice creams with dark chocolate chunks), coffee toffee crunch, and “The Elvis” (a banana ice cream with peanut butter and chocolate chips).

A woman’s hand holds a waffle cone of ice cream that is dripping down the sides.
Better eat that cone from Sweet Firefly before it drips.
Sweet Firefly Gourmet Ice Cream & Candied Treats

Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

A woman’s hand holds up a cup of chocolate ice cream, surrounded by pieces of a waffle cone.
Combining the cone and the cup at Howdy Homemade in Dallas.
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

Local brands that adopt an inclusion-focused mission integrate themselves into the community remarkably. Along with the fantastic mission to create jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream is also known for its unique flavors, including “Fun-l Cake,” “Coconut Loconut,” and fan-favorite Dr. Pepper chocolate chip.

A woman’s hand holds up a cup of chocolate ice cream, surrounded by pieces of a waffle cone.
Combining the cone and the cup at Howdy Homemade in Dallas.
Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

A coffee mug with the Baldo’s logo reveals several scoops of ice cream and a spoon.
Combining coffee and ice cream at Baldo’s.
Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

The beloved Highland Park/University Park ice cream and coffee spot, Baldo’s, offers several traditional creamy ice cream selections perfect for serving with a giant warm cast iron cookie a la mode. But the ice cream flight of three or six small scoops of your choice topping petite waffle cones is an absolute delight. 

A coffee mug with the Baldo’s logo reveals several scoops of ice cream and a spoon.
Combining coffee and ice cream at Baldo’s.
Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

Parlor's Handcrafted Ice Creams

A tub of chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie bits.
A tub of chocolate goodness awaits at Parlor’s.
Parlor’s Handcrafted Ice Creams

In a cup or on a cone, nostalgia can be found at Parlor’s Ice Creams. It partners with local suppliers and Texas-based brands to craft its farm-to-scoop offerings. The “Triple Nut Butter Cookie,” freshly baked nut butter cookies mixed into sweet cream ice cream, is a must-try. 

A tub of chocolate ice cream with chocolate cookie bits.
A tub of chocolate goodness awaits at Parlor’s.
Parlor’s Handcrafted Ice Creams

Aqua S

A woman’s hand holds a cone of soft serve ice cream that is vanilla and blue, with a toasted marshmallow expanding from the top.
Someone added a toasted marshmallow to their ice cream order at Aqua S.
Aqua S

Ice cream gets a facelift at Aqua S. Known for their eye-catching cotton candy-wrapped sea salt soft serve cones, pop in and let them swirl up your next Insta-worthy food obsession. The cones are as impressive as the wide range of flavors.

A woman’s hand holds a cone of soft serve ice cream that is vanilla and blue, with a toasted marshmallow expanding from the top.
Someone added a toasted marshmallow to their ice cream order at Aqua S.
Aqua S

Morgan's Ice Cream

Morgan offers top-notch regular, gluten-free, and vegan flavors. With flavors such as honey, “Not So Vanilla,” “Fudged Up Cookie Dough,” and top-selling “Strawberry Magic,” it has a little something for everyone. Get an ice cream fix at a summer barbecue or pool gathering by booking Morgan’s ice cream truck or push cart.

Melt Ice Creams

Ice cream sandwiches, bars, and scoops are shown on a yellow background.
A sampling of the sweets on offer at Melt Ice Creams.
Melt Ice Creams

Offering exceptional dairy, non-dairy, gluten free, and plant-based options, Melt Ice Creams has built a strong fanbase in the Metroplex. Their “Boozy Buccaneer,”  a house-made pineapple ice cream swirled with a cinnamon and spiced rum caramel sauce ribbon, will light up your tastebuds.

Ice cream sandwiches, bars, and scoops are shown on a yellow background.
A sampling of the sweets on offer at Melt Ice Creams.
Melt Ice Creams

Michoacana Creamery

You can never go wrong when adding an authentic Mexican twist to an ice cream indulgence. The “Gansito (Little Goose) Split” features a Mexican strawberry-flavored jelly and crème-filled snack cake covered in a chocolate-flavored coating, surrounding three scoops of ice cream, then topped with whipped cream, sprinkles, and cherries. 

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