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Where to Beat the Summer Heat With Icy Frozen Treats in DFW

Find decadent scoops of ice cream, chilly fruit pops, and so much more

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Brightly colored soft serve scoops await at Jeni’s
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Summer in Texas is long and hot, and there’s only so much sitting around in the air conditioning that a person can do to keep cool. Fortunately, Dallas is packed with plenty of treat shops slinging icy, creamy confections that will help keep the internal mercury from rising too high.

From sweet scoops of soft serve to cult-favorite ice cream brands that are new to the city and super-fruity popsicles, here’s where to find the chilliest treats in Dallas.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Henry's Homemade Ice Cream

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3100 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 943-3639
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Head to Plano for this beloved ice cream, available in flavors like maple-walnut, triple Oreo, and pistachio.

2. Sweet Daze Dessert Bar

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3356, 581 W Campbell Rd #127
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 707-7295
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This Richardson sweet shop is an Instagram star thanks to its seriously over-the-top treats, but the soft-serve ice cream is not to be missed. In addition to the classic black velvet, there’s also a vegan pineapple whip flavor that can be swirled inside a glazed doughnut ice cream cone — or a classic cup — for the perfect summer snack.

3. Berrynaked

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326 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
(469) 547-1768
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A rainbow of fruit-filled popsicles awaits at Berrynaked, where refreshingly fruity pops in flavors like blackberry elderflower and apricot coconut collide with more decadent options, including the much-loved hazelnut butter and banana pop.

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4. Tongue In Cheek Ice Cream

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526 W Arapaho Rd
Richardson, TX 75080
(972) 685-5070
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This drive-thru Richardson creamery boasts a wide range of rich, decadent flavor options, ranging from chocolatey red velvet to smoked cherry with candied pecan and classic vanilla. For those who eschew dairy, the shop also offers a solid range of vegan flavors, including strawberry Champagne sorbet.

5. Super Chix

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14999 Preston Rd Suite 226
Dallas, TX 75254
(972) 788-0660
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Even though this spot is best known for its fried chicken fingers, the frozen custard at Super Chix is not to be missed. Vanilla and chocolate are classics, but a rotating flavor (like Reese’s peanut butter cup or strawberry swirl) joins the mix weekly and several are available by the pint in the freezer case at each location.

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6. Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

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4333 Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75225
(469) 930-8494
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Howdy Homemade has quickly earned a loyal following in Dallas, thanks to its mission to hire individuals with special needs and the excellent Dr. Pepper chocolate chip ice cream.

The first of many future Howdy Homemade locations.
The first of many future Howdy Homemade locations.
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7. Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

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6401 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
(972) 913-4001
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Score flights of ice cream, warm cast iron cookies covered in melty ice cream, and so much more at this ice cream shop near Southern Methodist University. Flavor options include the excellent coffee toffee, plus summer-friendly strawberry shortcake.

8. Botolino Gelato Artigianale

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2116 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(469) 776-9077
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Indulge in chilly lemon sorbetto, milk chocolate ice cream, or the decadent gianduja, which blends Valrhona chocolate and imported Italian hazelnuts with milk and cream at this Greenville Avenue gelateria.

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9. Aqua S

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2375 Victory Park Ln suite 140
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 272-9968
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The Victory Park outpost of this Australian-born chain is known for its soft serve, available in flavors like the iconic sea salt ice cream, creme brulee, pandan, and jasmine milk tea. Not feeling a cone? Snag a pint from the takeaway case up front.

10. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

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2649 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 317-7126
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New to Deep Ellum, this Ohio-born creamery is a favorite among ice cream snobs thanks to its rich and creamy base. Creative flavors like brambleberry crisp, brown butter almond brittle, and coconut cream cold brew don’t hurt either.

11. Crumbl Cookies - Fort Worth

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2300 W 7th St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(682) 285-2798
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Look beyond the cakey cookies to discover rotating flavors of ice cream by the half pint like Biscoff, Churro, and Raspberry Cheesecake. The pints are available via the Crumbl app for takeout, curbside or delivery. Locations in Southlake, Allen, Ft. Worth and East Dallas.

12. Picolé

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415 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(972) 803-3595
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This Bishop Arts pop shop allows patrons to dip, drizzle, and sprinkle its treats with chocolate, and that’s somehow not the most decadent part about it. Find a pop spiked with booze or filled with guava, then customize to your heart’s content.

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13. Encanto Pops

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831 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(469) 899-7434
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Colorful, flavorful, made-from-scratch paletas can be found at Encanto Pops in Bishop Arts every day but Monday. Seasonal flavors like watermelon join classic paleta flavors like mango with chamoy and Mexican chocolate.

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14. MELT Ice Creams

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405 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 432-0183
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The very yellow scoop shop in Fort Worth and Bishop Arts serves up creamy scoops in flavors like dark chocolate, rocky road, and “salt lick,” or salted caramel. Swing by on Tuesdays, when waffle cone “taco shells” are stuffed with scoops and garnished to high heaven.

1. Henry's Homemade Ice Cream

3100 Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75075

Head to Plano for this beloved ice cream, available in flavors like maple-walnut, triple Oreo, and pistachio.

3100 Independence Pkwy
Plano, TX 75075

2. Sweet Daze Dessert Bar

3356, 581 W Campbell Rd #127, Richardson, TX 75080

This Richardson sweet shop is an Instagram star thanks to its seriously over-the-top treats, but the soft-serve ice cream is not to be missed. In addition to the classic black velvet, there’s also a vegan pineapple whip flavor that can be swirled inside a glazed doughnut ice cream cone — or a classic cup — for the perfect summer snack.

3356, 581 W Campbell Rd #127
Richardson, TX 75080

3. Berrynaked

326 W Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080
Berrynaked
[Photo: Berrynaked/Facebook]

A rainbow of fruit-filled popsicles awaits at Berrynaked, where refreshingly fruity pops in flavors like blackberry elderflower and apricot coconut collide with more decadent options, including the much-loved hazelnut butter and banana pop.

326 W Campbell Rd
Richardson, TX 75080

4. Tongue In Cheek Ice Cream

526 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080

This drive-thru Richardson creamery boasts a wide range of rich, decadent flavor options, ranging from chocolatey red velvet to smoked cherry with candied pecan and classic vanilla. For those who eschew dairy, the shop also offers a solid range of vegan flavors, including strawberry Champagne sorbet.

526 W Arapaho Rd
Richardson, TX 75080

5. Super Chix

14999 Preston Rd Suite 226, Dallas, TX 75254
Super Chix

Even though this spot is best known for its fried chicken fingers, the frozen custard at Super Chix is not to be missed. Vanilla and chocolate are classics, but a rotating flavor (like Reese’s peanut butter cup or strawberry swirl) joins the mix weekly and several are available by the pint in the freezer case at each location.

14999 Preston Rd Suite 226
Dallas, TX 75254

6. Howdy Homemade Ice Cream

4333 Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75225
The first of many future Howdy Homemade locations.
The first of many future Howdy Homemade locations.
Screengrab via YouTube

Howdy Homemade has quickly earned a loyal following in Dallas, thanks to its mission to hire individuals with special needs and the excellent Dr. Pepper chocolate chip ice cream.

4333 Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75225

7. Baldo’s Ice Cream & Coffee

6401 Hillcrest Ave, Dallas, TX 75205

Score flights of ice cream, warm cast iron cookies covered in melty ice cream, and so much more at this ice cream shop near Southern Methodist University. Flavor options include the excellent coffee toffee, plus summer-friendly strawberry shortcake.

6401 Hillcrest Ave
Dallas, TX 75205

8. Botolino Gelato Artigianale

2116 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Botolino Gelato Artigianale/Facebook

Indulge in chilly lemon sorbetto, milk chocolate ice cream, or the decadent gianduja, which blends Valrhona chocolate and imported Italian hazelnuts with milk and cream at this Greenville Avenue gelateria.

2116 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Aqua S

2375 Victory Park Ln suite 140, Dallas, TX 75219

The Victory Park outpost of this Australian-born chain is known for its soft serve, available in flavors like the iconic sea salt ice cream, creme brulee, pandan, and jasmine milk tea. Not feeling a cone? Snag a pint from the takeaway case up front.

2375 Victory Park Ln suite 140
Dallas, TX 75219

10. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams

2649 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226

New to Deep Ellum, this Ohio-born creamery is a favorite among ice cream snobs thanks to its rich and creamy base. Creative flavors like brambleberry crisp, brown butter almond brittle, and coconut cream cold brew don’t hurt either.

2649 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

11. Crumbl Cookies - Fort Worth

2300 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Look beyond the cakey cookies to discover rotating flavors of ice cream by the half pint like Biscoff, Churro, and Raspberry Cheesecake. The pints are available via the Crumbl app for takeout, curbside or delivery. Locations in Southlake, Allen, Ft. Worth and East Dallas.

2300 W 7th St
Fort Worth, TX 76107

12. Picolé

415 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Picole Pops/Facebook

This Bishop Arts pop shop allows patrons to dip, drizzle, and sprinkle its treats with chocolate, and that’s somehow not the most decadent part about it. Find a pop spiked with booze or filled with guava, then customize to your heart’s content.

415 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

13. Encanto Pops

831 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Encanto/Facebook

Colorful, flavorful, made-from-scratch paletas can be found at Encanto Pops in Bishop Arts every day but Monday. Seasonal flavors like watermelon join classic paleta flavors like mango with chamoy and Mexican chocolate.

831 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

14. MELT Ice Creams

405 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

The very yellow scoop shop in Fort Worth and Bishop Arts serves up creamy scoops in flavors like dark chocolate, rocky road, and “salt lick,” or salted caramel. Swing by on Tuesdays, when waffle cone “taco shells” are stuffed with scoops and garnished to high heaven.

405 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

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