Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in DFW
July 21, 2019 is National Ice Cream Day! What better way to celebrate than with... well, ice cream?!
What about scheduling your own ice cream parlor crawl and visiting all these local hot spots!
1201 Magnolia Ave #115, Fort Worth TX 76104
Founded by Kari Crowe-Seher in 2014, Melt's goal is to serve happy ice cream to the people of Fort Worth! Located in what some may call "restaurant row" off Magnolia Ave in Fort Worth, it's the perfect place to stroll and eat! They change their menu out seasonally and introduce four new flavors every six weeks - their Sometimes Flavors. Plus you'll always find their six Always Flavors including Chocolate Chocolate, Cup of Texas, and Velvet Vegan.
3685 The Star Blvd, Frisco TX 75034 || 1309 S Broadway St, Carrollton TX 75006
With one location in Carrollton and another located at The Star in Frisco, you've got a couple shots to visit Cow Tipping Creamery! They started out as an ice cream truck in Austin, differentiating themselves from all the others with their unique soft serve creations. Their philosophy is everyone has an emotional attachment to soft serve ice cream, so they're serving that nostalgia up with a twist! They have special Stackers each week, and we've seen the Strawberry Shortcake, the High Tea, and Mocha Me Happy. You can get your hands on cups, cones and shakes too!
581 W Campbell Rd #127, Richardson TX 75080
Sweet Daze has quickly become a local favorite because of their beautiful and unique dessert creations. They have soft serve, scoopable ice cream, gourmet donuts, cereal pops and cake slices. And in addition to tasting great, they are incredibly Instagram-worthy! We love their Vegan Pineapple Dole Whip soft serve and their Peaches & Cream scoopable ice cream.
117 W Hickory St, Denton TX 76201
It's everything the name suggests - when you walk into Beth Marie's (no matter which location you visit), you'll feel like you're walking into a soda shop from the 1950's. We love that taste of nostalgia and we know many of you do too! We're big fans of the location on Denton Square, but you really can't go wrong no matter which one you visit. Their premium quality ice cream is made with a machine built in 1927 - we weren't kidding about the nostalgia! And they're always introducing new flavors while keeping the old favorites around. If you can find it, we love their Keylime Pie and their French Toast is pretty darn amazing too.
9005 Garland Rd, Dallas TX 75218 || 109 S Main St, Mansfield TX 76063
If you thought we said Hypnotic Donuts, you're not far off! The Dallas location is right next door and was started by the owners of Hypnotic Donuts when they discovered there was nowhere in the area to get good ice cream or classic candy. They recently opened their second location in Mansfield and both locations serve (see above) Beth Marie's ice cream! Hypnotic Emporium, similar to the Beth Marie's shops has a 1920's soda shop feel and carries candies from just about every decade.
5420 Ross Ave Ste 160, Dallas TX 75206
We just have one thing to say about this place: Milk 'n Cream Buns. That's right. Take a donut and ice cream, put them together, and you've got Milk 'n Cream Buns. You can fill your donut with whichever you flavor you want and pile on whatever toppings you'd like to finish it off. We've heard talk of a cereal milk ice cream and that sounds right up our alley! If for whatever reason you don't want your ice cream inside of a donut, you can also get it on a cone.
Speaking of ice cream sandwiches, we can't go any further without mentioning Pokey O's and their famous ice cream sandwiches made with their fresh baked cookies and Blue Bell ice cream. They started in 2006 and have grown from a single location in Dallas to a fleet of food trucks and several store locations around the Metroplex. No matter which combination of cookies and ice cream you choose, you really can't go wrong.
3001 Knox St #103, Dallas TX 75205
This Orange County California transplant has made a huge splash since they opened their first Dallas location a few months ago. All of their ice cream is homemade and all natural. And they rotate and create new flavors every few months so there's always something new to try! But what they're most famous for are their gorgeous ice cream flower creations and their Puffle Cones, which were inspired by the popular Hong Kong street snack! Some of our favorite flavors on their Summer menu are S'mores, Pineapple Express, and Sea Salted Caramel Crunch.
2116 Greenville Ave, Dallas TX 75206
Maybe you're more of a gelato fan. That's fine too! A Dallas favorite is Botolino Gelato created by Carlo Gattini whose grandmother served gelato in her own shop in Italy. His self-proclaimed "Italo Texano" style of gelato fuses techniques and flavors from his Italian heritage with influences from his life here in Texas. Flavors you'll find include a Passion Fruit Sorbetto, Mascarpone and Figs, White Coffee, and Peanut & Jelly Sandwich.
2400 Lakeside Parkway Ste 100, Flower Mound TX 75022
Speaking of authentic gelato, you also need to check out Epic Gelato located in the Lakeside DFW development of Flower Mound. Owner Richard has trained with some of the best to make sure his gelato is prepared as authentically as possible. At Epic Gelato, you can find dairy-free options, flavors with alcohol, and cream-based gelatos. And while you're there, we'd also recommend you order some of their craft coffee. It's hard to beat!