As the weather heats up, there is nothing better than a scoop of ice cream to help you chill. Being in Central Texas, there are certainly no shortage of cool treats. The Austin Ice Cream scene has so many offerings that you could make it your mission to try a new one every week this summer. And you probably won’t even be able to cover them all.
Locally, right here in Cedar Park, we have quite a few awesome Ice Cream spots to try.
Scoop and Score – This locally owned business is the only place in TX where you can get Greater’s Ice Cream! Scoop and Score owners love serving the local community and providing a cool place to stop by and chill.
111 N Vista Ridge Blvd #202, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Shake’s Frozen Custard – Shake’s is dangerously close to my house, so we end up here a lot during the summer. Their rich and creamy creations hit the spot. The shady picnic area is the perfect place to enjoy our treats. After a little tree climbing, we can take a stroll to Milburn Park to walk off the calories.
2031 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Marble Slab Creamery – Hidden away in a busy strip mall off 183 and Lakeline, you will find a local favorite, Marble Slab Creamery. Pick your ingredients and watch your creation made before your eyes. While you are there, pay a visit Barnes n Noble, Pets Mart and Wild Birds Unlimited in the same shopping center.
14010 US Hwy 183, Bldg. A, #510, Austin, TX 78717
Andy’s Frozen Custard – Savor frozen custard sundaes, concretes & more at Andy’s. Drive-thru window and outdoor seating too.
1210 N Bell Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Menchie’s – This locally owned franchise offers a huge selection of toppings and ever changing fun flavors of delicious frozen yogurt. Visit these two cool Menchie’s locations.
909 East Whitestone Blvd Cedar Park, TX 78613
Lakeline Market 14028 US-183 #165, Austin, TX 78717
Try these Austin Ice Cream Spots
Just a short air conditioned drive to Austin, the ice cream possibilities are endless. While you are out, make a mini road trip of it. A half day adventure awaits with some cool treats and fun spots. Here are some ideas.
Zero Below – Go give this unique treat a try this summer. Experience Thai rolled ice cream at Zero Below. After you get some ice cream, you can continue your air conditioned fun at the Austin Antique Mall or go roller skating at Playland Skate Center.
9070 Research Blvd #104, Austin, TX 78758
Amy’s Ice Cream – Amy’s Ice Cream is a local chain serving up Austin Ice Cream favorites. The Amy’s Ice Cream location on 183 near Main Event has a playground. At the Arboretum location you can also do a mini hike down to the duck pond to feed the ducks. Bring them some frozen peas, it’s good for them and they love it. Bread is not a good treat for the ducks. The Burnet Rd location also offers outdoor fun activities and is next door to Phil’s Ice House to enjoy a burger before. For a fun girls day out, nearby there are a few funky vintage stores and also A-Town, a boutique with an eclectic mix of Austin-y stuff.
Near Main Event – 13265 US-183, Austin, TX 78750
Arboretum – 10000 Research Blvd #140, Austin, TX 78759
Burnet Rd – 5624 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
LICK Honest Ice Creams – This hip ice creamery churns out offbeat flavors made from local, natural & sustainable ingredients. Also located on Burnet Rd so you can peruse a few second hand stores, retro furniture stores and funky boutiques.
6555 Burnet Rd #200, Austin, TX 78757
Central Market N Lamar – This Central Market location has a nice tree covered playground and a lakeside walking path that can keep the kids entertained for hours. Go in the morning for some play time and then enjoy an early lunch at the cafe and a delicious gelato on the patio. Then pick up some specialty ingredients for a home cooked meal that evening.
4001 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78756
Ice Cream and Sushi? – Casey’s New Orleans Snow Balls and Sweet Ritual are two more great choices that you can combine with another unique experience at Kura Revolving Sushi Bar. Kura is a lot of fun for lunch. You order your food on a touch screen and it is whisked directly to your table on a conveyor belt. Once you finish the dish, you drop it into a slot where it’s added to your tab with an entertaining video. After you have some sushi, you can head to Casey’s for a Snowball or try some vegan options at Sweet Ritual.
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