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Austin’s Top-Rated Ice Cream and Dessert Spots

Austin Ice Cream

As the weather heats up, there is nothing better than a scoop of ice cream to help you chill. Being in Central Texas, there is 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 CustardShake’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

Shakes Cedar Park

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 to 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 CreamAmy’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 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.

Museum of Ice Cream
11506 Century Oaks Terrace, #128, Austin
Don’t miss out on an opportunity to let your inner kid out and live it up at the Museum of Ice Cream. It is such a fun place to visit. You first get to create your own ice cream name and write it on a name tag. You then go through the grand doors, giving it a Willy Wonka feel, and are immediately offered ice cream. They also give out candy and popcorn. Don’t worry, you can eat as much as you want. They also have dairy-free ice cream. There are several rooms with different activities and beautiful designs, making it an enjoyable experience for any age. Kids will love the sprinkler ball pit play area. There’s also a pool of sprinkles for the kids and adults to enjoy. So, don’t be a drip, grab your ice cream today!

Handel’s Home-Made Ice Cream
Plaza Volente 11521 North FM 620, Austin
Treat yourself to the creamy delights of this ice cream parlor. It is famous for its rich, handcrafted ice cream made with the finest ingredients. With a wide variety of flavors ranging from classic favorites to inventive options, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Customers rave about their best-seller, the Salted Caramel Pecan, a harmonious blend of sweet and salty goodness. Turn your day into a sprinkle-filled, scoop-tacular adventure!

13945 US-183 Hwy Suite C86, Austin
Experience a taste of authentic Indian desserts at Kwality in Austin. This charming dessert shop offers a unique selection of sweets inspired by traditional Indian flavors. From creamy kulfis to delicate gulab jamuns, their menu showcases the richness and complexity of Indian desserts. Customers flock to Kwality for their famous Mango Lassi, a refreshing blend of mango and yogurt that perfectly complements their delectable treats. Give your taste buds an Indian adventure they won’t soon forget!

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
700 E. Whitestone Blvd., Suite #100, Cedar Park
Get ready to experience a taste of Italy without the airfare at Jeremiah’s Italian Ice. This delightful dessert shop serves up a tantalizing array of frozen treats that will transport you to the streets of Rome. From creamy gelato to refreshing sorbets, their menu offers a little something for everyone. They are famous for their Italian Ice, the perfect combination of smooth, fruity goodness that keeps customers coming back for more. Satisfy your sweet tooth now with a taste of Italy!

Here are more desserts and treats to satisfy your sweet tooth!

The Fancy Marshmallow
115 S. Lakeline Blvd, Cedar Park
This boutique dessert shop specializes in artisanal marshmallows, handcrafted with care. With an array of flavors and creative combinations, they take marshmallows to a whole new level. Customers love their best-seller, the Toasted Coconut Dream, which boasts a perfect balance of sweetness and tropical flavor. Beyond the exquisite marshmallows, visitors appreciate the cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Get fancy with marshmallows today!

Whipped Bakery and Cafe
15609 Ronald Reagan Blvd, B220, Leander
This place is a haven for pastry enthusiasts. This delightful bakery offers an extensive selection of freshly baked goods and savory treats. From flaky croissants to mouthwatering cakes, their menu caters to all cravings. Customers can’t get enough of their best-seller, the Red Velvet Cupcake, which boasts a velvety texture and heavenly cream cheese frosting. So, don’t resist the temptation any longer – let them whip up some pastry magic just for you!

 Tous les Jours
11301 Lakeline Blvd., Austin
This charming bakery specializes in a wide array of freshly baked French pastries and bread. From flaky croissants to buttery madeleines, their offerings transport customers to the streets of Paris. Visitors rave about their best-seller, the Matcha Cream Croissant, a delicate pastry infused with the exquisite flavor of matcha. Don’t just take the word for it, discover a slice of French pastry today!

85C Bakery Cafe
11301 Lakeline Blvd #140, Austin
This bakery cafe offers an irresistible selection of freshly baked goods. From flaky croissants to decadent cakes, their treats are the stuff of legends. Their best-seller, the famous 85C Sea Salt Coffee, combines the richness of coffee with a subtle touch of sea salt, creating a flavor explosion that customers can’t resist. The charming ambiance and top-notch service keep patrons coming back for more. Time to have your cake and coffee!

Tiff’s Treats
11011 Research Blvd, Austin
Warm, gooey, and downright irresistible – that’s what Tiff’s Treats is all about. This heavenly cookie shop delivers freshly baked, melt-in-your-mouth cookies that are the stuff of dreams. From classic chocolate chip to indulgent Snickerdoodle, their cookies are a symphony of flavor. Their best-seller, the Tiffwich, takes the cookie experience to the next level by sandwiching two cookies with a delectable scoop of ice cream in the middle. Add this to your list and your inner cookie monster will thank you!

Casa Costa Bake Shop
201 Bagdad St, Leander
Shop is a charming haven for pastry lovers. As you step inside, the aroma of freshly baked delights envelops you, drawing you closer to their irresistible display. From flaky croissants to decadent cakes, Casa Costa offers a wide variety of sweet creations that will transport you to dessert paradise. However, their true mastery lies in their Fruit Tarts, beautifully adorned with seasonal fruits, and crafted with utmost precision. Treat yourself to a sweet escape today!

Ecuadorian Chocolate
251 N Bell Blvd #110, Cedar Park
This enchanting shop is dedicated to the art of crafting exquisite chocolates using the finest Ecuadorian cacao. From silky truffles to rich chocolate bars, every creation is a testament to the chocolatiers’ skill and passion. The shop is famous for its commitment to sourcing premium ingredients, resulting in chocolates with unique flavor profiles that leave customers craving for more. Get the chocolatey goodness that will melt your heart! Warning: May cause intense chocolate-induced euphoria and a lifelong obsession with all things cocoa!

Feathers and Frosting
18700 Ranch Rd 1431, Ste. A, Jonestown
This enchanting bakery specializes in creating magical confections that are both visually stunning and scrumptiously delicious. From towering cakes adorned with intricate designs to whimsical cupcakes that will transport you to a fairytale, Feathers and Frosting is a treat for the senses. While they offer an array of delightful sweets, it’s their whimsical Cupcake Bouquets that steal the show. Each bouquet is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds, with fluffy cupcakes arranged in a stunning display. Swing by Feathers and Frosting and let your imagination take flight with their sweets!

Nothing Bundt Cakes
10225 Research Blvd #330, Austin
This charming bakery is known for its signature Bundt cakes, which are moist, flavorful, and beautifully decorated. With a wide variety of flavors and sizes to choose from, they have the perfect Bundt cake for every occasion. While all their creations are a hit, their best-seller, the Red Velvet Bundt cake, steals the scene. The combination of velvety texture and cream cheese frosting creates a harmonious symphony that leaves customers craving for more. Visit Nothing Bundt Cakes today and indulge in a Bundtastic experience!

700 E Whitestone Blvd, #104 Cedar Park
This is a delightful destination for those seeking a healthier twist on sweets. This vibrant shop specializes in creating edible arrangements made from fresh fruits, expertly crafted into eye-catching displays. From fruit bouquets to chocolate-dipped strawberries, Edible offers a guilt-free indulgence that will make your taste buds dance. Their best-seller, the Berrylicious Delight, is a burst of freshness and natural sweetness that customers can’t resist. Ready to give your taste buds a fruity makeover? Swing by Edible and let us satisfy your cravings in the most delicious way.

Want more? Check out these Lists:

Best Ice Cream Spots for Beating the Heat – ThrillList

Austin’s Essential Ice Cream Spots – Austin Eater

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